Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire, known for their work on “Justice League” together, are together again for a new DC book. CBR News got the scoop yesterday that the team will deliver an ongoing series, “Justice League 3000″, telling the tale of future versions of the DCU’s most infamous heroes. The book will feature versions of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash as redesigned by artist Howard Porter, presumably taking the heroes to the year 3000. READ MORE
There’s more editorial troubles from DC Comics this week as Rich Johnston at Bleeding Cool reports that Joshua Hale Fialkov has already called the quits on both of the Green Lantern books he was set to be writing, “Green Lantern Corps” and “Red Lanterns”. They have also confirmed that Andy Diggle has walked away from “Action Comics”. 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
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
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.
As Lonmonster said below, we’ve been told a million times not to judge a book by its cover. Well, I disagree too; how else are you supposed to be introduced to books with mainly illustrations? The cover art of a print novel doesn’t always matter, because what’s inside is all writing; you’re not directed through the story by images. The cover art of a comic, however, is essentially its central image. The first impression, if you will. The cover is what first draws you in, and it all depends on who you are and what you like. It’s up to the inside to entice you to stay awhile, but that’s another article entirely. Compiled below are some of the most badass covers of 2011.
Whether they were gory, classic, funny, eccentric, or all of the above, there have been some great comics released this year. All of the titles presented above did have cool covers, but in the end, the comics inside are what won our hearts. Don’t judge a book by its cover – judge the cover and the book.
This week marks the second coming of DC’s New 52! Last week the anticipation finally ended and we can rest assured knowing that there are great comics coming out of the initially mixed-emotion reboot. Highlights from last week’s crop were Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Detective Comics, Action Comics, and Batwing. These bad boys are already selling out all over the world, even showing up on ebay going for more than a strand of Alex Trebek’s long lost moustache. It couldn’t be a better time to be a comic enthusiast.
Obviously there are loads of other comics coming out this week from other publishers, but in honor of such a milestone event, most of the books in this week’s COMICS TO FEAST ON are from DC’s New 52 lineup. Now I know you won’t be buying all 52 new series so let us know which books you can’t wait for!
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 focus on every major comic hitting the shelves I’ll narrow it down to ten books that stand out from the rest. 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…
Green Lantern has been an unstoppable force in the DC Universe over the past few years, and it’s all thanks to one man, Geoff Johns. Although Batman would likely win in a popularity contest, it’s undeniable that Green Lantern has progressed leaps and bounds to become one of the most recognizable super heroes in comics today. The War of the Green Lanterns arc began as somewhat of a disappointment to GL fans, failing to live up to the standards of Blackest Night (which I will get to shortly) and Brightest Day. However, last month’s issue ended with such a twist, even M. Night Shyamalan would be proud. This issue not only concludes the arc, but also marks the final chapters of Green Lantern before the big reboot. Geoff Johns will undoubtedly be pulling out all the stops for this one, and at such a milestone for Hal Jordan, how could you pass this up? Read on for the skinny…
I know that I’m a bit late on the review front for Green Lantern and I’m sure most of you reading this have already read several reviews declaring how abysmal the Green Lantern film is. Now, I’m not here to tell you it’s a great film that truly captures the essence of Oa and the character of Hal Jordan, most simply because that would be a lie. Although the storyline is riddled with problems, Blake Lively’s acting is absolutely brutal, and many characters are underused, the film still manages to entertain despite the obvious problems. It’s clear that we are now living in the age of 3D and CGI films, and it’s even clearer that those were the focal point of this film. Green Lantern may not be a masterfully written screenplay, but it sure as hell is enjoyable to watch. Read on for the skinny…
Screw character rebirths, let’s reboot the entire universe! No characters are safe, no series will continue, run for the hills, this is an all out massacre of the entire DC catalog! As I’m sure you know, DC Comics has recently announced that, after the summer, all of their series will come to a close of some sort or another. DC plans to relaunch 52 brand spankin’ new books from issue #1, offering a crap-load of fresh story lines, new origins for some, and hundreds of modern costumes. Though our beloved heroes and events will lose much of their historic values, this DCU reboot probably isn’t a bad thing at all.
Earlier this week the comic industry was shaken by the announcement that DC Comics would be “relaunching” 52 of their most popular titles this September. This move, which will leave some plot lines and characters nonexistent, some situations reversed, and fans everywhere in a predictably month long stupor before they can regain their collective sanity, has left the entire industry polarized on the subject (Stay tuned later this week for our thoughts here at Graphic Content). However, besides the initial announcement, very little detail has been given on how this will affect some of the publisher’s key franchises. At least some of those fears can be quelled/fueled today as DC has released solicits for all of their “GREEN LANTERN” relaunches, which can be found below…
GREEN LANTERN #1
“Geoff Johns has been charting the adventures of Hal Jordan and the GREEN LANTERN Corps since GREEN LANTERN: Rebirth, collaborating with such major artists as Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke, Prentis Rollins, Marlo Alquiza and Mick Gray.
This fall, Johns reunites with artists Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, as the series begins anew with GREEN LANTERN #1 with cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Together they will continue to thrill readers and expand the Green Lantern mythos.
Change is coming. But set aside your fear. It’ll be worth the wait.”
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
“When deadly conflicts emerge across the universe, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and an elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 will be written by Peter J. Tomasi with art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna. The cover to #1 is by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy.”
GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1
“Who are The New Guardians?
The power of Rage, Avarice, Fear, Will, Hope, Compassion and Love combine to be the most powerful (and colorful) team in the corps under the leadership of Kyle Rayner. Beware their power . . . and their volatility!
GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1 will be written by Tony Bedard and illustrated with cover by Tyler Kirkham and Batt.”
RED LANTERNS #1
“Going solo. Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps return in their own series, battling against injustice in the most bloody ways imaginable. This Lantern Corps takes no prisoners, they are judge, jury and executioners!
RED LANTERNS #1 will be written by Peter Milligan with art and cover by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.”
The DC Universe Relaunch Begins This September! READ MORE
It’s that time of the week again! Welcome to the weekly previews for May 25th, 2011 here at Bloody-Disgusting.com! The truth is everyone would read all the books if they had the time and money, but in reality most of us don’t. Here you will find a little taste of some major comics being released each week, my take on them, and, as always, feels free to discuss below. Whether you have been into comics since you were a little one, or are new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books are for you. I’ve picked out some comics I feel will stand out in the coming week and listed them under their respective publisher, with over a dozen previews of some of your favorite books including “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN”, “FEAR ITSELF”, “FLASHPOINT: KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE”, “WITCHFINDER: LOST AND GONE FOREVER”, and MORE! Read on for the skinny…
Welcome to the weekly previews for May 25th, 2011 here at Bloody-Disgusting.com! The truth is everyone would read all the books if they had the time and money, but in reality most of us don’t. Here you will find a little taste of some major comics being released each week, my take on them, and, as always, feels free to discuss below. Whether you have been into comics since you were a little one, or are new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books are for you. I’ve picked out some comics I feel will stand out in the coming week and listed them under their respective publisher, with over a dozen previews of some of your favorite books such as “GODZILLA”, “HELLRAISER”, “BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS”, “THE INCREDIBLE HULKS”, and MORE! Read on for the skinny…