As much as I love Batman, and I think the record will show that I love Batman a whole heck of a lot, I haven't really been looking forward to sitting down and cracking open the new Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years hardcover. Last year's Superman anniversary hardcover was a disaster of revisionist history, 300 pages that would have you believe that one of the world's greatest superheroes did nothing for seven and a half decades but cry. With that in mind, I had no idea what DC Comics was going to do with Batman. If you'd asked me to bet on it, I would've put good money on a prediction that they'd craft a narrative that acknowledged Batman only as a scowling vigilante, consumed with vengeance and every bit as crazy as the villains he fought.
But it turns out I didn't have to worry. The Batman hardcover is exactly what it says it is -- a celebration of Batman across different eras, with a roster of stories that highlights one of the character's true strengths: How well he works across different kinds of stories.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
Never let it be said that Dave Johnson isn't good to his Twitter followers. After last week's reveal of the five connected covers for Vertigo's 100 Bullets Omnibuses, today the artist, who promised something special when he reached 10,000 followers, posted his designs for a criminally unproduced animated version of Micronauts, inspired by the 1980s Marvel comic from Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden, considered by many to be a standout series from that era.
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits stores today, a new series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven that hopes to boost the profile of Marvel's space-faring super-team ahead of next summer's movie release, so that when your non-comics friends ask you, "Who are these Guardians of the Galaxy?", you don't answer, "the who-dians of the what-now?"
But... who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? They're actually talking owls from a series of fantasy novels about... no, sorry, my editor is telling me that is not correct. Let's see... the series tells the story of Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Sandman and... no, I'm getting another note here, hang on... A talking raccoon and a tree? That can't be right.
If you're feeling a little confused, don't panic! ComicsAlliance is here to tell you everything you need to know about the Gladiators of the Gridiron! And then some.
On sale now from BOOM! Studios is Higher Earth #1, beginning a new ongoing series from writer Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates, Our Love Is Real) and artist Francesco Biagini (Elric: The Balance Lost). The story is set across multiple Earths whose citizens serve (whether they k
American war comics, over the past sixty years, have been political in a couple of interesting ways. Back in the '40s and onward, war comics were generally aimed at children, so nuance wasn't even remotely on the radar, and very patriotic and flattering portrayal was the order of the day.
Our superheroes, who often wore flags on their chest, fought against racial stere
Come to The Hero Initiative's booth #645 to see Ty Templeton, John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr., Michael Golden and C.B. Cebulski and a whole lot more!
Not only does The Hero Initiative have stellar booth talent, but Frank Quitely will be donating an art piece, which will be raffled off via silent auction and it is the only way to get a piece of his artwork at Fan Expo! In addition, you will find lots of merchandise like CGC graded books, $1 comics, Marvel Then And Now DVDs, original comic pages and various trades that are brand new to our Canadian supporters! Also, the new Ultimate Spider-Man #100 book will be available for the first time in Canada!
Friday, August 24 (con hours 4-9 pm) Ty Templeton: 6 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, August 25 (con hours 10-7) John Romita Sr.: 10:30 am – 11:30 am C.B. Cebulski: 11 am – 12 pm Leonard
It all starts here! Iron Man is known to the world as a symbol of Stark International, the world's foremost technological empire, but who is he? Where did he come from? And how does it all tie in to billionaire industrialist and inventor Tony Stark? The answers arrive in Marvel Adventures Iron Man #1, a new all ages series from Fred Van Lente and James Cordeiro, with fan favorite Michael Golden providing covers. Featuring James Rhodes, Pepper Potts and a whole host of classic characters, this is the classic Iro
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