April 2015 PREVIEWS Features BOOM! Studios’ Strange Fruit, Manga, Anime

| March 19, 2015

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April is Manga Month and Anime All Access at Previews, and the April 2015 issue takes a look at manga publishers and their comics, as well as anime-inspired merchandise.  Previews interviews VIZ Media managing editor Hope Donovan about her work in bringing manga to the western market and also asks the more fundamental questions, such […]

IDW Solicitations for June 2015

| March 18, 2015

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Highlights of IDW’s solicitations for June include Mickey Mouse #1, with three different collectible covers, Uncle Scrooge #3, and the ends of The X-Files: Season Ten and Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.  There are also some nice hardbacks coming out that month, like the Ghostbusters collection, the Mike Zeck artist edition, and the Spider-Man newspaper strip […]

Exclusive: An Interview With Klaus Janson

| March 11, 2015

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Klaus Janson is a comic book industry powerhouse, having worked extensively for DC Comics and Marvel Comics for decades as a comic book artist, both as a penciller and as an inker.  He has participated in some of the most legendary runs at both publishing houses, including several run-ins with Daredevil and Batman, and his current […]

The Art of the Brick: DC Comics Touring Exhibition Announced

| February 25, 2015

Warner Bros. Consumer Products is collaborating with The Art of the Brick to create large-scale LEGO sculptures, inspired by DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains, for a touring exhibition this Fall 2015. “This is an amazing opportunity as an artist to be granted the privilege to bring the pages of DC Comics to life and […]

IDW Publishing Solicitations for May 2015

| February 18, 2015

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The highlights of IDW Publishing’s May solicitations include Donald Duck #1, Uncle Scrooge #2, the anticipated Chew: Cases of the FDA Game, and several high quality coffee table books, like the Superman Atomic Age Sundays collection, Eric Powell’s The Goon: Chinatown Artist’s Edition, and the Frank Miller Daredevil Artifact Edition.  As usual, lots of family friendly fare […]

Watch Now: DC All Access 302, “LEGO Bizarro League Exclusive + Convergence”

| February 10, 2015

In this Bizarro episode of DC All Access, Tiffany Smith and Jason Inman debut an exclusive mini clip from today’s release of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League.  (Hint: There’s nothing mini about the figure that stars in it.)   Mortal Kombat X #2 and Batgirl #39 are previewed.  Jason Inman […]

Valiant Preview for 2/11: DIVINITY!

| February 5, 2015

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The Valiant Next title I’ve been most piqued about is Divinity. From Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine, Divinity tells the story of a Soviet cosmonaut, long thought lost, who returns to Earth with unspeakable power. There’s a lot going on in the concept. In some respects, it seems like this is their answer to the fact […]

Key Issues : Must There Be a Lois Lane?

| January 30, 2015

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(Editor’s Note:  This essay originally appeared on Nerdspan on November 27th, 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 […]

Truth. Justice. Liberty. Hope. Relevance.

| July 4, 2014

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DC and Marvel each have a character that embodies the “best” of the United States of America. Both of these characters are recognised as leaders in their worlds. They are respected by their colleagues and considered living legends by the people. Yet they are wildly at the extremes of the power spectrum. One is a […]

They Call Him The Man Of Tomorrow

| June 11, 2014

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After reading Chuck Dixon and Paul Rivoche’s Wall Street Journal editorial of Sunday (our Monday), we wanted to dive right in with a refutation. Partly because the piece is riddled with factual errors and misrepresentations and we are both proud enough of the history of our hobby (and being fair, pedantic enough) to want to […]

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

| March 27, 2014

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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

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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 […]