Though we were busy meeting new friends, and old fans at Nerdtacular 2012, that didn’t stop us from combing through the list of new comics coming out this week, and giving you a list of ten books you should read this week.
Or – “Jay Garrick Vs. The New York Subway System!” Why is The Flash fighting a wave of chihuahuas? What’s the deal with Earth-2? Has anybody heard something about Green Lantern? All these questions and more are addressed in our Major Spoilers review of Earth-2 numero dos!
With today’s announcement that Alan Scott of Earth-2 is the new gay characters, James Robinson said other gay characters will appear in DC Comics. “There is another character down the line, but that character won’t be appearing for some time, so it’s probably a bit too early to talk about that, but this book will definitely have a diverse cast. Alan Scott won’t be the only gay character in Earth 2, I promise you that.” Who will it be? Does it matter? via The Advocate
The mystery is over, DC Comics has announced that Alan Scott, the Green Lantern (and only Green Lantern) of Earth 2, is the gay character that was first hinted at at KAPOW! a few weeks ago.
Or – “Intergalactic! Planetary! Planetary, Intergalactic!” I’m fascinated by how DC has handled their relaunched properties. Now that the heroes have half a year’s issues or so under their belt, we’re starting to see crossovers occurring between titles that actually MAKE SENSE crossing over. But, the question becomes, are the stories they’re telling advancing our characters, or just cross-pollinating the new world order?
Press Release Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment are teaming up to present DC Nation, a full hour of exclusive kids’ television programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters. Full of action and humor, DC Nation brings some of the most beloved and legendary heroes – as well as some lesser-known cult favorites – from the pages of DC Comics to the screens of a whole new generation of fans. Anchored by Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, DC Nation will premiere Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. (ET, PT).
I’ve been a fan of Freddie Williams II’s art since about as long as Freddie has been working in comics. The artist has been posting images of his convention commission work on his Twitter feed, and it’s certainly worth taking a gander at.