Former Miss Israel and Fast & Furious actor Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie.
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December 9, 2013 NPR comics blogger and pop-culture podcaster Glen Weldon has a few words for director Zack Snyder about the casting news that's gotten him in such hot water.
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Marvel superheroes: they've arrived.
May 7, 2013 There was a time when superheroes confined themselves to the pages of comic books piled up in a kids room. Now they're on the big screen and in the mainstream of pop culture. Commentator Adam Frank says there are winners and losers in this transformation.
An image of Batgirl from the cover of "Batgirl 19," in which it is revealed that Batgirl's roommate is transgender.
April 12, 2013 Also: Ireland bungles James Joyce coins; a literary hoax; and a new D.H Lawrence manuscript.
An image from the cover of the first issue of Superman.
February 12, 2013 Also: A school will be named after Maurice Sendak; poetic parking regulations; and Amish romance novels.
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