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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

Point/Counterpoint: ‘Justice League’ Shines with Strong Characters

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A few months back, I wrote an article analyzing Geoff Johns's writing style that described his general approach as "Johnsian Literalism," a single-minded focus on theme where every plot point, supporting character and antagonist in a superhero story is extension of that character's core concept. I added that it looked like Justice League might be Johns flexing his muscles in a different direction, and wi

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Category: DC, Opinion

‘Animal Man’ and ‘Swamp Thing’ Intertwine in an Epic Mythology of Horror and High Fantasy

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When DC Comics relaunched its superhero line last year, it tapped writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) for Swamp Thing and Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) for Animal Man, two Vertigo mainstay titles defined by monumental, careermaking runs by creators Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, respectively. Together, Snyder and Lemire have mixed and matched the characters' histories int

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Category: DC

Grant Morrison & Darick Robertson’s ‘Happy!’ and the Renewal of Image Comics

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In a weekend that contained a bunch of surprising news in the world of creator-owned comics -- such as the return of Phonogram, new Steve Niles books with Tony Harris and Scott Morse, new books from Brian Wood & Ming Doyle and Nick Spencer & Riley Rossmo, and a sequel to Howard Chaykin's Black Kiss -- the most surprising news, delivered by Image Publisher Eric Stephenson in Steve-Jobs-"one-more-thing" style, is that Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson will be collaborating on a new series, Happy!, out this year.

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Category: News

Scott McDaniel Speaks Out On The ‘Static Shock’ Creative Meltdown

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Static Shock co-writer John Rozum spoke out recently about what he said was "really going on behind the scenes" of the cancelled DC Comics title, which besides being one of the first New 52 series to be discontinued was also one of the very few superhero comics starring an African American hero in the leading role and. Fans were disappointed not just by the loss of a spotlight for the beloved character, created by Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon, but

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‘Watchmen’ Prequel Announced by DC Comics: ‘Before Watchmen’ [Updated Art]

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This morning, DC Comics announced its long-rumored new Watchmen project, a prequel titled Before Watchmen that expands on the characters and world of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's seminal 1986 comic book, which was adapted into a 2009 movie. Featuring a variety of top-tier writers and artists across the comics industry, it will expand on the history of the world of Watc

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