Poll: Judging ‘Before Watchmen’

If all publicity is good publicity, the controversy-coated Before Watchmen project is golden. Any mention of these prequels to the classic 1986 Watchmen series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons makes the comics Internet light up like Times Square. But as with all things Watchmen-related, this question is unavoidable: Has DC knowingly mistreated the creators?... Continue Reading →

Poll: Too Much Batman?

"Another Batman book?" — an annoyed Facebook friend I love Batman. He’s a fascinating hero who is ripe for psychoanalysis and, thanks to many talented creative teams and the loving care of his corporate keepers, has had some of the best stories in comics history. I'm also a Grant Morrison fan, so I've already added... Continue Reading →

Poll: What’s Your Re-Launch Strategy?

The DC re-launch has dominated the comics conversation since its announcement, and readers are in varying stages of acceptance. But not everyone's grieving. I've heard a handful of people say that this (mostly) clean slate approach is not only necessary, but also smart. The medium is struggling, and most fans would agree that something needs... Continue Reading →

New Supes: Do You Care?

The very handsome Brit Henry Cavill is the new cinema Superman, and for the life of me, I can't tell whether anyone cares. Too soon? It seems like we were just being introduced to Brandon Routh, who did a good job in a flawed movie, Superman Returns. I'm not all that excited about a reboot,... Continue Reading →

Green Lantern Lights It Up

So the first footage from the upcoming Green Lantern film is out and there's a whole lot of quipping and green blasty stuff happening. Ryan Reynolds is his usual charming self, and he looks like he's having a great time. Of course, geeks appear to be divided over whether the clip looks amazing or cheesy.... Continue Reading →

Crisis of Infinite Books

I read a lot — so much that all my books are subject to the 100-page rule: If I don't care what's happening by the 100th page, then I'm done. Life is short, and I'd like to get to the good shit before my vision goes. Obviously, comic books make up a massive portion of... Continue Reading →

Power Girl: Fun While It Lasted?

Shortly after unveiling new Wonder Woman writer J. Michael Straczynski, DC has announced a new creative team for its buzzworthy Power Girl title — and it’s a teeny bit controversial. With issue #13, writer Judd Winick and artist Sami Basri will take over for current writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and artist Amanda Conner. I'm... Continue Reading →

Secret Six Casting Call

With all due respect to Green Lantern and Batman, the live-action superhero movie DC/Warner Brothers ought to be making isn’t really about heroes at all. Two words: Secret. Six. Aside from being one of the most consistently good mainstream comics around, the current incarnation of Secret Six is a carnival ride of moral ambiguity; wildly... Continue Reading →

Simone Departs from Wonder Woman

DC announced on Friday that Gail Simone will be leaving Wonder Woman. As much as we'd like her to stay on the book, she is not Wonder Woman. With the return of the Birds, I suppose she can't do it all. I was disappointed, but not surprised. Gail's replacement, announced this morning, will be J.... Continue Reading →

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