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FAN EXPO VANCOUVER 2014 Day Three Cosplay

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

A huge lineup on the final day of Fan Expo Vancouver.

 

Karl Urban (Dredd, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings) Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) Tom Felton (Harry Potter series) and Manu Bennett (Arrow) answered fan questions in panels.

 

Legendary Bill Sienckiewicz, Tony Moore, Mike Del Mundo, Dave Johnson competed in sketch duels creating original art while answering fan questions.

 

Here are some amazing cosplayers from the final day in Hollywood North: Continue reading

ROBIN RISES

Robin Rises: Omega #1 courtesy DC Comics

Robin Rises: Omega #1 courtesy DC Comics

Robin returns? Who is wearing the mask?

 

When Damian was killed in Batman, Incorporated – Bruce’s story of loss, grief, anger continued in Batman and Robin by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. The team book became a team-up book as guest stars joined Bruce in his search for Damian’s body and a way to possibly revive him.

 

The hunt for Robin is over. Bruce’s war with Ra’s Al Ghul is far from over.

 

The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex revealed Batman and Robin will return with a one-shot: Robin Rises: Omega #1. Continue reading

DC Comics & GRANT MORRISON Present MULTIVERSITY

Multiversity #1 courtesy DC Comics

Multiversity #1 courtesy DC Comics

The long-awaited Multiversity by Grant Morrison finally has a release date.

Morrison will team up with artists Chris Sprouse, Frank Quitely, Cameron Stewart and more to spin stories from across multiple timelines in The New 52.

 

Comic Book Resources is first to report the first issue of the limited series will arrive in August and has a first look at art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Continue reading

ANN NOCENTI on CATWOMAN at ECCC

Catwoman #30 courtesy DC Comics

Catwoman #30 courtesy DC Comics

Ann Nocenti is making Selina Kyle smarter and even more manipulative. The Catwoman writer was part of DC Comics all-star team of creators at Emerald City Comicon on the 75th Anniversary of the Batman’s debut in Detective Comics.

 

Catwoman #30 is the start of Race of Outlaws as Selina enters a global contest to become the best thief on the planet. There’s no honor among thieves and Selina is outgunned against more super powered criminals. I talked one on one with Nocenti about the next big storyline in which Selina faces the Rogues, learns from her past and figures out how to beat her criminal competition. Continue reading

DC Relaunches TEEN TITANS

Teen Titans #1 courtesy DC Comics

Teen Titans #1 courtesy DC Comics

DC Comics will relaunch Teen Titans with a brand new number and creative team this July according to Comics Newsarama. Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort will start a new volume starring Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy.

 

Pfeifer will leave Red Hood and the Outlaws in May after 3 issues, while current Titans writer Scott Lobdell takes over RH&TO in June.

 

“See, that’s one of the things that really made me want to write the Titans. Continue reading

JAMES TYNION On BATMAN ETERNAL

Batman Eternal courtesy DC Comics

Batman Eternal courtesy DC Comics

Scott Snyder and James Tynion are the architects of the story in a brand new weekly series starring the Dark Knight, his allies, enemies are supporting characters of Gotham City.

 

Tynion co-wrote Batman #28 which revealed a very different Gotham City 6 months in the future. In a DC Comics interview Tynion explains what he’s most excited about from Batman Eternal. Continue reading

DETECTIVE COMICS #30 Review

Detective Comics #30 courtesy DC Comics

Detective Comics #30 courtesy DC Comics

A strong start for the new creative team on the book that launched Batman.
Detective Comics #30 is the first issue by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.
It opens with a mother and daughter – outsiders in Gotham City. I was invested in Elena and Annie’s story and characters. Elena’s manipulation of Bruce Wayne into helping her rebuild a crime-ridden waterfront area of Gotham shows she’s smart and resourceful.  In many ways she is a mirror version of Bruce. Continue reading

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Action Comics #30 courtesy DC Comics

Action Comics #30 courtesy DC Comics

Action Comics #30 Superman Doomed begins here! In the aftermath of Forever Evil – Superman is the villain, Lex Luthor is the hero? As if Clark didn’t have it bad enough – Doomsday is coming! Who’s bringing the Kryptonian monster to Earth?

 

Detective Comics #30 Batman and Harvey Bullock in a race to find a killer, the 52 debut of two obscure Bat-villains and more as a brand new team takes on the book the launched the Dark Knight. Continue reading