SDCC ’14: Jeff Lemire Explores A Futuristic Universe Through A Child’s Point Of View In ‘Descender’

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By Kyle Pinion Announced at Image Expo this year at San Diego Comic Con, Jeff Lemire’s first ongoing series with Image, Descender, is described thusly: Ten years ago massive, planet-sized robots called “The Harvesters” materialized without warning and invaded the orbits of all the United Galactic Council’s worlds wiping out entire planets and civilizations before […]

SDCC ’14: Jeff Lemire on creating a new universe in ‘The Black Hammer’

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By Kyle Pinion In part two of our weekend long discussion with Jeff Lemire, we sat down with him to discuss his newly announced Dark Horse creator-owned title The Black Hammer to find out more about the influences of the title, its potential metaphorical under-pinnings and why he chose to go with Dark Horse for […]

SDCC ’14: ‘DC Comics – The Weeklies’ panel

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By Kyle Pinion One of the bigger initiatives to come from the Big Two this year is the advent of the three weekly titles from DC Comics: Batman Eternal, Futures End, and Earth 2: Worlds End. With the latter on the verge of release, and Batman Eternal continuing to perform well in DC Sales Figures, […]

SDCC ’14: Jeff Lemire talks the return of The Legion of Super-Heroes and the end of his Green Arrow run

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By Kyle Pinion While Jeff Lemire has recently been making waves with the announcements of his upcoming The Black Hammer at Dark Horse and Descender at Image, his DC work continues to be amongst the premiere offerings of the publisher. I had a chance to sit down with Lemire to discuss what’s coming from him […]

Lemire and Ormston announce BLACK HAMMER from Dark Horse

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Jeff 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 […]

DC’s new weekly series The New 52: Futures End mixes past and future for the New 52

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DC is getting back into the weekly thing later this spring with a Batman weekly comic, and they’ve just announced Futures End, which will feature writers Jeff Lemire, Keith Giffen, Brian Azzarello and Dan Jurgens and artists including Ethan Van Sciver, Jesus Merino, Aaron Lopresti and Jurgens, among others. Among the characters being explored; Batman […]

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week One

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DC 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 […]

Diggle is Finally Joining The Green Arrow Comic Book

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Arrow 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 […]

SDCC ’13: The Vertigo panel

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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: spoilers […]

Let Me Tell You What Trinity War Is

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Dearest 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 […]

REVIEW: TIME WARP #1, Putting the Vertigo in Sci-Fi

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Publishers seem increasingly willing to roll the dice on anthology formats recently. Maybe it’s the success of things like Dark Horse Presents, and the model they’ve followed of introducing new works and then successfully spinning them off into new story titles like BLACK BEETLE. There’s an inherently approachable aspect to anthologies—new readers can pick them […]

REVIEW: Breaking the Mold? ANIMAL MAN #18 and SWAMP THING #18

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The end of the ROT WORLD crossover arc raises the question that Umberto Eco posed in his famous essay on Superman in 1972: can there really be change in a superhero universe? Doesn’t that imply aging, and movement toward an end, death, in fact? Whereas the constant return to a status quo at the end […]

Review: Green Arrow #17

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It must be difficult to put out a comic when Hawkeye comes out. But especially so if you also happen to be writing a book starring a blonde-haired archer. That’s a problem Jeff Lemire faces today as he comes onto Green Arrow with artist Andrea Sorrentino today, in the hopes of giving the floundering series […]

DC Show Off Andrea Sorrentino’s Art for Green Arrow #17

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DC have sent out some preview pages for Green Arrow #17, the first issue drawn by Andrea Sorrentino (fresh from a lengthy run on I, Vampire) and written by Jeff Lemire (who wore the same shirt as me once when I went to a convention, and we were both deeply embarrassed about it). I know […]

Essex County's near-win points up anti-GN prejudice

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