I've been reading comics for a long time, so I remember when comics were something you waited for and every week you were surprised. I remember when you trekked to the convenience store, or drug store, or grocery store, where ever you bought comics because there was no store that conveniently pulled your comics for you every week. I remember the one time a year you went to the closest comic book convention to you to get the issues that you missed because the other kids in town got there before you.
I am a huge fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes, published by DC, almost non-stop, for over fifty years. This summer marks the end of that streak for the foreseeable future. Even when they didn't have their own regular series, the Legion would appear in back-ups in Action Comics and Superboy, before taking over the latter title and starting a publishing streak that saw the rise of artists like Mike Grell, Pat Broderick, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Stuart Immonen, Oliver Coipel, Francis Manapul, among others. Sadly, in recent years, the title has been hurt by reduced sales, changes in direction and apparent mixed editorial messaging as to the purpose of a book set 1,000 years in the future.
Diamond Comics Distribution sent word down to all comic shop owners on some potential changes to the New 52 Villain Month books. All orders for Villains month are now allocated. What this entails is this: All books are now sold out at the publisher level but each 3-D motion cover will have a 2-D version as well. Allocations could equal 50% of order or more/ less but will be bases on order averages. Here is the official announcement:
DC Comics provided even more information concerning Villain month! Check it out! Also if you plan to get all the 3-D covers then the next story is a must read. More after the jump!
The Joker, Two-Face, The ventriloquist and Poison Ivy round out week one of the soon to be released Villain Month books! Are you ready? I know I am! Keep reading for all the details!
One comic. Two stories. One shared theme: love in the face of death. A group of savage Vikings in 946 A.D. are pitted against a band of equally-savage vampires to protect a monastery from invasion in "Bloodlust: Deceiver of the Gods." Thousands of years later in the far-flung future, a man fights his way through an alien-infested space ship in an attempt to return to his wife and escape to safety in "Symptom of the Universe." Written by Dirk Manning and drawn by Rich Bonk and Owen Gieni, respectively, LOVE STORIES (TO DIE FOR) #1 is a full-color one-shot 48-page flip book published by Image Comics/Shadowline that hits stores on September 4 for $4.99.
Before I begin, I will try and stay spoiler free but I might let something slip. Consider this a spoiler warning now. What a solid issue we have this month and I tell you, this book keeps getting better and better each issue. Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly are churning out some amazing work. In fact the entire team is producing some of the finest Star Wars stories ever told in comic format. The overall pace and structure of the issue is spot on and unlike other books, the jumping around makes sense. You have 3 major plot points going on in this issue and they are: 1- Luke and Wedge are on board the Star Destroyer Devastator 2- Han is facing some old enemies 3- Leia encounters something from an old era long gone.
Take a gander at some of next weeks new releases. This is just a tease on what we would call the top 10 plus one runner up. Take a look and tell us what you think!
As we all know, this week was the final issue to BATMAN, INCORPORATED. If you want to read more from this series your wait will be short lived. DC posted a new sneak peek of the upcoming Batman Incorporated Special. Keep reading for more info.
DC Collectibles posted a new video concerning DC Comics Bombshell collectibles. In this exclusive video, DC Collectibles talk to DC Comics Bombshells designer Ant Lucia about this exciting new line of statues.
The American West is more than history; it’s myth: from wild frontier adventure to Tinseltown glitz, the West has fed America’s imagination, including that of legendary comics creator Howard Chaykin (SATELLITE SAM, AMERICAN FLAGG, BLACK KISS). CENTURY WEST, the new Image Comics graphic novel out in September, is his ode to the West and the origins of the modern world.