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Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy step out in new DC dress collection

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Looking to add a little comic-book flair to your wardrobe? Merchoid has debuted its new line of skirts and dresses based on DC Comics’ well-known characters.

The new collection features eight dresses and two skirts inspired by Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batman and Superman.

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These superhero bookshelves will spruce up any secret lair

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Whether it’s your Sanctum Sanctorum or Fortress of Solitude, no superhero hideaway is complete without a spiffy bookshelf that’s not only practical — y’know, it actually holds reading materials — but also puts your stamp on the lair. That’s where Burak Doğan comes in.

The Turkish industrial designer has created a striking series of superhero-themed shelves, based on the logos of Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Who’s the best superhero? Science has the answer (and you won’t like it)

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Batman is frequently characterized as the second-smartest person in the DC Universe, with contingencies in place to take down the entire Justice League, should the need ever arise. However, a new study finds the Dark Knight isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.

Using scientific principles, students at the University of Leicester spent seven years examining the feasibility of the powers of superheroes, and discovered — to the surprise of absolutely no one — that Superman may be the “best-equipped” of them all. The Man of Steel has his “Super Flare” attack and higher-density to thank for his position as “the number one candidate for ‘most powerful superhero.'”

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Superman virtual-reality coaster takes flight at Six Flags

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Beginning this weekend, roller-coaster enthusiasts will be to dive — screaming, no doubt — into Metropolis with the Man of Steel himself on the new Superman virtual-reality coaster at three Six Flags theme parks.

The ride is described as “a fully immersive experience,” complete with six inversions and 70-mile-per-hour twists and turns. Wearing VR headsets, guests will be taken on what starts out as a leisurely journey through Metropolis, courtesy of Metropolis Sky Tours. However, just after departing the station, riders encounter Lex Luthor, who uses an anti-gravity gun and an army of Lexbots to wreak havoc, with cars, taxis and buses left floating in mid-air around the riders.

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Baaa before Zod: Zoo’s newborn goat named after Superman foe

That's Lois and little Zod (courtesy of The Maryland Zoo)

That’s Lois and little Zod (courtesy of The Maryland Zoo)

The Maryland Zoo clearly doesn’t know what it’s in for.

The 135-acre park in Baltimore welcomed a new addition to its herd of African pygmy goats on March 16, and promptly named it Zod. Yes, after the Kryptonian supervillain.

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For these cute rice ball superheroes, the greatest foe is lunchtime

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If those Marvel Tsum Tsum toys can score their own comic, you’d think these equally adorable — and undoubtedly far more delicious — superhero rice balls could do the same.

They’re the creation of Thai food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun, aka Peaceloving Pax, who devotes her Instagram feed and Facebook page to “cute foodies” — whimsical rice balls, delightful dumplings and silly dumplings made to resemble characters ranging from Captain America and Superman to Harry Potter and Pikachu.

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Batman and Superman are meerkats in this weird Neal Adams comic

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There have been a lot of really strange Batman-Superman team-ups over the years, but I’m willing to bet this is the first time in which the World’s Finest are depicted as talking meerkats … who interrupt a 1970s-era gang fight.

Called A Heroic Journey, it’s a limited-edition custom comic produced by DC Comics for the insurance-comparison website comparethemarket.com. If you thought those costumed meerkats look as if they were drawn by Neal Adams, you’re right.

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Valentino debuts Batman, Superman and Spider-Man sneakers

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The designers at Valentino must have an appreciation for superheroes, or at least their aesthetic. After first introducing a capsule collection inspired by Wonder Woman, the Italian fashion house has partnered with DC Comics and Marvel for a trio of sneakers based on Batman, Superman and Spider-Man.

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Superman and Batman play a blazing game of LEGO basketball

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If you’re looking for a different take on the classic Batman vs. Superman storyline, look no further than LEGO builder Thorsten Bonsch’s recent brick creation.

“In my opinion, they take the whole Superman and Batman theme too serious, therefore I wanted to build something lighthearted,” writes the builder in a Flickr description. “After being tired of fighting in Metropolis, Bruce and Clark continue to do so in Smallville, until they damage Kent’s barn and Martha Kent puts an end to the fight. She allows the ‘boys’ to settle their differences in a one-on-one game.”

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Superman doesn’t know his own strength in Funny Or Die short

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The Man of Steel’s accountability was a central theme in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” specifically following the destruction seen in the final act of 2013’s “Man of Steel.” But there’s one thing Superman didn’t do in either “Man of Steel” or “BvS”: accidentally and unknowingly crush puny humans under his boots. A new short from Funny or Die posits what it would have looked like if Superman was really oblivious to his power — and if he also didn’t watch where he was landing.

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DC heroes get dissected in XXRay collectible figure line

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You may think you know everything about Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, but you don’t truly know DC Comics’ Trinity until you’ve looked inside them to see what makes them tick. Like, really looked inside them, at their skeletons and organs.

Mighty Jaxx has released a trio of collectible figures that does just that, with dissections courtesy of artist Jason Freeny, known for his anatomical prints and toys. Think of it as looking at the heroes with the Man of Steel’s X-ray vision.

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Comics A.M. | Al Jaffee sets new Guinness World Record

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Creators | Legendary MAD Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee now holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career of a comics artist, at more than 73 years. Jaffee was presented with the certificate, and a proclamation from the New York City Mayor’s Office declaring March 30 as “Al Jaffee Day” in a gathering on Wednesday to celebrate his 95th birthday. [DC Entertainment]

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Tiny Batman and Superman duke it out at NBA game

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If the record-breaking box office and, let’s say, spirited online debate can’t convince you to invest two and a half hours of your life in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, maybe this condensed version of the blockbuster will. It has all the action and brutality of the Zack Snyder film condensed into one and a half minutes, and a pair of little stars who could give Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill a run for their money.

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How to make a ‘Batman v Superman’ cake with its own secret identity

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What better way to celebrate the blockbuster opening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice than with cake — but not just any cake, a Batman v Superman cake. OK, but not just any Batman v Superman cake; it’s one with a surprise inside.

Cake designer extraordinaire Ashlee Marie provides a video tutorial for making a clever cake whose Man of Steel exterior disguises the Dark Knight (or at least his iconic logo) within.

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Superheroes face their archenemies in this steamy latte art

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A superhero and his archenemy go together like peanut butter and jelly or, in this case, espresso and steamed milk: One just isn’t complete without the other.

As the latest wave of superhero movies begins to wash over us, Elite Daily turned to latte artist Michael Breach to recreate a handful — or is that a cupful? — of classic pairings in his medium of choice. The results are, yes, pretty steamy.

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