There's been a lot of chatter on the comic interwebs about the new "Batman" character Harper Row possibly being the "next" Robin, following the death of Damian Wayne. Let's face it: she's plucky, resourceful, adorable, and has somehow become inextricably interwoven within the Dark Knight's life. To anybody following the Batman comic, it almost seems too obvious.
"...I'm trying to take an example from writers I admire like, Grant Morrison or Frank Miller, or so many of them that you watch being fearless, and you think, I might not ever be able to achieve what they've achieved, but at least I can try and be brave. And that's what we're trying to do with this story, so I hope that you'll give it a chance. Because we really believe in it.
When DC announced that the next arc for Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman" would be an early days of Bruce Wayne story titled "Zero Year," I reacted in the -- admittedly -- cynical way by questioning, "we're simply getting another Batman origin story? Especially one with a title so similiar to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's iconic "Year One"?" But after speaking with Snyder over the phone, the intentions for the narrative became more clear. Well, as clear as they can be considering how tight-lipped Snyder was about the actual contents of the 11-issue arc.
But what Snyder did assure both me, and more importantly, you readers, is that "Batman: Zero Year" is the boldest story he's told thus far in his tenure as current Bat-centerpiece (a position he's not comfortable being considered). Read on for Snyder's thoughts about "going big going home" on "Batman," what he has to say to fans who might doubt the power of "Zero Year," how the story will fall in line with current continuity, and his thoughts on Harper Row, the character he created who is leading the fan-speculation pools as being in the run to don with red and yellow tights as the next Robin.
Batman forges them from steel, plasma cuts them, grinds them, and buffs them of course!
Learn how to make batarangs yourself in this vid as blacksmith armorer Tony Swatton of "Man at Arms" shows you how to build and use Batman's Batarangs in 10 easy steps. All you need is a bunch of blacksmith equipment. And everybody has that stuff right?
As you can see in our exclusive video below, at this year's WonderCon in Anaheim and C2E2 in Chicago, DC Collectibles will have on hand a new 3.75" PVC Green Lantern two-pack featuring bowl-cutted former cop Guy Gardner (with projected baseball bat) and man (thing?) of the hour, Larfleeze (with little buddy Glomulus). The set will be $30 at the Graphitti Designs booth.
"Justice League of America" #1 topped the comic book charts for February -- but its spin-off titles "Katana" and "Justice League of America's Vibe" tanked, with positions in the top 100 of #80 and #78, respectively.
What exactly happened, here? Didn't the "bounce" of tying into such a mega-seller as "JLoA" give these two solo titles somewhat of a "halo" effect? It's not like they were neglected PR-wise -- both "Katana" and "Vibe" were heavily promoted by DC Comics.
Is it that comic book fans just don't have the patience to plunk down $3 or more for a solo character that doesn't have a "Bat" or an "X" attached to it? Read More...
Ladies and gentlemen, we've got some bad news and some good news. The bad news, Saturday's new episode "Drax" is the penultimate installment of "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" ever! The good news, you can get out two great new clips!
The first round of issues from the new "Green Lantern" teams hit shelves in June and DC sent along the solicitaion info, including your first look at a new beginning for Hal Jordan, and the first issue in the ongoing Larfleeze series.
Everybody's favorite vampire hunter Travis Kidd—the one who likes to “bite them back”— is making a return in a new "American Vampire" one shot this June from Vertigo.
Co-written by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque with art and cover by series artist Rafael Albuquerque, "American Vampire: The Long Road To Hell" #1 hits stores this June as a deliciously oversized issue. Tony Moore (of "Walking Dead" fame) provides the variant cover. Read More...
In light of the recent controversy surrounding DC Comics' move to hire well-known anti-gay marriage activist Orson Scott Card to pen a new "Superman" series, and artist Chris Sprouse's exit from the title, we figured it'd be fun to poke a little fun at the situation while trying to figure out what happens behind closed doors when companies like DC and Marvel make decisions like this.
"'Astro City' isn't being rebooted or anything. We're still who we are, just older, crankier and with a back pocket full of weirder ideas."
Kurt Busiek left "Astro City" in 2010 following the shuttering of Wildstrom. Well, he never really left his superhero universe, it completed its arc and lost its home. As I learned from my chat with the respected writer below, he and the rest of the "Astro City" team never stopped working on the next series that's set to hit shelves June 5 as part of DC proper, the process just slowed to a crawl due to number of health issues for Busiek. But now, "Astro City" is set to return, and with it, many of its famous characters, along with lots of new ones. I spoke with Busiek over email about the future of the series, the gall bladder problems that plagued the progress of "Astro City", his thoughts on the current comics climate, and his upcoming Batman-centric follow-up to "Secret Identity."