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ICYMI: Supergirl Got An 'All Star' Origin In 'Supergirl' #1
Last week saw the release of Supergirl #1, by Steve Orlando, Brian Ching, Michael Atiyeh, and Steve Wands, and as you might expect, the new direction pushed Kara Zor-El a little closer to her television counterpart. The book is set in National City, reintroduced the Danvers Family as DEO agents, and even gave the teenage Supergirl a run-in with a very snarky Cat Grant. But for as much as it lifted from television, there was one aspect of the book that came straight from the comics, dropped onto the first three pages to help readers catch up with just who Supergirl is and how she came to be. So just in case you missed it, Supergirl #1 kicked off with an All Star Superman-style origin story, and it's pretty fantastic.
The World's Finest Couple Return In 'Midnighter And Apollo'
Midnighter was, without question, one of the single greatest books of DC's New 52 Era. The combination of high-octane, senses-shattering action, a thrilling romantic subplot about a man who had always been defined by his relationship finding himself single for the first time, and a premise that pitted Midnighter against some of the stranger and more obscure pieces of the DC Universe, made it an irresistible read. Now, Midnighter's coming back --- and for the first time in a while, he's not alone. In Midnighter and Apollo, Steve Orlando and Fernando Blanco have reunited two of DC's most prominent gay superheroes --- and the first thing they're going to do is take on the Half-Beard and the Subway Pirates. Check out a preview!
The Best DC Comics For Young Readers
Superhero comic books are a great way to get kids of all ages reading, while teaching solid moral lessons and giving them something to aspire to. However, it can be difficult parsing which titles are suitable for kids and teens, and which titles most assuredly are not, so ComicsAlliance has put together a list of some of the best choices. Today we're looking at DC Comics, which has been making increasing attempts to be more inclusive and provide a wider range of comics for all audiences over the past couple of years. Whether it's comics for fans of TV shows, new spins on classic franchises, or a Young Adult take on political satire, there's something for everyone these days at DC.
A First Look At New 'Supergirl' Comics From DC All-Access
At this afternoon's DC All-Access Panel at San Diego Comic Con, unlettered pages were revealed from both Supergirl: Rebirth #1, the one-shot that relaunches Supergirl as part of DC's Rebirth event, and Supergirl #1, the first issue of her new ongoing series. Both books are written by Steve Orlando, with Emmanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, and Michael Atiyeh providing art for the Rebirth issue, while Brian Ching and Michael Atiyeh handle art for the ongoing. The art in the one-shot has more of a "DC House Style" look to it, while the ongoing's art is a little more stylized and "cute." But both feature an upbeat-looking Supergirl in basically her classic costume, which is something we haven't had in the DC Universe for years. And that's exciting.
DC Unveils 'Midnighter & Apollo' Pages by Fernando Blanco
Everybody's favorite super-boyfriends are returning to DC Comics this October, and we've got some gorgeous Fernando Blanco art to show you from the first issue. The in-progress pages are from the first issue of the six-part Midnighter & Apollo miniseries written by Steve Orlando, who also wrote the recent Midnighter series, with Blanco on interiors and ACO (the primary artist on Midnighter) handling covers.
Guide to San Diego Comic Con, Part One: Thursday & Friday
San Diego Comic Con is without a doubt the biggest event on the industry's calendar, and people will be flying from around the world to attend panels, watch trailers, meet creators, and make friends. This year's event is bigger than ever, with so much going on every single day that it can be difficult to sift through all that information and decide how to spend your time. With the event only days away, we've looked through the schedules and hand-selected some of the best events happening on Thursday and Friday for fans of comics, collectibles, TV and film, so you can be sure you don't miss that must-see panel or signing.
Interplanetary Family Drama in Orlando & Rebelka's 'Namesake'
Meet Jordan, a young man on a mission. You see, Jordan has two dads, one from Earth and one from the planet Ektae. And sadly, both of them are dead. But that's the end of Jordan's responsibilities as a son. He has to transport both of his fathers' remains from Earth to Ektae, which can only be done when the planets align once every seven years. What's more, the urns containing those remains are illegal on Ektae, because they're made of iron, which disrupts the magic that's common on that planet. Also, there's a powerful man on Ektae with a vendetta toward Jordan, and he might be pretty justified. This is the fascinating premise of Namesake, a new four-issue series by writer Steve Orlando and artist Jakub Rebelka, coming in November from Boom Studios.
Midnighter And Apollo Return In New Miniseries
The end of Steve Orlando and ACO's Midnighter series with its twelfth issue signaled for many the death of DC You, the much beloved but ultimately doomed publishing initiative that also gave us the likes of Starfire and We Are Robin. Midnighter was crazy inventive, action-packed, and did not shy aware from its lead character's sexuality, but also avoided making it the only thing about him. Now DC Comics has revealed that Orlando is returning to Midnighter, and bringing his on-again/off-again love interest Apollo along for the ride, in a new Midnighter & Apollo miniseries drawn by Fernando Blanco.
Orlando And Rossmo Bring 'Night Of The Monster Men' To Batman
If you love a good Bat-Family crossover, you’re in luck, as later this year Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo will take over three ongoings for Batman: Night of the Monster Men, which sees the classic Batman foes updated for the modern day and turned into giant kaiju-like beings which are set to wreak havoc on Gotham City. Announced in an interview with Steve Orlando at GameSpot, the crossover will take place in Batman, Detective Comics, and Nightwing, as the Batman Family comes together to face off against the impossible odds of giant monsters attacking the city.
DC Revives 'DC Challenge' Featuring Kamandi: The Last Boy On Earth
In the mid-eighties, DC Comics tried a bizarre experiment known as the DC Challenge, a story told by twelve different creative teams over twelve comics, with the catch being that each issue would end on a cliffhanger that the next team would have to get themselves out of. Announced at Emerald City Comic Con, DC is reviving the series in the form of Kamandi Challenge, thirteen creative teams over twelve issues telling one complete story with the classic Jack Kirby character, Kamandi: The Last Boy On Earth. The original DC Challenge featured the likes of Elliot S! Maggin, Mike W. Barr, Dave Gibbons, Gene Colan and so many more legendary creators. and featured the additional caveat that they could use any DC Comics characters, except ones they were currently working with elsewhere. The series culminated in a jam-packed final issue which was divided among six of the previous creative teams.

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