Cereal, Conan and Coma

New York Comic Con is underway this week, which means there’s been a whole lot of comics news. Here we go…

DC are expanding their reach to new readers by giving away free Justice League comics in various Big G cereal brands in America. There’s also related, free digital tie-ins, which you can read here. Obviously geared towards kids, and showing the classic costumes, rather than the relaunch versions it’s actually a smart initiative. If you’ve ever want to read Batman and Aquaman playing hide and seek read the 4th digital issue.

Fan fave Green Lantern G’nort  is being written out of the New 52 continuity? As Dart Vader would say, “NOOOOO!” Green Lantern will also be the focus of an upcoming Robot Chicken special.

Creators of the excellent Demo series, Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan are working on a new Conan title for Dark Horse for release in February. An unexpected choice, but certainly an intriguing one.

Apparently The Avengers trailer which debuted this week has been downloaded more than 10 million times and here’s The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s commentary for said trailer. Not that I’ve heard as it’s one of those videos that can’t be streamed outside of America. I can only assume it’s funny though.

Writer Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men, the upcoming Avengers Solo) is launching a new mini-series at Image about a woman in a coma who must solve the mystery of her own attempted murder. It’s called Mind The Gap and debuts in April.

Extra Sequential Podcast #62-Arkham Asylum

72 mins. In honour of next week’s highly anticipated release of the Batman: Arkham City videogame, we discuss the best Arkham Asylum comics, the dark history of Gotham City and a few of its cruel and unusual inhabitants. Also, predictable superhero posing, Woody Allen as Batman and the ice-cold woman known as Frostbite McDonough.

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1:23 NEWS

Avengers movie trailer

NoNoWriMo – write a novel in November. You can do it!

Vertigo to publish The Millenium Trilogy novels

DC relaunch sales figures

15:55 THEME – ARKHAM ASYLUM

Grant Morrison & Dave McKean’s “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth”

Alan Grant & Norm Breyfogle’s “The Last Arkham”

Batman: The Animated Series: “Lockup”, “Trial”

Dan Slott & Ryan Sook’s “Arkham Asylum: Living Hell”

David Hine & Jeremy Haun’s “Arkham Reborn”

The characters that turn evil after visiting Arkham (and not as inmates) including Lock Up and Joker’s girlfriend Harley Quinn.

The little known ‘90s one-shots “Batman: Ghosts” and “Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet”, and Arkham as seen in Batman: The Animated Series.

Some Quick DC #1 Reviews

After all the talk of the DC reboot, this is the week that the second issues begin trickling out, and it’s also the first step to see if this huge experiment will pay off.

At first thought I’d do something fancy like do a video review, with as many of DC’s #1s as possible in 5 minutes and 20 seconds, then I thought I could do a summary of each ish in 52 words or less. Then I realised how time consuming both of those options would be, so here’s my quick thoughts after a month of being bombarded with DC’s grand plans. I’m going by memory and quick rereads on these, but I’d suggest visiting Greg Burgas’ mightily impressive review of all 52 issues for a very complete lowdown.

Really the only ones I’d continue to buy would be Aquaman, Batman, Green Lantern, Grifter, Batman and Robin and maybe Action Comics.

I’ve been a diehard DC’er for literally 20 years, but very little about this whole scheme has me excited. I get the why, but the how just doesn’t cut it for me. Yes, sales are off the charts, but let’s see how long it lasts. I’ll be sticking to back issues and trades, as I have many fond memories of reading DC stuff in those 20 years. I just wish they incorporated their newbie friendly desire into OGNs, like the hugely successful Superman: Earth One, and just left us old fans alone to continue to enjoy the complex tales that have been built up over years. For me, this feels like a step backwards. However, if it really does bring in new comics readers, I’ll be a happy man.

Superman

For the world’s most famous superhero, and the most tooled with version in DC’s plans, this ish disappoints. With its grandiose captions, and lack of a cliffhanger, it’s an unfortunate old school standout. Plus using, “twittered” instead of “tweeted” is just embarrassing.

Superboy

Man, what a different Superboy series this is, though it does retain the bulk of his origin from his ‘90s debut, ie, he’s still a clone of Superman (and possibly Lex Luthor), and have powers that Supes doesn’t possess. This isn’t a fun series though, despite it’s jumping form lab, to imaginary Mid Western teen life to cameos from Lois Lane and the Teen Titans. Like Nightwing, it makes me miss the ‘90s series.

Action Comics

The idea of seeing Superman 5 years before he became the Superman we all know andlove is agood idea, but we’ve seen it before in Birthright, and more recently Secret Origin. Having 2 Superman titles, with one in the here and now and one when he was younger, more arrogant and didn’t have a proper costume, just seems confusing for an approach that’s supposed to be simple and accessible. It looks great though thanks to Rags Morales, and the usual characters make their presence known (Lex, Lois, and her dad General Sam Lane, and Clark’s “best friend” Jimmy), though Clark struggling for money, and as a superhero and living in a dodgy apartment all just screamed Spider-Man 2 to me. This is a Marvel Superman, and I can see why Grant Morrison thought the DC higher ups would reject this pitch. It does have a certain charm to it, but Supes’ origins have been dealt with before. Seeing him as a struggling superhero feels out of place and unexpected, although it may be realistic in this context.

Batman and Robin

Batman and Green Lantern are the most unchanged in the New 52, which makes sense, as the groundwork for their recent success was laid by writers Geoff Johsn, and Grant Morrison, who have held the keys to the DC kingdom for a few years now. This looks great, has awesome action and great characterization. A superb jumping on point, plus Bruce and Damian sliding down poles to the Batcave (corny, but it works) and Bruce reminding us why he set the password to the Cave as 10:48 on the grandfather clock entrance (that was the time his parents died).

Batman: The Dark Knight

This is kinda what a Batman book should be like, and it has an Arkham Asylum video game feel to it. Bruce Wayne should be the James Bond of the superhero world, with nice suits, pretty girls everywhere he looks and dangerous threats, all while looking good. This does that.

Batman

Greg Capullo’s art looks differently than what I remember from the brief Spawn art I’ve seen form him, but it does have a lively, fresh approach. Batman comics always work best when they include the greatest supporting cast in superhero comics, and here we have all the Bat lads with some great characterization, plus a double page spread of the Batcave, Someone wants to kill Bruce Wayne, and Dick Grayson (Nightwing) could be a killer. That’s enough of a hook.

Nightwing

Having fond memories of Nightwing from when Chuck Dixon wrote this original Robin’s first solo series, this looks good, thanks to Eddy Barrows. I’m doubtful over how entertaining the Dick revisiting his circus roots angle will be, and the red replacing the usual blue in his costume just reminds me of Chris O’Donnell in 1997’s Batman and Robin film. Not a good thing.

Detective Comics

DC’s longest running series now seem s like the ill-fated All Star Batman and Robin series, with agruff, unlikeable Dark Knight. Tony Daniel has improved greatly as both a writer and artist, and this issue is purposely dirty and grimy. It reminds us that Gotham is a dark, scary place. Batman’s relationship with Joker and Commissioner Gordon are handled well, but the extreme facial surgery of the Clown Prince of Crime seems a bit over the top, though I’m sure many will be back to see what happens next.

Batwoman

This series has been a surprising hit for both readers and critics. No-one really expected a new, red headed, lesbian Batwoman to make a splash, but most of that is thanks to artist J.H Williams III. He along with writer Greg Rucka gave Kate Kane the biggest impression in the 2009-10 Elegy series. Williams is back here, now co-writing with W. Haden Blackman. It’s still the most eerie, and stylistically brave of the Batbooks, and Williams continues to impress with his unique art style, or art styles, as his more lush and fluid approach with Batwoman, and standard approach with her alter ego, works a treat. Plus, it’s good to see Agent Chase return to the DCU.

Red Hood and the Outlaws

Arsenal, the former sidekick of Green Arrow just seems to attract contoversy. From former drug addict to now starring in the issue that has received the most boos and hisses of all the 52. That’s not his fault though, as the female alien and former Teen Titan Starfire is reinvented as a sexual dynamo, who likes to sleep around, and can’t even remember all the men with whom she has. DC shouldn’t have been shocked at the huge backlash this new characterisation received, even if they try and explain it away as an alien unfamiliar with human sexuality, Plus, blaming shocked readers for not reading the T for Teen rating on the cover doesn’t help. It’s the smallest text on the cover! However, with Red Hood (the former bad boy Robin Jason Todd) teaming up with Starfire and Arsenal – now that’s an interesting trio, and Kenneth Rocafort’s art is dynamite. I’m dubious to give this another chance, but the art might just win me over.

Catwoman

And here we have another mis-step of handling a much loved female character. We hardly see Selina Kyle fully clothed in these pages, but like the series above, the art is a winner, thanks to Guillem March. Catwoman has always been an interesting character, but having her rubbing spandex with Batman in the final scene sets a bad precedent for DC superheroines.

Birds of Prey

The series that was always awesome back in the day (ie, in the ’90s) still has Black Canary, but now she’s joined with Katana, Posion Ivy, and Starling. One of the original Birds, Barbara Gordon shows up and has a chat with Canary and there’s an intriguing mystery with a Gotham Gazette reporter which weaves throughout a sort of origin of the group, although the gang’s not all here in this debut. A good mix of action and characterisation, and finally, some mostly covered supergals done right.

Batgirl

This title also proves it and having fan fave (and long running Birds) writer Gail Simone wnet a huge wya to helping fans accept that Barbara Gordon was no longer the crippled, super hacker Oracle and was returning to her Batgirl persona. I’m not  a fan of this new costume, but this is an obvious push to see Babs in her own life, with a new apartment, new supporting cast and new villains. Babs mentions her crippling at the hands of the Joker (seen in the classic The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland) so it’s good to see that it’s still in continuity and that it effects the psychology of her character. Her dad, the Gotham commish shows up, there’s a great action scene in a hospital cliffhanger and you jsut know she’s going to have a future run in with her new roomie, an “activist.”

And now for a few random ones…

The Flash

It’s kind of good to see artists doing their own writing at DC now (apart from the embarassing Batman: Odyssey from Neal Adams), so here we have Francis Manapul doing both. I’ve never been a huge fan of the Silver Age Flash Barry Allen, but this is largely unchanged since Geoff Johns revived him a few years ago. Like Batwoman, there’s great page design and sense of kinetic energy, and Barry’s new ring that fits the red costume onto him in pieces is cool. I do miss Wally West though.

Justice League

The first cab off the rank in late August. Geoff Johns and Jim Lee are the main guys who spearheaded this whole thing, so putting them both on DC’s best known superteam makes sense. Us fanboys have seen it all before though and it’s just another good looking origin story.

Wonder Woman

There’s lots of blood and chopped up mythical creatures and Wonder Woman changes in to her awful costume in front of a starnger. Another misfire.

Aquaman

DC’s most mocked hero in our world and his apparently. Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis brought the magic to Green Lantern and here they do their best to make the Atlantean king a bored superhero who doesn’t care what us silly land walkers think about his supposed lameness. This vaguely reminded me of Peter David’s defining run on the character in the ’90s in that its making him one tough superhero, and it makes me happy to see him with Mera again, because even superheroes/undersea rulers need love too. Hopefully this series will turn Aqua-doubters into Aqua-fans.

Teen Titans

Embarassing costumes, unappealing art. Bland.

Green Lantern

There’s a slew of GL titles for your fave ring slinger, but this series focuses on Sinestro, who is now begrudgingly a Green Lantern (not a yellow one) again, and a ring-less, earth bound and frustrated Hal Jordan. Both men want answers, and so do I. With that Johns guy again and one of my fave artists Doug Mahnke, I’m on board for this one.

Men of War

The struggle of living up to the huge legacy of his relative Sgt. Rock, and ordinary soldiers fighting the supervillains of the DCU are two cool concepts for a series. Sadly, this debut doesn’t do much with either idea. It’s filled with lots of military (and explained) acronyms though, so it probably fills the gap of ‘Nam and Semper Fi. War comics aren’t really made anymore, so this could act as a good “in” for those who prefer soldiers to spandex.

I, Vampire

A good thumbs up to diversity is this horror title, forgotten from its debut years ago. Joshua Hale Fialkov’s script gets to the undead heart of the complicated relationship between Andrew and Mary and Andrea Sorrentino’s art is a thing of gothic beauty, which looks like Jae Lee’s spooky renderings. Yes, there’s still some life in vampire tales.

Extra Sequential Podcast #61-’30s & ’40s Heroes

64 mins. We wind back the clock to those halcyon days of the 1930s and 40s when comic books and superheroes were brand new. And they were stranger and wilder than you could imagine. Also, Orson Welles. Drunk.

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2:37 NEWS

Beware the Batman – a CG animated series

The Simpsons’ future

New episodes of Beavis & Butt-Head

Grant Morrison writing a Rogue Trooper film

The Metal Hurlant Chronicles TV series

New Arrested Development episodes and film! Yay!

Short fan film inspired by Ben Templesmith’s Welcome to Hoxford

15:26 THEME – 1930s AND 40S COMICS

The diversity of genres, crude renderings, strange tales of justice, the crazy work of Fletcher Hanks, radio serials, the abundance of anthologies, superhero precursors and more. What a wild time in which the comics we know and love today were experimenting and finding their feet.

If you want to hear some great, free radio serials go here, and here’s an example of a crazy Captain Marvel comic from the time.

Batman, Jor-El, Avengers & Noah

Now, that’s what I call a x-over! Here’s a look at some new movie (and one TV) pics.

The fun Batman: The Brave and the Bold is ending this year, but a new Batman is coming our way, as announced in France on the weekend. I’m kind of over Batman getting all the toon attention, but bigger plans are afoot, including Plastic Man, Doom Patrol and a claymation Batman from the guys behind Wallace and Gromit. Cool. Beware The Batman has Katana instead of Robin as Batman’s sidekick, Alfred becoming a gun toting butler (which he does when necessary in the comics BTW) and the first adaptation of Grant Morrison’s evil Professor Pyg. I wonder how they’ll make him kid friendly. Check out details here.

Russel Crowe is playing Superman’s Kryptonian father Jor-El (played by Marlon Brando in the ’70s film), while Kevin Costner plays his earthly dad. The costume seems to be going for the regal, fantasy look, complete with red cape and blue bodysuit, meaning Zack Snyder’s 2013 reboot will feature a Superman who uses his Kryptonian roots for his costume. I like the connection, but I doubt Crowe has the gravitas to play Jor-El. We’ll see.

Some very cool pics of Marvel’s The Avengers film have been released, showing Black Widow, Captain America, Nick Fury and director Joss Whedon. Check them all out here.

The director of The Fountain and Black Swan tackling Noah? Now that’s interesting.

Aronofsky says “Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey. The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It’s my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen.”

 

This is What Catwoman Should Look Like on Film

Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman costume for The Dark Knight Rises film is pretty bland and impractical. Thanks to Coolvibe though, I spotted a great alternative from artist Sven Juhlin’s blog, which you can see below, along with his interpretations of Captain America and Juggernaut.

Extra Sequential Podcast #60-Sex Scenes

75 mins. Put on the jazz and light some candles. It’s time for a look at sex scenes in comics. It’s our raunchiest episode ever! Actually, it’s more funny than raunchy as we realise how disturbing, hilarious and just plain strange sequential art sex can get. Also duck rude bits, cooking chicken and Andrew Ridgley from WHAM!.

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4:18 NEWS

Mladen’s writing for the digital Find Magazine! Woo hoo!

Catwoman’s unimpressive new film costume

Justice League: Doom animated film premieres next year

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts doco

The hugely negative response to DC’s new version of the sexed up Starfire

Uderzo’s Asterix successors

14:06 SEX SCENES

Catwoman #1

Green Goblin and Spider-Man’s first girlfriend, Gwen Stacy

Superman and Wonder Woman having sex while flying through volcanoes. The earth literally moves.

Watchmen’s 2 scenes, including Dr Manhattan’s multitasking

Dave McKean’s artful “Celluloid”

The amazing hallucination/sex scenes in “Swamp Thing”

“The Boys”, and whether Garth Ennis’ has issues with women in authority

Last Gasp Publishing’s yearly anthologies: “Best Erotic Comics”

Milo Manara’s “Bolero”

Ignacio Noe’s “The Piano Tuner” and “The Convent from Hell”

Caza and Paul Lamontellerie’s “Planet Terror”

Serpieri’s “Druuna”

Vittorio Giardino’s Little Nemo sex romp, “Little Ego”

Hentai, and the troubling subculture of Lolicon

The gratuitous sex in “Gantz”

The mature sex and violence in “Crying Freeman”

The mechanics of mutant sex and superhero kids

The numerous, and disturbing scenes in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series


Justice League: Doom

Based on one of the definitive Justice League stories, the next entry in DC’s animated films is out next year. Here’s the lowdown.

Primetime Television Stars

Nathan Fillion & Tim Daly

join heroic cast of

Justice League: Doom

Warner Home Video to distribute

DC Universe Animated Original Movie in early 2012;

Eight Justice League TV series alums featured in voice cast

Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion and Tim Daly, the reigning voices of Green Lantern and Superman, respectively, join an exciting group of actors reprising their famed cartoon roles in Justice League: Doom, an all-new entry in the popular series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies due in early 2012 from Warner Home Video.

Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “JLA: Tower of Babel.”

Fillion, the star of ABC’s hit TV drama Castle, made his debut as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan in the recent Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Fillion made his initial DCU bow as the voice of Steve Trevor in the 2008 hit Wonder Woman.

Currently headlining the cast of ABC’s popular Private Practice, Daly originated the title character’s voice in the landmark cartoon, Superman: The Animated Series. He has reprised the role in two DCU films: the 2009 extravaganza Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and the 2010 thriller Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

In addition to current primetime stars Fillion and Daly, the cast is a grand reunion of the original group of actors who provided the voices of the Justice League for the cartoon of the same name and its follow-up, Justice League Unlimited. Reprising their roles are Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Breaking In) as Flash, Susan Eisenberg (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) as Wonder Woman and Carl Lumbly (Alias) as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter. Bumper Robinson (A Different World, Transformers: Animated) joins the cast as Cyborg.

The Justice League faces two sets of villainous teams in the film – The Royal Flush Gang and a sextet of notable evildoers. The latter group includes three voice acting alumni of the Justice League animated series: Phil Morris (Smallville, Seinfeld) as Vandal Savage, Olivia d’Abo (The Wonder Years) as Star Sapphire, and Alexis Denisof (Angel) as Mirror Master. Also opposing our heroes are Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) as Bane, Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files) as Metallo, and Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as Cheetah.

David Kaufman (Danny Phantom) also reprises his Justice League role of Jimmy Olsen.

The film is executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One), and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Batman: Year One), who is also credited as producer alongside Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series). Justice League: Doom is the final script from the late Dwayne McDuffie (All-Star Superman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths). Casting and dialogue direction is once again in the capable hands of Andrea Romano (Batman: Year One, SpongeBob SquarePants).

Warner Home Video will premiere the Justice League: Doom trailer during its presentation at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the IGN Theater. Also premiering during that session will be the Catwoman animated short that is attached to Batman: Year One, the next DC Universe Animated Movie (streeting October 18).

 

Extra Sequential Podcast #59-Donald Duck & DuckTales

55 mins. Don’t cry fowl, but we discuss the whacky and funny Fantagraphics collection of Carl Barks’ much loved 1940s Donald Duck stories, and compare them to BOOM! Studios’ current DuckTales…tales. Also, Ninja Turtles, Mythbusters and capitalism.

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2:53 NEWS

Amanda Waller gets retconned to a thin woman!

Marvel is no longer publishing any of French publisher’s Soleil’s great comics

Batman: Year One animated clip

 

John Dies at the End cast pics

9:43 THEME – DONALD DUCK AND DUCKTALES 

We tell you why creator Carl Barks is loved for his storytelling prowess and surprisingly funny and absurd humour in his Donald, Scrooge, etc tales and compare it with the modern equivalent in BOOM! Studio’s latest DuckTales mini-series.

You can get Fantagraphics’ Donald Duck in Lost in the Andes in November.

The 4 issues of BOOM!’s DuckTales series, Rightful Owners, are available now.

48: 02 A FEW QUICK THOUGHTS ON THE DC #1s WE’VE READ

 

Batman: Year One’s Catwoman

Here’s the first look at how Catwoman will look in her short film on next month’s Batman: Year One animated film. Cool. She resembles her comic counterpart closley. Hopefully Anne Hathaway in next year’s The Dark Knight Rises will too. Official details below.

 

Warner Home Video to unveil Catwoman animated short, first Justice League: Doom footage at New York Comic Con

 

Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation proudly present an action-packed hour of first looks at DC Universe Animated Original Movies properties on Friday, October 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at New York Comic Con.

 

Central to the panel will be the world premiere of the animated short Catwoman, starring Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) as the voice of title character. The 15-minute short will be included on the release of Batman: Year One, which streets October 18 on Blu-ray, DVD, for Download and On Demand.

 

The panel will also include the very first footage to be seen from Justice League: Doom, the highly-anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

 

The panelists, which include the ultimate voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, DCU executive producer Bruce Timm and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano, will offer a glimpse into the 2012 DC Universe Animated Original Movies slate, give away some exclusive prizes to inquisitive audience members, and quite possibly welcome a few surprise guests to the stage.

 

An autograph session with the panelists will immediately follow the panel.

 

Grifter #1 Review

I haven’t really had time to post my quick thoughts on the new #1s from DC that I’ve bought this month, but I was looking forward to Grifter, as it’s being created by one of my favourite comics writers Nathan Edmondson (Olympus, The Light), with artist Cafu.

My entire review of the premiere issue can be read here at Broken Frontier. In short, it’s awesome.

Nathan Edmondson News

Writer of Olympus, and The Light from Image Comics has his hands on the old Wildstorm character, Grifter. I’m not a fan of the character, but I’m curious to see what Edmondson (and artist Cafu) does with him when it debuts this week. A preview of Grifter #1 is below, and you can hear an interview with Edmondson at iFanboy.

Catch previews of Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #1, and Red Lanterns #1 (also both out this week) here. There’s also a teasing interview with Edmondson, and artist Mitch Gerads about his next few projects, including the pair’s December releasing series here.

Finally, here’s a preview of the much anticipated fifth issue of Who is Jake Ellis? from Edmondson and artist Tonci Zonjic. WIJE? #5 lands on September 21, and somehow this slipped by me, but WIJE? has been extended from a 5 ish mini to…something longer. Good news.

13 DC Reviews, But Not By Me

13 of DC’s 52 issue relaunch hit shelves this week. We didn’t get any new comics this week in Western Australia, thanks to the Labour Day holiday in America though. AARRGGHH! Oh well. At least customers who buy digitally don’t have to worry about that sort of thing.

Here’s a few reviews though, including all 13 #1s at Bleeding Cool, and Broken Frontier, 8 of them at CBR, Batgirl and Action Comics at Newsarama, Action Comics at ComicAttack and finally Action Comics, Detective Comics and Batgirl over at Luke Milton’s site, (who’ll be joining us on the Extra Sequential podcast next week!).

It’s interesting to see what Marvel fans, long-time DC fans, and newbies have to say about this.

 

Comics Alliance also has a handy look at the continuity changes that this first week’s offerings have shown us.

And now, here’s a look at some of next week’s releases including Superboy #1, Batman and Robin #1 and Legion Lost #1.

 

The Frontiersman #27

The latest issue of the digital mag from Broken Frontier is now up, and it’s awesome, and I don’t just say that because I wrote some of the content. Not much content sure, but there’s some great stuff in the 118 pages including a run down of all 52 new series from DC, with some insightful comments from the creators themselves, features on Buffy Season 9, a history of Canadian super team Alpha Flight, the complete debut issue of Spontaneous from Oni Press and much more!

Get it here now for only $1.49!

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