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Three weeks into his New 52 experiment and Steve Sunu thins the field further. Which of this week's new releases will make the cut and which will find themselves out in the cold after a single issue?
DC Comics has released Cully Hamner's variant cover for "The Shade" #1, written by James Robinson with art by Hamner and a standard cover by Tony Harris. The series debuts in October.
Doug Zawisza calls Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke's "Green Lantern" #1 "enjoyable, entertaining, and fast-paced...everything that a comic book should be," and gives the issue a 4 stars review.
Fox has picked up the rights to DC Comics' The Spectre, with "John Doe" creator Brandon Camp writing a drama about an ex-cop serving in limbo who seeks earthly vengeance of behalf of the dead.
"Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." writer Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about the series he calls a "black comedy," promising to explore the history of the seven-foot tall green monster.
With the appearance of Batgirl in December's "Birds of Prey" #4, DC Comics and series writer Duane Swierczynski promise readers a "status quo-altering revelation" while unveiling Dave Finch's cover for the issue.
Augie runs down 10 of last week's New 52 and asks questions about the necessity of a relaunch, the fussiness of costumes while backgrounds are lacking and the importance of a good last page reveal.
With DC Comics' New 52 relaunch titles flying off the shelves and the second wave set to hit stores tomorrow, CBR News wants to know which of the initial fourteen titles was your favorite!
DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio spoke frankly with CBR News about the DC Relaunch, tackling topics from Wonder Woman's most recent reboot to the online controversy over Jim Lee's costume designs and more.
After the first full week of comic shops sales, CBR talks to retailers across the country about DC Comics New 52 titles to see what the fan response was, what shop owners want to see next and what books beyond "Justice League" hit big.
DC Comics has released Jim Lee's cover for his and Geoff Johns' "Justice League" #4 while providing CBR with the exclusive debut of Rags Morales' cover for the Grant Morrison-scripted "Action Comics" #4.
With over 200K copies for "Justice League" #1 and ten books rocketing past 100K in sales, DC's New 52 seems a major sales success as John Rood and Bob Wayne tell CBR how the company will adjust to demand and move forward.
James hunt has given "Action Comics" #1 5 stars calling Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' relaunch of Superman's long-running title "a complete success...it's tough to imagine a comic more worthy of the legacy."
DC Comics claims its relaunched number one issues are new reader-friendly, so CBR News asked non-comic book readers to weigh in on this week's batch of New 52 comics.
DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Batman and Robin" #1, the first issue of the relaunched series by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Father and son team-up on September 14.
"Batwing" #1 gets 3.5 stars from Doug Zawisza who says of Judd WInick and Ben Oliver's new title, "if you’re looking for a new DC book to latch onto, this one just might be what you’re looking for."
Writer Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about his first issue of "Animal Man," explaining his goals for the title character, his family, the book's ties to Scott Snyder's "Swamp Thing" and more.
Cartoon Network has released screengrabs and a pair of videos from September 16's episode of "Young Justice," featuring the return of Red Arrow and the League of Shadows.
Greg McElhatton gives "Batgirl" #1 3.5 stars, saying of Gail Simone and Ardian Syaf's re-introduction of Barbara Gordon to the Bat-family, "strong enough to make me want to read a second issue."
Retailers to receive 32 percent of their orders for second printing of "Justice League" #1! Artist Dave Hoover passes away. Michael Chabon on his new superhero children's book! Plus much more!
"Swamp Thing" artist Yanick Paquette spoke with CBR News about his and Scott Snyder's resurrection of the DC Universe's avatar of the Green, the book's horror roots and more.
Steve Sunu weighs in on the first full week of DC Comics' New 52 releases, cutting two titles outright from his pull list while three more find themselves sitting on the fence.
Greg McElhatton gives Tony Daniel's "Detective Comics" #1 4 stars saying, "Daniel has brought his A-Game to 'Detective Comics,' and it's most definitely paid off."
With the first issue of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics" #1 hitting stands today, DC Comics has released Ethan Van Sciver's variant cover for the second issue.
Doug Zawisza gives the new "Swamp Thing" #1 4.5 stars, calling Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's opening chapter of the new life of Alec Holland "an interesting take...disturbing and unnerving."
Jury selection starts today in second trial of retailer Michael George! Sales bump has retailer optimistic about DC relaunch! Atlanta's Criminal Records may close! Brian K. Vaughan, J.H. Williams III and more!
Augie takes a turn looking at "Justice League" #1 and likes it for many of the reasons others didn't. Plus, "Green Lantern" sports a new copy protection format, a college football uniform controversy and more
Writer Gail Simone spoke with CBR News about her plans for the new "Batgirl" and "The Fury Of The Firestorm" series, as well as her reservations and hopes for DC Comics' New 52.
The newly-announced New Game Plus mode will take the challenge of "Batman: Arkham City" to a whole other level, adding even more replay value to the heavily anticipated Rocksteady title.
Tim reunites with Chad Nevett for a special conversation about Flashpoint, the DC Comics relaunch, the new Justice League and what looks worth reading from DC's New 52.
Toronto's The Beguiling opens kids comics store! A call for DC to release digital sales figures! More on DC's New 52! What makes a good first issue! Matt Fraction talks "Casanova"! Plus much more!
Animation directors Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu boarded the CBR Yacht at CCI to discuss the perils of adapting "Batman: Year One" and the burden of fan expectations.
Tom Bondurant, ROBOT 6’s Grumpy Old Fan, looks at “Flashpoint” #5 and “Justice League” #1 as the page turns on the DC Universe.
Based on your overwhelming turnout and responses, CSBG begins our countdown of your favorite DC and Marvel comic book characters of all-time!
Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Justice League International" #1! The New 52 rollout continues on September 7 with Booster Gold, Batman, Guy Gardner and more!
With the debut this week of "Justice League" #1, Steve Sunu begins a new weekly feature at ROBOT 6 to find the best of the best of DC Comics' New 52.
DC Comics confirmed this afternoon that, post-"Flashpoint," the 45-year-old marriage of Barry Allen and Iris West never happened, and the Fastest Man Alive is dating someone else. ROBOT 6 has details.
Ending SHELF LIFE’s week-long look at "Voodoo," writer Ron Marz sits down with CBR to discuss the plot and characters of his new DC Comics series starring the former Wildstorm heroine while sharing exclusive art.
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today Ron looks at the lettered pages and discusses the finer points of dialogue and narration.