Anxious though we are to see Arrow and The Flash speeding out their fall 2015 trailers, fellow comic imprint iZombie managed to shuffle right past the DC heroes with a first Season 2 sneak peek. It’s a whole new status quo for Liv, but whose brains are on the menu this time around?
James Jean's celebrated run as one of Vertigo's most accomplished cover artists on Fables began six years after Vertigo's other big mythology-and-fiction epic ended, meaning that we never got to see a James Jean cover on a Sandman comic. Now, we didn't exactly miss out --- Dave McKean's Sandman covers are rightly just as highly regarded as Jean's Fables covers --- but it's tempting to wonder what a James Jean run on writer Neil Gaiman's magnum opus might have looked like.
It’s been a good long while since we’ve heard from AMC’s Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg shepherded Preacher, even as our first photo failed to shed much light on its characters. Now, new set photos have revealed a much clearer look at fan-favorite characters ‘Arseface’ and the vampire Cassidy, though you may wish to gird your stomachs.
In 1995, Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross launched Astro City, and in the years since, it's been one of the most consistently amazing superhero comics on the stands. Built around the idea of looking at the lives of superheroes from a perspective that didn't always follow the major cataclysms and battles of good against evil, Astro City gave us a person-on-the-street view of things like secret identities, flight, and even shifting continuity, in a way that no other comic ever had.
With this week's Astro City #26, Busiek and Anderson celebrate the 20th year of their universe. To mark the occasion, I spoke to them about how their process has changed over the course of two decades, the way the stories are built, and their favorite moments from the book's long history.
Frank Miller's Dark Knight III: The Master Race resumes the iconic story comic book fans have been following for almost 30 years. There are other major events going on throughout the DC universe, including the continuation of Batman and Robin Eternal. We get to see Harley Quinn hang out with the Arkham Knight, setting up the events of Batman: Arkham Knight. Don't forget that Superman and Lois Lane are still facing the ramifications of the Convergence event. Make sure you keep an eye out for Supergirl and Stargirl's bizarre encounter with Swamp Thing in this issue of DC Comics Bombshells.
As CBS’ Supergirl and others caught the brunt of earlier this year, TV’s pilot season has been increasingly difficult to keep under wraps, assuming you trust the veracity of “leaks” to begin with. In any case, FOX’s Lucifer and Minority Report, along with NBC’s Blindspot and others have officially become the latest victims.
Tom Hardy digs DC Comics. He was Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and he was supposed to star in Suicide Squad until scheduling conflicts with The Revenant forced him out of the project (Hardy said he was “gutted” to lose the gig). In May, we got word that Hardy was also developing another DC project, though he wouldn’t say just what it was. Here’s how he described it at the time:
Comic covers are meant to get their message across in a single striking image, with the implication of movement provided only by the reader's imagination. We see the single frozen moment; our brain tells the story. Yet some talented digital artists have discovered that there's some fun to be had in animating these images and providing just a little more movement to the moment. We've collected some of our favorite examples of animated comic covers from the past few years, from an endlessly recursive Batman to a lolling Hobbes; from a struggling Spider-Man to a spinning Justice League.
First published on this day in 2002, Y: The Last Man remains an ambitious, fulfilling, entertaining and problematic work that is, above all else, hugely compelling. Created by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr, and edited by Heidi MacDonald, the Vertigo-published series told the story of a world where every single male on Earth suddenly died with no warning.
Simple enough, and yet fertile ground to create, well, an infertile society. It’s a grand high concept to say, "all the men are dead,” but humanity is such a messed up, bastard thing that every single branch of society is brutally screwed over by the absence of men.
It's only right that everyone breaks out their masks for Halloween and DC is no different for its comic book releases this October! In Batman and Robin Eternal, the Dynamic Duo are haunted by a bizarre human trafficking case they solved five years ago. With all kinds of dark secrets returning from the grave, the House of Wayne is in for a new kind of villain from the Rogues Gallery. Back in Metropolis, Superman and Lois must face the consequences and aftermath of the epic Convergence event.
Now that we have learned the identity of the mysterious Arkham Knight, you’d best believe that there are all kinds of new, twisted tales featuring this mysterious villain. On the other side of the galaxy, Hal Jordan must face Black Hand yet again. Only this time, one of them is armed with a weapon stronger than a dozen Green Lantern rings combined, and the other has the power to turn whole planets to stone. Meanwhile, as the Fates are dead and Donna Troy on the lam, Wonder Woman must stop a new threat facing the Amazons.