DC Blacklists the Outhouse.
DC has been upset at the comics news site for running satirical articles about them (as well as other publishers), and has informed them that they are revoking access to their creators for interviews, according to Christian "Bluestreak" Hoffer. [more inside]
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me
on May 6, 2013 -
Superman is a good guy. More than that, Superman is the best guy. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster in 1932, he's the archetypal superhero, a man of enormous power who places himself in service to the powerless. To borrow a famous phrase from the 1940s Superman radio serial, he stands for "truth, justice and the American way".
- Why Orson Scott Card isn't the right man to write Superman
. [more inside]
posted by Artw
on Feb 14, 2013 -
In 1977 Dial Press of New York published Robert Mayer’s first novel, Superfolks. It was, amongst other things, a story of a middle-aged man coming to terms with his life, an enormous collection of 1970s pop-culture references, some now lost to the mists of time, and a satire on certain aspects of the comic superhero, but would probably be largely unheard of these days if it wasn’t for the fact that it is regularly mentioned for its supposed influence on a young Alan Moore and his work, particularly on Watchmen, Marvelman, and his Superman story, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
Alan Moore and Superfolks: Part 1: The Case for the Prosecution
, Part 2: The Case for the Defence
, Part 3: The Strange Case of Grant Morrison and Alan Moore
posted by Artw
on Nov 18, 2012 -
Hellblazer, the DC/Vertigo comic starring Alan Moore created occult investigator John Constantine, is being cancelled at issue #300
to make way for a new comic set in DC's New 52 universe. Hellblazer was DC's longest running continuously numbered comic
and it's cancelation marks the last of the DC Comics characters with Vertigo titles being taken back into the mainstream DC universe (previously
). Vertigo was originally an imprint for mature readers occult themed titles and creator owned work, though it has changed over the years with an adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo becoming the first Vertigo to receive TV advertising
posted by Artw
on Nov 9, 2012 -
Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book maxi-series published in 1985 and 1986 in which DC Comics condensed their multiverse into a single universe, thus "simplifying" and "improving" it. Whether they succeeded in that goal is a good question, and one I shan't address. Crisis is, however, incredibly important to understanding DC continuity, as well as being possibly the most significant crossover series of all time.
posted by Egg Shen
on Aug 22, 2012 -
In 2010, DC Comics offered Alan Moore the rights back to Watchmen. This
is a factually accurate account of what happened. (SLYT)
posted by MegoSteve
on Jun 30, 2012 -
: You've seen Tom Hardy look awesome as the character in posters and promos, but who exactly is Bane? Don't worry about shelling out cash for graphic novels and back issues, we'll teach you all about the villain that will appear in The Dark Knight Rises.
posted by troll
on Dec 26, 2011 -
The most recent issue of Superman, 712, was supposed to have a certain storyline, but it seems at the last minute, DC Comics decided to nix that storyline and instead publish a five-year-old story about Krypto the Super-Dog. These sorts of things happen, but Comics Alliance opined
(with some help from direct sources) that the change was due to DC not wanting to feature a Muslim superhero (the original story had Superman aiding "Sharif", a Muslim superhero.) The theory is, after the brouhahae surrounding the Muslim Batman
and Superman renouncing his American citizenship
, DC is hesitant to add any more fuel to the "DC hates America" fire.
"But," says comic-book muckraker Rich Johnston
, "I have inside DC stories that are telling me the REAL reason the story got nixed." He claims it's not about Muslims, it's about...well, just see for yourself what it's allegedly really about
posted by Legomancer
on Jun 23, 2011 -
"I've always loved the music from the Saturday matinee serial, and I figured a short that was animated to this music could be a really cool piece. I designed the character mixing all the traits from my favorite Superman actors from the past, and then looked at the work of Hugh Ferriss for inspiration on the background design."
- Superman Classic
(yt) - A Superman fan film by disney animator by Disney animator Robert Pratt
posted by Artw
on Feb 9, 2011 -
Superstar Scottish comics writer Grant Morrison
is about to tear the DC Universe apart again with Final Crisis
, the latest in a series of apocalypses and world ending events he's inflicted on various comics worlds
over the years. But there was a time before fame when he wrote the tie-in comic for ZOIDS
, the robot dinosaur children's toy. So what did he do? Ushered in the apocalypse, in the form of THE BLACK ZOID
posted by Artw
on Apr 17, 2008 -
"Zuda takes the Web publishing aspect out of the creators' hands, freeing them up to focus on writing and drawing the story. But to get Zuda to publish your comic, you first have to win a competition...
" A major player enters into the fray of web comics publishing, previously populated mostly by independents
. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? [more inside]
posted by ZachsMind
on Dec 28, 2007 -
Infinite Crisis begins today.
In 1985, DC Comics
released Crisis On Infinite Earths
-- arguably the biggest retcon
engine in comicbook history. The goal
of the Crisis
maxi-series was the unification of disparate DC timelines and dimensions
(designated as numbered or lettered Earths) into a single universe. Beloved heroes died
and new heroes
Twenty years later, DC is putting all of its heroes and villains back in harm's way with Infinite Crisis
. Building steam from plot elements in last year's critically-acclaimed Identity Crisis
(written by NYT Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer
) and a quartet (1
) of related mini-series published over the last six months, Infinite Crisis
(penned by Geoff Johns
) promises to be just as jarring as the original Crisis
. So jarring, in fact, that flagship characters of the DC Universe will be pitched forward in time
, a year into the future. To account for the lost time, a weekly
series called 52*
will start in May of 2006.
And when the dust settles, DC will start progressing all of its characters and stories in real time
posted by grabbingsand
on Oct 12, 2005 -
The Vertigo Tarot
by Dave McKean
, illustrator of among many other good things the Sandman
comics, was reissued
in August. The cards, loosely based on characters from DCs Vertigo comic inprint, are among the most uneasily beautiful interpretations I've ever seen.
The original set was in a limited edition of 5000 copies and is changing hands for suitably outrageous sums on ebay. The new edition (slightly smaller cards) retails around the $30 mark.
posted by thatwhichfalls
on Nov 14, 2001 -