The Batman is Gone We’ve been lead to believe that for the last six months Batman, Nightwing, and Robin have been touring the world bonding with one another. But instead of good times, Batman has lead Nightwing and Robin on journey tracing Batman’s training history.
It’s One Year Later and things have changed in the DC Universe. For Robin it is a chance to return to Gotham and begin the next chapter of his life. Chronicling his adventures is Adam Beechen, who recently made the jump to writing a mainstream DC title. With eight issues under his belt, Major Spoilers’ Stephen Schleicher had a chance to talk with the Robin scribe.
Or – “All The World Is Waiting For You… And Waiting And Waiting And Waiting…” There’s an old chestnut of the comics industry that goes something like this: Wonder Woman is seldom profitable as a comic book, but they keep printing it because of the merchandising potential behind the character. Even among comics fans, the buzz on Wonder Woman tends to be about the creator, not the character. I’m old enough to remember 1987’s buzz over George Perez’s Wonder Woman, or the later fooferaw regarding the John Byrne or Mike Deodato version. Currently, the slowly-dwindling heat on the title centers
DC Comics has made available a five page preview of the upcoming Shazam: The Monster society of Evil #1. I really like the art style in this four issue miniseries, and why wouldn’t I? It’s by Bone creator Jeff Smith!
I am so upset that HBO decided to not renew their popular western Deadwood. It was probably one of the best shows HBO had going for it (besides Entourage of course). Today, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting the cable channel will be developing a one-hour series based on Vertigo comics Preacher. Mark Steven Johnson, who wrote the script for the upcoming Ghost Rider movie is writing the pilot, with Howard Deutch attached as the director. This is great news for fans of the political/religious title and will certainly open the eyes of those viewers who think comics are still just
DC Comics is launching a new imprint called MINX, which will publish original graphic novels for teenage girls. MINX will be the first imprint from a major American comic book publisher devoted to reaching the teenage girl. MINX will launch in May 2007 with the publication of THE PLAIN JANES, a graphic novel written by young adult novelist Cecil Castellucci (The Queen of Cool and Boy Proof) and illustrated by Jim Rugg (the creator and artist of Street Angel). The MINX imprint will be overseen by Vertigo Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Karen Berger and Vertigo Group Editor Shelly
When I first started getting back into comic books, one of the very first #1 issues I picked up was a little something called Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. There was a yellow cover, a pink cover, a blue one, and an orange one, all tempting me with tales of the Batman during his early years. Seventeen years later, I continue my uninterrupted run and reach issue #212.
Or – “Big Brother Is Watching (From The Phantom Zone)!” Last time on Supergirl/LSH, we left our heroes on the Kryptonian colony of Rokyn (previously known as The Bottle City of Kandor), flat on their backs from a nearly disastrous battle with separatists, while simultaneously dealing with fallout from the revelation that Supergirl could, just possibly, be nothing but a giant loon with the full range of Kryptonian powers, giving her the ability to annihilate anything that annoys her, including your planet. Meanwhile, Substitute reserve member Jack Bau-Er of Daxam hides in the cargo section of the Legion Cruiser, ready
In which we have too much free time on our hands In the last few years, several companies have entered the arena with their rendition of DC’s pantheon of characters. Today, I’ll break down two of the contenders, and specifically, how the Batman figures stack up.
Or – Today, on a very special Robin I haven’t reviewed Robin in a while; not because the issues were bad- quite the contrary, the series since One Year Later has been a real treat, rather, I’ve been dealing with a lot lately. For Robin, coming back to Gotham and dealing with all the changes, takes a lot out of him. But he’s not the only one with problems in this very special issue of Robin.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores November 22, 2006. 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 for assisting in the building of this list.This list was last updated November 20, 2006.
Emerald Eye of Ekron Revealed This week is a busy one, what with Batwoman about to bite it and all. There was a great deal of build up last week in getting Renee and Vic back to Gotham in order to save Kate Kane. The duo’s jumping from one part of the globe to another is just part of the jumping in story telling this week, taking readers from Gotham, to down under, and finally to deep space.