What house style? New team on Batgirl: Stewart, Fletcher, Tarr and Bellaire

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Tweet Since The New 52 set records three years ago, the DCU has adhered to a rather rigid house style, one primarily based on 90s comics. But things are DEFINITELY loosening up a bit, as a new team is taking over Batgirl, and it’s one based way more in tumblr culture than Wizard magazine. Starting […]

Gilbert Hernandez and Marguerite Sauvage are drawing Wonder Woman

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Sensation Comics, you may recall, is the digital-first Wonder Woman series that will feature diverse folk doing diverse stories about everyone’s favorite star-spangled Amazon. Digital comics will be collected into print issues every few months. So dropped into this rather barebones exclusive story about issue #3 is the stunning news that Gilbert Hernandez will be drawing a Wonder Woman story! And Sean E. Williams and fashion-y illustrator Marguerite Sauvage will be doing another!

Nice Art: Jeff Smith covers Rocket Raccoon for SDCC Marvel exclusive

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I’ve wondered in the past if Rocket Raccoon would get overexposed before Guardians of the Galaxy comes out. Well as long as that exposure is swell variant covers by Jeff Smith, I have no worries about that.

DC Entertainment is alright! Toronto statue of abused child will get Superman’s S after all

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Looks like more compassionate—not to mention media-savvy—heads have prevails at DC Entertainment, as they have reversed a lawyer’s decision to disallow a memorial to a boy who died of abuse to have the iconic Kryptonian S on it after all:

Trouble in GOTHAM: Writer Alan Brennert says WB is stiffing him over $45 an episode

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TweetAlan Brennert is a well-established DC Bronze age writer who was one of the first to cross over between comics and TV in the 70s and 80s. And he’s made several contributions to DC’s permanent continuity. But in a Facebook post reproduced below, he says that he’s being denied his equity in a character he […]

New stuff from DC: KLARION, LOBO, TRINTY OF SIN and new teams for CATWOMAN and GREEN ARROW

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TweetA bunch of announcements from DC this week and it looks like the iceberg of the 90s house style DC has been mired in for some time is beginning to melt bit in the wake of global sales warming, as there are some new creators with new styles aboard here. Cover art by Daniel Kuder […]

TV Preview: Constantine: He’s Here and He’s Definitely British 

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[Several of this fall's comic book TV show pilots are floating around out there, and one of our informants got a copy and sent us their impressions. Here's a look at CONSTANTINE which debuts on NBC this Fall.]

17-minute Guardians of the Galaxy preview is hilarious…and here are 25 new stills

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Tweet In a perfect movie going world, we would have seen the brilliant “Hooked on a Feeling” Guardians of the Galaxy footage shown at Comic-Con last year and then known nothing more about the film until we sat down to see it on August 1. But this is not that world. Disney/Marvel is confident enough […]

DC won’t permit Superman logo on statue of murdered boy

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Tweet This may make you cry. Jeffrey Baldwin is a Toronto child who died of starvation in 2002 after severe abuse at the hands of his grandparents. The grandparents were convicted child abusers but Jeffrey and several siblings were still handed into their care by a children’s “aid” organization. He and a sister were locked […]

Lemire and Ormston announce BLACK HAMMER from Dark Horse

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TweetJeff Lemire has forged himself quite a mainstream comics career since emerging from the indie scene with his still beloved Essex trilogy. And now he’s expanding his workload with BLACK HAMMER, a new creator owned series coming from Dark Horse later this year. The artist is Dean Ormston. Lemire tells us: BLACK HAMMER follows a […]

Image brings Image Expo to San Diego

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Tweet OK, it is happening. A comics-themed off-site the Wednesday of Preview Night, this time Image’s huge Image Expo event. Expect announcements and Image pride. Also this is why you have to get in TUESDAY these days. For the first time ever, the highly-anticipated Image Expo, a showcase for one of the biggest publishers in […]

Bat-Man and Superman get all selfie-tastic

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Tweet August is variant cover Selfie month at DC comics, and to get everyone in a good mood, DC released their first selfie-variant cover on Instagram. The art for Batman/Superman #14 is by Paulo Siqueira and this is either the end of decency across the universe or a smart move to liven up a 75 […]

DC’s New Royalty Program – Let’s Do The Math On Single Issue Sales

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TweetYou probably heard that DC has revamped their royalties program, adding colorists to the payout mix and lumping digital in with print.  We should talk about what’s going on with the single issue sales and royalties.  Here’s the gist of it as DC put it in their media release: We’ve also standardized sales thresholds for […]

The Big Read: Spending the Fourth of July Weekend Catching Up On Comics

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TweetI work in the book publishing industry, and I’ve made many contacts as a comics evangelist.  Thus, between the review copies which flow into my office building everyday and the digital copies available online, I could spend 24/7/366 reading comics.

15 days of Boom: Justin Jordan writing three titles

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Tweet And Boom continues its two week announcement roll-out with news that Justin Jordan (Luther Strode) will be writing not one not two but THREE THREE THREE titles for Boom! Jordan has really cemented his place as an up and comer over the last few years so this is another strong announcement for all concerned.

Review: Legendary Star Lord #1 – A Good Start

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Falling in line with the upcoming theatrical release of Guardians of the Galaxy, a couple of the team’s more likable (and perhaps a touch more scandalous) characters will also be seeing some center-stage comic debuts. The token human of the group happens to be one of those lucky two; Star Lord! Perhaps better known in the comic itself by his human name, the character Peter Quill will be appearing in his own reoccurring comic entitled Legendary Star Lord.