Diamond: DC, Marvel and Image all won something in October sales charts

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It was kinda a three-way tie in October’s sale charts, according to Diamond’s just released statistics. THE WALKING DEAD #115 was the best selling comic, but DC won the units battle, 31.02% to Marvel’s 30.47%, behind The Sandman: Overture #1 and Batman #24. Marvel won the DOLLARS chart, however, 33.63% to 33.15%, thanks to strong […]

NYCC ’13: DC Announce Stephanie Brown’s Return

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The Batman panel is going on right now, and The Beat has Jeffrey O. Gustafson on the floor right now. But according to reports we’ve had from several of the people sitting in on the panel, it sounds like there’s one announcement we HAD to let you know about immediately! It appears that Scott Snyder […]

Detective Comics #27 to Feature Frank Miller, Paul Dini, Neal Adams and more

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Also announced today by DC is the news that issue #27 of Detective Comics will be a special anniversary edition, and will feature work from a number of creators including Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, Francesco Francavilla, Sean Murphy and more. There will also be a story from the new creative team […]

DC Launch Weekly ‘Batman Eternal’ Series with Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, More

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DC have announced that in Spring 2014 they will be launching ‘Batman Eternal’, a weekly series featuring Scott Snyder as lead writer alongside Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and several others. The first arc will be drawn by Jason Fabok.

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week Four

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Week four wraps up the review copies, with another slightly-uninspiring collection of comics. The first two weeks definitely felt a little stronger, or perhaps that’s just a side-effect from me reading fifty-odd issues of murder and horror in a row. It’s a little desensitising! There’s more set-up for the Arkham War crossover this week, as […]

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week Two

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We head into week two of Villains Month, with thirteen more titles out this week. Ranging from Harley Quinn and The Riddler through to Mongul and Black Manta, a theme seems to emerge this week – DON’T EVER GO INTO SPACE! Follow the jump for every issue reviewed, from my least-favourite through to my favourite.

Ben Affleck is Batman in Man of Steel Sequel

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You may or may not have noticed, but the internet has exploded.

The Killing Joke ending revealed?

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The ambiguous ending of Alan Moore and Brain Bolland’s Killing Joke, in which the  Batman and Joker famously share a laugh and some hearty back-slapping, has always been a talking point for fans, the subject of speculation as to what exactly occurs in those final few panels, where the rain ceases to fall on that small […]

Batgirl and Nightwing to tie-in to Zero Year

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DC have announced, I’m fairly certain today, that both Nightwing and Batgirl will tie in to the current Batman storyline Zero Year. Revisiting a year in the early development of Batman, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s 12-part storyline will rope in both Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson this November.

SDCC’13: Lego Time! Batman Lego, Star Wars Lego, Hobbit Lego…

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Lego have been making quite the splash at SDCC so far, as you may have seen from some of the various photos people have been taken. There’s a scale version of Hobbiton on-site, along with lifesize models of characters like Batman, Catwoman, and Joker. But Lego have also announced some new sets this weekend – […]

DC To Announce Plans for Superman/Batman, Flash, and Justice League Movies

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The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed reports that DC’s next film project will feature Batman and Superman, and return Zack Snyder, David Goyer, and Henry Cavill.

SDCC #13: DC Digital’s Panel – Scooby Doo, Pia Guerra, Vampire Diaries, and Teen Titans

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DC’s digital comics have been receiving a lot of praise recently, and their new announcements at SDCC have shown an increased focus in digital-first comics. At the DC Digital panel today they announced a number of books and stories – from Wonder Woman appearing in Smallville Season 11 through to a Batman & Robin/Scooby Doo […]

SDCC13: DC Shows Off a Stellar Collectibles Collection

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By Nicholas Eskey DC Comics has some exciting things in the works for their toy line, which they revealed to the press in a swanky room at the Marriott Hotel adjacent to the Convention Center.

Kerry Callen returns with the secret of the Bat-cave…

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Kerry Callen’s back with another of his great super parody strips, this time solving the mystery behind Batman’s cluttered Bat-cave. If you’ve ever wondered just why a rather grim soul like old Bats keeps around things like giant pennies, typewriters and T-Rex models (although T-Rex models are just COOL aren’t they?), you have come to […]

Why Nicola Scott’s Batman statue matters

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Can you name your top five female Batman artists? Yesterday DC solicited four new statues and one figure for January 2014. Among that list is Nicola Scott’s Batman Black and White Earth 2 statue design.

Gerard Way Pitched a Batman Series to Vertigo

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Breaking news from Twitter! Well, sort of. Gerard Way, writer for Umbrella Academy and the upcoming Fabulous Killjoys, is currently sharing artwork from a Batman pitch he once made to DC. Called ‘Kingdom of the Mad’, this would apparently have come out via the Vertigo imprint. For whatever reason it’s not currently a go-project, but […]