Recently, the subject of rotating art teams in superhero comics reached a tipping point, and people have started to wonder if the concept does more harm than good in the long run. With double-shipping in superhero comics becoming more prevalent and artists’ contributions are becoming seen as interchangeable, it’s important to stop and ask: Are rotating artistic creative teams good for comics in the long-run, or does it start us down a path of recognizing the writer’s contributions as inherently more important to the finished product?
In April, Batman and Flash will be crossing over for a four-part adventure called "The Button," where the Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive dive into the mystery of how the Comedian's bloodstained button from Watchmen wound up embedded in the stone walls of the Batcave.
Joshua Williamson, Jason Shawn Alexander and Luis NCT's Vertigo series Frostbite has been one of the most interesting crime and sci-fi debuts of the year, set in a world ravaged by a new ice age where the only thing deadlier than the gangs is the disease that can freeze you from the inside out.
Next week, things get even more tense as threats begin to close in from all sides, and DC Comics has provided us with a preview of Frostbite #4.
This week saw the release of Joshua Williamson and Jason Fabok's Justice League vs Suicide Squad #1, which saw the two blockbuster teams go head-to-head for the first time. However, in the background, there's another team of villains with an odd roster and plans of their own, and their meeting place just might point to much bigger things for the future of the DC Universe.
This December, DC Comics begins the first major event of the Rebirth-era as two of its most popular franchises go head-to-head in Justice League vs Suicide Squad. Written by Joshua Williamson with a host of A-list talent attached to the six-issue weekly miniseries, DC has released a first look at Jason Fabok's art from the first issue, his first interior work for the publisher since this summer's "Darkseid War."
It’s Fantasy Week here at ComicsAlliance, but I’ve got a confession to make: I find it hard to get into fantasy stories. I often struggle to connect with their conflicts and invest in their struggles without a grounding in something real and a representation of something I can recognize as true. I hate to say it, but I need more than elves, dwarves and orcs to commit to a fantasy story.
Skybound’s Birthright manages to take classic fantasy tropes and tell a very real and very human story across two worlds. In a very modern portrayal of the genre, Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas and Pat Brosseau have established a fantasy world with something very real to say about our own.
In January, DC Rebirth will have officially passed its six-month milestone, but it shows no sign of slowing down. Ahead of the full solicitation release next week, DC has provided us with a first look at the covers and solicitations for Joshua Williamson & Carmine Di Giadomenico's The Flash #14, Simon Oliver & Pia Guerra's The Hellblazer #6 and Hope Larson and Christian Wildgoose's Batgirl #7.
Today sees the debut of Joshua Williamson and Jason Shawn Alexander's brand new Vertigo series Frostbite. Set in the near future after the dawn of a New Ice Age, humanity strives to carry on and make the best of it despite a deadly contagious disease that turns people into living statues made of ice.
ComicsAlliance spoke to Alexander about his process and world building, and we have exclusive design pages from the artist, complete with notes on how he works and reworks pages to find the structure he's looking for.
DC's Rebirth has only just begun, but already the two biggest teams in the DC Universe are headed for a confrontation. This December, the Suicide Squad and the Justice League won't just cross paths, they'll collide in Justice League vs Suicide Squad, a new six-issue mini-series written by Joshua Williamson and featuring art from Jason Fabok (at least for the first issue).
Pokémon Go is the biggest phenomenon of 2016, and everyone is getting up and going out and about in search of a Pikachu --- and likely coming home with armfuls of Drowzee and Ratatta. Niantic Labs have perfectly replicated the wishes of every child of the early 2000s and reminded us all why the world went crazy for Pokémon.
If you love Pokémon Go and want to read some comics in a similar vein, we've assembled a list of five of the best comics to read while you're sat at a Pokestop waiting for your phone to buzz. Love that? Try this!