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Uncover Oz In “Action Comics #987” On The Wednesday Run

It’s been a year and a half in the making:

A comic book mystery to rival all others!  A senses shattering surprise that not only changes the DC Universe as we know it today, but one that will have echoes and reverberations for decades to come! It’s a long-play reveal that no one could possibly see coming!

Well, maybe a few did. And it’s not like we haven’t all read over-the-top superlatives about comic book crossover event series’ before.

But the DC Universe Rebirth initiative from the spring of 2016 that saw the reboot/relaunch of their classic characters and publications has seen a swell in the comic book company’s sales figures. Their monthly offerings have delighted both critics and fans and has got all the industry buzzing about what happens next in the story.

Rebirth has been a success.

At the heart of that story, someone named Mr. Oz, you see, has been pulling the strings of heroes, villains and possibly reality itself, from behind the scenes.

Today, in Action Comics #987, Mr. Oz, finally, gets revealed! No spoilers below, but make the jump to the how’s and why’s of it all!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: DC on DVD, Blu-ray and Playstation 4

Whether you’re into films or video games or both, there have been lots of great DC releases out this past year. You can’t go wrong with getting any of these for the fan in your life, regardless of how familiar they are with the stories or characters.

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Batman Beyond: The Complete Series

I can’t recommend this collection highly enough for a few reasons. First, let’s start off simply by saying how great this series is, especially at telling the story of a 21st-century Batman. It has certainly stood the test of time from its late 1990s debut, and I say this as someone who just began watching it via this new set from Warner Brothers. Secondly, this is an economically sound way to get the three-season run of a show that was just as strong as the groundbreaking Batman: The Animated Series, which it is connected to in no small part by the voice of Kevin Conroy as an aged out Caped Crusader who takes teenage Terry McGinnis under his wing. Absolutely essential.

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Batlad v. Superboy: The Silver Age Dawn of Justice

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The film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t be the first time the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel have met for the ‘first’ time, and be assured it won’t be the last either. I’m going to talk about one of those first times, one that dates back to when Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne were teenagers. It’s not in continuity now, and quite honestly, probably wasn’t then either, but join me after the jump for a tale of fate and destiny, and what happens when you mess with it – Batlad v Superboy: Silver Age Dawn of Justice.

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You Won’t Get All Superman v Batman With WORLD’S FUNNEST On The Wednesday Run

Worlds FunnestToo young to get into a PG-13 rated film about superheroes?

Too old to care for character arcs published after the silver age of comics?

Too lazy to wait for an expanded Directors cut Blu-Ray?

Too jaded to even care?

After last weekend’s release of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice theatrical blockbuster, you might just find yourself in one of those four camps.

But fear not! That hasn’t stopped DC Comics from publishing comic book publications starring your two favourite heroes in this whole wide dimension! And believe you me, your reading experience today is a mite lighter and a mite brighter and a mite less serious than what you saw on the silver screen recently!

And I do mean mite!

Follow me after the jump for the big scoop on World’s Funnest!

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Revisited: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Easter Egg Wants

imageEarlier this month, in anticipation of the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Biff Bam Pop! contributors and comic book enthusiasts Glenn Walker, Justin Mohareb and JP Fallavollita each listed the Top 3 Easter Eggs that they wanted to see in the film.

You can find that particular post right here, but today, after viewing the movie on opening weekend, these three DC Comics aficionados are going to revisit the secret nods to comic book lore they were hoping to find:

Justin, with his secret (or not-so-secret) love of: Darkseid, the Multiverse, crazy comic book Geography and, of course, cinema whimsy.

Glenn, with his all-consuming desire for: Atlantis, Amazonian magic and bona fide heroics.

JP, with his obscure and obtuse needs for: Green Lantern Corps, Brainiac and (an unhealthy) and meaningful Suicide Squad tie-in.

Did they get what they wanted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Only the jump knows for sure!

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BBP’s Running Reviews Of: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Last weekend, the latest large-popcorn, comic book superhero, cinematic-universe-builder blockbuster, dropped into movie theatres everywhere.

And much like the citizens of fictional Metropolis, none of us could escape the heavy-handed and all-encompassing fallout from both advertising and on-line word of mouth. A strange thing happened after you bought your theatre tickets in advance.

Last week the online crowd roared loader than Doomsday. People hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Loathed it, in fact.

But was it all that bad?

Over the course of the day, Biff Bam Pop! writers will give their high level take on the film. Check back regularly, as more contributions are added to this post of reviews that are sure to run the gamut of praise and abhorrence.

Let’s not waste another bat-second. Our heroic thoughts on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are but a super-jump away!

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Team Up With BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 On The Wednesday Run

Worlds Finest Silver Age Omnibus Vol 1Can’t we all just get along?

The answer is no, if we go by the title, merchandising, clips and various trailers to the March 24th sure-fire blockbuster film premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Black and blue. God versus man. Day versus night.

If we didn’t know better, we’d think that Batman and Superman never got along! But we all know better than that, don’t we?

Still, can you believe there’s a generation of kids out there who might think that Bats and Supes are the worst of enemies when, in truth, they’re the best of friends? In fact, they’re the world’s finest friends, to be sure!

That’s why today’s release of the hardcover compilation, Batman & Superman In World’s Finest: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1 is the real-deal story primer for the upcoming film.

Follow me after the jump for the black and blue scoop!

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Pick Up, Up & Away SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #1 On The Wednesday Run

I think it’s safe to assume that we’re on the verge of new footage being released from next spring’s tent-pole film: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Yeah. It’s still an awful title.

But there’s a sense of escalating excitement over the film and the direction that DC Comics/Warner Brothers is taking with their various superhero franchises. This is the first hit of filmic crack candy, after all. Everyone – and everything – spins out of this film. It has to succeed at the box office.

It’s not like anyone needs to read a new iteration of Superman’s origin right now. Everyone knows it. Doomed planet. Surviving son. New home. New parents. Incredible powers. Super man.

Still, there’s a lot about the young man that would become super, that we don’t know about. And DC Comics aims to hitchhike on the cape of mounting fan excitement and treat us to some of those stories beginning today.

Follow me after the jump for the low-down on the very interesting Superman: American Alien #1!

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Trailer Time: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Comic Con Trailer

We all knew this was coming.

With the 2015 edition of the San Diego Comic Con in full swing right now, we knew that Warner Brothers would release something new regarding one of next year’s most eagerly anticipated films. And today, they didn’t disappoint fans.

Black versus blue.

God versus man.

Day versus night.

Batman versus Superman.

The one question that remains: what do you think?

If I Did It – Man of Steel

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Here at Biff Bam Pop!, we can be pretty critical of the movies, television, and comics we love. I know I’m guilty of it. It’s easy to criticize, but the question is – could I do it better? Now we present the first in a new series, If I Did It, the brainstorm of editor-in-chief Andy Burns, where contributors tell how they would do things differently in work they disliked.

Meet me after the jump for my first If I Did It… a film about which I have had a lot to say in the past, and not a lot of it good… Man of Steel!

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