DC Comics has released a sneak peek of the upcoming Superman and Batman vs. Aliens and Predators. This 48 page issue will feature the Aliens and Predators returning to the DCU. 7 page preview after the break.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores January 03, 2007. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice and Diamond Comics Distributors for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated January 03, 2007.
Or – “Cancellation Notice? What Cancellation Notice?” So, did you have a happy New Year? Mine was just a big bag of crazy, thanks for asking. Ten pounds of psycho in a four and a half pound bag, but boy did I eat well! And while I don’t make resolutions, per se, (because I don’t need anything to make me feel like I’m already a failure in a brand new year) I’m going to try and do three or four things differently in 2007, including give you more Spoilers bang for your mostly imaginary buck. Speaking of fresh starts, I’m
While I have no problem writing Best Of and Top Ten lists, this is my first year coming up with a Best Of list for comics, and it has been a real challenge. First there is the whole “thousands of titles out there” deal, then there is the fact that these kinds of lists are a touchy subject to write. What may be on my Best Of list, is on the @$$ List for someone else. Regardless, it’s time to look back over the year and see what was tops when it came to comics.
If you are looking for something to buy with all of your holiday gift certificates and money, you might want to consider the Superman Clock. Why should Batman have the monopoly on all of the hero related clocks? This AM/FM Clock Radio can go one step further by projecting the time and the Superman logo on the wall or ceiling. If you have trouble springing from your bed because you were up all night reading the latest DC Absolute Edition, you can set this clock to play the Superman theme song, or one of your own. It’s only $19.99 from
5…4…3…2…1… It has been a strange year for the DCU, first many of the major superheroes have disappeared leaving second stringers to pick up the slack. One was in it for the fame and fortune, while another appeared on the scene wrapped in mystery. A dictator got married and softened, while a former president created new heroes with his Everyman Project. It was also a year where a tormented hero began a quest to find the answers, while cancer tore through one who asks a lot of questions. As the final seconds tick down to the New Year, an optimistic
Otaku Batman goes through a lot each time he goes out, and when you think about it, there have to be bits and pieces of his costume, gear, and whatnot (Selina Kyle, we’re looking your way) lying all over the place. If someone were diligent enough, they could collect all those bits and pieces, and rebuild the entire costume. A complete costume – even damaged – should fetch a pretty penny, if you can find a buyer.
Are you digging Darwyn Cooke’s The Spirit as much as we are? Issue #2 is just around the corner and DC Comics has released a sneak peek for you to check out. A sexy seductress is back, and it is up to The Spirit to stop her plans. Here is how DC describes the issue:
Or – “They Were Doing SO Well…” There’s an interesting thing about the way comic books are written… a time paradox that allows a character who was 8 years old in 1941 to turn 20 in 1984, then to spend another 20 years at college age before finally having the standard-issue 22-year-old’s “Who Am I And Why Am I Here?” identity crisis at the chronological age of 73. The only other occupation that has as slow a growth curve as DC superhero is probably “vampire,” and both by coincidence come with roughly the same wardrobe. Nightwing’s back with another issue
Happy Holidays It’s a winter wonderland in the DCU. Carolers are caroling, snow is falling, gifts are exchanged, and it is generally a good moment for all.
Comic Book Resources received a tip that “Blythe Metz was asked by “interested parties” at the studio to create a short clip showcasing her martial arts abilities.” A link to this MySpace page revealed a slew of photos used to promote the actress in consideration for the role. The costume is obviously a temporary one, and while Blythe kind of looks the part, I’m not totally convinced she’s right. The fight scene movie on the page looks okay, but nothing spectacular. On the other hand, J-Lo was once in consideration waaaay back in 2001. This movie is taking forever to
More characters do not mean it’s a better story You gotta love industrial competition. Linksys scoops Apple on the use of the iPhone, Zune tries mirror the success of the iPod, I-Gore gets stolen and renamed Mimic, the list goes on and on. However, Steve Jobs never dressed up in the skins of his enemies to kill his next victims, and last I looked, Bill Gates can’t carry a tune, although it would be pretty interesting if they did.
Or – “Go-Kart Mozart Was Checkin’ Out The Weather Chart Seein’ If It’s Safe Outside…” I tried recently to explain to one of my customers (Gatekeeper Hobbies, Topeka, Kansas. Come buy stuff!) why I enjoy Judd Winick’s work on The Outsiders. As I did, I found myself in that weird position where I had to explain away my PROBLEMS with the current status of the book before I could tell him what was good about it. I’m sure the Germans have a word for the need to justify your enjoyment of something (maybe it’s Hurneyvurneyfarfarghnughen?), but it’s a weird position