Originally launched in 1997, Batman: Black & White was an anthology in which DC Comics editor and art director Mark Chiarello got the best people he could find to draw and write new Batman stories with an emphasis on creative vision -- particularly that of the artists, whose contributions were enhanced both by the Dark Knight's compelling visual presence and the book's colorless format. The first run proved to be an award-winning and influential hit, bringing readers the first Batman work of Jim Lee, inspiring DC Collectibles' most popular line of statues, and leading to similarly tasteful, aesthetically sophisticated and critically acclaimed Chiarello-edited books like DC: The New Frontier, Solo, Wednesday Comics and Catwoman: Selina's Big Score.
Then after the last Black & White short story was published as a backup in Batman: Gotham Knights, Chiarello readied an all-new volume of Batman: Black & White that's basically the same deal but with different creators. As with the original, the new roster is a mix of the top artists of today and accomplished masters, including ComicsAlliance favorites like Joe Quinones, Sean Murphy, Neal Adams, Chris Samnee and Michael Cho, with covers by Marc Silvestri and Phil Noto. The book goes on sale this week but courtesy of DC, you can take an early look at some preview pages below.
This week saw the release of Top Cow's new Cyber Force #2, an issue that's entirely free thanks to a very successful crowd funding initiative by which fans of the series raised so much money that anyone can pick up the first five issues of the new series at comics stores for precisely zero dollars. Because it's such a remarkable demonstration of fan evangelism and because the publisher is so proud of the work, Top Cow has provided Comics
This week saw the release of Top Cow's new Cyber Force #1, an issue that's entirely free thanks to a very successful crowd funding initiative by which fans of the series raised so much money that anyone can pick up the first five issues of the new series at comics stores for precisely zero dollars. Top Cow has provided ComicsAlliance with a digital version of Cyber Force #1 for you to check out right now.Series creator Marc Silvestri ann
All C's Collectibles is the only comic book store in Aurora, Colorado, where 12 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a masked gunman opened fire during a midnight screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. As has been noted here and elsewhere, the tragedy has affected the comic book and related geek communities directly, as the victims were hardcore midnight movie goers and Batman fans in particular. Some of them, or their friends a
Here's a new twist on the crowdfunding future of comics: Producing a comic and then using Kickstarter to ensure that every issue of said comic will be available for free, both in print and digitally, for everyone who wants it. Sound like a cr
Image Comics celebrated its 20th birthday today, truly a milestone year in the life of an independent comics publisher. The company was founded on February 1, 1992 by Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Mark Silvestri and Jim Valentino as a means for those popular creators to produce and publish their own original work while retaining full ownership of their intellectual property.The original Image line included such memorable hits as Spawn, Youngblood and WildC.A.T.S., and the 20 years
Let it never be said that Marvel Comics doesn't take deadlines seriously. Okay, it will probably be said in the future, possibly on this website, but the venerable superhero publisher took what for many fans would seem like dramatic measures to honor next week's on-sale date for The Incredible Hulk #2, which was completed by no fewer than 11 credited pencilers and inkers. Written by Jason Aaron, the 20-page issue was sold to reta
As announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego this past July, popular comics creators Jason Aaron and Marc Silvestri will be collaborating on a new series of The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Comics. The series is part of a new era of Hulk stories following the beloved five-year run written by Greg Pak. On sale next month, issue #1 begins the "Hulk Asunder" storyline in which
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