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John Layman And Jason Fabok Set To Take Over ‘Detective Comics’ In October


After a year under writer-artist Tony Daniel, DC's flagship title is heading for a creative shake-up in October. As announced over at the DC Comics blog today, Detective Comics #13 will mark the first issue of new writer John Layman and artist Jason Fabok, kicking off a story that looks at "the symbiotic relationship a master criminal must have with Gotham in order to survive, to the lowly, often faceless criminal underling hoping to rise up the ranks...

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Bizarro Back Issues: The Joker Commits Moon Crimes in ‘Public Luna-Tic Number One’ (1969)


Saying that the Joker has done a lot of weird stuff in his time is putting it pretty mildly. From trying to patent poisoned fish to serving as Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, the dude has been up to some pretty strange stuff...

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‘Batman: Night of the Owls’ to be the New 52’s First Major Crossover Event


If you were hoping that with a clean slate of continuity and a publishing initiative as aggressive as The New 52 -- designed, ostensibly, to bring new readers to DC Comics -- would come a reduction of old inconveniences like multi-title event storylines and $3...

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DC All Access: Batman Panel [NYCC 2011]


DC Comics kicked off its panel presence at New York Comic Con this year with an "all access" look at its stable of Batman titles. Panelists on hand included editors Mike Marts and Bobbie Chase, plus creators Scott Snyder (Batman), Greg Capullo (Batman), Tony Daniel (Detective Comics), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Peter J...

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Digital ComicsAlliance: ‘Thor,’ ‘Detective Comics,’ and ‘The Complete Essex County’


Welcome to Digital ComicsAlliance, your headquarters for digital comics news and recommendations. We've got only the best for you this week: a bloody Thor comic by Matt Fraction, a Detective Comics mystery by Scott Snyder, and the relationship-driven drama of Jeff Lemire's Essex County...

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ComicsAlliance Reviews Every Comic in DC’s ‘New 52′: Week 1


The first major wave of new #1 DC Comics finally hit stores this week, following last week's solo debut of Justice League. The biggest question for most fans facing racks and racks of new books is simple: Which ones should I try...

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War Rocket Ajax #12: Scott Snyder on ‘Detective Comics’ and the Batman Relaunch [Podcast]


This week, ComicsAlliance's official podcast is proud to welcome one of our favorites to the show when Scott Snyder drops by to talk about his recently completed run on Detective Comics and take a look to the future -- including revealing his plans for Batman and what has changed for the character after the DC reboot...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 10, 2011: Island Life


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Flashbacks
^ Dissolves
% Fades
¢ Cuts

Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos start "Spider-Island" in earnest, after months of leadup. I'm kind...

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Batman Relaunch: New #1s for ‘Batgirl,’ ‘Batman,’ ‘Detective, ‘Catwoman,’ ‘Birds of Prey’ [UPDATED]


Bruce Wayne will be the only man in the Batman mask following the September relaunch of all DC Comics' superhero titles. Batman & Robin and Batman: The Dark Knight will begin again with new #1 issues, as will Batman for the first time since 1940 and Detective Comics for the first time since 1937. Da...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 25, 2011: Getting the “Marvels” Band Back Together


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* World-building
% Sides of a coin
^ Tong Deum
@ Nun of the Above

It's a very light week for interesting new comics, so it's a good time to revisit one of the late Seth Fisher's most impressive-looking projects: a 2001 graphic novel written by J...

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