Last month, writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino were tasked with trying to mold Green Arrow into something worth the paper it was printed on. To say that the book has been sub-par since the New 52 re-launch is an understatement, as its been plagued with countless creative changes and was a shining example of a book that wasn’t working.
For their first issue, Lemire and Sorrentino simply swept everything that had come before under the rug and started the book with a clean slate. The first issue showed a lot of promise and gave reader’s hope that something could be done to help bail out the sinking ship that “Green Arrow” had become. Now with issue #18 we’re starting to get ease into the deep end of the run where Lemire and Sorrentino will either sink or swim on the strength of their work. 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
I usually try to bite my tongue when it comes to stuff like this, but the DC “WTF Certified” label was dumb gimmick, and it seems DC has become aware of this. DC Comics has apparently decided to pull back the “WTF Certified” cover promotion. Though we don’t know how much they are pulling back.
Newsarama reported that Dan DiDio told people at the ComicsPRO annual meeting that the “WTF Certified” logo won’t appear on any comics in April, “because we don’t need it.” READ MORE
Guillermo del Toro continues to chat up his foray into the DC Dark Universe. In a recent interview with Total Film he told the site that pre-production continues to move along, stating, “I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens.” See a few more quotes below. READ MORE
Peter Milligan continues “Wrath Of The First Lantern” in the rage-filled pages of Red Lanterns next week. With all the creative-team changes recently announced for the GL titles, it’s inevitable that something big will be going down in the Lantern Universe in the next couple of months.
“Red Lanterns” #17 drops on February 27th, 2013 from DC Comics. 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
Last week we reported that DC was making full on creator changes to their Green Lantern lineup. While some of you speculated as to who you wanted behind Hal and the gang, it seems like I got my wish as Joshua Hale Fialkov (“I, Vampire) will be writing “Green Lantern Corps” and “Red Lanterns”. For the full list of titles and new creative teams, just hit the jump. READ MORE
Truly, the end of an era, as Vertigo’s longest running title comes to an end with issue #300. Thanks for all the good times, Mr. Constantine. See you in the DCU! READ MORE
Despite all the debate over John Constantine’s switch into the DC Universe, it’s happening. DC Comics just released the first preview of the new series, Constantine, written by Robert Venditti with art from Renato Guedes. Check out all the details below and the 5-page preview, courtesy of DC’s blog. READ MORE
Not only is Geoff Johns taking his leave from the main title in May, but DC also announced to that Peter Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin, Tony Bedard, and Peter Milligan would be leaving their respective Green Lantern titles as well. With everyone leaving the GL family, it begs the question, who should take over?
Johns’ take on the series spanned across the universe, and gathered in members of various lantern tribes to create a true space epic. He strayed from the humanity aspect of it, focusing on the notion of comic heroes as mythology. But is there the direction Green Lantern should continue striving toward, or do you want something new? READ MORE
Geoff Johns’ run on Green Lantern began with the “Rebirth” series back in 2004. I hold that book in high regard because it’s the series that really got me into comic books. Geoff Johns has brought passion, novelty, and love to the Green Lantern universe from day one, and it’s strange that he will no longer be the one behind Hal Jordan and the gang.
Earlier today, DC Comics’ official blog, posted the below essay from Geoff Johns about the conclusion to his epic run. Thanks for everything Geoff! In brightest day… READ MORE
Inventive as a murder mystery story and unique as a horror story, The New Deadwardians is a downright enthralling reading and an alluring visual experience. Delivering one of the most unique vampire/zombie stories of the decade, horror fans will undoubtedly appreciate Dan Abnett’s genre sensibilities. This is a fresh take on the living dead, which will make readers rethink what they already know about the undead and bloodsuckers. READ MORE
These sweet Valentine’s Day cards make for some sweet collectors items, the Young Romance DC New 52 Valentine’s Day Special in print this week. Check them all out below! READ MORE
NetherRealm studios the masterminds behind Mortal Kombat are hard at work on their next game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Straying a bit out of the normal, the game features a very in depth story filled with characters from the DC Comic Universe. It looks as if the game will do what the newest Mortal Kombat did engaging you in a story while sporadically throwing you into Mortal Kombat style one on one (maybe more?) fights. Check out the heart pounding ‘The Line’ trailer below.
Look out for the games release April 19th on the Playstation 3, WiiU, and Xbox 360. Also, was that Bruce Willis in that trailer?
The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the Winners of the 2012 Ghastly Awards. Nominees were chosen from entries nominated by their professional peers: Comic Book Artists, Writers, and Publishers. Winners were chosen by the Ghastly Awards Judges, Comic Book Creators and the Fans. The Ghastly Judicial Panel congratulates all 2012 Winners and Nominees. It is an honor to be recognized by your fellow professionals for such outstanding work in horror comics. Hit the jump for the full list of winners. READ MORE
We all know it’s only a matter of time before Joe Hill’s Locke & Key comes to an end, and the author took to tumblr to speak about his upcoming projects. Hill responded to a user comment stating he is working on a 5-issue series called WRA1TH with artist Charles Wilson III, which will work as an intro to his upcoming novel, “NOS4A2″ (these are license plate numbers).
On top of that Hill also noted he plans to do more work with Gabriel Rodriguez, as well as something coming up with Marvel or DC, though he did not specify. See his full answer below. READ MORE
The first DC WTF Certified cover was revealed last night by Jim Starlin. He posted the full gatefold for Stormwatch #19 on his Facebook page and listed all the characters, “From the upper left hand corner and going clockwise, shown on the cover is Hellstrike, the Forecaster, Midnighter, the Engineer, Apollo, Jenny Soul, the Weird and Storm Control.” Looks like big changes are coming to the team under Starlin’s guidance.
He also posted the cover for issue #20, both of which you can check below. 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
We’ve known about “The Unwritten” and “Fables” crossover for a while, but this morning the first preview image was released. Below you can check out the Peter Gross and Mark Buckingham illustration promo for the event. The image shows the meeting Tommy Taylor and Bigby Wolf. READ MORE
Thanks to the great comic book heroes blog for digging this ruby up. A Deadman story written by Teddy Kristiansen and written by Neil Gaiman. Read the full short comic below. READ MORE
We knew this would happen sooner or later, though since the first trade paperback was a bestseller, we were hoping DC would hold of on cancelations for at least another year. Josh Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino’s I, Vampire ends with issue #19. READ MORE
This is it, the final issue of Frankenstein, Agent Of S.H.A.D.E. I maintain that this is one of the unsung heroes of the New 52, constantly loaded with oddball sci-fi, great monster designs, and non-stop Franky action. Matt Kindt brings it all to a close with issue #16 and you can bet he’s going out with style. Check out the exclusive preview for “Frankenstein, Agent Of S.H.A.D.E.” #16, which hits stores on January 16th, 2013. READ MORE