The DC Comics: New 52 panel was jam packed with creators including David Finch, Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, James Tynion, Ray Fawkes, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Matt Kindt, and James Robinson. They dove into the books quickly, chatting about all things in the New 52. The biggest news to come is that Ray Fawkes will be penning a brand new series starring the mysterious Pandora, who has been appearing throughout the DCU since the relaunch.
Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes also spoke at length about the new Constantine and what his story will be about in New York City. For you Batman hounds, Gail Simone is bringing The Ventriloquist back into Gotham in “Batgirl”. For a whole load of other details coming up at DC, head inside. READ MORE
So, I’m ashamed to say 2012 was not a terribly adventurous year for me when it comes to comics. For better or worse, I ended up sticking with relatively mainstream comics. That said, there were a number of excellent offerings from both DC and Marvel, and these comics are absolutely capable of competing with more creator-friendly work, as long as they’re in the right hands. At any rate, there was some serious competition this year for the number one spot, but ultimately there can only be one! Curious to find out if what you’ve been reading is the epitome of the medium or crap not worth even a momentary glance? Read on, and see for yourself… READ MORE
The big day is just a week away, and I know a lot of you have yet to complete your holiday shopping. Lucky for you, we’ve sifted through all the comics, trades, toys, and collectables so you don’t have to. The BD Comic Book Crew (as we are henceforth to be known) has put together a naughty list of (mostly new) gift ideas for the comic lovers in your life. It ranges from Christmas tree ornaments to compendiums to charitable donations. Without further adieu, The 2012 Comics Gift Guide. READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
This fourth installment is all about books and comics…lots of comics! We’ve got a few behind-the-scenes looks at some of your favorite movies, some novels, and some collector’s editions for you to check out as well. A huge thank you to BD Comics guru Lonnie Nadler who shot me some great suggestions! His blurbs are credited as “LN”.
MUSIC / FILMS & TV / GAMES, TOYS & MERCH
Head inside to find that special something for that special someone. Again, I’ve made the images thumbnails so you can scroll more easily through the list – click to make big. READ MORE
Matt Kindt has established himself as an indie cartoonist, known for his existential, gutsy espionage comics like “Mind MGMT” and “Super Spy”. However, Kindt recently took over writing duties from Jeff Lemire on Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. from DC Comics. “Frankenstein” was one of those books that readers wrote off when the solicitations were first announced for the New 52, but it has since become one of the quirkiest titles in their catalog.
Starting this week with issue #13, Kindt brings Frankenstein into the Animal Man/Swamp Thing crossover event, “Rotworld”. Kindt and artist Alberto Ponticelli place Frank right in the midst of the action for an all out battle against disgusting Rot-monsters. Kindt took the time to chat with BD about the upcoming crossover, his experience writing for DC, and his plans for the future of “Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.” READ MORE
It’s finally Halloween month, and there’s no better time to be reading horror comics. Major and indie publishers alike pull out all the stops to introduce their biggest horror stories of the year. This means loads of new titles, events, and special edition printings . This first week in October kicks off with the start of the “Animal Man/Swamp Thing” crossover, Marvel brings back Carnage in “Minimum Carnage”, a Lovecraft edition of “Creepy Comics”, and plenty more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
We’ve pretty much been waiting for Rotworld since the New 52 began – part of me feels the #0 issue month was a way for DC to make sure the The Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover landed during Halloween month. This is the first time Snyder and Lemire are partnering for a big event. It will be interesting to see what characters Snyder and Lemire choose to bring back from the “Swamp Thing” mythos, as the covers already show Deadman and Poison Ivy, which is reminiscent of Alan Moore’s famous Annual issues from back in the day. But I won’t waste your time any longer, just thought I’d leave you a reminder so as not to miss out on the event. It all starts tomorrow, October 3rd. READ MORE
Just when we’re getting to the height of the Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover, DC steps in the way to bring us back to Buddy Baker’s past. It will be interesting to see how Lemire treats Buddy’s origin, and how it helps to develop the current plotline. Lemire’s done nothing but good for the character thus far, and the #0 issue should be a welcomed addition. READ MORE
I’m up in Toronto, Canada, covering Fan Expo Canada all weekend. Earlier today DC held their “All-access panel” for the day featuring Jeff Lemire, Francis Manapul, Yanick Paquette, and others. The crew did not reveal too much about the future of their books, but the “Animal Man” and “Swamp Thing” teases were enough for me. More below. READ MORE
Jeff Lemire is one of the hottest young talents at DC Comics right now, with his incredible work on titles such as “Animal Man”, “Justice League Dark”, and “Frankenstein”. Although he’s a forerunner in the superhero genre, he’s received much praise for his more dramatic works such as “Essex County”, “The Nobody”, and his Vertigo ongoing series, “Sweet Tooth”. Lemire is known for his deeply character driven stories, and his instantly recognizable, uniquely sketchy art style. Lemire is a busy man over at DC Comics, but he somehow finds the time to frequent comic cons, and as a result he’s up built a portfolio of incredible charter sketches. We’ve put together a small collection of Lemire’s illustrations, showcasing horror comic book icons. READ MORE
It’s that time of week again, so get out your bibs and baby chairs and prepare for Comics to Feast On. The amount of killer titles set for release this week is out of control! This is one of the best we’ve seen in a long time, so you may have to spend some extra dough on your trip to the shop. This week, Jeff Lemire starts a new arc on ANIMAL MAN, the 68 trade is finally out, and Willingham launches his new Vertigo book, FAIREST.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our lists for the week somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about, list it in the comments. Read on for the skinny…
It’s no secret that Travel Foreman has played a big role in the success of DC’s newest version of Animal Man. It has been officially announced that Foreman will be leaving the series, to be replaced by Steve Pugh starting at issue #9. Given that it was announced that Foreman will be heading to Birds of Prey, this isn’t much of a shock. How will the affect the series? Will it still be the same beautifully haunting family story? Only time will tell, but it’s nice to see Pugh return to the series after 20 years. Read on for the skinny…
What’s that you say, more Animal Man? You ask for it, you got it! DC announced, oh so sneakily, that a stand alone, oversized, A-Man Annual will be hitting shops (or Ipads) in May. The story will go even deeper into the forces of The Red, The Green and The Rot. Lemire details that this Annual issue is in many ways a prequel to the highly anticipated Swamp Thing with fellow scribe, Scott Snyder. Travel Foreman’s cover (below) is godlike. I think I just filled the cup
A-Man is the hottest title from DC right now, and if you want to be cool, this is your chance. As showcased in issue #7 (seen below), DC has just revealed a brand new T-Shirt designed by none other than Travel Foreman. The sexy ANIMAL MAN: EVOLVE OR DIE T-shirt will be available in late February in some shops or directly through the Graphitti Designs website. READ MORE
DC announced today that Eisner-winning Jeff Lemire will be taking over for Peter Milligan on Justice League Dark starting at issue #9. I know professional journalism is supposed to be unbiased, but we all know it isn’t, and I cannot contain my excitement for this news. I could not think of anyone I would rather crafting this title. Jeff Lemire has been absolutely killing every book he lays his pen to, and now he gets a chance to rework some more major Vertigo icons. Lemire has said that this is his “dream gig at DC”, and given his passion for JLD characters, I have no doubt this will become an even more incredible series. Following his thriving success on Animal Man, Lemire now hopes to do the same with the gang of misfit heroes. Check below for the release details.
UPDATE: It was announced that Peter Milligan will be writing Stormwatch also starting at issue #9, after his leave on JL Dark.
UPDATE 2: Jeff Lemire Will be leaving his post on Franeknstein, and will be replaced by Matt Kindt, another very talented writer.
Why not bring in the New Year with some brand new books on your pull list? Yeah that’s right, venture outside your comfort zone and try something you’ve never tried before. Who knows, you might even like it! This week storms in with the first issue of FERALS, plus the newest issues of ANIMAL MAN, SWAMP THING, and more. Read on for the skinny…
Can you believe it? December is already upon us, which marks the beginning of the end of the year, and of course the holiday season. I’ve been hinting at it for the past few weeks but it has truly arrived in full swing with creepy mall Santa’s and terrible x-mas music. Now, it’s really time to get out those comic wish lists. In the next few weeks I will try to focus on some of the major series that were released over the past year…and stay tuned for out BEST OF THE YEAR features coming soon! This week brings on the newest issues of HELLRAISER, ANIMAL MAN, and the complete collected edition of the Luna brothers’ fantastic horror series GIRLS.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the
crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our lists for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, we present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. Read on for the skinny…
Now that fall is under wraps, all the big events from major publishers have come to a close, and as winter approaches (cringe) it’s only a short time before the next ones hit. Thankfully, for the time being at least, you no longer have to empty your wallets buying the insane amount of tie-ins that come along with events. So before shit hits the fan again, take the time to enjoy some new titles heading your way and to evaluate your pull list. This week brings on the third issues of the acclaimed ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING as well as the BATMAN: NOEL graphic novel. Don’t miss them!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the
crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. Read on for the skinny…
Welcome back to COMICS TO FEAST ON! Everyone can rest easy now that the anticipation of The New 52 has subsided. No more number 1’s, all we can do now is sit back and enjoy the ride as the DCnU carries us forth into a new era. But, enough romanticism, let’s get on to some comics!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. Read on for the skinny…
Last month’s ish of Animal Man was probably the biggest shock of the DC relaunch, and hands down, one of the best new books. Lemire’s talent shines through once again to bring us an exceedingly disturbing tale about Buddy Baker’s life as a superhero that people don’t seem to take seriously. Now that his family is involved in the mess of things, it seems he will have no choice but to revert back to his A-Man uni and give in to the mysterious force known as “The Red”. The first issue was a wonderful introduction to the character, horrifying, and had one of the best cliffhanger endings of the year. Foreman’s distinctive art style only adds to the genius and terror of the book. Lemire and Foreman’s modernized vision of Animal Man is everything we need in contemporary comics. Read on for the skinny…
This week has without question been the toughest week to choose a single book for my staff pick. However, after reading countless blogs, articles, and watching numerous interviews about the New 52 there was one book that stood out above the rest. That book is none other than fellow Canadian Jeff Lemire’s Animal Man. Lemire has received a lot of attention over the past year with his Vertigo ongoing series, Sweet Tooth, and his collected edition of Essex County, nominated for Best Canadian Read. Now, Lemire ventures off into a darker, yet oddly vibrant world to bring back one of the most notorious characters in the DCU. Lemire promises that this is not only a superhero book, but it’s equally a horror story that really dives deep into the abyss of the DC universe. Animal Man is one of the first overtly deemed superhero/horror comics in a long time, and it’s already stolen the hearts of many. Read on for the skinny…
Jeff Lemire is one of the most creative minds in comics today, and this September he resurrects the legendary Animal Man for a brand new ongoing series! As part of the new 52, Lemire kicks things off with a darker, scarier, and bloodier version of Buddy Baker, bound to make you sweat (just look at that cover!). Fans of ‘Sweet Tooth’ and ‘Essex County’ are getting what they’ve always wanted (or maybe it’s just me), a mainstream superhero/horror title from the mind of Lemire. Jeff Lemire brings insane amounts of character depth to the table coupled with on-the-edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger endings. The new Animal Man is one book you gotta read when the reboot hits this fall. We’ve got a sweet preview of the first few pages right here! Read on for the skinny…