This week we're looking at another show that's actually in production, and imagining what it could look like. It's been a while since there was an update about the television series based on Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colon's Damage Control, but the three original miniseries just recently showed up on Marvel Unlimited, providing easy access to revisit one of my favorite concepts from my early comics-reading days.
It's Fantasy Week, which seems like the perfect time to look at one of DC's classic fantasy properties: Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld. Created by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, and Ernie Colon, Amethyst stars Amy Winston, a young girl from Earth who learns that she's actually a princess from a fantasy kingdom, where she's already grown up because time moves differently.
Back in August, the announcement of NBC’s Powerless TV series set in the DC universe had comic fans crying afoul of a similar premise to Marvel’s Damage Control comics, created by Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colón. Well, good news! Marvel has officially one-upped its rival with intent to develop Damage Control as a live-action comedy on ABC.
Since her 1941 debut, Wonder Woman has been one of the cornerstones of DC Comics, and of superhero comics in general.
In her 74-year-history, scores of artists have put their spin on the character, from subtle changes to her classic red, white, blue and gold costume to the "new" Wonder Woman of the late 1960s to some far more maligned interpretations that featured jackets and long pants. We've compiled a gallery of some of the most iconic Wonder Woman artists of the past seven decades, along with some positively stunning modern designs.
For eleven months out of the year, I can take or leave horror comics. Unless it's something exceptional like Hellboy or Tomb of Dracula, they don't tend to be things that I actively seek out, Until, that is, September becomes October and the scent of pumpkin spiced coffee is on the air, at which time I promptly start scrambling like a lunatic to find as many comics about ghosts, mummies and miscellaneous tentacled horrors that I can fit into the next 31 days.
Sometimes, every now and then, that search through quarter bins brings me something amazing, like a comic where creators like Dwayne McDuffie, Ernie Colon and Gil Kane told the story of a war raging in Hell itself between every single monster from the Lord of the Vampires to Baba Yaga over who would have the right to destroy humankind once and for all. And sometimes, that story turns out to be the comic book version of Monster In My Pocket.