Ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal started a deluge of accusations against powerful men in the entertainment industry, the comics industry has remained largely silent despite having its own poster child for sexual harassment in the DC editorial offices, Eddie Berganza. For years, DC remained silent as comics news outlets reported case after case of Berganza harassing staffers and freelancers, yet retaining his high profile and powerful position within one of the largest publishers. DC and Warner Bros. both remained silent about his status during all this time.
The news broke with a tweet from DC Comics that writer Brian Michael Bendis would be working for DC Comics. Bendis had been one of the driving creative voices at Marvel Comics for almost two decades.
I certainly love the concept of an unlimited Multiverse. Some people like their science fiction to explore time travel, or the future, I like mine to explore worlds that might have been existing somewhere alongside our own.This installment of Exploring the Multiverse looks at another favorite Elseworlds series, Kingdom Come.
At SDCC, It was announced that the Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette's Wonder Woman: Earth One will get a sequel. It will feature Paula Von Gunter as a Nazi superwoman that leads a Nazi army in an assault on Pasadise Island.
Tying in to the release of the first ever Wonder Woman feature film, DC Comics, and Diamond Distributors are working with local comic shops nationwide to hold "Wonder Woman Day." As with any celebration like this, I would recommend that you contact your local shop to see what they are doing special for this event.
Batman is by far one of the most popular super-heroes around. The reasons for that vary depending upon the source. I believe that Batman's humanity is what makes him more relatable than Superman. However, many aspects to Batman's character have been ignored over the years, forgotten by a large number of his fans. Important parts of his character have become parody. Despite his popularity, I don't share the feeling that Batman is the greatest super-hero. He's great, but there are parts that people forget that make him one of the best.
So I get this press release from DC Comics yesterday letting me know that we're finally going to get a follow up to the Comedian's button from Watchmen showing up in the wall of the Batcave in DC Universe: Rebirth #1. I have some thoughts about it, which follow after the release, complete with animated GIFs. Here's a hint to publishers; I love when you take the time to make an animated GIF.
DC Rebirth has been a success for the most part. It stopped a run of market dominance for Marvel, even if only for a little, and some of the comics have been critical successes. Given my limited time, I've had a hard time keeping up with all of the Rebirth titles, so when DC Comics gives me a review copy of one of the trades, I'm going to give it a shot. Initially, I was going to go with The Flash, but then Nightwing came across my desktop.
As I mentioned last time, I love the concept of an unlimited Multiverse. The exploration of alternate histories makes for a plethora of interesting stories. This installment of Exploring the Multiverse looks at one of my favorite stories from DC's Elseworlds series, Superboy's Legion.
DC Comics sent us a preview of Batman #9, and while it's since made the rounds everywhere, I thought we should still share it with you, because I have some serious love for Psycho Pirate as a villain. Maybe it was his appearance in the All-Star Squadron/Infinity, Inc. crossover that cinched it for me, but his role in Crisis On Infinite Earths certainly helped and his story in Grant Morrison's Animal Man run was some of what proved what could be done with a meta-type of story.
We got another nice little press release from DC Comics, letting us know of the special interlude story featuring on the origins of her signature villain, the Cheetah, albeit more so her alter ego, Barbara Ann Minerva. Here's the full press release from DC Comics.
Went through the comics I remember reading as a kid and thought of this old issue of Justice League of America that impressed me. The image of super-heroes with wacky starfish attached to their faces has stuck with me to this day, making Starro one of my favorite JLA villains. It's probably this issue's striking cover that caught my eye as a kid, .