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Breaking Down the Big Reveal in ‘Batman’ #10 [Spoilers]

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Themes of class, privilege and arrogance run deep in writer Scott Snyder's work with Bruce Wayne in DC Comics' Batman. The title has been the breakout hit of the New 52 initiative since it was relaunched last September with Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, featuring an uncommonly consistent aesthetic -- the book hasn't had a single fill-in creative team member in any capacity for ten issues -- courtesy of inker Jonathan Glapion and colorist FCO Plascencia. Batman's also been resolutely consistent in its storytelling, build

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A Spoiler-Free Review of Bendis and Pichelli’s ‘Spider-Men’ #1

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On June 13, Marvel Comics is kicking off their celebration of 50 years of Spider-Man by releasing Spider-Men #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli and Justin Ponsor, featuring the first meeting between the traditional Spider-Man Peter Parker and the new Ultimate version, young Miles Morales. Additionally, it's the first official crossover between th

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Annotations: ‘Batman Incorporated’ #1

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Well, we're back. (I realize I never got to the Leviathan Strikes oneshot, and I swear on the graves of Thomas and Martha Wayne I'll get to it soon enough.)

But it's a new #1 issue, in a New 52, and there are new readers, so let's sit back and absorb the 22 (!) pages of the first issue of Batman Incorporated volume two, by Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn, who continue to prove themselves insanely well-matched for Morrison's scripts. I hope these guys collaborate for a long time to co

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Marvel’s Sunday at C2E2: ‘Thor’ Crossover with ‘Journey into Mystery,’ McKelvie on ‘Defenders’

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It was a somewhat slow day for announcements this Sunday at C2E2; besides the announcement of a new Gambit ongoing series, we learned that the Ultimate Comics "Divided We Fall" event will include all three Ultimate Comics titles and begin in July; the Asgardian titles Thor and Journey Into Mystery are set to clash in a major crossover in August titled "Everything Burns"; and Jamie McKelvie, fresh off of X-Men: Season One, will be joining Matt Fraction as the new regular artist on Defenders.The first major announcement of the day came at the Ultimate Comics panel, with the titles of the previously-announced-at-the-retailer-summit Ultimate crossover revealed as "Divided We Fall";

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Marvel’s Saturday at C2E2: Hawkeye, Scarlet Spider, Fantastic Four and ‘Sabretooth Reborn’

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Today at the C2E2 expo in Chicago, Marvel elaborated on a number of major announcements they've been teasing of late. Perhaps the biggest news is the introduction of a new ongoing Hawkeye series by part of the acclaimed Immortal Iron Fist team of Matt Fraction and David Aja; meanwhile, Khoi Pham will be replacing Ryan Stegman on Scarlet Spider, with Stegman moving to help Jonathan Hickman wrap up his Fantastic Four run. The previously-previewed Jeph Loeb

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First Image From CW’s New ‘Arrow’ TV Show Debuts

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Because "Green Arrow" is apparently too colorful a title for the CW's demographic, Arrow -- apparently the successor to Smallville on CW's DC Comics-inspired teen melodrama schedule slot -- has had its first image released today, and it certainly looks darker than the borderline neon Oliver Queen of Smallville.Apparently set in a completely different continuity fro

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Brian Wood on ‘X-Men’ and ‘Ultimate Comics X-Men,’ Jeff Parker’s ‘Dark Avengers’ [Wondercon]

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Today at the "Next Big Thing" panel, Marvel made a number of announcements about their publishing line that take effect in June. Of particular interest are three major announcements: first, that Brian Wood will be writing both X-Men and Ultimate Comics X-Men in June; secondly, that Jeff Parker and Declan Shalvey's Thunderbolts will become Dark Avengers as of #175; and finally, that Dale Eaglesham will be joining Parker on an arc in Hulk dealing with the Mayan apocalypse.Brian Wood will be cementing his role at Marvel by replacing current writer Nick Spencer o

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‘Saga’: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Bring a Stellar Sci-Fi Comic Into the World [Interview]

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Brian K. Vaughan has come back to comics with a vengeance. With the conclusion of Y: The Last Man in 2008 and Ex Machina in 2010 -- and his departure from Lost after its fifth season in 2009, the highly successful creator dropped out of seemingly the entire public eye for a year. Vaughan return today with

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