San Diego Comic-Con is now behind us, and DC Comics certainly had a successful show. No matter where you looked in the convention center and beyond, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, the Flash and hundreds of other heroes and villains from the DC Universe were proudly on display. From morning to night, you could find them on comic covers, in movie and TV stills, in videogames, on toys, collectibles and clothing, and wandering around the aisles of the show floor and the streets of the Gaslamp District from morning to night.
Why should the adults have all the fun? While here at DCComics.com, we tend to think of characters like Kal-El, Bruce Wayne, Diana of Themyscira and Hal Jordan as ageless, they’re clearly well over the legal drinking age. And that’s fine. It allows us to believably present Bruce Wayne as a brilliant entrepreneur and philanthropist overseeing a multi-billion dollar company when he’s not fighting crime, or Hal Jordan as a former test pilot who would be a logical candidate for a Green Lantern ring. There’s a level of drama that’s only possible when our characters are adults.
If you were fearing that it’s all downhill for Superman comics after last week’s SUPERMAN #32, you may be living in the Bizarro world. That’s about the only explanation that makes sense when you look at some of the phenomenal books featuring the Man of Steel hitting the stands this week.
Step aside, guys. In the world of DC Comics, this week belongs to the ladies.
Sometimes when the stakes are this huge and the scale this massive, twenty pages just isn’t enough. It’s fortunate, then, that we have our extra-sized Annuals. This week sees the release of four of them, some kicking off exciting new storylines, others offering explosive finales.
This weekend, while many of us were walking the WonderCon walk (hopefully in our most comfortable shoes), plenty of writers and journalists were hopping on news sites like IGN and Comic Book Resources to talk the WonderCon talk. With the world premiere of DC Entertainment’s new animated movie Son of Batman, an all-star Batman 75th Anniversary panel, a bevy of talented writers and artists in attendance, as well as tons of exciting news and announcements, there was certainly no shortage of topics to discuss. Here’s what they had to say…
We spent the weekend surrounded by thousands of amazing people who love comics, we just posted the latest episode of our webseries devoted entirely to the world of comics, and now we’re looking ahead to tomorrow where we’ll be treated to a big stack of brand new, hot-off-the-presses…COMICS!
Yes, after taking a few weeks off, we’re back to break down what’s in store for you this Wednesday from DC Comics and Vertigo. And what’s in store for you is the debut issue of DC Comics’ first weekly comic series since the start of The New 52.
With a title like Forever Evil, you know you’re in for some devastating, far reaching results. But for Batman, it seems like those results may hit painfully close to home. From the very first issue, things haven’t looked good for Nightwing. The one hero to be held captive by the Crime Syndicate, the series began with his identity being revealed to the world, and since then Dick Grayson has remained under lock and key. But eventually, you knew the series would return to his story, and with this week’s issue #6, it has.