DC Comics' July Highlights: "Batgirl," "Nightwing" and a "New Super-Man"
I started reading comics with a ratty copy of Marvel's "Transformers" #1, followed in short order by such memorable titles as "Alf" and "Madballs." After growing out of those, I came back to comics when a friend bought me the "Death of Superman" trade--event comics work! I followed the characters seen there into "Justice League," which, rummaging through back issues, got me hooked on Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire's "JLI," still one of my absolute favorite series. I read Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen's "House of Secrets" long before I was ready, which cemented my interest in Vertigo and other Mature Readers and indie books. Now, I've been reading comics longer than I haven't and enjoy a little bit of everything.
I have written for CBR since 2006. By day I am an Academic Marketing Manager for the University of Michigan Press, which is awesome in an entirely different way.
Illustration by Jesse Gregg
FIRST COMIC: Marvel's "Transformers" #1
FAVORITE CHARACTER: I tend to follow creators more than characters, but I'll probably always read "Hellblazer" and I'm a sucker for a good Batman story.
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Has an alien influenced your favorite band? Discover the alt-history of rock in the new “Red Rocket 7” from Image. We spoke with Allred about the book and the changing contours of music.
UPDATED: Four years ago, "Youngblood: Bloodsport" #1 made a huge splash on the comics scene. Issue 2 never arrived. This September, Mark Millar and series creator Rob Liefeld return to finish what they started.
“X-Force” and “Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers” writer Chris Yost answers your questions in the latest X-POSITION, and gives some strongly-worded hints about what's coming up for Marvel's most vicious mutants.
BOOM!'s latest Lovecraftian epic "Necronomnicon" will flesh out the history of the forbidden tome, and we spoke with artists JK Woodward & Andrew Ritchie about their work on the miniseries.
“Hawaiian Dick” writer B. Clay Moore talks to CBR about his new adventure/Wall Street hero, Bluejacket, and his thrilling debut in BOOM!’s “Pulp Tales” anthology, a benefit comic for Josh Medors.
"The Apocalipstix" shows readers an all-girl rock-and-roll triumph over the end of civilization. CBR caught up with writer Ray Fawkes and artist Cameron Stewart to discuss the original graphic novel.
Mike Carey joins X-POSITION to answer your questions about "X-Men: Legacy," 'Secret Invasion: X-Men," the "Dark Deception" crossover with "Wolverine: Origins," and much, much more.
“Tiny Titans” artist Art Baltazar gives CBR News an exclusive first look at “Ninjatown: Adventures of the Wee Ninja,” a new 48-page one-shot based on the popular Shawnimals toys and coming this month from Devil’s Due. Watch out for Mr. Demon!
Steve Niles' modern take on Frankenstein is coming to a theater near you. We spoke with Niles about how “Wake the Dead” survived a Hollywood shakeup to gain new life.
William Messner-Loebs uncovers the forbidden knowledge of the “Necronomicon,” the latest H.P. Lovecraft-inspired miniseries from BOOM! Studios. CBR News chatted with the veteran writer about the series and got an exclusive first look.
DC Comics closed out its Wizard World Philly programming Sunday afternoon with Executive Editor Dan DiDio's informal chat with fans. CBR News was on hand for the fun.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada gave his latest Cup O' Joe panel at Wizard World Philly this Saturday afternoon, talking about "Marvel Zombies 3," Art Adams on "Hulk," "The Stand" coming to Marvel and more.
CBr's Live coverage of the DCU: Crisis Now! panel at WW Philly is over, but we still have all the news about upcoming DCU events, plans for new series, the fates of various characters and teams and more.
CBR's live reporting from Marvel's Secret Invasion panel at Philly has ended, but we have the scoop on the latest from the Skrull invasion, Doug Braithwaite's exclusive and much, much more.
CBR's live coverage Marvel's Spider-Man: Brand New Day panel has ended, but we've got all the news from the panel talking about the thrice-monthly title that will shortly introduce a new Kraven.
We've wrapped up our live coverage of the Mondo Marvel panel at Wizard World Philadelphia which featured news on "Deadpool," "Wolverine: Origins," the latest X-News and much more. Updated
"Box Office Poison" creator Alex Robinson returns with "Too Cool to be Forgotten," a time warp to the 1980s courtesy of Top Shelf. CBR News spoke with Robinson about the graphic novel and got a 10 page preview.
Who wants to live forever? CBR News chats with writer Cullen Bunn about Oni's ghoulish gangster miniseries, “The Damned: Prodigal Sons,” starring a wiseguy who can’t seem to stay dead.
With the final issue of BOOM! Studios' “North Wind” soon arriving both in comic shops and for free on MySpace, CBR News chatted with writer Dave DiGilio about the series, its promotion, and the upcoming film.
Comics fans love to tell the pros how it should be done, so Virgin and MySpace gave them a chance to do just that. CBR spoke with Mike Carey about the resulting Coalition Comix project, “Queen’s Rook,” now available online.