DC Comics has announced that Detective Comics is getting a new creative team in October to “tell twisted stories of the Dark Knight.”
Or – “The Lacuna Between Golden And Silver Ages…” In my mind, the beginning of the Silver Age of Comics is marked by Showcase #4, the first appearance of Barry Allen, in late 1956. (Some people mark it with the first appearance of J’onn J’onzz in 1955 or Captain Comet in 1951.) But as with any of the nebulous ages of comics, true Silver Age story-telling didn’t kick in all at once, allowing certain characters to keep up their late-Golden Age antics for many years. This is one of the most fondly-remembered issues of that weird negative zone of comics
As DC moves more of it’s comics to the digital-day-and-date-release, it is also slowly increase the number of “digital combo packs.” These combos are print editions of comics with a redemption code inside to get a copy of the digital edition for “free.”
What started out as an ensemble piece featuring world famous detectives doing what they do best eventually found itself focusing on one detective – the Dark Knight. Some 70 years later, DC has seen fit to relaunch/reboot the series, and Stephen and Matthew have been tasked with sorting out the pieces.
The Thanksgiving week is a really weird one. It makes for a short work week, which is nice, but the four day weekend, where we stuff our gullets with turkey and spend the next three days in a stuffing filled haze can be a bit overwhelming. Such is the case with DC Comics and the plethora of Batman titles released each week. Since I’m such a Batman fan (he said with much sarcasm), here’s a rundown of the past week’s Bat-titles.
Locked in a never ending battle of good versus evil. The city of Gotham has been plagued by mooks who think it is rather cool to get jazzed on Joker Juice and go wilding through the streets. Meanwhile someone pretending to be Batman is calling for all good citizens to become vigilantes and protect their fair town. Something is going to come to a head, and it does in the final installment of David Hine’s Batman: Impostors arc.
I can’t believe I missed this announcement last week, especially since we’ve been featuring Francesco on this site so often. DC Comics announced that Francesco Francavilla will be the artist on the Commissioner Gordon co-feature that be a part of Detective Comics. “I have been a fan of everything Batman since… ever! I’ve also been a fan as of late of the terrific storytelling of that talented fella known as Scott Snyder, so you can imagine my reaction when I got the invitation to be part of this run of DETECTIVE COMICS. I pinched myself, then asked my wife to