DC Comics turns a new page this week

Beginning Wednesday, DC Comics relaunches its line of superhero comics with 52 No. 1 issues and 52 new creative teams, with the continuing stories of Green Lantern, the Flash and company available the same day digitally as in comic shops. “It’s always nerve-racking, even when you have one new book coming out. Now everybody has […]

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The time Marvel Comics almost published Batman and Superman

The blog of former Marvel editor Jim Shooter has become a wealth of absolutely crazy stories as of late (see: the origins of Secret Wars, the script for the Dazzler movie), but this latest anecdote takes the cake. According to Shooter, Marvel almost licensed the publishing rights for every single DC character. The tale begins […]

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Superman Beyond #0 by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz

Superman Beyond #0 Plots, Pencils, and Scripts: Tom DeFalco and Ron FrenzFinished Art by: Sal BuscemaLettering by: Dave SharpeColored by: Chris Beckett Published by: DCCover Price: $2.99 Note: This review is for the digital version of the comic available from DC Comics on Comixology Q: How can you tell whether or not you will like […]

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The Power of Reboots: From Superman to Star Trek, Apes & Beyond

The response usually includes a condemnation of the dearth of new ideas in Hollywood; accusatory statements of the industry merely feeding on itself instead of trying something innovative, and general creative laziness. All of which can absolutely be true, and, indeed, has been proven to be true time and again as new takes on ideas […]

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A Super Idea – Winston

Starting next week, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and the other superheroes of the DC Universe are going back to basics. In the process, they’re all going to start over with issue No. 1. Starting with Wednesday’s release of “Justice League” No. 1 and continuing through September, DC will be restarting its entire comics […]

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You shall know our Velocity: A Richmond comic shop and the coming DC reboot

If our lunch conversation is his norm then I need to hang out with Patrick Godfrey more often. We’re inside a bustling, but not crowded, Harrison Street Cafe one recent afternoon. With him nibbling at his food, and me nibbling at mine, we talk about the things that really keep us up at night. Now, […]

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DC Comics hopes revamped heroes and digital will save the day

Hero Complex Exclusive: Action Comics #1 variant cover from DC’s “The New 52.” (Jim Lee/DC Comics) http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/08/22/dc-comics-exclusive-covers-batman-superman-revamped-heroes-and-digital-will-save-the-day/act01_cvr1-edit/ 1 Link Hero Complex Exclusive: Batman #1 variant cover from DC’s “The New 52.” (DC Comics) http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/08/22/dc-comics-exclusive-covers-batman-superman-revamped-heroes-and-digital-will-save-the-day/batman-1-cover_variant_col/ 2 Link Action Comics, one of the titles to be released in DC’s “The New 52.” (DC Comics) http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/08/22/dc-comics-exclusive-covers-batman-superman-revamped-heroes-and-digital-will-save-the-day/ac_cv1_final/ 3 Link […]

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From Page to Screen – The Faithfulness of the Screen Adaptation – Part Two (I …

How happy are you with your CBM? Do you think they got the costume right? Is the cape the correct length in your personal vision of that character? Was the filmmaker faithful to the source material? Did they take too much creative licence? Below is the first part of a two part piece on Superman […]

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Exclusive: Brian Azzarello talks Wonder Woman and Spaceman

“You just touched on something as far as the Trinity goes; there’s no such thing as the trinity. That’s invented you know. There’s Superman and there’s Batman and there’s everybody else,” he says. But that’s not the way he intends to leave it: “So what I want to do, I want to create that damn […]

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Book Review: “Supergods,” by Grant Morrison

Now he’s written a magnum opus of sorts, “Supergods,” a history of (and tribute to) costumed heroes, and though it’s not a comic — it’s just, you know, words — it’s still kind of a team-up. In this case, the two heroes are two sides of the same man. Let’s call them Grant Morrison-Thoughtful Historian […]

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