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Darwyn Cooke JLA cover

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for December 2014

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for December. A list of full solicitations are available here. Comics The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1, on sale Dec. 17, $5 Batman ‘66 #18, on sale Dec. 24, $3 (digital first) Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #5, on sale Dec. 17, $4 (digital first) Trade paperbacks None. Comments This month’s “Showcase” volume is Blue Beetle’s entire 80s run. This month’s variable covers are by Darwyn Cooke (of “New Frontier” fame), and seem to be the polar…

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Lois Lane

Lois Lane is getting her own young adult novel

Some good news to report for Lois Lane fans. Despite DC’s comic side not publishing her own ongoing comic, Lois will be appearing in a young adult novel next May. Titled “Fallout” and written by Gwenda Bond, the story focuses on a teenaged Lois Lane, as the following publisher summary describes: Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas…

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Yet more sexism in comics: Yale Stewart and Spider-Woman

Once again, sexism reared its ugly head in the comics medium during the past week… Last week, it was fully revealed (after being an “open secret” for awhile) that artist Yale Stewart had sent unsolicited lewd pictures of himself to various women. Stewart is the cartoonist of the popular webcomic “JL8,” about child versions of DC Comics’ Justice League members. Stewart’s placed his comic on an indefinite (and likely permanent) hiatus, while also issuing an apology. Meanwhile, Stewart’s also facing accusations from another artist (Ulises Farinas) that his fundraising artwork for…

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Thomas Kalmaku

Minorities in cartoons: Thomas Kalmaku

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Thomas “Tom” Kalmaku, a supporting character in the Green Lantern comics. Thomas first appeared in “Green Lantern” (vol. 2) #2 in October 1960, and was created by writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane. Tom was a mechanic employed at fictional Ferris Aircraft, where his pal Hal “Green Lantern” Jordan also worked. Unlike Lois Lane, Steve Trevor, Jimmy Olsen, and other comic characters who’re close pals of the main hero, Tom was in on Hal’s secret identity from the start. He’d…

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Batman '66: The Lost Episode

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for November 2014

Here’s what’s of interest coming out from DC Comics for November. Full solicitations are available here. Comics The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1, on sale Nov. 19, $5 Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet #6 (of 6), on sale Nov. 5, $3 (digital-first) Batman ’66: The Lost Episode #1, on sale Nov. 19, $10 (digital-first) Batman ’66 #17, on sale Nov. 26, $3 (digital-first) Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #4, on sale Nov. 19, $4 (digital-first) Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #6 (of 6), on…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Cap’s mighty shield forces the World’s Finest to yield: “Batman V Superman” to open March 25, 2016

As the old Captain America cartoon theme song goes, “when Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield…” In this case, it was announced today that Warner Bros. has chosen to “yield” and move the opening of  the “Man of Steel” “sequel,” “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” to March 25, 2016. It was originally going to open on May 6 of that year, pitting it directly on the same weekend as “Captain America 3.” A lot of people…

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DC Comics multiverse map

“Multiversity” and Grant Morrison’s map of the DC multiverse

At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, we got some news detailing information about Grant Morrison’s upcoming series “Multiversity,” which promises to take a current look at the DC Comics multiverse. Besides this interview with Morrison giving more details about the series (why can’t that Capt. Marvel book be an actual ongoing?), attendees at the show also got a guidebook with a map detailing the multiverse. Fortunately for the 99.9% of people that didn’t or couldn’t attend SDCC, Entertainment Weekly‘s republished the map on their website in…

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Batgirl #35

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for October 2014

Here’s what’s of interest from DC Comics for October. Full solicitations are available here. Comics The Multiversity: The Just #1, on sale Oct. 15, $5 Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet #5 (of 6), on sale Oct. 1, $3 Batman ’66 #16, on sale Oct. 22, $3 Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #3, on sale Oct. 15, $4 Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #5 (of 6), on sale Oct. 1, $3 Astro City #16, on sale Oct. 8, $4 Trade paperbacks Batman Adventures, vol. 1, on…

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Anthony’s DC Comics picks for September 2014

Although summer’s just beginning, it’s time to see what’s of interest for September for DC Comics. Full solicitations are available here. Comic books The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1, on sale Sept. 17, $5 Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #2, on sale Sept. 17, $4 (digital first) Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet #4 (of 6), on sale Sept. 3, $3 (digital first) Adventures of Superman #17, on sale Sept. 24, $4 (digital first) (final issue) Batman ’66 #15, on…

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Keith White

Minorities in cartoons: Keith White

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Keith White, a minor supporting character in the Superman comics. Keith first appeared in “Superman: Man of Steel” #1 in 1991, and was created by Louise Simonson. Keith was introduced as a young boy sent to live in a Metropolis orphanage after his mother, suffering from AIDS-related complications, was unable to continue caring for him. One day, while wandering underground, Keith was caught and kidnapped by “Underworlders,” genetic experiments-gone-wrong (long story) who were living underneath Metropolis. Telling Keith they were…

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