BACK ISSUES: Essential Wonder Woman

BACK ISSUES: Essential Wonder Woman

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. This edition we shine the spotlight on one of comics’ most enduring and iconic heroes in honor of her big screen debut; Wonder Woman! Today marks the premiere of DC Entertainment’s “Wonder Woman,” the latest instalment in the DC Entertainment Universe from Warner Brothers, based on DC’s legendary comic…

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Gail Simone to Address United Nations

Gail Simone to Address United Nations

The debate is over: Gail Simone is the most powerful woman in comics, and the United Nations seems to agree. The veteran scribe and seminal Batgirl and Birds of Prey writer announced today that she has been invited to speak to the United Nations. The announcement comes just weeks after the UN stripped Wonder Woman of her honorary ambassadorship. Simone, of course, has a long history with the character and the seeming connection has not…

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Gail Simone to pen new SECRET SIX from DC

Gail Simone to pen new SECRET SIX from DC

One of comics’ biggest names is returning to a title which she made a fan favorite once before, in hopes that she can recapture the magic. Today Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja) announced that she will soon be launching a new Secret Six title from DC Comics, marking a come back to a book she made a huge cult hit. Simone first took the helm of the title, which featured a ragtag line-up of C-list…

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Gail Simone Pens New All-Female Cross-Over Series, The Women of Dynamite

Gail Simone Pens New All-Female Cross-Over Series, The Women of Dynamite

Geek Goddess and comic writer Gail Simone—famed for her amazing work on some of the most iconic female superheroes ever created (Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey) as well as the creator of both the website and term “Women in Refrigerators” used to describe unnecessarily violent deaths/depowerizations of female characters in comics—will be penning a new cross-over series for Dynamite Entertainment focusing on the most popular female characters in the publisher’s arsenal. The series, tentatively…

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Dynamite Comics Previews for May 7, 2014

Dynamite Comics Previews for May 7, 2014

Dynamite Comics shows the range of their publishing line this week with a mix of horror, fantasy, action, and Western titles. Much of Dynamite’s recent success has been rebooting or reimagining properties from defunct comics companies. For example, Greg Pak and Mirko Colak’s Turok:Dinosaur Hunter series is part of their initiative to reboot some of the defunct Gold Key Comics’ books with popular writers, like Pak, Mark Waid, and Fred Van Lente. The first arc of Turok comes to a…

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CAPE WATCH: Daredevil Celebrates His 50th Anniversary, A New Scott Snyder Batman Series Hits Shelves, And Chris Claremont Returns To The X-Men

CAPE WATCH: Daredevil Celebrates His 50th Anniversary, A New Scott Snyder Batman Series Hits Shelves, And Chris Claremont Returns To The X-Men

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the “big two” publishers. Here’s what to look forward to this week from DC and Marvel: DC Comics ________________________________________ Batgirl #30 Barbara Gordon is having an ordinary day, nothing special. But then, [gasp!] something goes wrong! Now Batgirl must fight Ragdoll to save her roommate Alysia, in this newest issue by Gail Simone (writer) and Fernando Pasarin (Artist)….

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First Look: In “Deadpool #27” The Merc With A Mouth Gets Married

First Look: In “Deadpool #27” The Merc With A Mouth Gets Married

Deadpool is getting hitched, and Marvel Comics is throwing him a party! The momentous occasion will be marked by an oversized issue, featuring stories by various former writers and artists of previous Deadpool series. The issue will include stories written by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Gail Simone, Daniel Way, and Victor Gischler, and will feature art by Mike Hawthorne, Scott Koblish, Scott Hepburn,…

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Preview: “Tomb Raider #1”

Preview: “Tomb Raider #1”

Dark Horse Comics is bringing about a new tale of adventure for Lara Croft! Brought to us by acclaimed writer Gail Simone and artist Nicolás Daniel Selma, this new series will be a continuation of the 2013 hit video game reboot. It comes to stores February 26, 2014, at the price of $3.50. Check out the preview below to see Lara battle for her survival against conventional and supernatural(?) foes! __________ Asaph Bitner is a…

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After Wednesday

After Wednesday

Greetings, crusaders! October is in full swing now and this week was dense with titles, and choosing ones for this column was tough (thank goodness for deadlines!). If you’re new to how all this works let me recap; I am a comic book enthusiast who reads everything he can get his hands on in the medium. Each week, I sort through my box and choose what I think is worth talking about. All opinions are mine,…

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NOOB REVIEW: Birds of Prey: The Death of Oracle

I was really looking forward to this. I’ve read two volumes of the New 52 Birds of Prey and a lot of people told me that I really needed to get my hands on Gail Simone’s version, that it was better. But honestly, I disagree and was disappointed. The art was beautiful, and I loved all the character designs, but I was bored, and the story didn’t have the pacing I wanted. There were times…

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