Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

At this point, despite the occasional think pieces to the contrary, the continued successes of super-hero films and TV series indicate that stories of heroes vs. villains won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But the bulk of the properties have largely been drawn from either Marvel or DC Comics. Though we’ve seen comic book properties successfully adapted from non-superhero sources recently (“The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” being among the most prominent), when it comes to…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Delete #1 is a Sharp, Engaging Premiere Issue

ADVANCE REVIEW: Delete #1 is a Sharp, Engaging Premiere Issue

“Delete #1” takes the reader into a near-future where technology exists that can affect or even erase human memories, a world where the authorities use brain-scanning devices as part of their investigations, and where sinister corporations prey upon ordinary people. Writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have constructed an intriguing concept at the heart of what could have easily been just another dystopian conspiracy cyber-thriller. In their hands what we get instead is an engrossing…

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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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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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CON QUEST ECCC 2014: The DC Comics Panel

CON QUEST ECCC 2014: The DC Comics Panel

¬† The annual DC panel lacked the sizzle and flash of a big news drop but still painted a decent picture of the creative process some of the more prolific writers go through. The panel started with the announcement of¬†Batman 75th Anniversary, which includes a Batman Day on July 23. Similar to Free Comic Book Day, events will be happening at comics shops around the country. Check your local store for more information in the…

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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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“Harley Quinn #2”: Putting Comedy Back in Comics

“Harley Quinn #2”: Putting Comedy Back in Comics

When’s the last time you smiled the whole way through a comic? A DC comic? A Bat-family DC comic? A T-Rated bat-family DC comic? As my local comic-shop manager describes it: post-New 52 Detective has been “The bloody, slutty, DCU.” At two years into this massive publisher wide reboot, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti deliver us Harley Quinn, a long time fan favorite character, for the first time (in New 52 continuity) in her own…

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REVIEW: TRIGGERGIRL 6

REVIEW: TRIGGERGIRL 6

A lot of ideas are being tested in this collected creator owned mini-series from the veteran writing team of Gray & Palmiotti, and while it is moderately entertaining, I think this story will probably be missed (if it hadn’t already in its previous serialized incarnation) by a larger reading audience. That general audience opaqueness will not stem from the presentation of the story but I think more from some of the upfront questions presented by…

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DC Books Cancelled, Writers Shifted To Other Books

DC Books Cancelled, Writers Shifted To Other Books

The news broke from DC that several books are to be cancelled soon, and several writers will be moved around in response to these changes. The news was the main focus of a recent interview DC Editor in Chief Bob Harris and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase gave to CBR. There are many writers being shifted over to other books due to this rather big move. Six books are being cancelled out of the New 52….

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Torpedo Volume 1

Torpedo Volume 1

The romanticizing of gangster life in narrative has achieved a symbiosis with American mainstream culture. The gangster lifestyle narrative, a view of a violent and subversive existence, holds a large appeal most probably due to the escapism it provides for the reader/viewer. The gangster narrative provides a glimpse into lives that transcend laws and privileges a more primitive, destructive way of being. These are narratives that can be highly stylized and sanitized, but they also…

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