When the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series found its way to Netflix Instant not too long ago, I thought it would make perfect background noise for my work day; some nostalgic entertainment to help pass the time while working on the site. But as an adult, what I discovered in that early 1980s cartoon based on an action figure line was far more distracting and indeed more sophisticated than I ever realized as a little boy. While the animation itself is crude (and famously recyclable), the show expresses a palpable sense of otherworldly adventure and intrigue through its writing but even more so through it's surprisingly awesome art direction. I thought, this medieval-techno world of Eternia and its heroes, villains, magics and prophecies could really be great if someone wanted to really dig into it.
Created by Sam Humphries (Our Love is Real, Ultimate Comics: Ultimates) and published by BOOM! Studios, Higher Earth is a science fiction adventure set across multiple Earths whose citizens serve (whether they know it or not) at the pleasure of a "Higher Earth" that's conquered over a hundred such worlds in different parallel universes, each with its own specific function. The sold-out issue #1 introduced the concept very
The Batman: Beyond the Night of the Owls panel kicked off on Thursday afternoon at Comic-Con International in San Diego, featuring moderator Bob Wayne (DC's VP - Sales), editor Mike Marts and writers Gail Simone, John Layman, Scott Lobdell, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, J.H. Williams III, David Finch, Gregg Hurwitz and Ky
On sale this week from BOOM! Studios is Higher Earth #2, continuing the new ongoing series by Sam Humphries (Sacrifice, Ultimate Comics: Ultimates) and Francesco Biagini (Elric: The Balance Lost). The book, whose first two issues have sold out at the distributor level, is
On sale now from BOOM! Studios is Higher Earth #1, beginning a new ongoing series from writer Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates, Our Love Is Real) and artist Francesco Biagini (Elric: The Balance Lost). The story is set across multiple Earths whose citizens serve (whether they k
A few years ago, DC Comics announced that they'd licensed the characters from Milestone Media and would be folding them into the DC Universe at large. Milestone was one of the most forward-thinking and best-produced comics companies of the '90s, and built a truly inclusive uni
This week, Grant Morrison's run on Batman and Robin concludes with the final chapter, "Black Mass." Since Return of Bruce Wayne #6 isn't coming out until next week, the exact details of the end of Bruce's journey through time and the true nature of Barbatos will have to go unanswered for now. In this i
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In the final issue of Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin, arguably the best reviewed comic book starring Batman since Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns in the 1980s, billionaire Bruce Wayne makes public something that has heretofore been one of the great secrets of DC Comics' Batman myth.