TweetWhen it comes to Wonder Woman, the headlines suggest that we only seem to care about three things: what she’s wearing, what her latest TV attempt is wearing, and who she is banging. Basically, it’s all about her pants.
Chickens came home to roost in March.
With no gimmick-bloated #1 issues, strong crossovers or annuals of high-performing titles driving sales of the company’s periodical line, with the Before Watchmen project fading out on a whimper, and despite a deluge of high-selling issues tying in with a recent character death, estimated sales of the average new DC Universe comic book fell to 31,000, the lowest level since the big “New 52″ relaunch of September 2011.
Tweet I could pretend that I wasn’t slightly baffled by this comic, and try to be objective about its visually appealing art and its rather nuanced storytelling, separating it surgically from the fact that I grew up with the cartoon and played endlessly with the He-Man figures with my siblings. But the more entrenched those [...]
Comic Book Resources has announced that today’s B&B column, wherein DC eic Bob Harras and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase answer fan and journalist questions….has been put on the shelf after four outings :
TweetOne of the later additions to DC’s New 52 reboot was a new version of Dial H For Hero, this time shortened to just Dial H. The revamped version is a vehicle for China Mieville, a bestselling British author who’s generally put in the science fiction category, but tends to be a real genre-bender specializing in [...]
MAN OF STEEL, the Superman reboot, is probably the most important comic book movie since the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man — the future of DC’s superheroes on screen rests on its caped shoulders. If the movie does well, a whole new cinematic universe could unfold. If it flops…well, let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
Tweet I caught up with longtime DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN artist Dustin Nguyen at WonderCon to find out about the L’IL GOTHAM phenomenon, a regular series that started as digital only from DC in October 2012 (having formerly appeared in annuals in 2009), casting the heroes and villains of Gotham City in a stylized mode [...]
A recent EW package on Man of Steel includes comments from WB studio head Jeff Robinov that suggest a wider direction for DC-based movies in the wake of the next Superman film:
TweetBatgirl has come back into discussion around the interwebs this week, but for purely in-story reasons this time round. This week’s issue #19 sees one of the supporting characters, Alysia Yeoh, reveal that she is transgender. Which is notable, as it means Alysia is the first openly transgendered character in the New 52, (bearing in mind that Sir [...]
TweetDearest readers! Brian Truitt, that most handsome of USA Today reporters, has today revealed what DC’s Trinity War event will actually be about. There were thoughts this might be about the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, or even the trinity of Phantom Stranger, The Question, and Pandora — but no! This will instead [...]
TweetVertigo have started recovering themselves over the past few weeks, announcing new projects to cover the holes left by Hellblazer and Karen Berger. On top of the news that Astro City’s return will be through Vertigo comes a new announcement revealing that Chris Sprouse will return to the character Tom Strong, whom he co-created, for [...]
Kickstarter: Tim Pilcher’s Comic Book Babylon: A Cautionary Tale of Sex, Drugs & Comics in old London Town
TweetAs of midnight last night – my midnight, here in Western Europe, not your midnight, in one of America’s many time zones – Tim Pilcher’s Kickstarter for Comic Book Babylon: A Cautionary Tale of Sex, Drugs & Comics went live. It is, as the blurb says, a ‘The shocking, revealing and completely unofficial memoir of [...]
TweetHere’s a curio! DC have revealed the second half of Batman & Robin’s gatefold cover, which features the first appearance of Carrie Kelley in the New 52 Universe. That’s right! The one from Dark Knight Returns. The company are teasing that she may well be the new Robin coming onto the title, to act as [...]