DC and Scott Snyder teased at ECCC that his next “Batman” storyline would be his biggest and most ambitious yet, and The Associated Press reports that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s next major “Batman” will bring us back to Bruce’s early days for “Zero Year”. READ MORE
Comic Book Resources got the scoop from DC Comics over the weekend about how the “Batman and Robin” title would continue now that Robin is no longer. The series is being retitled “Batman And…” and it will still be written by Peter Tomasi. The series wil welcome a new member of the Bat-family each month to help Bruce through this tough time. For the list of upcoming “Batman and…” issues, hit the jump. READ MORE
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
If you haven’t already picked up or read Batman Inc #8, don’t read this (even though it’s probably already been spoiled for you by other news sites I won’t name). If you have, you know the tragic news already, and I’m sure you have your opinions on it (feel free to sound off in the comments). The March solicitation covers for the family of Bat books show each of the characters mourning in their own way. READ MORE
Greg Pak is known for his big godly stories and nitty gritty character work, and he’s teaming up with Jae Lee to revive the original Batman/Superman team up with DC Comics as an ongoing series. Their book will examine the first encounter between the two iconic DC legends (as seen in the new 52). Take a look at Jae Lee’s gorgeous artwork below. READ MORE
With love in the air on Valentine’s Day, this list explores romantic love that turns out to be train wreck. What happens when forbidden romance turns into tragedy? Or when love at first sight doesn’t turn out the way you expected? Sometimes, emotions turn to obsession and the romance doesn’t end with a satisfying ending. Below are our top love stories gone wrong in comics. READ MORE
Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed that the Dark Knight will be returning in as-of-yet unnamed entry in the Batman Arkham series, which will release sometime later this year. John Martin, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at Warner confirmed the news in a recent investor call, saying “We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise.”
What makes this news a little more interesting is a report from VG247 that says Rocksteady, the developer behind Arkham Asylum and its sequel, won’t be returning for the latest installment. What will it be? Batman: Arkham World? Perhaps the inmates of Arkham City are looking for total world domination, so Batman and Robin/Nightwing — because this better be a co-op game — have to team up to stop them? I have no idea. What would you like to see in the Caped Crusader’s next adventure?
Greg Capullo’s notorious faceless joker covers from recent issues of “Batman” have been animated and posted online. They show Joker playing around with his gross face that was recently cut off by Dollmaker. Also included in the bunch is an animation from Patrick Gleason’s “Batman & Robin” #15. READ MORE
This April, DC Comics plans to add a bit more WTF to their titles. For the month of April, DC books will all have a “WTF Certified” cover scheme. This means that the New 52 titles will feature big and sweet gatefold covers, with the hidden right half revealing some surprising images.
The full concept of the scheme was revealed today with the full cover for “Detective Comics” #900, a special issue by John Layman and Jason Fabok that features an army of Manbats and the tagline “What Is The 900?” Check it below. READ MORE
The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 hits shops and online stores on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download today, January 29th. Below you can check out a final clip from the adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman book. The clip shows Batman final showdown with Joker in the infamous tunnel of love. READ MORE
I’ve been lucky enough to be exposed to all sorts of new and different books in 2012. I concede that my list has more super than horror but who knows what will be on here in 2013? Now that I look at my list, I still see quite a bit of the darker, murkier side of some of what mainstream comics offered. I have a mix of monthly, mini-series, and collections on this list. If you try something new in 2013, I hope it’s one of these great series. My top 12 of 2012 list is in no particular order because they’re all winners. Enjoy and Happy 2013! 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
DC Comic announced today that on Batman issue #18, readers will be treated to guest art from Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope, with Capullo returning as regular artist at issue #19. But, perhaps more interesting is the inclusion in the solicitation that long-time Marvel artist, Alex Maleev, will be drawing the backup story, as written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. I was actually wondering what Maleev’s next interior work would be just the other day. This is Maleev’s first DC book in over a decade. Check out the “Batman” #18 solicitation below. READ MORE
Batman duking it out with Judge Dredd – can you imagine a more badass fight? The Batman Vs. Judge Dredd crossovers were first published in the early 90s and continued through to ’98 with several storylines. 2000 AD and DC Comics partner once again to republish these epic stories in the “Batman Judge Dredd Collection,” featuring some of the hottest talents in comics. Check out all the details after the break. READ MORE
It’s not all sunshine and gumdrops being a comic character. Sometimes – actually, quite often – characters meet a gruesome, brutal fate. And that’s what we’re here to celebrate, because we are horrible, morbid, immoral people who delight in the suffering and agony of fictional characters. Comics have a history of violent deaths, but sometimes they are forgotten, left lying in the gutters. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the most brutal deaths in comics. It goes without saying, this is NSFW. READ MORE
Along with witches and vampires, zombies remain a solid, go-to Halloween costume choice for those not quite sure what costume to pick. As a result, Halloweens tend to be overpopulated with the walking dead. This isn’t a bad thing, necessarily. There are nearly as many different zombie costumes out there as there are regular ones.
Here, we’ve listed just ten of the zombies you might meet this Halloween. READ MORE
With the launch of the Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover event “Rotworld”, and the excitement building over 30 Days of Night/Criminal Macabre crossover, here’s a chance to look at some of the best, and most ridiculous, horror comic crossovers. Great crossovers should never feel cheesy, nor should they feel forced. But who doesn’t want to see Batman fighting Predator to the death? What follows is a list of ten killer horror comic crossovers. READ MORE
Comic Book Resources got an exclusive look at the Die Cut Covers for the upcoming “Death of the Family” event that will be taking over the pages of all the currently running Bat-books. The Joker die cut is creepy as hell, but thinking about it, so are the others. Below you can check out the official cover, as well as two New York Comic Con exclusive die cut covers for “Batman” #13, including Joker wearing Bat Mask. READ MORE
Thank Bleeding Cool for this one. The site scanned a nice copy of the upcoming “Death of the Family” crossover from DC Comics, which ushers in the much anticipated return of Joker to the New 52. The crossover begins next week and you’ll likely see this checklist in every DC book released, but why not take a look.
Apparently Scott Snyder is henceforth to be referred to as “Scott Synder”. Check it after the jump. READ MORE
Warner Bros. released a new clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, in which Batman pounces on a petty criminal. The highly anticipated adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic book is set to premiere today, Thursday September 20th in New York City (it’s already sold out, sorry folks). Check the clip down under. READ MORE
The hype around the New 52 Joker is running wild, as we anxiously wait for #0 month to come to an end. DC just revealed the variant cover for “Batman” #13 which shows the Joker and a big balloon surrounded by a group of people who look like they’ve been hit with Joker’s laughing toxin. Check it! READ MORE
As we get closer October, comic publishers will be releasing more horror titles to keep you little freaks satisfied before the Halloween season. This week looks to be the tip of that iceberg with John Arcudi’s The Creep #1, the collected edition of Steve Niles’ Criminal Macabre: The Iron Spirit, issue #3 of Hoax Hunters, 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