I think the intuition/thought process of buying cheap comics is interesting. There's a combination of randomness, curatorial sense and instinct at play. You end up with a group of comics that would ordinarily never be linked together, from different times, artists and publishers, but links and common themes are there and just need to be unearthed. You end up with a vantage point on the artform you would never get otherwise. No scholar would ever link these comics, but the link is there. This is how most readers, especially the uncounted legion of casual fans who aren't part of the Wednesday crowd, encounter comics.I picked up this particular group of comics at a sidewalk sale for a dollar each. They're exactly the type you'd find at a place that doesn't specialize in comics, in this case The Record Exchange. None are rare or valuable. None are celebrated classics of the form. They're probably comics you've seen a many times and thought nothing of, but each tells its own story.They are Green Lantern Corps #223 and #224, Super Soldier #1, The New Teen Titans #9, and Green Lantern1,000,000.
Back when Square Enix unveiled its first batch of DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai action figures at Toy Fair 2013, fans had a lot to say about Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash and Batgirl's reimagined looks blending American and Japanese design aesthetics. At Comic-Con, SE's back with fully painted versions of Flash and Batgirl, along with unpainted prototypes of Superman, Supergirl and Aquaman. Will the new designs prove any less polarizing? See for yourself after the jump.
Diane Nelson is rolling into San Diego's Comic-Con with some real momentum thanks to the enormous commercial success of Warner Bros. Pictures' Man of Steel film directed by Zack Snyder. By all accounts the hit film based on Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster's Superman character has galvanized the DC Entertainment division, which Nelson leads as President, and everybody wants to know what's next for the company. To that end, Nelson sat down with The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that focused mainly on DC's Hollywood prospects (no news on Man of Steel 2, although an announcement is rumored to come later this weekend in San Diego), with Nelson confirming her wish list of properties to make the jump to the big and small screens, addressing concerns about Wonder Woman and the future of Vertigo.
The Justice League's favorite martian will soon make the jump from noncombatant to full-on playable fighter in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Previously only playable as part of the game's single player "S.T.A.R. Labs" mission component, Martian Manhunter a.k.a. J'onn J'onzz has been announced as a full-fledged fighter in an upcoming DLC pack that will also include a Green Lantern skin bringing John Stewart into the fold.
Warner Bros. Entertainment and 5th Cell Media confirmed April's rumors of a Scribblenauts/DC Comics title in a big way in May with the official announcement of Scribblenauts Unmasked and a corresponding trailer and set of screen shots demonstrating protagonist Maxwell's future adventures with the heroes and villains of the DCU powered by his noun-manifesting magical notebook. They didn't stop there, though, sharing evermore preview images across social media, giving players a broader look at Scribblenauts-ified DC characters and locations, plus gameplay functionality unique to game such as the game's Super Hero Creator module and Batcomputer. Are you ready for ScribblenautsMogo?
Patients at A.C. Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo, Brazil don't just get plain old chemotherapy. Oh, no. They get something much cooler. They get Superformula.
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Movies: New Iron Man 3 footage shown during this past weekend's MTV Movie Awards sees Tony Stark chuck a piano at the Mandarin.
Plush: It looks like Mickey Mouse will finally start cosplaying as Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and the Hulk in plushie form this October.
Gaming: Hal Jordan shows off his Green La