Before you get too wrapped up in Zero Year, this Wednesday you'll have a chance to get caught up on Year One. Because that's how we do things in comics now: we go backwards. On sale this week is a brand new collection of two great Year One stories that sharpened up the continuity of their respective characters, and added new depth and clarity to backstories that were previously kinda flat and fuzzy. Batgirl/Robin: Year One gathers two separate miniseries that could each claim to be the definitive story for their Bat-family members: Robin: Year One by Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty, and Javier Pulido; and Batgirl: Year One by Scotty Beatty, Chuck Dixon (same writers, different listing) and Marcos Martin. And let me tell ya, Batgirl and Robin are two great tastes that go great together.
Published between 2004 and 2006, Solo was a DC Comics anthology series with an innovative twist: each issue was created from the ground up by a single cartoonist and collaborators of his own choosing. Edited by DC's head art
In a familiar development concerning superhero movies and their characters' creators, Chuck Dixon -- one of the two men responsible for Bane, the villain from The Dark Knight Rises -- is giving interviews about sharing the success of his creation. Somewhat unusually, howe
You probably know about Rush Limbaugh's latest embarrassing conspiracy theory, whereby DC Comics writer and artist Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan created the villain Bane 20 years ago as a spectacularly circuitous eff-you to Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who likes to brag about founding the investment firm Bain Capital, during his presidential campaign this year. Well, on last night's episode of TBS' Conan, comedian Conan O'Brien put forth some "evidence" that Limbaugh may not be as dumb as we thought.*
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With the release of The Dark Knight Rises coming up on Friday, anticipation for Christopher Nolan's final Batman film has reached a fever pitch. Still, I don't think anyone expected the media hype to get to the level of ridiculousness it managed to achieve this week, when political commentator Rush Limbaugh claimed that the character of Bane was included in the film as part of a vast media conspiracy against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's association with investment firm Bain Capital.
The jury's still out on whether Limba