When we last left our heroes of the Justice League and the Justice League of America in Justice League #22 -- the initial chapter of the Trinity War crossover between DC Comics' three Justice League titles (and a few other tie-in comics) -- the two Leagues were facing off over a literal line in the sand in the deserts of Khandaq. And then stuff got real, when Superman heat-visioned Dr. Light's face clean off, killing the newest recruit to the JLA in the process. That act was like a bell ringing at a boxing match, and so everyone came out of their respective corners fighting (Except for Shazam, who was sitting in a hole in the sand, watching the two Leagues fight all around him). And that's where we pick up in Trinity War's second chapter.
Back when Square Enix unveiled its first batch of DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai action figures at Toy Fair 2013, fans had a lot to say about Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash and Batgirl's reimagined looks blending American and Japanese design aesthetics. At Comic-Con, SE's back with fully painted versions of Flash and Batgirl, along with unpainted prototypes of Superman, Supergirl and Aquaman. Will the new designs prove any less polarizing? See for yourself after the jump.
Diane Nelson is rolling into San Diego's Comic-Con with some real momentum thanks to the enormous commercial success of Warner Bros. Pictures' Man of Steel film directed by Zack Snyder. By all accounts the hit film based on Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster's Superman character has galvanized the DC Entertainment division, which Nelson leads as President, and everybody wants to know what's next for the company. To that end, Nelson sat down with The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that focused mainly on DC's Hollywood prospects (no news on Man of Steel 2, although an announcement is rumored to come later this weekend in San Diego), with Nelson confirming her wish list of properties to make the jump to the big and small screens, addressing concerns about Wonder Woman and the future of Vertigo.
On top of selling its slate of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives at the Graphitti Designs booth #2315 during the convention, DC Collectibles will also be debuting more than a dozen brand new upcoming action figure, statues and miniatures at booth #1915. Among them? Arrow action figures, Greg Capullo style Batman toys, Suicide Squad figure, Scribblenauts Unmasked collectibles, a Bombshell Black Canary and a new Wonder Woman statue. You can check out all of the upcoming DC Collectibles offerings after the jump.
Obviously we remain despondent by the cancelation of Disney XD's groundbreaking and increasingly addictive animated series TRON: Uprising, but the sting of losing that most cool of cartoons has been soothed considerably by the knowledge that in its wake has come something perhaps even cooler. What's happened is that TRON designer and comic book artist Robert Valley hooked up with Warner Bros. Animation to produce what's plainly going to be the next fan favorite from the already formidable DC Nation shorts campaign: Wonder Woman.
Years in the making, writer Grant Morrison and artist Yanick Paquette's Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel will finally hit shelves -- at a still-unspecified date. But at least Morrison is offering up some details about the book. We grabbed a few quotes from his interview with the LA Times' Hero Complex blog, as well as the one piece of preview art for the book so far. You can see it all after the jump.
The golden age of the costume hoodie seems to be drawing toward its inevitable decline as one manufacturer embraces what may very well be the future of more-casual-than-but-also-maybe-more-intense-than-cosplay superhero fashion: Costume backpacks. Leading the way in this potential timeline are Batman and Wonder Woman'packs manufactured by BioWorld Merchandising, known for producing novelty apparel like belt buckles, t-shirts and the aforementioned costume hoodies based on scads of major pop culture properties.
According to a new licensing announcement, DC Comics will soon be teaming up with Sanrio for a new collection of merchandise featuring Hello Kitty suiting up as DC's finest, including Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman.