That Time Batgirl was Almost Killed by a Wig

In the late ’60s, the mighty maestros of DC Comics had a brainstorm: Spin Robin and Batgirl into solo adventures in the back pages of “Detective Comics.”

If you were a fan of the Bat-sidekicks hoping to see them take on some of Batman’s notorious rogues by themselves or perhaps even develop their own gallery of colorful enemies, you had to be disappointed.

Robin fought campus crime, and the stories were even more boring than this sentence suggests.

Batgirl battled run-of-the-mill thieves and killers.

But there is one Batgirl story that stands out, even after all these years.

It’s a Gotham City-sized crater of stupidity.

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No Way to Treat a Dame

Dame Agatha Christie (Photo: Christie Archive Trust)
Dame Agatha Christie (Photo: Christie Archive Trust)

It’s a puzzle almost worthy of the Queen of Mystery.

Why is someone sabotaging the works of Agatha Christie?

Christie is the mostly widely published writer in the world, selling more than 2 billion books worldwide, second only to the Bible and Shakespeare, according to her publisher William Morrow.

But for a writer so lucrative, why is William Morrow doing such a criminally poor job showcasing Christie’s work?

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That Time Superman Dated Rachel Dolezal

Lois Lane No. 106Girl reporter Lois Lane is in a pickle.

She wants to interview the residents of Little Africa – Metropolis’ answer to Harlem – but none of them will talk to her, and she thinks it’s because of the color of her skin.

Rather than do what most journalists would do, that is, build relationships with community leaders to win trust, Lois decides she must become black.

What some reporters won’t do to make a deadline.

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This Legion ‘Secret Origins’ Story is Secretly Horrifying

The utterly unexciting cover of "Secret Origins" No. 46.
The utterly unexciting cover of “Secret Origins” No. 46.

The Legion of Super-Heroes is finally returning to mainstream DC continuity. To celebrate the return of the 30th century’s most powerful teenagers, hop in the Wayback Machine for a tale DC probably would just as soon like to forget.

“Secret Origins,” you may recall, was DC’s go-to title for the untold tales of the roots of DC’s cavalcade of champions. Apparently, when you run out of heroes, you create an all-headquarters issue, because there’s nothing more exciting than drywall, construction dust and the smell of sweet, sweet blueprints.

Mmm … blueprints …

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