Bleeding Cool reports that at the Retailer Roadshow today, DC Comics announced a “Batman And Robin” crossover with “Scooby Doo”. While it may sound ridiculous, it’s awesome and, oddly enough, not the first time this has happened (see below). This will kick off a new “Scooby Doo” comic series that will see members of the Mystery Mobile crossover with a load of other DC characters. READ MORE
Charles Soule is quickly taking over at DC Comics. IGN.com has just announced that the current “Swamp Thing” writer will helm the new “Superman/Wonder Woman” ongoing series that kicks of this October. Over the past year, DC has been building up the power relationship between their two biggest heroes, and we’ll finally see how it all pans out this fall.
“Superman/Wonder Woman” will be written by Charles Soule and drawn by Tony Daniel. READ MORE
In celebration of Superman’s 75th Anniversary and just in time for the release of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the folks at finances online have created a nifty little infographic. The infographic offers an in-depth look at the financial history of the character and offers quite a few fun facts. Take a look below and get stoked for this Friday when Man of Steel his theatres. READ MORE
With the release of Man of Steel in theaters this week, it’s a perfect time to look back at what I believe is one of the best Superman tales ever told. Before the New 52, the biggest event that happened to DC Comics was “The Death of Superman”. In the greatest superhero horror story ever told, the hero slugged it out with a monster not unlike those from classic horror flicks. READ MORE
DC Entertainment unveiled some new digital initiatives today called DC2 and DC2 Multiverse (to be read as DC squared) at the opening of Time Warner’s “The Future of Storytelling” exhibition in New York. The move brings DC comics to life (in some regard). Digital comic panels within the initiative will feature some motion as you swipe through the comic. Think of it as a not-so-static comic, but not quite a motion comic. The technology is expected to launch along with the release of Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case’s “Batman ’66″, based on the classic Batman television show. READ MORE
According to redditor Dave_Vai, “Lock & Key” partners Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will be taking over an established character for either Marvel or DC this year. While nothing has been announced officially, the redditor says he had the opportunity to speak with Hill in Scotland yesterday. Dave_Vai asked Hill what his plans were and the writer mentioned that him and Rodriguez would be working on a big 2 character, but was not at liberty to say which one. Hill did however say, they will “either have superpowers or are well trained and have gadgits”. Do you have any thoughts/hopes for which character the Hill/Rodriguez team will be taking over? READ MORE
Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have big plans in store to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their most beloved hero, Superman. For the milestone birthday, the companies will be celebrating throughout the year. Their first plan of action is unveiling the Superman 75th anniversary logo as well as an animated short tribute to the character. This is obviously timed perfectly with the release of Zack Snyder’s upcoming film, Man of Steel, in theaters June 14th, as well as Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s new comic series, “Superman Unchained”, which drops on June 12th. See all the details below. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool reports that a new title will be launching out of DC’s Villain Month called “Forever Evil”. The book is set for a weekly release throughout September. It was also reported that the series will be drawn by DC veteran, David Finch. As of right now, there is no word on who will be penning the series, but you can bet with Finch on as artist, it will be another big name. READ MORE
Thanks to all who participated in this one. There were a lot of good zingers, most of you going for menstrual cycle jokes. The winner for this round is CoreyJ. Congrats, you win volumes 1 and 2 of Vertigo’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Please DM me with your address. To see his winning one-liner hit the jump. Make sure you stay tuned for more contests coming up soon! READ MORE
DC recently released the list of final issues coming out in August, which included all the titles mentioned in the headline. Both “Demon Knights” and “Dial H” have been sleeper hits, and it’s a sad to see them heading for the can considering they are far better than a lot of other current DC books. As for the other two, I didn’t even know they were in publication, which should tell you something about their popularity. READ MORE
Scott Snyder’s “American Vampire” has been on hiatus for the past couple of months, but Vertigo has some special plans for the book this summer. HeroComplex reports that Vertigo is planning to release “American Vampire Anthology” this August. The 80-page comic will feature eigth stories from DC all stars, including Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Francesco Francavilla, Declan Shalvey, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon and more. The anthology follows up the release of the “American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell” one-shot issue from Snyder and Albuquerque in June. READ MORE
Free Comic Book Day is an annual event that takes place on the first saturday of May. Participating comic shops (which is the vast majority) give away a set grouping of comic books absolutely free. There is no catch. Whether you’ve been reading comics since you were in diapers, or you’ve never picked one up in your life, I urge you to head on down to your local shop and read some comics. These books are specially produced by each publisher, specifically for FCBD. They are written and illustrated by some of the best in the business. Check out a word from Hugh Jackman below. READ MORE
DC is planning for “Villain’s Month” in September, where your favorite baddies will be taking over some of the most popular titles. Basically, the DC New 52 books are changing their titles to reflect the name of the bvillain who stars in that issue. Bleeding Cool reports that the villains so far include The Riddler, The Ventriloquist, The Prankster, and Black Manta. See all the details below and prepare for the reign of villains. READ MORE
In case you didn’t know, Denise Mina, Leonardo Manco, and Andrea Mutti have been adapting Stieg Larsson’s hit novel “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” through Vertigo. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Volume 2″ is set for release on May 1st and we’ve got a bangin’ caption contest. The winner will receive volumes 1 and 2 of Vertigo’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. READ MORE
Some keener out there took the time to splice all the cut scenes together from NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros’s latest videogame “Injustice: Gods Among Us”, featuring all your favorite heroes and villains from the DC Universe. The movie, which you can watch below, spans a total of 1 hour and 47 minutes. If you can deal with the mediocre graphics and the voice acting, it’s actually a pretty good story to jump into. READ MORE
The new official trailer for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Man of Steel has hit the web. If you’ve been doubting this project, just watch this trailer and eat your heart out.
From Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel”, starring Henry Cavill, directed by Zach Snyder. The film also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Henry Lennix, Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne.
In theaters June 14th. READ MORE
The 2013 Eisner Award nominees have been announced, and there are loads of interesting nominations this year. Fantagraphics pulls in big this year with a total of 24 nominations. DC Comics on the other hand only has 2 this year. I big hand goes to Chris Ware who received five nominations for “Building Stories”, one of the most innovative books of the year. Matt Fraction’s “Hawkeye” pulled in big numbers for Marvel, as well as Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ “Fatale”, both getting five nominations as well.
You can see the full list of nominations below. READ MORE
Back better than ever, Swamp Thing Volume 2: Family Tree, is an incredibly fantastic read that no horror fan should miss. Each page is a knockout in storytelling, and the artwork is some of the very best in comics today. Although this is the second volume in Scott Snyder’s run, this is still a solid entry point for new readers to jump on board and learn what the fuss is all about. READ MORE
DC just released a first look at their upcoming Justice League crossover event, Trinity War, that will unite “Justice League Dark”, “Justice League of America”, and “Justice League”. The event is written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire, marking the first time the two have collaborated as writers. The event will see the death of a hero, which ignites “a violent war among the Justice Leagues! It’s League vs. League vs. League as an impending darkness approaches the DC Universe.” Check out the first look and solicitations below. READ MORE
The NY Post just ran an article showcasing the WTF cover for “Batman And Red Robin” #19, and the gatefold reveals that perhaps we are already getting a new Robin. Or an old Robin, depending on how you look at it. Carrie Kelley, who some of you might remember from Frank Miller’s “Dark Knight” is back in action beside the big bad Batman. Although DC says it may not be exactly what we expect. READ MORE
Charles Soule is best known for his creator-owned Image series “27″, but now he’s jumping headlong into DC Comics’ Swamp Thing as he fills the void left by Scott Snyder. Given the long list of incredibly writers who have worked on “Swamp Thing” prior to Soule, he’s got big shoes to fill, but he’s more than up to the challenge.
Joined by artist KANO, Soule is only just beginning his journey into the murky waters of the swamp. The Brooklyn-based writer sat down with Bloody-disgusting to discuss his take on the Swamp Thing mythology, his plans to dive into body horror, and his love for the rich history of the character. READ MORE
Geoff Johns recently tweeted an image of Zatanna’s new costume design, as she will be jumping into the pages of “Justice League” for issue #22. It seems they are finally going with a less scantily clad look by giving her some long boots and some nice fish net stockings. But, there’s no top hat. READ MORE
We recently announced the coming of Boom! Studios new comic series from Clive Barker, intended to be called New Genesis (article here). Apparently this knotted the panties of the folks at DC because New Genesis is the name of the planet of the New Gods in the DCU. However, it’s important to note that the term “New Genesis” has apparently not been trademarked, says Bleeding Cool.
What will the series name be now? Your guess is as good as ours. READ MORE