REVIEW: Dark Days – The Forge #1 – Impenetrable But Intriguing Metal

REVIEW: Dark Days – The Forge #1 – Impenetrable But Intriguing Metal

DC’s big summer event for 2017 has been announced as “Dark Nights – Metal”, which sees “Batman” superstars Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo re-team to tell a big story involving all the heroes of the DC Pantheon. Dark Days – The Forge #1 is the prequel that kicks off the event to come, and though there’s plenty here to intrigue, drawing from crumbs dropped throughout Snyder’s long tenure as Bat-writer, the issue is also pretty…

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Harry Potter Set to Make First Comics Appearance

Harry Potter Set to Make First Comics Appearance

Harry Potter is one of the most beloved characters in modern fiction. It seems strange that, in the age of infinite adaptation in infinite media, that Potter and his cohorts have yet to make their way into the pages of comics books. That’s all about to change, but not in the way you’d expect. Potter is set to make his first comics appearance in the pages of the forthcoming Love is Love anthology. The book,…

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DC Comics Announces SCOOBY APOCALYPSE and HANNA BARBERA Free Preview

DC Comics Announces SCOOBY APOCALYPSE and HANNA BARBERA Free Preview

On May 11, DC Comics will give fans their first look at their reimagined versions of classic Hanna Barbera characters in the form of a free full-colour catalog. The 16-page catalog will feature previews of the Hanna Barbera titles; Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest, The Flintstones and Wacky Raceland. The catalog will also feature more insight into reach series from DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio. [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Following up on the success of its fan drive June REBIRTH…

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Jim Lee will join SUICIDE SQUAD post DC’s Rebirth

Jim Lee will join SUICIDE SQUAD post DC’s Rebirth

Following DC’s announcement that they would relaunch much of their comic line after the event Rebirth in June, speculation began as to what sort of creative teams the publisher would put together for their books. There has been a persistent rumor that former Batman scribe Scott Snyder would shift to Detective Comics, however DC has now confirmed a move that will raise some eyebrows. Legendary artist and current DC co-publisher Jim Lee will be part…

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DC Announces REBIRTH and Title Relaunch Schedule

DC Announces REBIRTH and Title Relaunch Schedule

Big news out of Portland’s ComicsPRO retailer meeting, as DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee announced the timeline for a near-complete overhaul of many of the biggest titles in the industry. To kick off REBIRTH, Geoff Johns and a rotating cast of artists will be releasing a one-shot special on May 25th. Johns made sure to emphasize that this wasn’t just another event, but an ongoing mission that will continue to grow. The move…

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DC Reportedly Seeking Creator Exclusive Contracts in Advance of REBIRTH

DC Reportedly Seeking Creator Exclusive Contracts in Advance of REBIRTH

For weeks, there has been a change brewing at DC Comics. In late January, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio released a simple image of a blue curtain with the word “Rebirth” emblazoned across it, sparking a flurry of speculation across the internet as to whether the company would be undertaking its second reboot in less than a decade. While Johns was quick to downplay the reboot talk, posting a…

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DC releases variants for ‘Dark Knight III: The Master Race’ Book 3

DC releases variants for ‘Dark Knight III: The Master Race’ Book 3

Leading up to it’s March 3rd release, DC has unveiled its slate of variant covers for the third chapter in Dark Knight III: The Master Race. In addition to a standard cover by Andy Kubert, readers can get their hands on a 1 in 10 variant cover by Scott McDaniel, a 1 in 25 variant cover by Klaus Janson, a 1 in 50 variant cover by John Romita Jr., a 1 in 100 variant cover by…

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DC brings the magic of ‘Hanna-Barbera’ to the 21st century

DC brings the magic of ‘Hanna-Barbera’ to the 21st century

DC Entertainment has announced that they are planning on launching a line of comic books around several beloved Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. In Scooby Apocalypse, Wacky Raceland, Futurequest, and The Flintstones, a vast array of some of comics biggest names will take these fan-favourite characters on brand new adventures. Jim Lee, Amanda Conner, Jeff Parker, and Howard Porter are just some of the creative forces behind this launch. While discussing the launch in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, DC’s co-publisher Dan DiDio said “We didn’t want…

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DC Comics to Clarify Creator Equity In Wake of Conway Outcry

DC Comics to Clarify Creator Equity In Wake of Conway Outcry

Every now and again, fans and comic book media can get something of real value accomplished. Last week, veteran comic book creator Gerry Conway took to Tumblr to draw attention to how he and other creators have been shut out by DC Entertainment of what was once a lucrative Creator Equity program which rewarded creators when characters they originated were translated into other media. We reported on his comments here, after which sites like Bleeding…

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The Comics Market Transparency Conundrum

The Comics Market Transparency Conundrum

The comic book market is in the midst of a sales renaissance. In the last year, overall North American dollar sales of Diamond’s comics, trades, and magazines is up 9.95%, while overall unit sales for the same period are up 9.46%. (SOURCE: Comichron) But, there’s a problem. The fact of the matter is that there is a distinct lack of accurate and transparent reporting, not just in the print comics sector, but across all market segments….

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