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GET TO THE FLASHPOINT, WEEK 1: Batman, Abin Sur, Secret Seven, Traci 13

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Flashpoint is DC Comics' summer even of 2011 that promises to change the DC Universe unrecognizably until the event's climactic finale, when the DC Universe will instead be left changed somewhat recognizably. In support of the event, DC is releasing 60+ issues of comic books

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‘Strange Adventures’: Vertigo’s Sci-Fi Anthology, Debut of ‘Spaceman’ by ’100 Bullets’ Team

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This week sees the release of Vertigo's Strange Adventures anthology, featuring eight eight-page standalone sci-fi stories by creators like Paul Cornell, Peter Milligan and Jeff Lemire, plus an eight-page prelude to the next creator-owned opus by the 100 Bullets team of Brian Azzarello/Eduardo Risso, Spaceman, scheduled to start this fall. If you like sci-fi brain-teaser short stories by a murderer's row of creators old and new alike, this is a solid $8 investment. We've got several teaser pages and a table of contents for the included stories.While Strange Adventures is a mixed bag -- as anthologies tend to be -- the highs are high, and the art is superb thr

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What’s the Secret of Flashpoint Batman? He’s [SPOILER]

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At the end of today's Flashpoint #1, Barry Allen comes to a shocking conclusion about the Batman of the world of Flashpoint that certainly changes the nature of the character for the duration of this (likely) temporary detour, providing some interesting storytelling opportunities with a twisted funhouse version of the Legend of the Dark Knight.

So, what is it? Is he a pirate? A caveman? A comics editor? Grant Morrison? Chris Sims? If you want SPOILERS keep on reading.That's right: Flashpoint Batman is Thomas Wayne, Bruce's fat

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Link Ink: ‘The Venture Bros.’ Gets Renewed, Paolo Rivera Paints Like a Champ and Dan Hipp Traps Ackbar

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Animation: The Venture Bros. has at least two more seasons in store, plus a special. Psyched!

Publishing: Disney's making with the Marvel magazinery this summer, with Thor and Captain America on the agenda.

Threads: Brian Azzarello fans, heed the call. Threa

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Vertigo All-Stars in New ‘Strange Adventures’ Anthology

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After slumming it in the mainstream DC Universe for most of the noughties, the Strange Adventures anthology is returning to Vertigo. Jeff Lemire, Peter Milligan and Scott Snyder are just some of the writers contributing ten-page stories to the new Strange Adventures #1, which features a cover by Paul Pope and also includes the first chapter of Spaceman, created by the legendary 100 Bullets team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.

Launched in 1950, Strange Adventures has been home to countless DC Comics short stories that are indeed strange but also quite cool. The title has a h

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Vertigo Confirms Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Get Jiro!’ & Brian Wood’s ‘New York Five’ [NYCC]

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Vertigo officially announced on Saturday several new and returning projects at the DC imprint's panel at the New York Comic Con. Highlights included a second Cinderella miniseries in the "Fables" setting, more details on celebrity chef and food writer Anthony Bourdain's first venture into comics, and a Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly creating a sequel to their well received Minx book, "New York Four" for Vertigo.
Writer Chris Roberson and artist Shawn McManus will once again depi

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Brian Azzarello and Jim Lee Reunite for ‘Batman: Europa’ Miniseries

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DC Comics' blitz of new Batman titles continues in January with "Batman: Europa," a four-issue miniseries written by Brian Azzarello with a rotating artist roster including Jock, Diego Latorre, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and a first issue drawn by DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. The story finds Batman infected with a deadly disease and teamed up with the Joke

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DC Nation: Killing Dick Grayson, Damian’s Future, and Batman’s Guns [Fan Expo]

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The first DC Comics panel of Fan Expo 2010, "DC Nation," kicked off with DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, "Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne" artist Chris Sprouse, Brian Azzarello ("First Wave") Jeff Lemire ("The Atom"), and a late appearance from artist Francis Manapul ("The Flash"). They discussed

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Roundtable Review: ‘Wednesday Comics’ Hardcover, Part 1

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In a special double-sized Roundtable Review, Laura Hudson, Chris Sims, David Brothers, and David Uzumeri take on the ENTIRE "Wednesday Comics" anthology hardcover, rating each comic one comic at a time. SPOILERS FOLLOW.

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Extra Pulp: Brian Azzarello Talks ‘First Wave’

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In a publishing era heavy on the resurgence of Silver Age properties, Brian Azzarello's been digging in the Gold. Today's "First Wave" #1 sees many of comics most iconic pulp heroes from the '30s and '40s - including Doc Savage, The Spirit and The Batman - united in a brand new shared universe where their exploits will be super without the benefit of powers

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