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‘The Wake’ #1 Highest Selling Vertigo Issue In More Than A Decade

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ICv2 has released its estimates for comics sales by Diamond Comic Distributors to direct market comic shops in May 2013. Based on Diamond indexes and publisher data, the numbers provided by ICv2 aren't exact, but they provide a barometer for measuring how print sales of various titles compare to each other. There are a few interesting numbers on this month's list, but one really stood out: The Wake #1, by creators Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, sold approximately 45,000 copies, making it possibly the best selling Vertigo single issue in over ten years.

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20 Very Important Things About ‘Superman Unchained’ #1 [Spoilers]

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A very enormous Superman movie is opening in America today, and the Man of Steel publisher DC Comics is availing itself of the occasion to launch Superman Unchained, a brand new ongoing series by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. Staffed by two of DC Comics' current superstars, Superman Unchained is designed not just to entertain its existing readership and to welcome Man of Steel viewers intrigued by what they've seen on screen (an eminently sensible plan), but the pairing of Lee and Snyder has also drawn some lapsed Superman readers back to see what's become of Earth's greatest hero since his New 52 makeover.

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‘Batman: Zero Year’ – A New Reader’s Reaction To The Dark Knight’s Updated Origin

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I'm not a Batman fan. I know that's heretical, especially here at ComicsAlliance, but we preach tolerance here and we practice it too. I'm ambivalent about Batman. I like some stories, dislike others, know enough about the character to know that I hate Christopher Nolan's version, but beyond an appreciation for the character's cultural weight and admiration for his peerless rogues gallery, I don't care enough about the character to read a lot of his comics.

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Intrigue Abounds In Scott Snyder & Sean Murphy’s ‘The Wake’ #1 [Review]

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I didn't really think I'd be comparing Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's new, 10-issue Vertigo series The Wake to Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic's Thor: God of Thunder after the first installment, but here we are.

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Snyder And Murphy On ‘The Wake’: A Vast But Claustrophobic Sci-Fi & Horror Adventure [Interview]

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Next month, writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy team up for the new Vertigo mini-series The Wake. Early promo materials are short on details, but they say this much: The series is a "thrilling new underwater horror adventure" in which the U.S. Department of Ho

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DC Comics Kicks Off Year Two Of ‘We Can Be Heroes’ With Crowdfunding Project

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DC Entertainment is kicking off year two of its We Can Be Heroes campaign with the slogan "Get something good. Do something great." The biggest philanthropic initiative in the history of DC Comics and its par

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Scott Snyder Talks ‘Batman: Zero Year’: ‘It’s Become Something That’s As Ambitious As I Can Make It’

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Last week, DC announced that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo would be doing an updated origin for Batman in the pages of Zero Year, starting in June's Batman #21. Considering that Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One has been the

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DC Takes Its First Shot At Making You Say ‘WTF’

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When it was time to solicit its titles that would be on shelves next month, DC Comics announced that April would be "WTF" month. As part of the initiative, the publisher stated that each comic in April would come with a gatefold cover that, when fully revealed, would shock the reader, making it 100% WTF Certified.

This afternoon

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Ask Chris #145: Looking Forward To Batman’s Past

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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: With the announcement of Zero Year, is there really anything new th

‘Superman Unchained’: New Series by Scott Snyder, Jim Lee and Dustin Nguyen

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It had been known for a while that acclaimed Batman and American Vampire writer Scott Snyder would eventually collaborate with DC Comics co-publisher and mega-popular artist Jim Lee for a new Superman project, but it was only this week that the company confirmed the final details: Superman Uncha

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