Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week Two

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TweetWe 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.

DC’s December Solicitations: Jeff Parker on Aquaman; New Teams for Flash, Supergirl, Superboy

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TweetDC’s December solicitations have revealed a number of new creators coming onto new titles and moving around, including the news that writer Jeff Parker will be riding in on a rogue wave and taking over Aquaman from Geoff Johns; whilst Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have wrapped their run on The Flash and will be […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Exit the Batwoman… Creators

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Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Batwoman, J. H. Williams III, W. Haden […]

JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman Quit Batwoman over Editorial Interference

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TweetIn a letter posted to his website today, JH Williams III has announced that he and co-writer W. Haden Blackman have quit Batwoman due to editorial interference. He cites being blocked from telling several stories he wanted to tell as being the reason for leaving – most crucially that DC told him that he would […]

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week One

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TweetDC sent along a lovely pack of review copies for Villains Week, and I feel like it’s only fair that I read through all of the ones out this week and review ‘em. I’ll go from my least favourite to my favourite, ending with my favourite of this first lot. And hey! If DC send […]

DC Announce Date for “Black Canary/Zatanna” from Paul Dini, Joe Quinones

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TweetComics Alliance have confirmed from DC Comics that the long-awaited Black Canary/Zatanna OGN from writer Paul Dini is to be published in May of next year. Originally expected to be drawn by Amanda Conner, the graphic novel will now be drawn instead by Joe Quinones.

Diggle is Finally Joining The Green Arrow Comic Book

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TweetArrow is a pretty amazing piece of television. The most amazing thing about it is the fact it exists. A showcase for the salmon ladder and some of the strangest law enforcement ever seen in the medium, the TV show is filled with some pretty amazing things. Despite that, the show hasn’t yet affected the […]

The Unwritten to End in November; Relaunch in January

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TweetMike Carey and Peter Gross’ series The Unwritten, one of Vertigo’s longest running books, will be going on a two month break after November, to be relaunched in 2014 with a new issue #1.

Here’s All Our News from SDCC in One Place

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TweetOne of the things heard most frequently this weekend online was ‘why is there no comic news coming out of SDCC’? You mean aside from the masses and masses of comics news which came out of the convention, right? The Beat covered basically every single comics company you can imagine, and we’ve still got a […]

SDCC’13: The Sandman 25th Anniversary Panel

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TweetBy Nicholas Eskey Almost 25 years ago, a comic book that really didn’t look, read, or follow the other hero laden stories that were more in circulation hit local store shelves. Its main character didn’t look like any of the flying, spandex wearing beings that saved damsels in distress and diverted near-world-apocalypses. In January of […]

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

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TweetThe 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: How to Break into DC Comics

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TweetBy David Nieves A gathering of some of DC Comics top talent took place in room 6DE to kick off Comic-Con Friday. In what has to be one of the funniest panels of SDCC these creators gathered to tell embarrassing stories and share insights on their journey to comic book stardom. The company known for […]

SDCC ’13: The Vertigo panel

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Tweet Yesterday’s Vertigo panel began with John Cunningham introducing a large panel featuring Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond, editors Will Dennis and Mark Doyle, artist Mark Buckingham and writers Sean E. Williams, Mark Andrekyo, Scott Snyder, Simon Oliver, and Jeff Lemire. Everyone came to this panel with something to prove, and the new ambitious titles backed up the confidence. Warning: […]

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

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TweetDC’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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TweetBy 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.

DC Release A String of Teasers for Forever Evil

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TweetDC have decided to have some fun with descriptive words today, as a number of teaser images have flown into the inbox regarding their upcoming all-in event storyline Forever Evil. So far we have one for the Green Lantern books, one for the Young Justice books, and one for the Batman books. They are high […]