With James Robinson leaving DC’s Earth 2 after issue #16, many wondered who would take on writing duties for the series. An official DC statement revealed that Tom Taylor, writer for the Injustice: Gods Among Us tie-in, will be taking over for Robinson beginning in October.
With Man of Steel premiering this weekend and DC kicking off their Superman Edition of We Can Be Heroes, it’s a perfect time to peruse some awesome Superman merch around the interwebs.
This September, IDW will be publishing special variant covers in the style of classic cartoons. IDW asks, “Ever wondered what The X-Files‘ Mulder and Scully would look like as colorful, hijinks-having monster chasers? Ever wanted to see the mighty Judge dredd as a rubber-jointed 70s warrior? Of course you have!”
DC Entertainment’s We Can Be Heroes campaign is changing up their perks and incentives. The beginning of their Indiegogo campaign in April featured Batman-related merchandise; now the campaign will offer merch with the Man of Steel.
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1 is finally here. The new series from Gerard Way and Shaun Simon seemed to generate buzz online from fans of Way’s Umbrella Academy. Killjoys will please fans of dystopian sci-fi. Killjoys #1 creates a futuristic punk/Western world that is interesting and absorbing, but it’s a lot to take in at once.
Two. More. Days. Each trailer for Man of Steel has only upped the anticipation for the film’s release, but this newest bit of information from writer David S. Goyer has raised the stakes even higher. Goyer confirmed that Man of Steel does have a Batman/Bruce Wayne in its universe–but it’s not Christopher Nolan’s version.
This September, Matt Kindt and Steven Sanders will team up for a new Marvel miniseries called Infinity: The Hunt. The miniseries will bring back Marvel’s classic “Contest of Champions” concept in which the superheroes are players in a massive fight to the death.
The world of 3D entertainment has grown exponentially in recent years. It’s no longer a shock to see each new movie premiere in 3D alongside its regular format. But what about the genre of 3D comic books and graphic novels? Once a platform for fun, lighthearted comics featuring licensed characters like Mighty Mouse and The Three Stooges, the genre is about to get a serious overhaul. After working together on Archaia’s Syndrome, R.J. Ryan and David Marquez have teamed up again for The Joyners in 3D. A preview of The Joyners stirred up the audience recently at C2E2, and with good reason. Not only will The Joyners be the longest original 3D comic ever, but the story and artwork can be enjoyed on its own, apart from the 3D imaging. Ryan and Marquez spoke with Comics Crux about which previous comics and cartoonish art influenced The Joyners in 3D, the technical side to creating an engaging “sad family story”, and the differences between the 3D film experience and 3D comics experience.
It’s time to celebrate the awesome dads in the world. The dads who made you your own lightsaber out of a flashlight and paper, who patiently helped you build your LEGO sets when you were overwhelmed. The dads who bought you Batman and Wonder Woman tees and let you wear them every day. Give the geeky dad in your life one of these gifts if he’s a fan of sci-fi, Game of Thrones, superhero comics or 80s movies and games.
Fans of Sean Phillips can look forward to a new collection of the artist’s work, The Art of Sean Phillips. The hardcover celebrates Phillips’ career, including pieces from Fatale and Criminal, never-before-seen illustrations and exclusive interviews.
Warner Home Video has announced details and a release date for their The Best of Warner Bros.- DC Comics Collection DVD. The collection of 25 animated episodes stars assorted DC Comics characters and is slated for release later this year.
The popular Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon will get a 16-episode season on Starz, headed by Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ron Moore. Outlander incorporates fantasy, sci-fi, romance and historical fiction. It focuses on a World War II nurse who travels back in time to 18th century Scotland.
Evidence that the comics fandom has exploded in recent years: more than 6,000 hopeful attendees at this past weekend’s Denver Comic Con were turned away due to overwhelming numbers.
Eisner-winning comics writer Paul Jenkins has announced his exclusive stint with BOOM! Studios today. Jenkins explained his decision in an open letter to the industry: “I am fully committing to working with BOOM! Studios, where I have already enjoyed more creative freedom in the last six or seven months than I can possibly articulate.”
When DC Nation Shorts returned after that strange hiatus late last year, many were surprised to find that Super Best Friends Forever did not make the cut for the new programming block. Though creator Lauren Faust broke the news via Twitter in December, it doesn’t seem like the animated short is completely off the table forever, thanks to DC’s SBFF merchandise unveiling.