We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a
After he began his tenure in DC's New 52 by cutting off his own face and tacking it to a wall -- hands down one of the weirdest things he's done, which is saying something -- it was pretty clear that when the Joker returned to the pages of Batman a year later, it was going to be a pretty big deal for readers. Now the time has come in "Deat
One of the problems with soliciting comics that won't be released for another three months is that, sometimes, publishers spoil plot points or give away things that were meant to be a secret for awhile longer
In this week's Batman #10, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion have finally revealed the mastermind behind Batman's conflict with the Court of Owls -- and to say that it's a surprise is underselling things quite a bit. But while this is certainly a
Themes of class, privilege and arrogance run deep in writer Scott Snyder's work with Bruce Wayne in DC Comics' Batman. The title has been the breakout hit of the New 52 initiative since it was relaunched last September with Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, featuring an uncommonly consistent aesthetic -- the book hasn't had a single fill-in creative team member in any capacity for ten issues -- courtesy of inker Jonathan Glapion and colorist FCO Plascencia. Batman's also been resolutely consistent in its storytelling, build
One of the things about doing an all-new first issue of Batman is that you don't really have to spend a whole lot of time explaining who he is. He's a character that's been on TV pretty much every week since 1992, starred in a movie that made over a billion dollars -- that's billion, with a B -- at the box office, and was the basis of a video game that holds a Guinness World Record for being the most critically acclaimed game of all time. Chances are, if you have any pop cultur
In an announcement that reads something like the coolest buddy cop movie trailer ever, Image Comics has revealed that founders Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefeld along with artist Greg Capullo have joined forces for an upcoming finale of the "Spawn: Endgame" storyline.
The story effectively ushers in a brand new Spawn (the original