A clever apocalyptic thriller, “The Wake” #6 continues to be a terrifying and visually breathtaking read. Each page keeps the reader’s attention sustained in endless mystery and suspense. The second half of an epic tale, the story unfolds in a vibrant twist. READ MORE
Reflecting on 2013, it’s clear that we we are living in a new golden age of comics. Not only is the sheer amount of books being published overwhelming, but the quality has reached new heights. Regardless of genre, creators continue to explore the medium in new, innovative ways, and I wonder if 2013 is only the start of something much bigger.
Due to the amount of worthy titles being put out on a regular basis, narrowing my selection down to ten was nearly an exercise in futility. I finally put my list together and what you find is a melting pot of comic book culture, covering everything from the Big Two to indie publishers to webcomics. 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
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.
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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
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
Highly recommended to horror fans, “American Vampire Anthology” #1 is a fantastic collection of eight well-crafted stories from some of the best creators in comics today. Each short story is a perfect sample of top-notch storytelling and awe-inspiring artwork. Each tales draws the reader into the dark and violent mythology of the “American Vampire” series. READ MORE
Comic books are notoriously difficult to make scary. They don’t have the advantage of sound to build atmosphere, and there is no possibility of jump-scares. Creators must rely on storytelling, mood, and still images alone. It takes a talented team to create a horror comic book that gets inside your head, and stays long after reading. As Bloody-Disgusting continues to highlight the very best that the horror genre has to offer, the staff put together a look a list of the comics that we feel will truly terrify readers. READ MORE
At the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures joint panel, the film giants discussed a number of upcoming projects. But undoubtedly what made the biggest splash was Warner’s announcement of “Superman/Batman,” a live-action film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill and a Batman (actor unknown). There’s been a lot questions from fans over the past few months, asking what’s the next step for DC on the road to the anticipated “Justice League” film. It seems now we have that answer. READ MORE
An epic tale in the making, “The Wake” #2 is a satisfying blending of fear and drama. Within each page, this sci-fi thriller delivers a genuine sense of terror, while finding ways to keep the reader’s attention sustained in suspense and intrigue. I can’t wait to see how this underwater mystery unfolds. READ MORE
With “The Wake”, writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy are throwing back to classic oceanic myths and legends to deliver a sprawling deep-sea horror story. Even before Lovecraft, the fear of what lurks beneath has been potent in human history, and with “The Wake” Snyder offers his take on the horror from below. The story follows Lee Archer, a marine biologist who is called to assist with the discovery of a new creature from the deep.
The sci-fi/horror epic kicked off last month, and issue two hits shops today, June 26. Snyder took the time to chat about his love for deep-sea legends, creating a mythical creature, and working with Sean Murphy. READ MORE
New York based filmmaker Patrick Willems has just posted a new video that shows how the ultimate fist fight between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison might go down (my money’s on Alan Moore). There’s also an appearance by Scott Snyder somewhere in there. Check the video below and head to Willems’ YouTube channel for more superhero based videos. READ MORE
An awesome return from its hiatus, “American Vampire: The Long Road To Hell” #1 delivers more great material for fans to salivate over. This issue contains a lot of visceral sequences and some surprisingly tender moments as well that have made the “American Vampire” series so popular. If you haven’t already, this one-shot special is the perfect opportunity to start reading about the “American Vampire” series. 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
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
Last year Scott Snyder teamed up with co-writer Scott Tuft and artist Attila Futaki to deliver one of the most haunting horror comics of the past decade. Served is a powerful horror story that we’ve grown to love here at BD.
“Severed” has already achieved classic horror status and for good reason. It throws back to 1916 to explore the journey of a young boy who runs away from home only to encounter a twisted villain, based on real life serial killer, Albert Fish. Scott Snyder was kind enough to offer up issue #1 for your reading pleasure, check it out below. READ MORE
Last week, Scott Snyder wrapped up his epic 18-issue run on Swamp Thing. Prior to Snyder’s venture with Alec Holland, Swamp Thing was hadn’t had a solid storyline for years. Now, Swamp Thing is a key figure in the DCU, and his mythology is richer than ever. Although Snyder is done with the character, the series has thrived since the beginning of the New 52, returning the most loveable monster in the DCU to horror fans.
Scott Snyder chatted with Bloody-disgusting about his feelings on concluding “Swamp Thing”, his new horror series “The Wake” from Vertigo, bringing psychological horror to Superman, and his deep love for horror films. Check it all out after the jump. READ MORE
At times, the horror genre sets up a chain of copycats, but at its best, it has something original to say. From Image Comics, Severed has already become a cult classic that boasts thought-provoking motifs and vivid imagery. Writers Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft, along with artist Attila Futaki, have crafted a horror story that transcends the genre itself and speaks loudly about human nature. READ MORE
University tutor and doctroral candidate Christy Blanch is launching a wicked, and FREE online course, Gender Through Comic Books. The course boasts that it will have a sick lineup of guest speakers such as Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Waid, Scott Snyder, Matt Fraction, Brian Bendis and Gail Simone, plus access to existing interviews with Bendis, Fraction, Jason Aaron, Dan Slott, Jonathan Hickman and more. If that wasn’t enough, you also get access to live interactive interviews with Vaughan, Snyder, Simone, Terry Moore, Steve Wacker, Sana Amanat and Waid. READ MORE
Earlier today, MTV Geek revealed the cover for The Wake, arriving this May from Vertigo. The Wake is a limited series by Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy that follows a crew of sea explorers who discover something otherworldly at the bottom of the ocean. Check out the awesome cover below. READ MORE
It’s usually difficult to buy comic book issues every month. Most likely, I’ll wait till the issues are collected and buy the trade paperback. It’s easier for me to see how the story arc comes full circle. But often, the best comics are the ones I buy in single issues and still get the trade paperback as well. Here is my list of the best trade paperbacks to come out of 2012. 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