The comic book, animation, illustration, pinup, mashup, fan art and design communities are generating amazing artwork of myriad styles and tastes, all of which ends up on the Internet and filtered into ComicsAlliance’s Best Art Ever (This Week). These images convey senses of mood and character — not to mention artistic skill — but comic books are specifically a medium of sequential narratives, and great sequential art has to be both beautiful (totally subjective!) and clear in its storytelling (not so subjective!). The words and the pictures need to work together to tell the story and create whatever tone, emotion and indeed world the story requires. The contributions of every person on a creative team, from the writer to the artist(s) to the letterers, are necessary to achieving a great page of sequential storytelling.
It is the special nature of comic books that we’re celebrating in this all-new recurring feature: Best Sequential Art Ever (This Week).
If you were worried DC Collectibles had already shown its hand earlier this month with the reveal of its upcoming New 52 Swamp Thing and Supervillains series Deathstroke action figures, today's full September solicitations release ought to put the toy and statue segment of your mind at ease.
As hopeful as Justice League fans are about the possibility of DC Comics' flagship heroes teaming up in a proper feature film come 2015, it seems those currently enjoying the magical and mystical corner of DC's New 52 in titles like Swamp Thing and Justice League Dark have just as much to be excited about in the not-too-distant future. Following some early rumo
Previews: Vertigo has new previews for its March debuts Fairest, Saucer Country, Dominique Laveau: Voodo Child and The New Deadwardians.
TV: Actress Susanna Thompson has been cast as Green Arrow's mother in The CW's "Arrow" pilot and Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl) has signed to play Dinah "Laurel" Lance (no word on whether she'll double as Black Canary).
Movies: Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans, Battle: Los Angeles) is in talks to di
The first major wave of new #1 DC Comics finally hit stores this week, following last week's solo debut of Justice League. The biggest question for most fans facing racks and racks of new books is simple: Which ones should I try? The ComicsAlliance staff has
This week, ComicsAlliance's official podcast is proud to welcome one of our favorites to the show when Scott Snyder drops by to talk about his recently completed run on Detective Comics and take a look to the future -- including revealing his plans for Batman and what has changed for the character after the DC reboot! And you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax v.2, #12: Beer Anxiety with Scott Snyder
Another day, another set of huge announcements from DC Comics. Not only will September bring Justice League Dark, a new team of supernatural heroes, but some familiar faces from both DC Comics and imprints like Vertigo and Wildstorm will return in all-new books, including Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Resurrection Man, The Demon, Frankenstein of Seven Soldiers, Lord Andrew Bennett of I... Vampire and Voodoo from WildC.A.T.S.
Check out all the creative teams and preview art below, and vote on which new series interests you the most.Swamp Thing will be wri
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