DC Comics has a new weekly video series called “DC All Access.” I’m not sure how well it sits with me at the moment – perhaps it will grow on me…
It does this long-time comics reader’s heart good to see Superman holding down the top position in sales as he has the last two months (and I hope he’ll do it again for August). What better way is there to celebrate the Man of Steel’s 75th birthday?
In 2007, Jim Lee, one of the most accomplished comic book writers and artists of the Modern era, and the Co-Publisher of DC Comics, read a story in Wired Magazine and suspected there was something special about two pieces of Jack Kirby art in his collection: Kirby’s Lord of Light/Argo “Pavilions of Joy” illustration original art, 1978, and Lord of Light/Argo “Planetary Control Room (Interior)” illustration original art, 1978.
Shortly after breaking into comics in 1987, illustrating titles such as Alpha Flight and Punisher War Journal, Lee began collecting original comic art. Among his favorites was the legendary Jack Kirby (1917-1994), whose many co-creations included Captain America, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Avengers and X-Men, the last of which Lee himself would re-define on his way to the top of the comics world.
The Scribblenauts games give players the ability to create anything that their imagination can cook up to overcome obstacles inside the game. Well the creators have adapted that idea to allow players to create any hero they think-up in Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. Geoff Johns and Jim Lee highlight portions of the Hero Creator in a video after the jump!
Superman Unchained #1 is DC’s highest profile launch since the Justice League of America debut a few months back, dovetailing perfectly with the release of the Man of Steel film. It’s got a gimmick, it’s got two high profile creators, but does Superman Unchained #1 have the substance? This Major Spoilers review tells all.
DC Comics has announced that Batman scribe, Scott Snyder, and DC co-publisher, Jim Lee, are teaming for a new ongoing Superman series that kicks off in 2013.
The Justice League must discover the secret behind the mysterious Graves, and rescue Steve Trevor in the process. Will their voyage around the world be a success, or will Geoff Johns lead everyone on a wild goose chase?
DC Comics has released the variant covers for upcoming Before Watchmen series, including Jim Steranko’s Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1.
Or – “Aquaman: Secret Superstar.”
The man called Graves has set his sights on the League, while Doctor Sivana seeks a mysterious treasure in the middle east. I’m afraid that that none of the heroes ready for what’s coming. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
DC’s relaunched, revamped and rejiggered universe (the proverbial New 52) is creeping up on the end of it’s first year, and there are rumors of upcoming creative changes, including the possibility of a new art team for their centerpiece title, Justice League.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always “misquoted”) is banded together from remote galaxies, asking:
What artist or art team would you hand-pick to take over Justice League?
Jim Lee and Scott Williams are drawing a very rare variant cover for the first issues of Before Watchmen. DC Comics has released the 1:200 cover for Minutemen #1.
Or – “The New Order Ariseth…”
The first six issues of Justice League brought me to a rather unpleasant realization: I really don’t LIKE these characters, certainly not all together in this fashion, and I still find myself disappointed at the anticlimactic end to the war with Darkseid. Will the addition of Green Arrow be the thing that turns the tide?