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2013 | 2012

5 items from 2013


The Week in Spandex - Man of Steel, Justice League, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Winter Soldier, The Avengers 2, Unbreakable 2, SheZow and more

2 June 2013 11:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League and a DC Movie Universe, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Avengers 2, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kick-Ass 2, Unbreakable 2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Booster Gold, SheZow, Teen Titans Go! and more...

As you'd expect with less than two weeks to go before its release, Man of Steel has dominated much of the headlines again this past week as Warner Bros. continues its marketing blitz for the eagerly-awaited Superman reboot. Having press screened the film in the States, early reactions are starting to trickle through, with the majority of them being extremely positive, while embargoes have been lifted on set visits, leading »

- Flickering Myth

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'SheZow' creator talks 'transsexual' criticism, a 'coming out' episode and more

1 June 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Coming to The Hub starting on Saturday, June 1 is new cartoon "SheZow," the story of 12-year-old Guy Hamdon who puts on his late aunt's magic ring and assumes the identity of SheZow, a crime-fighting superhero ... who is also a girl.

Creator Obie Scott Wade tells Zap2it that the inspiration for this new superhero goes back to his Saturday morning cartoon routine as a kid.

"I grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons and loving superheroes in general," says Wade. "I just thought it would be a funny twist on a classic mythology ... When I was a kid I watched a show on Saturday mornings called 'Shazam!' ... it was Shazam and Isis and I just thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if he accidentally said 'She-zam,' would he get a different costume or become a different hero?"

"It's just taking something classic and turning it »

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The Hub's gender-swapping cartoon "SheZow" premieres this weekend

31 May 2013 8:48 AM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

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My six-year-old nephew's favorite things are superheroes, the color pink, and "dressing fancy," so when I heard about The Hub's new hero cartoon, SheZow, my interest was fully piqued. At first, I read that SheZow is a transgender pre-teen. And then I read that SheZow is a boy who chooses to dress as a girl to fight crime. Now that I've seen the first episode, I realize neither of those things are really true. SheZow is the story of a guy (named Guy) who puts on his dead aunt's glowing pink ring and transforms into a feminine superhero named SheZow. He doesn't change genders when he transforms; he changes gender presentations. And while that may sound like some revolutionary gender-bending in the world of superheroes and animation, it's really not.

Bending gender is about eschewing traditional gender roles. It's about existing in the space between society's ideas of masculinity and femininity. »

- stuntdouble

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TV on Tap: “Hannibal” Gets a Second Season, The Final Chapter for “Merlin” and “The Venture Bros.” Return

31 May 2013 4:25 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Fans of the Fullerverse can finally let out a sigh of relief. NBC has finally ordered a second season of Hannibal.

Do you think it would help if the Hannibal crew wore “5″ t-shirts like the Babylon 5 team did?

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj both made it official, announcing that they would not be returning to American Idol as a judge.

Deadline reports that FX is developing a comedy starring Tracy Morgan. Death Pact has Morgan playing a slacker-turned-war-hero-slash-motivational-speaker who returns to his hometown and takes three down-on-their-luck friends.

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan says that he’s working on a Breaking Bad spin-off focusing on scene-stealer Saul Goodman. “So we just have to figure out exactly what kind of story we’re telling. Is it a story about his creation of his own character? Because Saul Goodman, as he explains in his first episode, is not his real name, »

- Lyle Masaki

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She-zow Creator Responds To Backlash

31 May 2013 3:47 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We posted an article on The Hub's new animated series SheZow a couple of days ago which resulted in almost 10 pages of comments. Many supported the idea of a show that might raise awareness of transgerderism in younger kids (although to correct something from our original article, the character only changes cloths and Not his body, so to say he's transgender isn't actually accurate) but just as many were appalled. The show's creator Obie Scott Wade was shocked at the response, and maintains that the show is simply about trying to put across that femininity does not equal weakness, and he had no political agenda in coming up with the scenario. "Just based on what they wrote, they're reading a lot into the show that's not there. I didn't set out to make a show about any sort of political agenda, I just wanted to make a comedy. I wanted »

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