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DC’s Bad Guys Take Over In September’s ‘Villains Month’


Last year, DC Comics celebrated the anniversary of its New 52 launch with a month full of zero issues. On its second anniversary in September, the publisher is handing its books over to the bad guys. "Villains Month" will spin out of this summer's "Trinity War" crossover, according a DC press release. Each book in the line will replace the title hero's name with a villain's name and be a #1 issue of sorts. Also: Lenticular 3D covers, no joke.

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SyFy’s ‘Face Off’ Makeup Artists Have a Weird Concept of Superheroes [Recap]


If you're as unfamiliar with it as I was about a week ago, SyFy's reality show Face Off pits makeup artists against one another in character design and creation battles. Most of the time, those battles involve whipping up some movie spectacles...

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DC Announces 52 Variant Covers For ‘Justice League of America,’ Plus ‘Vibe’ And ‘Katana’ Ongoing Series


Under normal circumstances, one imagines that the announcement of a new Justice League of America series by the creative team of Geoff Johns and David Finch would be pretty huge on its own, but as of today, DC has added an even bigger push to the new series...

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Geoff Johns And David Finch Team For New ‘Justice League Of America’ Series


Green Arrow! Hawkman! Green Lantern! The Martian Manhunter! The classic Justice League members are back, working together for the first time in DC's New 52 as part of an upcoming Justice League of America ongoing series next year by Geoff Johns and David Finch...

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Link Ink: Swapping ‘Justice League’ Gender Poses, ‘Comix Zone’ Comes to PlayStation Plus and the Return of ‘Sin Titulo’


Humor: Manly Guys Doing Manly Things artist Kelly Turnbull swaps gender poses on the upcoming Justice League #1 variant cover by David Finch.

Reading: Have you read CA contributor Douglas Wolk's Comic-Con Strikes Again on Amazon, you can still check it out for just $0...

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‘Action Comics’ #900 Celebrates Superman with All-Star Creators [Preview]


On sale now is the 900th issue of Action Comics, the second-longest running DC Comics title after Detective Comics. The publisher is celebrating the occasion with a 96-page anniversary that includes contributions from noted celebrated Superman fans like Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof; The Dark Knight co-writer David Goyer; Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner; and famous comics writers and artists like Geoff Johns & Gary Frank, Paul Dini, Dan Jurgens, Brian Stelfreeze, Alex Ross, David Finch and Adam Hughes, among others. An...

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Bruce Wayne Dances the Scorpion Tango in ‘Batman Incorporated’ #3 [Preview]


The woefully off-schedule Batman Incorporated appears to be back on track, with a new issue on sale this week and another in just a fortnight. Written by Grant Morrison with artwork by Yanick Paquette and Michael Lacombe, the particularly fun series that follows Bruce Wayne on his quest to franchise Batmen to the major cities of the world continues with issue #3's Argentina-set story, in which Batman meets with the dashing hero, Gaucho...

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‘Batman: The Return’ #1 [Annotations]


Grant Morrison's run continues this week with both Batman: The Return and ComicsAlliance is here, as usual, to break down the books page by page and examine them in the context of both Morrison's body of work and the history of the character...

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Lightning in a Bottle: The Resurgence of the Writer/Artist at DC Comics


Anyone who's been paying attention to the DC Comics slate for the past year or two has probably noticed an increasing number of titles written and drawn by the same person. While some of these are by seasoned writer/artists -- Dan Jurgens and Howard Chaykin have been at this for decades -- a lot of them are by longtime artists with very little writing experience flying solo on surprisingly high-profile titles...

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Is ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ Going to Get Spicy?


The DCU source blog recently posted the cover to the second issue of "Batman: The Dark Knight," a series beginning with a six-part story by David Finch. The first issue solicit doesn't get into much detail about the contents of the series...

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