July 23, 2016

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Review: ‘Doctor Fate Vol. 1: The Blood Price’

Doctor Fate Vol. 1: The Blood Price Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Sonny Liew DC Comics; $14.99 Rated T for Teen It was ten years ago that DC Comics canceled their previous attempt to build an ongoing series around their Doctor Fate character, a very ’90s take that turned the golden-helmed super-magician created during the Golden […]

Wondercon 2016: DC Comics: Hanna-Barbera

Back in February, DC Comics announced a new line of comics that would take several Hanna-Barbera properties and re-imagine them for the 21st Century. At Wondercon 2016, they held a panel that went into more detail about these contemporary updates and previewed artwork for the upcoming books. The panel was moderated by Dan Didio, Co-Publisher […]

Review: ‘Batgirl Vol. 2: Family Business’

Batgirl Vol. 2: Family Business Writers: Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher Artists: Babs Tarr, Bengal, and others DC Comics; $16.99 Writer Brenden Fletcher, artist Babs Tarr, and writer/artist Cameron Stewart completely reinvented the character of Batgirl after taking over her struggling comic book series in late 2014. Rather than being just another lieutenant Batman, not […]

DC Comics Re-imagines Hanna-Barbera Properties for 21st Century Readers

Hanna-Barbara has long been associated with cartoons aimed at young kids and tweens, with stories for all ages. For years they dominated Saturday morning cartoons, so much so that most of their shows are considered classics. DC Comics, which publishes the Scooby Doo: Where Are You? comic book series, is re-imagining it, as well as […]

Review: ‘The Adventures of Supergirl #1′

The Adventures of Supergirl #1 Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Bengal DC, $0.99 (digital) Rated 12+ DC has had something of a Supergirl problem for a while now. Not with the new TV show of that title airing on CBS, or, at least, not exactly. Everyone seems to love the show itself, which has proven to […]

Review: ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’ #1

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 Writer: Renae De Liz Artists: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon DC Comics; $3.99 DC’s digital-first Wonder Woman anthology comic Sensation Comics may have come to an end, but the publisher’s replacement for the series is a pretty perfect one: A nine-issue, digital-first series focusing on the fantastical origins […]

Review: ‘Starfire’ #1-2

Starfire is an alien warrior princess trying to find someplace on Earth where she can live in peace and help people. After getting some advice from a certain hero in Metropolis, she heads down south to Key West in Florida to start her new life on her own. Review: Starfire #1-2 Written by Jimmy Palmiotti […]

Review: ‘Superman: The Men of Tomorrow’

Superman: The Men of Tomorrow Writer: Geoff Johns Artists: John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson DC Comics; $25 Rated T for Teen Superman may be DC’s flagship character, and his comic book one of their foundational ones, but Superman has been particularly troubled since the 2011 New 52 relaunch, running through writers and artists at […]

Review: Bizarro #1-2

Bizarro, an imperfect clone of Superman, and Jimmy Olsen, photojournalist for the Daily Planet and friend of Clark Kent, embark on a journey of discovery as the pair, joined by Colin the Chupacabra, take a roadtrip to that land of Bizarro America, Canada. Review: Bizarro #1-2 Written by Heath Corson; Art by Gustavo Duarte; Coloring […]

Review: ‘Looney Tunes #226′

Looney Tunes #226 Writers: Bill Matheny and Sholly Fisch Artists: Dave Alvarez, Walter Carzon, and Horacio Ottolini DC Comics; $2.99 Rated E, for Everyone Preview here. So what’s the first thing that jumps out at you regarding the cover of the latest issue of DC’s Looney Tunes comic series? For me, it was the issue […]

Preview: Gotham Academy #9

Gotham Academy is a comic unlike anything else DC is putting out right now: Closer in spirit to Harry Potter than The Dark Knight, it’s a supernatural boarding school story set in the Batman universe. Batman himself is a peripheral character, and in fact the lead character, Olive Silverlock, loathes him, for reasons that aren’t […]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #226

And now, for your summer viewing pleasure, here’s an exclusive preview of Looney Tunes #226, out in comic shops this Wednesday: Introducing ACME Road Blox! Build anything! Build everything! CATCH ROADRUNNERS! Will Wile E. Coyote outsmart the Road Runner this time, with his new Road Blox kit? Find out here! BEEP BEEP! Enjoy!

Review: ‘Cyborg #1′

Cyborg #1 Written by David F. Walker Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado DC Comics; $3 Rated T for Teen So what we have here is your basic good news, bad news situation. The good news is that Cyborg, long-time Titan, more recent Justice Leaguer, and maybe DC’s most prominent and widely-recognized superhero of […]

Review: Gotham Academy Vol 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy

Olive Silverlock is a student at the prestigious Gotham Academy, where Gotham’s best and brightest go to study. But it’s kind of hard to concentrate when there’s a ghost haunting the campus, a secret society is performing rituals on the grounds, and Olive has to be a “nanny” to her ex-boyfriend’s little sister, all while […]

Review: Beware The Batman

Review: Beware The Batman

Beware The Batman Written by Ivan Cohen, Matthew K. Manning, Scott Beatty, Mike W. Barr and Mitch Watson Art by Luciano Vecchio and Dario Brizuela DC Comics, $12.99 This trade paperback collects the entirety of the short-lived comic book series based on the short-lived animated series of the same name…which, of course, was based on […]

Review: Scooby-Doo Team-Up Vol. 1

Review: Scooby-Doo Team-Up Vol. 1

Scooby-Doo Team-Up Vol. 1 Written by Sholly Fisch Art by Dario Brizuela DC Comics; $12.99 One of the most surprisingly entertaining kids comics that either of the Big Two direct market publishers have managed in a long time, Scooby-Doo Team-Up has managed to pull off the rare (but always appreciated) trick of addressing child readers […]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #2

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #2

Most of our previews are for comics for young children; this one is pitched at an older audience (it’s rated 12+) but it’s based on a toy many of us remember from our childhoods: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He-Man: The Eternity War has He-Man, She-Ra, and Teela leading their troops in a […]

Review: Super Heroes: My First Dictionary

Review: Super Heroes: My First Dictionary

Super Heroes: My First Dictionary Written by Michael Robin Illustrated by Various Downtown Bookworks; $15.99 Ages 3 and up The title and cover say it all: This is a first dictionary, offering short, simple definitions for more than 500 words, all organized around the theme of superheroes; the DC Comics-owned superheroes, to be exact. Sometimes […]

Preview: Teen Titans Go! #5

Preview: Teen Titans Go! #5

Teen Titans started as a cartoon that brought together the teenage members of the DC Universe in a comedy format; it became a comic, then the comic was adapted into another cartoon, and now we have Teen Titans Go!, which is an adaptation of that cartoon (Caleb explains it all in his review of the […]

Preview: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination #6

Preview: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination #6

Scribblenauts is a great video game that’s a little bit like Mad Libs—the characters, Maxwell and Lily, have to solve various problems, and the player helps by writing words that become objects in the game. Scribblenauts Unmasked is a special version of the game with characters from the DC Universe—all the characters from the DC […]