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‘Joker’ is a beautifully sinister film

‘Joker’ is a beautifully sinister film

Angel Ortega

October 7, 2019

“Joker” is a gruesome, yet poignant adaptation of the infamous DC Comics villain. Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a failed comedian who makes his living as a clown-for-hire. Fleck suffers from mental illness stemming from abuse he experienced in his early life and from the turbul...

Newsflash: ‘The Flash’ is back

Newsflash: ‘The Flash’ is back

George Johnston

October 4, 2015

  On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the second season of "The Flash" will premiere on the CW network at 8 p.m. Staring Grant Gustin as The Flash, this season will continue to follow Barry's journey toward becoming the legendary superhero. Barry will have help with his super-heroics from the S.T.A.R. LABS team of ...

J.M. Dematteis on writing comics, Batman Day

J.M. Dematteis on writing comics, Batman Day

George Johnston

September 22, 2015

On Sept. 26, local comic book stores will participate in DC Comics' Batman Day. Stores will offer free special reprints of Batman's greatest stories. J.M. Dematteis, who has written more Batman comics than most people can read in one lifetime, talked to The Orion about his career and his thoughts on Batm...

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