Batman and The Walking Dead top still blah March comics sales

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Comics sales continued to look anemic in March, with sales down  4.40% in dollars and 9.85% in units over a year ago for year to date. The one positive number was graphic novel sales for the quarter, which were up from last year, although still down from Q4 ‘2013. Batman once again led the periodicals, […]

What’s Happening At Batsgiving?

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All DC’s comics this week feature a two-page ‘Happy Batsgiving’ image, which is actually a teaser image for the weekly Batman Eternal series starting next year. Featuring most of the Batman characters all gathered round for the least friendly meal you could possibly imagine, there’s meant to be all kinds of secrets and hints hidden […]

NEWS UPDATE: Starling City Also Crime-Free Thanks to Batkid

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Reports yesterday revealed the presence of crime-fighting hero Batkid in Gotham City and San Francisco yesterday – but it appears that his present is now being felt as part of a ripple-effect across America. It looks as though his actions yesterday have got criminals running scared in Starling City as well, the home of Green […]

BREAKING NEWS: Batman Saves San Francisco

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Breaking news coming in as we speak, with the story that Batman has been seen in San Francisco all through today, foiling nefarious schemes from both The Penguin and The Riddler! After first stopping an elaborate bank heist, Batman then went on to foil a kidnapping attempt!  His feats of heroism have not gone unnoticed, […]

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 […]