DC Entertainment Remembers Darwyn Cooke

Earlier today Darwyn Cooke’s family announced the passing of the creative giant. The outpouring of support for the artistic legend began yesterday when it was announced he was battling cancer. Earlier this morning, he lost his battle with it.   You can read DC's statement over at Graphic Policy: DC Entertainment Remembers Darwyn Cooke

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Reboots, Relaunches, Renumberings: My Brain Hurts.

Howard the Duck #5 was released a couple weeks ago. This is the second fifth issue of a Howard the Duck comic within a year, because of last years All-New All Different relaunch, which is something that both makes me laugh and shake my head (largely because trying to sort the comics confused the hell out of me …

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DC’s Rebirth: Is It A Good Idea?

A lot has been made recently of Geoff Johns words concerning DC's Rebirth announcement, specifically his words around whom the real target audience of DC seems to be. Johns said in an interview with CBR that "if you have, like me, long boxes of DC comics, you will be very happy. If you’ve never read a DC comic …

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What’s In A Title: Dark Knight III: The Master Race

When it comes to great Batman stories, inevitably the conversation will turn to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. This is a graphic novel that is held up as one of the three truly great stories to come from the comic medium (the other being the Pulitzer Prize winning Maus, and the other being Watchmen …

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Frank Millar Returns To The Dark Knight

Frank Miller’s 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns has been hailed as one of the three great graphic novels to emerge from the eighties (Watchmen and Maus being the others), and the slight less well received follow up from the early 2000's Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again. The first series, rightly, is hailed as an absolute classic. But does …

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Ben Affleck Directing The Next Batman Film Is A Good Thing

Rumours are beginning to circulate of a Ben Affleck directed Batman movie by the end of 2018. If this is true, that's very exciting news. I say that now, but when I first heard about Ben Affleck taking over from Christian Bale (who I thought was an amazing Batman), I almost choked. Not figuratively, I …

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Wonder Woman: A Cultural Icon

"Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with …

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I Hate Bob Kane

I hope that got your attention. Now before I say anymore, I want to clarify something; I don't hate Bob Kane, I hate what he did to Bill Finger. I came across this article on cracked.com today entitled 5 Ways Batman's True Creator Got Screwed Out OF His Legacy, and I have to tell you I was …

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Superman’s First Appearance: Hero, Villain, or Something Else?

The thought of Superman being anything other than a hero is a strange one. But in 1938, when we don't even know  who he is, it's certainly a possibility. Try and forget what you know about Superman, and imagine that this comic is fresh off the newsstands. That this is the first time you've seen …

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Investing In Comics?

Purchasing a comic book as an investment that was published in the last fifteen years is a bad idea. Whilst there are some comics released in the last fifteen years that have significantly increased in value, such as the first Walking Dead comic, a few others may have made it to double digits but compared to …

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