The practice of human sacrifice is as ancient as human civilization and has been practiced variously by various cultures, but most often to pacify gods or nature in the same manner of animal sacrifices. For example, maidens being tossed into volcanoes to keep them from erupting, or victims being buried at the foundations of castles, temples or bridges to protect the constructions from ruin.
We're way past human sacrifice now, of course, but fictional character sacrifice? Today's super-comics creators seem rather devoted to that particular ritual, with many an "event" story arc beginning with the death of a character, as if they were being sacrificed to bless the ensuing narrative.
The latest example is DC Comics' three-book Trinity War crossover, which begins in earnest this week but has been slowly ramping up in several books, most notably Justice League of America, where one of the publisher's oldest and best-known characters was seemingly killed recently.
Be warned, for below there are spoilers for stories as old as 2004's Identity Crisis and as recent as Justice League of America #5.
Continuing its efforts to rebrand and redefine all areas of itself, DC Entertainment today announced that its long-standing merchandise arm DC Direct has been relaunched as DC Collectibles. The changes aren't in name only, of course, with the newly reorganized brand featuring an online store offering
This summer's Green Lantern movie from Warner Bros. means a massive toy rollout from Mattel, and DC Direct's comic book based action figure offerings will be equally robust heading into Autumn with eight new figures set to arrive in November as part of the 4th GL series and a Blackest Night box set.The fourth wave o
Green Lantern fans have had it pretty good of late when it comes to action figures. DC Direct's numerous GL-related offerings and Mattel's robust Green Lantern Classics line already had ring-slingers constructing large collections, but it's the 17th wave of DC Universe Classics that will likely get them operating at full capacity this spring with eight new toys from Blackest Night.The new
There's a lot of deals to cash in on as the holiday shopping season official begins today, and DC Comics is celebrating digital style. As revealed by DC's The Source blog, until midnight EST DC's Digital
Even though "Brightest Day" is in full swing, chances are even the most devoted of DC readers might not have caught every single tie-in from its preceding chapter "Blackest Night." For those who missed out on the minutiae, J. Caleb Mozzocco has a very thorough (and hilarious) l
Are you the type of person who struggles to figure out exactly what to put on your holiday shopping list? Thankfully, DC Direct is helping you out by listing a whole bunch of products slated to go on sale in December of 2010, giving you plenty of time to start handing out your wish lists to mom, dad, your significant other or whoever
Ulises Farinas, creator of the webcomic MOTRO for the ACT-I-VATE collective, had a series of prints available at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York that ventured into familiar fictional universes by way of Lego mini-figures.
Farinas' three Lego prints show vast, sweeping battle scenes set in the Marvel, DC and Star Trek u
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