The Human Bomb has a long history with superhero comics. Debuting in the 1940s under the Quality Comics brand, he was a member of the Freedom Fighters. Able to detonate objects he touched, he became an obscure superhero in the DC universe, often associated by his team rather than an individual hero. With the new 52, this classic World War II character gets a cool, modern revamp. With a new secret identity and mini-series, the Human Bomb is ready to take on evil once again.
Statue company Kotobukiya has been rolling out a new statue the last few months representing a character from DC’s New 52. Kotobukiya has already announced Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Superman, and the Flash and now they have added a hero who has found more respect since the relaunch, Aquaman. Check out the pictures after the jump.
Now that DC has wrapped up its month of zero issues, it’s time to reflect on the gimmick to give current readers a glimpse of what came before the New 52 relaunch, and give new readers a chance to jump on the ongoing series.
As if there weren’t enough Bat family books put out by DC, a new one is introduced during Zero Month and its name is Talon. Is this book worth your hard earned money or is it another unnecessary title? Major Spoilers has your review to find out!
DC must have taken notice of this week’s edition of the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week because they have two new action figures to tickle your fancy. This time up they have a speedster and force from Team Darkseid.
A new Lantern is poised to fill a recent whole in the line up. Who is this replacement and what is his story? Thankfully it’s Zero Month so we can have questions like that answered. Major Spoilers has the review of Green Lantern #0 ahead!
DC Comics has announced a new Justice League of America series that will be part of the New 52 written by Geoff Johns, with art by David Finch.
The news that Rob Liefeld has turned in his resignation at DC Comics shouldn’t come as a surprise. A few weeks ago, the writer/artist posted a hint of things to come, he just didn’t make it official until yesterday.
In order to keep up with the DC’s guaranteed monthly release of titles, there are going to be times when guest artists and writers are going to be needed to fill in to keep the schedule on track.
With the first #12 in comic shops, we approach the end of one year of the New 52, probably the biggest gamble any comic company has taken since 1987, the year that the Crisis reset everything. Some fans are still angry, but I still hear each week that the relaunch brought lapsed readers back into the comic shops, and I am seeing a meaningful influx of real NEW readers for the first time in over a decade. Whether you like it or not, the New DCU is here to stay (until the next universal shakeup), leading me to question whether everyone from the old world exists in the new.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) sort of misses Rip Hunter, asking:
Which characters do DC editorial absolutely need to get back in action in the new DCU?
Though we get a ton of Superman and Batman statues from DC and their related companies, I’m really interested in checking out Kotobukiya’s New 52 Superman ARTFX+ statue that arrives in January 2013.