In one of the bigger surprise news stories of the past few months, the authors of DC's acclaimed Batwoman series took to the internet last night to announce that they have quit writing the title, citing 'editorial interference' as the cause of this decision.  J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, posting on Williams' blog, stated that "…we were told to ditch plans for Killer Croc’s origins; forced to drastically alter the original ending of our current arc, which would have defined Batwoman’s heroic future in bold new ways; and, most crushingly, prohibited from ever showing [lead characters] Kate and Maggie actually getting married. All of these editorial decisions came at the last minute, and always after a year or more of planning and plotting on our end." Read More...


There's been a lot of discussion, internet scuttle-butt, and anguished moans about the '90s cover glut returning since DC Comics announced their 3-D Motion covers for "Villains Month." Add in some back and forth about availability of the covers at the retailer level, and you've got of a bit of a powder-keg waiting to explode. But whatever you feel about the gimmick, starting tomorrow the comics will be hitting the shelves - and will be judged on their own merits.

In advance of that, DC sent us the first three to hit: Green Arrow #23.1: Count Vertigo, Green Lantern #23.1: Relic, The Flash #23.1: Grodd. And you can check out your first look at the covers right here, right now: Read More...


This September, DC Comics is replacing their regular New 52 titles with special 'point one' issues focusing on the greatest villains of the DC Universe! And to whet your appetite for the fiendish frenzy that's bound to ensue, we here at MTV Geek have obtained a special exclusive preview of the first four pages of Justice League #23.1: DARKSEID by Greg Pak and Paulo Siqueira – read on, and brace yourself for cosmic craziness! Read More...

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Well, you've made it to Friday - good work! Here's today's Daily Geek to help you get through the last stretch before the weekend!



Each week, Matt Wilson, co-host of the War Rocket Ajax podcast and author of the brand new Supervillain Field Manual, examines a major comic news item and reviews a few selections among the week's comic book releases.

If you read the comics Internet at all (and by virtue of the fact you're reading this column, I'd say the chances of that are pretty good), you probably know that yesterday would have been Jack Kirby's 96th birthday. You also don't need me to tell you just how important Jack Kirby was to comics. Plenty of people have already done that.

I may not even have to tell you about how Kirby, the guiding force behind most of the Marvel characters who appaeared in the movie "The Avengers," never got much more than standard freelance rates for his work at Marvel. He was refused his own original art when he wouldn't sign a highly restrictive contract. His family is still fighting Marvel and Disney over copyrights, though they've suffered some major blows of late.

Kirby and his family's struggles have been well documented over the years. But here are some stories you may not have heard: Read More...


[SPOILER ALERT] Last week, DC Comics released 'Wonder Woman' #23, in which a great battle was fought, the theistic landscape of the 'New 52' underwent a dramatic shift, and Wonder Woman became the new God Of War.  We got the chance to talk to author Brian Azzarello about this change in the status quo, his collaboration with series artist Cliff Chaing, and the effects this storyline may have on the greater DC Universe.

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Summer has come and passed, and many punk bands are settling in for their upcoming month-long naps. But, get this - that doesn't matter, because it's time for another Daily Geek, telling you all the things you didn't know you needed to know.



Grant Morrison's run on "Batman Incorporated" ended with issue 13, but that doesn't mean the worldwide network of heroes that was the book's focus for much of its run has to go away. This week, DC Comics will release "Batman Incorporated Special" #1, a one-shot anthology filled with stories featuring the Batmen and Batwomen of Earth.

For a little insight into just what the one-shot will be, MTV Geek caught up with Chris Burnham, who will write and draw one of the stories in the issue, and who was the artist on much of Morrison's "Batman Inc." run: Read More...

With the Internet pretty much calmed down since last week's announcement that Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in 'Man of Steel 2', and the rumor mill all but confirming Bryan Cranston as villain Lex Luthor, the obvious next question is: who will play Superman?

It's an obvious point, but so far, Warner Brothers has been relatively mum on the subject of the actor jumping into the old red and blue... Though we have a few ideas. First, given the uproar over Affleck, Warner Brothers will want someone not quite as divisive to the fan community; possibly even someone relatively unknown to them, who won't carry the baggage Affleck does to Batman. And they've already got the buzzy Cranston, coming off 'Breaking Bad' as the bad guy, so WB can go the Marvel, relatively unknown route for the Superman part.

Our suggestion? This guy:

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by Katherine Erlikh

Welcome back to the Daily Geek! I hope you've all made good life choices yesterday, but if you didn't it's okay - we can just turn those into trees. After all, there are no such things as mistakes, there are only happy accidents.


Earlier this week, it was announced that Ben Affleck will be playing Batman in the new Man of Steel movie Batman vs. Superman due out July 2015. After the announcement was made the internet proceeded to explode with immediate criticism from the masses of Batman fans, many citing Affleck's rather disastrous role in Daredevil as evidence of his inability to play a superhero. Memes were born, death threats were made, and three of MTV Geek's resident geek girl bloggers sat down for a round-table discussion about the matter.

Cecelia: So I guess we start with, how’s everyone generally feeling about Batfleck?



Jack Kirby is probably the single most important figure in the development of american comic books.  His career spanned seven decades, and though he is best-known for his work on super-hero titles, he defied simple categorization and worked in nearly every style of comic: horror, science fiction, romance, comedy, fantasy, funny animal, crime, war, western, and probably some others that I'm forgetting.

He didn't just define a single genre: he constantly defined (and re-defined) the entire comics medium, right up until his death in 1994.  So, in honor of his 96th birthday on August 28th, we here at MTV Geek have assembled A Week Of Jack Kirby, a series of posts celebrating the life, work and inspiration of the man that Stan Lee dubbed simply 'The King'.

Today, we kick things off with Jack Kirby's Ten Greatest Character Designs!  (Well, okay…  Maybe not greatest.  But a completely subjective selection of incredible candidates.  On another day, I could choose a completely different top ten list.) Read More...


Welcome to MTV Geek's New Comic Book Day Pull-List! Each week, we look at the best new releases that hit comic shops, and point you at what you need to be reading. 

This time around, we're talking about three books that hit stores last Wednesday (August 17th): a trio of amazing comics from Titan, DC,and Dark Horse! Read More...


By Kevin M. Brettauer

Spoilers for the first four parts of “Trinity War” follow. If you’re not up to date on the "Justice League" family of titles, back away slowly, and then run for the exit.



The cigar-chomping bounty hunter is being reimagined as a sophisticated, cold-blooded killer for the current iteration of the DCU--and pretty much stripped of any visual identity.


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