DC Comics kicked off a new digital first anthology series earlier this month, based on the hit TV series “The Vampire Diaries”. Each issue features a different creative team, offering them the chance to explore the vampire universe and characters created in the show. The second issue of the series is scheduled for release next Wednesday, February 5 2014, and we’ve got the exclusive preview. Check it below. READ MORE
That hideous Jonah Hex continues his romp in the modern DC Universe next week with “All-Star Western” #27. This is a pretty insane chapter in Hex’s life and it’s clear that all creators involved are having an absolute blast doing it. I mean, who doesn’t want to see the Jonah Hex confront the Man of Steel? Check out our exclusive preview below. READ MORE
Jeff Lemire recently announced his plans to close the family drama/superhero horror tale that is “Animal Man” this March. Since its New 52 launch “Animal Man” has been a Bloody-disgusting favorite and we are sad to see such a quality book come to an end. The final arc begins this Wednesday with issue #27 as Buddy Baker tries to protect his daughter and destroy Brother Blood with his newfound powers. We’ve got the exclusive preview of “Animal Man” #27 below. READ MORE
Whether you’re a fan or a creator, your vote counts for the annual Ghastly Awards that honor excellence in horror comics. If you haven’t check out the list of nominees yet, get on it because as Paul Tobin, whose “Colder” series is nominated, said on Twitter, “The @Ghastlyawards are a treasure trove of things you should read, incidentally. Look at it like a reading list when you want something new.”
The DCU relaunch of “Constantine” reaches its 10th issue next week. John Constantine was at a high until Blight arrived on scene during “Forever Evil”, and now he tries to rally up his strange friends once again. Unfortunately The Spectre stands in his path, as ever seems to be the case. I know many of you were choked by the change from Vertigo to DC, but Ray Fawkes manages to capture the essence of Constantine and all his troubles despite the move. Check out our exclusive preview below. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool just put out the list for the top 10 best selling comics of 2013 (in comic shops), which they believe will be confirmed by Diamond Comic Distributors. It’s interesting to note that other than the top selling book, “The Walking Dead” #115, the rest of the list is made up of Marvel and DC titles that cost $3.99 or more. We will confirm the list once Diamond releases their official numbers. READ MORE
Another year gone by, another mound of comic book goodness to sift through. I did a quick count of a random month (June 2013) of the five major comic book publishers (Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics and Marvel) and they combined to put out a whopping 306 books! That’s a lot of story out there.
There were tons of great series that debuted, died, re-numbered, and some superb miniseries that hopefully come back for more. I felt there were strong attempts to move focus onto more female characters this year from various publishers. It was great and refreshing to see but the resulting short-lived (and loved) series flared and sadly faded.
Here’s what I thought was a fantastic read worth looking up in case you missed it the first time broken down into mini-series and on-going ones. I also focus on mostly non-horror books because they deserve some attention too. Thanks, 2013. I can’t wait to see what crazy goodness comes out in 2014. READ MORE
December has just about reached completion, which means it’s time to take a look back at the best this year had to offer in comic book cover art. If there was ever an industry where judging a book by its cover was considered perfectly acceptable and often times encouraged, it’s most definitely this one (though still unfortunate). After meticulously perusing through an obscene amount of solicitations, from a multitude of publishing companies, over these past 12 months, I’ve managed to compile my Top 10 List of the Best Comic Book Covers of 2013. What are yours? READ MORE
Top ten lists are always a challenge, not only deciding which books grace the list, but also where in the list the book belongs. This list is purely my favourite series’ of this past year. Some started new, others continued on from 2012. Whether you agree or not is your call, but there are no ifs, ands, or buts that 2013 was an epic year for the comic industry. READ MORE
I doubt anyone would have guessed that Jeff Lemire’s “Animal Man” would have lasted this long upon launching over two years ago. It has consistently been one of the best horror titles from the New 52, but, sadly, his run will come to a close early next year. Lemire announced on his blog that the series will end with “Animal Man” #29. READ MORE
Earlier today, Scott Snyder revealed some teaser art via Twitter for “Batman Eternal”, a weekly series that he will be showrunning in the New Year.
The artwork by Jason Fabok shows plenty of characters that will crop up throughout the new series, and DC also says it is full of hints and Easter eggs if you can spot them. For more info on “Batman Eternal”, tune into this week’s episode of DC All Access, featuring a revealing chat with Batnab group editor Mike Marts.
Happy Batsgiving! READ MORE
Last year, Guillermo del Toro revealed that he was working on a “Justice League Dark” film project that sees Deadman, Etrigan, Swamp Thing, and Constantine working together. While the project is still very much in the initial stages of development, and is by no means a guarantee, del Toro told Italian film site Cinefilos, that the movie will connect to Warner Bros. existing live-action universe, and their plans for for DC Comics properties. He mentions that DC has plans to bring other properties to both the big and small screens in the coming years. Check the video interview below. READ MORE
Neil Gaiman fans were treated to his long awaited return to The Sandman in October with “Sandman Overture” #1, which received glowing critical reception. Initially, the book was scheduled to have a new issue released every two months, with a special edition of the previous month’s issue coming out in between those months.
Unfortunately, those expecting another instalment before the New Year will be disappointed as “Sandman Overture” #2 has been delayed until February. Yikes. Who is going to fill my dreams now? READ MORE
There’s no denying that Scott Snyder is one of the best writers in comics today. He’s able to take classic heroes, and rejuvenate them with fresh twists and turns, and such is exactly what a character like Swamp Thing needs. With “Rotworld”, Snyder helped to define exactly what DC’s Dark Universe is all about. Although Snyder departed from “Swamp Thing” earlier this year, his run was nothing short of epic, expanding the mythology of the character an paving the way for Charles Soule’s current work. Hitting shops on November 13th, is “Swamp Thing Vol. 3: Rotworld: The Green Kingdom”. Take a look at your exclusive preview below. READ MORE
ComiXology is having yet another sweet sale today through November 12th, 2013. You can snag any of the volume one DC New 52 Bat-books for $3.99 each. That’s like less than a dollar per issue, it doesn’t get much better than that. If you haven’t read Scott Snyder’s “Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls”, this is your chance.
A triumph of ambitious storytelling and majestic artwork, “The Sandman: Overture” #1 is required reading for comic book fans everywhere. The illustrations are something from another world as each panel captures the rhythm of such poetic writing. For its 25th anniversary, the critically acclaimed “Sandman” series is back with a vengeance, twisting reader’s expectations about what comics should be. Gaiman and Williams III are a dream team. READ MORE
Heyo, we’re back with another Bloody-Disgusting Comics “Question of the Week”! It’s simple. Yours truly asks the Comics staff a question, and they give their oh-so-insightful answers. We expect to hear your thoughts as well in the comments section, faithful readers.
This week’s question: Are we really in the “digital age” of comics? READ MORE
With the return of the Dreaming in “The Sandman: Overture,” this is a great opportunity to look back at how this critically acclaimed series took the comic book industry by storm. Integrating horror, dark fantasy, and all sorts of mythology, each unique tale of the Lord of Dreams defied reader’s expectations about what a comic should be. Since its arrival in 1989, “The Sandman” series became a masterpiece, ranking up there with classics like Alan Moore’s “The Watchmen” and Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns. So let’s take a nostalgic trip into the dream world before “Overture” hits shops tomorrow. READ MORE
The wait is finally over, and it only took 20 years. Marvel announced over the weekend that they will be re-printing the classic “Miracleman” series (also known as Marvelman), which has gone through a complicated history of legal ownership. Although the press release has no mention of Alan Moore, they do take a little stab at “Watchmen”, and we know they will be reprinting the run in its entirety, starting with the Warrior Magazine stuff.
Marvel also announced that Neil Gaiman, along with Mark Buckingham, will be delivering all-new issues. Get pumped, this is going to be big. READ MORE
DC kicks off the NYCC announcements with news that they are launching a new weekly Batman series next spring, “Batman Eternal”. The series will be headed by Scott Snyder with some help from writers James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley, and artist Jason Fabok. DC is hoping that the series will offer readers more incite into the large world of Gotham, as well as allow creators to explore any part of the city they like.
In other Batman news, next year’s “Detective Comics” #27 will be a 104-page anniversary issue, paying tribute to the original “Detective Comics” #27, which marked Batman debut in 1939. READ MORE
Oh, how I miss this series. From the start of DC’s New 52, Joshua Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino’s “I, Vampire” bled with furious creativity and a passion for vampire folklore. Fialkov’s love for the undead blood-suckers was ripe from the first issue, and it seems DC allowed him free reign to do whatever he wanted with the title. Unfortunately, the book never found the audience it deserved. Alas, it is no more. Nonetheless, DC is releasing Volume 3 this week and we’ve got the exclusive preview below. READ MORE