In Superman V. Batman, supposedly we get to see the Man of Steel square off against a foe that has the one asset that Superman doesn't get from a yellow sun, intelligence. Of course, if you go by Silver Age stories, Superman's many powers did include intelligence but in modern incarnations everyone tends to stop after the vision powers, so we're talking about those villains that present a threat to the Man of Steel without being a physical match for him. We know about Lex Luthor so I'll save him for last.
Well, DC's big event leading into summer has started, with Convergence #0 introducing the concept that will take up two months of your life as you wait for your favorite titles to resume. I try to keep the reviews here as positive as possible, since these are people's lives. I don't set out to write a bad review and reserve those for titles from major publishers that are given a lot of hype. Convergeance #0 fits that bill, so good or bad, I was going to review it.
Having been around since 1938, Superman is the one character that has changed significantly since his debut. Having him age in real time is not a new idea, and the most commercially successful attempts have been John Byrne's Generations trilogy and the pre-crisis Earth-2 Superman, which got older, although by the time of Crisis on Infinite Earths, was reaching the realistic limit of a human lifespan. Here, we are going to differ from John Byrne's telling by not moving a single plot forward and just covering his legacy and the major plot points. His career as Superboy dates back to the late 1910s, which makes for much more of a culture shock when he joins the Legion of Super-Heroes, as he moves from the 1920s to the 2960s. As he debuts in 1938, he is finishing up his time with the Legion and soon stops travelling forward in time, possibly due to some unforeseen adventure that lessens his level of power to the point that he can't fly, only leap, and is not as strong or invulnerable in his Superboy adventures, especially with the Legion. Of course Superboy's adventures with the Legion would be relegated to comics published in the 1960s, and that period will be the subject of a future article.
DC unveiled new looks for Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, with the general consensus being that they are not successful new looks. Some people like them, but there is not a single one that everyone can come to a consensus is a good costume. Well, everyone has already dissected these costumes so we decided to instead of jumping on the bandwagon and trashing these new looks, we'd look at some of the all-time worst costumes in comics. These are not in order, and are limited to one per character. Coincidentally, these are also only Marvel and DC, just because more history means more chances to have an embarrassing costume. They are also limited to costumes that stuck around for a little bit, which keeps a lot of Silver Age Batman costumes off the list.
DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of toy and collector items from DC Entertainment, will showcase its new 2015 action figures, statues and lifestyle products at the 112th North American International Toy Fair in New York City. This year’s lineup will feature a wide variety of television products including action figures and other collector items from Warner Bros. Television’s critically acclaimed Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Constantine television shows. DC Collectibles will also introduce a new 6’’action figure line called “DC Comics ‘Icons’” based on the art style of world-renowned comic artist, Ivan Reis.
I'll be honest, that I don't recall anything about the first two volumes of Superman Earth One. The main reason I wanted to check it out was the write up this Earth got in the Multiversity Guidebook, and the readability of Batman Earth One and Teen Titans Earth One.
Here is the first weeks titles for Convergence for DC Comics. Read on for all the details! CONVERGENCE: THE ATOM #1 Written by TOM PEYER Art by STEVE YEOWELL and ANDY OWENS Cover by STEVE DILLON Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD On sale APRIL 8 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US
Sideshow has updated their Superman 1/6th scale page with some final production images. If you have yet to order this piece then check out the images below. You can order one by clicking the link below. Superman Sixth Scale Figure