We've known for a while that the DC Universe was going to crossover with Looney Tunes. Batman writer Tom King had already let us know he was working on a crossover between the Dark Knight and Elmer Fudd. Now we have new details on all six DCU/Looney Tunes one-shots coming in June.
Jimmy Palmiotti knows the comics industry. I don't just mean that he knows how it operates, although his thirty-year career has proved that to be the case; Jimmy Palmiotti literally knows everybody in the comics industry, having started out as a freelance inker working with people like Gene Colan before turning his hand to writing and publishing.
Palmiotti has been at the heart of the industry throughout his career as part of the New York comics scene, and his work has pushed publishers to be more bold and creative. We spoke to him about five of his career milestones.
This week's episode, "Outlaw Country," finds the team returning to the Old West to stop a rascally varmint from taking over the entire region with some science-fiction rocks. Cherie Nowlan directed the episode. The script is by Matthew Maala and Chris Fedak.
Before we get too deep into that epic four-way crossover, the Legends of Tomorrow have at least one more DC favorite to reunite with. See for yourself, as Johnathon Schaech’s Jonah Hex returns in the first trailer and new photos from next week’s “Outlaw Country.”
Q: Remember Hex, where Jonah Hex was DC's Mad Max, and where Batman lives in the Statue of Liberty? What are your thoughts on that? -- @jomomma75
A: Hex is legitimately one of the most interesting comics of all time, largely because it's one of the greatest examples of how weird comics can get when they're built on the laws of the superhero genre. It's also not very good.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
This week, we're counting down the rootin'-tootin'est, bronco bustin'est, cattle punchin'est, rough and tumble cowboy heroes in comics.
Legends of Tomorrow fans had high hopes that DC figures like Jonah Hex could eventually come to populate the team, but even as Season 2 will heavily feature the JSA, consider this the next best thing. Johnathon Schaech confirms Jonah Hex’s return in Season 2, taking the Legends to “Outlaw Country.”
Of the many artistic talents to pass through DC Comics, few have as distinctive a style as Darwyn Cooke. Taking an aesthetic rooted in both Jack Kirby and 1950s magazine illustration, Cooke has carved out a distinctive identity as the artist behind such hits as New Frontier, the Catwoman original graphic novel Selina's Big Score, and The Spirit, leaving perhaps the most distinctive mark on that last character since his creator, Will Eisner.
Now until the 16th, thanks to Comixology, you get a chance to check out the vast majority of his DC Comics work, all for under $50. The marquee item here is of course New Frontier, and you can get the entire six-issue miniseries and a later one-shot for under $15. That's a great deal, but if you already have that series and you're looking for a fresh recommendation, we'd strongly suggest picking up Jonah Hex #50.
The CW’s latest super-show, Legends of Tomorrow, follows Rip Hunter on his adventures through time, with a team of misfits that includes Arrow’s Atom and White Canary, both halves of Firestorm, Hawkwoman, and Flash rogues Captain Cold and Heat Wave. Arrow and Flash recappers Matt Wilson and Dylan Todd are on hand to deliver our Legends of Tomorrow post-show analysis, Stuff of Legends.
In this week's "The Magnificent Eight," we're headed to the Ollllll' West! Jonah Hex is here! Woo doggies! Saddle up for adventure! The episode was directed by Thor Freudenthal, from a script by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.
After a quick jaunt to the future, Legends of Tomorrow will retreat way, way back to the past to link up with another DC legend. Gunslinger Jonah Hex makes his official debut in a new trailer for “The Magnificent Eight,” as the team heads into the old west.