DiDio & Lee Says DC Will Take the Time to Do "Watchmen"/Rebirth Story 'Right'
I first discovered the joy of comics in 1980 when some girls on my school bus brought in their father's copies of Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I've written freelance interviews and articles for "Wizard" (going all the way back to the first issue), headed up the Small Press Expo and the Ignatz Awards, served as an Eisner judge and written reviews regularly since 1999 (first for iComics.com, then moving to my own site Read About Comics).
I moved to the Washington DC area in 1974 and have yet to leave. I design and develop training for the Federal government during the day, and I've had both fiction and non-fiction professionally published. In my spare time I train for marathons and triathlons. I've promised my friends one of these days I'll run a race dressed as the Flash.
FIRST COMIC: "Elfquest" #5
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Fone Bone, Captain Britain, Rachel Summers Grey
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Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie "remind us that they've got a lot of tricks up their sleeves" in "The Wicked + The Divine" #20.
Charles Soule and Goran Sudzuka create "a sharp story, one that wouldn't work with any other superhero," in "Daredevil" #8.
Batman's got a group of new protectors watching over Gotham City, and here's what you need to know about Red Robin, Batwoman, Spoiler and the rest.
Greg Rucka, Matthew Clark and Liam Sharp's "Wonder Woman: Rebirth" #1 "lays out the groundwork for exciting times ahead."
Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart's "Hellboy in Hell" #10 "is an incredibly strong conclusion to the series."
Picking up in the aftermath of "Superman" #52, the DC one-shot answers a big question about the New 52 Man of Steel. SPOILERS!
Although some plot elements are a return to the status quo, the DC one-shot also finds the Dark Knight "trying something new." SPOILERS!
Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez's "Civil War II" #1 is "more than enough to get readers coming back for more."
Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's "East of West" #26 "is a reminder of why people need to pay attention to this comic."
G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #7 "takes advantage of a crossover to tell a smaller-scale story that echoes the event's themes."
"Stan Sakai is a master storyteller, and 'Usagi Yojimbo' #154 reminds us once again just how much of a treasure he and his works are."
Kurt Busiek and Ron Randall's "Astro City" #35 "is a reminder that the superhero genre can give us rich, interesting characters and plots."
Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez and more "lay out an important path for DC's line of superhero comics to follow" in "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1.
Matt and Sharlene Kindt "build the tension quickly, and the presence of danger grows by the second" in "Dept. H" #2.
Jeff Parker, Evan "Doc" Shaner and Steve Rude's "Future Quest" #1 is "fun, has a strong sense of adventure, moves quickly and looks great."
Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #9 follows "good, old-fashioned superheroes" that "will entertain modern readers."
James Tynion and Riley Rossmo "deliver a good mix of emotional and plot beats" in "Batman" #52.
"Readers will be amazed by how thoroughly enthralling it is to read about two awful people" in Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber's "The Fix" #2.
Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer and Jill Thompson's "Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In" #1 "maintains a high standard of excellence."
Kelly Thompson and Ben Caldwell's "A-Force" #5 "is fun and exciting, even as there are strong character and plot hooks to keep readers coming back."
Dan Jurgens and Patrick Zircher bring one of DC's oldest series back to its classic numbering in "Action Comics" #957, and with it, some other familiar faces and setups.
Wonder Woman begins a search for her identity in Greg Rucka, Matthew Clark and Liam Sharp's "Wonder Woman: Rebirth" #1, a promising opening chapter that explores what her title really means.
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #6 kicks off its second story arc in 2016, but it's not until the final two pages that the story shifts from somewhat unremarkable into something interesting.
Dan Slott, Guiseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith's "Amazing Spider-Man" #13 continues the "Power Play" storyline, but it requires Spider-Man and Iron Man to act ridiculously immature to advance the plot.
Tom Taylor and Marcio Takara's "All-New Wolverine" #9 has a couple of fun moments, but the storyline is surprisingly predictable on the whole and seems to exist solely to introduce Old Man Logan.
Mike Mignola once said that the events of "Hellboy in Hell" #10 felt impossible to escape, and -- as he closes up shop on his long-running creation -- the inevitability is both deadening and uplifting at the same time.
In "Green Lanterns: Rebirth" #1, Geoff Johns, Sam Humphries, Ethan Van Sciver and Ed Benes set up the new "Green Lanterns" series, but the book barely gets moving before it comes to an end.
Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez's "Civil War II" #1 launches with a bang as an Inhuman psychic named Ulysses helps the Avengers prevent mass destruction.
Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's "East of West" #26 rumbles forward as Death actively looks for his son Babylon with a new ally, and a new face enters into the presence of the Chosen.
In "Totally Awesome Hulk" #6, Greg Pak and Mike Choi quickly wrap up the story about the Hulk and Maddy's encounter with the Enchantress and Thor, but it feels like there could have been a lot more at play here.
In "Batgirl" #52, Brenden Fletcher, Eleonora Carlini and Minkyu Jung's wrap-up of the series feels almost like an afterthought, despite some fun cameo appearances by the "Gotham Academy" cast.
The Tri-State Science Fair goes horribly wrong in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #7, which finds Kamala Khan and Miles Morales on opposing sides of a geek-style arms race.
In "Adventures of Supergirl" #2, Sterling Gates, Jonboy Meyers and Pop Mhan pit Kara against Vril Dox, and -- while the overall story is fun and worth reading -- some of the plotting falls into a pattern.
Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #154 is another done-in-one story, where Usagi's moment of kindness to a winged Komori ninja comes back to haunt him when he tries to defend a merchant from an attack.
In "Astro City" #35, Kurt Busiek and Ron Randall tell a story of legacies -- both superheroes and otherwise -- with Jack-in-the-Box at its center.
Thanks to Michael Allred and Laura Allred, "Silver Surfer" #4 looks great, but Dan Slott's story of Shalla Bal seeking revenge for the erasure of Zenn-La's culture is little more than a retread of the previous issue.
In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #27, the gang splinters in the face of adversity, but -- when Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs focus on Xander and Dawn -- the comic really sings.
Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis and Phil Jimenez lay out a new manifesto for the company's line of comics in "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1, which calls for characters with more hope in their hearts.
"Dept. H" #2 gives us a glimpse of Mia's past in outer space, even as Matt Kindt plunges her and her brother Raj into the depths of the ocean for a scarily familiar mission filled with danger.
"Future Quest" #1 mashes up numerous Hanna-Barbera properties into one big adventure story, and Jeff Parker, Evan "Doc" Shaner and Steve Rude make sure to open the book up to new and old fans alike.