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‘Batman: Zero Year’ – A New Reader’s Reaction To The Dark Knight’s Updated Origin


I'm not a Batman fan. I know that's heretical, especially here at ComicsAlliance, but we preach tolerance here and we practice it too. I'm ambivalent about Batman. I like some stories, dislike others, know enough about the character to know that I hate Christopher Nolan's version, but beyond an appreciation for the character's cultural weight and admiration for his peerless rogues gallery, I don't care enough about the character to read a lot of his comics.

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DC Comics Kicks Off Year Two Of ‘We Can Be Heroes’ With Crowdfunding Project


DC Entertainment is kicking off year two of its We Can Be Heroes campaign with the slogan "Get something good. Do something great." The biggest philanthropic initiative in the history of DC Comics and its parent company, Warner Bros...

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Scott Snyder Talks ‘Batman: Zero Year': ‘It’s Become Something That’s As Ambitious As I Can Make It’


Last week, DC announced that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo would be doing an updated origin for Batman in the pages of Zero Year, starting in June's Batman #21. Considering that Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One has been the definitive origin story for the Dark Knight since its release in 1987, it probably won't surprise anyone that reaction to the news was mixed, with plenty of apprehension from long-time fans over whether Snyder and Capullo were setting out to replace one of the cornerstones of the modern DC Universe with something that would cover stories that were well-trod already...

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DC Takes Its First Shot At Making You Say ‘WTF’


When it was time to solicit its titles that would be on shelves next month, DC Comics announced that April would be "WTF" month. As part of the initiative, the publisher stated that each comic in April would come with a gatefold cover that, when fully revealed, would shock the reader, making it 100% WTF Certified...

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Ask Chris #145: Looking Forward To Batman’s Past


Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions...

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Scott Snyder On ‘Death Of The Family': ‘If I Only Had One Chance, This Is What I’d Do’ [Interview]


This week, "Death of the Family" came to its conclusion in Batman #17, putting an exclamation point on the first big Joker story since DC's relaunch in 2011. Over the course of five issues, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo sent Batman's arch-nemesis after the Dark Knight's family of sidekicks, creating what Snyder called a "twisted love letter" from the Joker, designed to strengthen Batman by freeing him of "weaknesses" like Robin, Nightwing and even Alfred -- getting caught up in questions of secret identities and psychological scars along the way...

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Toy Fair 2013: DC Collectibles ‘Justice League,’ ‘Arkham City,’ ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ And More


DC Collectibles has a lot coming out in 2013, especially for action figure fans. We've gotten pretty extensive looks at DCC's Batman: Arkham City and Injustice: Gods Among Us lines of late, but there was still plenty of new toys to see at the DCC booth including a massive AC Solomon Grundy (with removable guts) and a nimble 3...

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Parting Shot: These Animated GIFs Of Greg Capullo’s ‘Batman’ Covers Are Kind Of Creepy


Animated GIFs have been a big part of the internet for a while, but within the last year or so GIF artists have really upped their game. Case in point: these two GIFs of recent Greg Capullo Batman covers from his and Scott Snyder's current "Death of the Family" storyline...

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Parting Shot: ‘Batman’ #16 Has One of the Best Batman Panels of All Time


Out tomorrow is Batman #16, the penultimate chapter to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Death of the Family" storyline, featuring Batman going up against the Joker in what is already guaranteed to go down as one of the more popular Joker stories in recent memory, if not ever...

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The Hellboy Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 4


We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon...

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