Comic Review: Detective Comics #30

| April 7, 2014


Of late, it seems that DC Comics has been working on paring down their Bat-titles. Gone are Batman Incorporated and Batman: The Dark Knight, leaving only three solo Bat-books on stands. Much of that paring is likely in anticipation of the soon-to-launch Batman: Eternal weekly series, but the fact remains that there are now fewer […]

Key Issues : The “Jumping-On Point,” or Fearlessly Entering the Black Hole of Continuity

| March 27, 2014


In 1999, DC Comics released special millionth issues of all of their comics as part of a crossover event. Obviously, as DC Comics releases monthly comics and has only been in existence since the 1930s, their main titles were only celebrating issues in the 700 numbers at the time. Releasing these fictional millionth issues was […]

Key Issues : Fan Rage and the Action Figure Aesthetic

| March 8, 2014


Currently, the second best way to start a controversy is to say out loud at a comic shop how happy you are with the casting in comic book movies. You could mention most of the recent castings, whether Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Ben Affleck as Batman, or […]

Cape Creator Campaign Day 3: Happy 100th Birthday, Bill Finger!!!!!

| February 8, 2014


Today is Bill Finger’s 100th birthday. The time has come. Today would be the perfect day to help out, whether by backing the Kickstarter campaign to create a Bill Finger tribute film or by talking it up on the Internet. Every day we’re drawing one name to win a Reward when the campaign succeeds from […]

Thought Bubbles: The Thing About Wally West

| January 14, 2014


I have strong feelings about Wally West. Wally West is my Flash. He was The Flash when I started reading comics in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. I was growing up as he was growing into the role he had inherited. I read the book sporadically until Mark Waid took over. At a time when I […]

Thought Bubbles: Batman ’66, DC Digital, and Permanence

| January 7, 2014


Holy poor choices, did I make a big mistake last week. When asked to choose my favorite ongoing series of 2013, I picked the wrong book. I was flipping through short boxes to look at what I’d read in the past year, and of the titles I found there Young Avengers is definitely my favorite. […]

Our Favorite Things of 2013: Comics Edition

| January 1, 2014


With the year coming to a close, it’s a good time to look back at the things that we enjoyed in 2013. Really, at this point, for a site like this it’s basically a requirement. With that in mind, a few NerdSpan staffers took some time to reflect on the past year, and to look […]

Key Issues : Ten Series That Stood Out In ’13

| December 17, 2013


2013 has been a conservative year for comic books. By comparison, 2012 saw the launch of Monkeybrain, the return of Valiant comics, and the epic creator-owned title Saga started. 2013 has had no new books that rocked the comic book community as hard as Saga did, and its biggest news on the publishing side was […]

Comic Review: Justice League 3000 #1

| December 12, 2013


Justice League 3000 is a curious book. There was already a long-running series about a group of superheroes set in the 31st century, after all. By virtue of being in the future, though, the Legion has always been largely set apart from the rest of the DCU, at least since Superboy and Supergirl were retconned […]

Key Issues : Must There Be a Lois Lane?

| November 27, 2013


The title of this article is taken from one of the most cited Bronze Age Superman stories, Elliot S! Maggin’s story, “Must There Be a Superman,” in which Superman ponders whether his existence does more harm than good. Recently DC Comics has been thinking a similar question about whether Lois Lane should be in the […]

Artist Alley: Superheroes In Their Ben Cooper Costumes

| October 30, 2013


It’s almost time for Halloween and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to show off superheroes dress in cheaply made costume of themselves? Especially when it’s drawn by comic book illustrator Karl Heitmueller Jr.

On Cliffhangers, Professionalism, and Batwoman #24

| October 21, 2013


This past week saw the release of Batwoman #24. The issue is notable for kicking off the DEO-orchestrated showdown between Batwoman and Batman that has been brewing for months. It’s also notable as the final issue of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman’s run on the series. The two have been writing the book, […]