DC Announce Harley Quinn Series from Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner

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TweetDC have entered the SDCC pre-fray with the news that Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner will be co-writing an ongoing Harley Quinn series later this year, joined by a to-be-announced artist.

Why Nicola Scott’s Batman statue matters

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TweetCan 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.

How much content should you get for $2.99?

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TweetBack in the old days of the mid 2000s, comic fans could pick up any standard comic book issue for $2.99. It was the nailed-down price, and for that money they’d get 22 pages. Since those halcyon days wilted, however, more and more we find that we’re paying $3.99 for fewer pages than that. What […]

DC Announce Superman/Wonder Woman from Charles Soule and Tony Daniel

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TweetIt must be nearing solicitation time again, because news seems to be racing in today from all sides. DC have announced on IGN that writer Charles Soule and artist Tony Daniel will be launching Superman/Wonder Woman in October.

DC Announce Forever Evil event and Villains Month for September

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TweetAll through September, every DC issue on their main line is going to switch focus from heroes to villains. 52 one shots will take the place of the regular titles, each one telling a story with a different villain.

Gerard Way Pitched a Batman Series to Vertigo

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TweetBreaking 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 […]

James Robinson bids farewell to DC

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TweetWriter James Robinson announced his departure from Earth 2 with issue #16 on Twitter— and added that it meant he would no longer be working at DC.

What are DC’s 25 most ‘essential’ graphic novels?

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TweetThis May DC released a free guide in magazine-like format, about the size of a small prestige graphic novel itself, containing a list of “essential graphic novels” and also a “chronology” for new readers. It’s not a bad idea considering what a difficult time new readers, or those who have left for awhile, can have […]

REVIEW: Cops Vs Vigilante ‘Justice’ in The Movement #1

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TweetDC’s new series, launched by Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II, is a really interesting idea for a series. Essentially pitting a somewhat corrupt and immoral police force against a group of young superhero vigilantes, it makes for a fairly uncompromised story, which offers the most overtly political work Simone has done so far in […]

REVIEW: Is She Ready for Her Close-up? KATANA #1-3

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TweetKatana, if you haven’t heard, has received her own series, and given a chance to spread her wings and the main focus of a narrative, it’s interesting to see whether her character can handle that kind of scrutiny. That requires a certain depth of personality, motivation, and a world to move in that will at […]

Mini-Review: New Territory for HE-MAN and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1

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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 […]

INTERVIEW: Dustin Nguyen’s Big Ideas behind LI’L GOTHAM

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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 […]

Let Me Tell You What Trinity War Is

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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 […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013 Recap and Photo Gallery

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TweetAs I suggested in my early con impressions, WonderCon had a reasonable amount of space and handled the numbers of attendees pretty well. It was no surprise that Saturday brought bigger numbers than Friday, and the crowding was more obvious, but still never reached that feeling of pushing and shoving that can easily erupt at […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Are ‘Interactive’

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Tweet“I’m sorry I’m late with my book”, Jimmy Palmiotti said rather humbly, opening a “spotlight” panel on March 31st 2013 at WonderCon, and asked the audience if he ought to put on some “background music”.  Amanda Conner, his co-spotlighter, and Palmiotti explained, tongue in cheek, that if the panel appeared “random”, months of deep thought […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Ann Nocenti and Jim Lee Enthuse about Comics

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TweetOn March 30th, WonderCon attendees got treated to a bonus feature in a Spotlight panel with Ann Nocenti, Jim Lee acting as her interviewer. The two had so much shared history that they reminisced about the “good old days” at Marvel as well as plunging into the current artwork that most impresses them on their […]