Fan-favorite writer Keith Giffen and artists Pop Mahn just launched a brand new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe ongoing series! Now DC Comics is sharing the new design for He-Man coming in July’s issue four.
“In the epic war against the forces of Hordak ripping through the pages of the current series, He-Man must don the sacred armor of his ancestors.”
What do you think of He-Man’s new look – does it say “by the power of Grayskull!!!!!” to you?
A new assassin will be stalking The New 52! DC Comics Bob Harras shared a first look at Lady Vic. This killer for hire will tangle with Luke Fox, the new Batwing.
In the pre-New 52 “Lady Vic” short for Lady Victim because of her many targets was a frequent enemy of Nightwing. Lady Elaine Marsh Morton was a real British aristocrat but worked for DC villains like Blockbuster.
Are you ready to join The Movement? DC Comics shared a first look inside the first issue of this brand new series by Gail Simone (Batgirl, Secret Six) and Freddie Williams II (Captain Atom, Green Arrow.)
The Movement #1 courtesy DC Comics
“Set in Coral City, The Movement centers around a group of young people with extraordinary abilities, who take matters of justice into their own hands after the corrupt local police department is exposed. But how will the rest of the world react to these teens? And with so much power at their disposal, can they really be trusted to work towards a greater good?”
Nightwing is leaving Gotham City for Chicago! At the DC All Access Panel at Chicago’s C2E2 writer Kyle Higgins talked with fans about the new mission and new home for Dick Grayson:
“The idea is that Tony Zuco – the man that killed Dick Grayson’s parents – is still alive and living under an assumed identity in Chicago.” The high concept of masked heroes and villains all being outlawed in the city even as a new masked version Continue reading →
Henry Cavill in Man of Steel courtesy Warner Brother, photo by Clay Enos
Truth, justice and the American way!
That’s what comes to mind when you think of Superman. After the box-office dominance of The Dark Knight and other morally challenged heroes are audiences ready for a return to the wholesome, earnest hero like the DC Comics icon?
In a new interview with Hero Complex, Man of Steel creators say don’t expect perfection from the new Superman played by Henry Cavill.
“He’s not super-perfect, and he might not always make the right decision, especially as he’s growing up and trying to find himself,” said producer (and director Zack Snyder’s wife) Debbie Snyder. “I think he’s struggling to find out what is the right thing to do.”
“We tried not to make him so predictably morally black and white,” Zack Snyder adds “We gave him some shades of gray. His inherent goodness is still there, and if you really think about it, you still want him to be right and to make the right choices and to do the right thing. I think that we all hope for that in ourselves, and I think that’s what always has made him a very interesting character. He’s a Christlike figure. There’s no two ways about it.”
The Emerald Twilight is approaching for the Geoff Johns era! The fan favorite writer redeemed Hal Jordan, created the first Arab-American Green Lantern and weave nearly a decade of compelling stories.
Green Lantern #20 courtesy DC Comics
DC Comics shared a preview of Green Lantern #20 the final oversized issue by Johns with an all-star roster of artists including series artist Doug Mahnke and special guest appearances by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Cully Hamner, Aaron Kuder, Jerry Ordway, and more!
Fan favorite artist David Finch appeared at Fan Expo Vancouver this past weekend. There were huge lines for Finch as fans eagerly waited for a chance to have the acclaimed creator sign their books, get sketches and talk with him about his stellar career. Finch is now a DC Comics exclusive artist (Batman: The Dark Knight, Justice League of America) after amazing runs at Top Cow (Cyberforce) and Marvel Comics (New Avengers, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimatum, Moon Knight.)
Finch joined legendary Iron Man artist and X-O Manowar co-creator Bob Layton and Ultimate Comics X-Men, Incredible Hulk cover artist Kaare Andrews for an engaging sketch duel panel. The three creators gave fans a choice: they spend the entire session working on one sketch each or a rapid fire 5 minutes per sketch. The sketch duel ends with lucky fans leaving with the sketches so the crowd unanimously voted for the chance at 15 fans receiving 15 sketches over three fans getting three sketches.
The battle began with requests for Catwoman, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and finally Captain America while the creators shared career insights and answered fan questions in a revealing and hilarious session.
David Finch at Fan Expo Vancouver 2013, photo by ComicsBlend
After enjoying the panel I got the opportunity to talk one on one with Finch back at his table. I did have to wait my turn. As you can see above this young fan was extremely chatty and excited as she watched Finch create a sketch just for her.
Batman: Dark Knight #6 courtesy Marvel
After a great run on Batman: The Dark Knight which he co-wrote with Paul Jenkins, Finch is now drawing a new Justice League of America written by Geoff Johns. The eclectic cast includes Catwoman, Katana, Stargirl, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Vibe and the new Green Lantern Simon Baz. I asked Finch which members of the team were his favorites so far. His answer included a surprise and a tease for a dramatic event planned for the youngest hero on the roster:
It’s almost the second anniversary of DC Comics The New 52 relaunch which was controversial but successful. I asked Finch what it was Continue reading →
Wonder Woman fans may be a bit confused by the over of Wonder Woman #19! Diana is supposed to be in love with Superman so why is the Amazon kissing Orion on the New Gods after fighting him on the cover of this week’s issue?
DC Comics shared this stunning cover by Goran Sudsuka and this teaser for Brian Azzarello’s latest chapter. “Poseidon shares a piece of information with the First Born that puts Continue reading →
Man of Steel courtesy Entertainment Weekly, photo by Clay Enos
Man of Steel is more than just a new Superman. The reboot is the launching point for the future of films starring DC Comics icons.
“It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, it’s definitely a first step,” Warner Brothers President Jeff Robinov tells Entertainment Weekly.
Could Man of Steel include references other DC heroes?
“I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world,” he responded. “[Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.”