On sale now, the May 2012 issue of Playboy features a new illustration by Frank Quitely depicting frequent collaborator Grant Morrison, as well as an interview with Morrison that includes characteristically provocative remarks from the frequent Batman writer, including his belief that the Batman concept is "utterly gay," that there is "nothing noble" about Magneto, and an update on his long in-progress Wonder Woman story. The excellent Quitely illustration includes many character
We're just weeks away from the launch of the "second wave" of DC Comics' New 52, and to mark the occasion, the publisher had released all manner of new art from the six new series making their debut in May, both on their official blog and via carefully orchestrated "leaks" to another website.The "second wave" of the New 52 sees six new ongoing ser
Books: Brian Michael Bendis has signed with Random House to publish Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Graphic Novels, a non-fiction comics writing guidebook due out in 2013 that will include portions of his Marvel work, along with new art from industry pros.
Movies: Moviefone repo
Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected. Among the new creator-owned book
It's been an entertaining week for fans of the carnival barking-as-comics-promotion stylings of Mark Millar. The bestselling writer of Marvel's Civil War and Icon Comics' Kick-Ass has been rolling out new artwork and information from Millarworld, his line of creator-owned titles released through Icon and Image Comics. High concept collaborations with artists like Dave Gibbons (Secret
On sale now is Batman & Robin: Batman Must Die, a deluxe hardcover collecting the final issues of Grant Morrison's run on the Batman & Robin title, which includes critical connective tissue to the writer's Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (also on sale in deluxe hardcover). For those who've yet to read Morrison's Batman opus in this format, DC Comics released online some of the supplementary material available in the hardcovers -- specificall
Graphic designer Chip Kidd has long been admired for his prodigious collection of DC Comics books and merchandise, particularly that which he compiled in the popular Batman Collected coffee table book. Responsible for the trade dress of DC's A