During the DC All Access panel at Emerald City Comicon, Eisner Award-winning writer and former vocalist of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way, made a surprise appearance to announce DC’s Young Animal imprint.
People often ask my why so many artists continually reappear in the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day. Well, if you consistently crank out fantastic art, like Evan “Doc” Shaner’s Doom Patrol image, the answer is pretty obvious.
Or – “The Batman Made Me Do It!” Ever since we discovered the wonder of the Music Meister, my kid and I have been watching Batman: The Brave And The Bold at every opportunity. She likes to ask questions about the heroes we see (Why does Aquaman have a beard? What’s a Kamandi? Why is Booster Gold blue? Can Robin fly? Why is that Flash wearing a hubcap on his head? Is Starro a fish?) and I like to enjoy flat-out superheroic fun the likes of which you don’t get in comics so much anymore. The most recent episode for
Or – “Do You Know How Many Captain Americas There Actually Are?“ As part of my Major Spoilers Star-Spangled Weekend™, I’m going to be periodically checking in with you, the Faithful Spoilerites to talk a little pop culture during my long weekend off. (Vacation from two out of three jobs is the best I’m going to get.) This time around, Captain America, American Son, as well as the greatest heroes of China and Russia take center stage as we look at the best and worst of last month with our monthly Rapid-Fire REVIIIEOOOOOOOOooOOOOOEWWWW!
Or “Silver Age Represent, Yo!” Three dark and dangerous heroes of the near past… Three bright and shiny teens from the future… Can these two teams successfully interact? And will they be able to coexist long enough to save the world?
Or – “April Showers Bring May Flowers, But Mayflowers Only Bring Religious Dissidents…” Man, it has been a LOOOONG month of May. The comics industry seems intent on moving to $3.99 price points, The Eleventh Doctor got hit on, and Scarlett Johanssen looks great in skintight stretch fabrics. In any case, since another month has come and gone, and it’s a three-day weekend for many in the United States we’ve got time to look at a couple dozen things that have come out in recent weeks, Rapid-Fire Style!
Or – “Named For The Roman God Martius, God Of War…” Not to be confused with famed Martian general Marvin, whose computers are so complex and naughty… Traditionally, this month has signaled the beginning of the season of military campaigns, and also the time when college basketball generals lead their troops unto the field of battle. For me, working in small-market TV for as long as I did, it’s a month which signals mighty pains in the butt, which explains why this is technically the FEBRUARY edition of RFR. We apologize for the inconvenience… Better to just press on.
Or – “There Are Old Pilots And Bold Pilots, But Few Old, Bold Pilots…” I saw recently that a clinical study proved that January 25th is the most depressing day of the entire year, scientifically and unequivocally. While I don’t disagree with that sentiment (especially as it regards the attendance of employees in Midwestern United States call centers) I find it fascinating that somebody actually got paid to try and figure out something that silly and (let’s be honest, here) banal. Still and all, it’s the kind of story that you read and go, “Yeah, I can see that.” Thus,
Or – “Where’s My Santa On The Shaver, Dammit?” Sometimes the holidays turn into a blur of food and family and spectacle, like the Roman Empire right before the Dark Ages. When that happens, it’s good to have Rapid Fire Reviews: Reading the comics, so you don’t have to!
Or – “Turkey Fact #12: If You Leave A Turkey Out In The Rain, He’ll Drown… Stupid Bird.” Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to take it easy on Thanksgiving, and every year, I pretty much feel like a python who swallowed a wild boar. Yesterday, I had three slices of pie, an enormous wedge of ham, and half a bag of crackers with cheese spread, and that was the day BEFORE the holiday feasting. In order to help you digest YOUR Thanksgiving dinner, (Disclaimer: May not be valid in all areas!) we’ve got another line-up of
The show has been off the air for a couple of years, but that hasn’t stopped Mattel from continuing to crank out action figures based on the series.Â The next in line to get the ‘tooned up treatment is none other than the Doom Patrol, and the figures look mighty sweet. Perhaps not as well-known as the Justice League, the Doom Patrol stands ready to defend the world from those who would destroy it, and now, for the first time ever, itâ€™s offered in the fan-favorite JLU style! This 4-pack includes the essential characters Negative Man, Robot Man, Elasti-Girl, and
Or – “I Decided To Trick Or Treat With My Kid Instead… Sorry.” The MUSIC MEEEISSSSTERRRR! Sing the song that the world wants to heeeear! Man, I’ve had that stuck in my head for WEEKS, now. This particular RFR was meant to go up last week, just in time for the annual festival of half-price chocolate, but various things conspired to keep me from completing it until today. For those of you who can’t get enough comic review goodness, I’ve got the cowbell to slake your fever, and it’s time to ask ourselves, baby, what’s the word? In the words
Or – “Hey, Vent! You Ready To Move Out?” When you read monthly comic books the way that I do, often times you get to the point where you feel like you know what’s coming, when every title feels like you’ve read it before. On the other hand, you have the odd experience where you read a title or issues that you KNOW you’ve read before, but you cannot for the life of you remember how it’s supposed to end. With over a hundred monthly titles coming out, sometimes you need to play catchup, you need to go where everybody
There are a couple more Mattel/DC Comics action figure line items hitting the site today, and next up is the Doom Patrol getting the Justice League Unlimited treatment. The team goes on sale November 16, 2009.Â Take the jump for a look at each of the figures.