Minorities in cartoons: Fire (DC Comics)

Fire and Ice

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Fire (real name: Beatriz Bonilla da Costa), a Brazilian superheroine published by DC Comics. Fire first appeared in “Super Friends” #25 (October 1979), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon. Beatriz first appeared in the “Super Friends” comics as the “Green Fury,” a heroine with … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Tasmanian Devil (DC Comics)

Tasmanian Devil

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Tasmanian Devil (real name Hugh Dawkins), a DC Comics superhero and member of the team the Global Guardians. Tasmanian Devil first appeared in “Super Friends” #7 (October 1977), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon. Dawkins’ backstory doesn’t give the origin of his powers (besides … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for April 2015

Convergence: Superman #1

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC for April 2015. A full list of solicitations are available here. Comics Convergence #1 (of 8), on sale Apr. 8, $5 Convergence #2 (of 8), on sale Apr. 15, $4 Convergence #3 (of 8), on sale Apr. 22, $4 Convergence #4 (of 8), on sale Apr. … Read more

Marvel’s rebooting their universe (sort of?) in “Secret Wars”

Marvel logo

After much speculation on what Marvel planned to do with its newest mega-crossover, “Secret Wars” (a modernized version of the classic 80s miniseries), today brought news of what Marvel has planned: a reboot of sorts for the Marvel Universe.  I say “of sorts” since while there’s time- and dimensional-travel and merging going on, it doesn’t … Read more

Comics I’ve been reading lately (January 2015)

Batman '66 TV Stories TPB

I thought I’d give an update on a few posts from a few years ago, and look at what I’m reading these days for monthly comic books and comic strips. Between cancellations, changing interests, and trying to wait for the trade paperbacks on various books, this lists looks different than a few years ago. I … Read more

Vixen to get an online CW animated series, ties into “Flash” / “Arrow”

Vixen:TAS

DC superheroine Vixen will get her own animated series that’ll air online via “CW Seed,” the CW network’s subsidiary studio/website that streams online-only shows. On top of this, Vixen’s series will tie into the current superhero shows on the CW, “The Flash” and “Arrow.” This is good news not only for Vixen (and for diversity in … Read more

Diamond releases 2014 sales figures; Marvel, Image dominate

Rocket Raccoon #1

Comic shop distributor Diamond has released its annual sales figures for 2014 comic shop sales. For comic books, sales figures are as follows: Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) Walking Dead #132 (Image) Rocket Raccoon #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine #4 (Marvel) Thor #1 (Marvel) Original Sin #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Seraph

Seraph

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Seraph (real name: Chaim Levon), a superhero in DC Comics. Seraph first appeared in “Super Friends” #7 (October 1977), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon. Seraph was created for the “Super Friends” tie-in comic in the late 70s as part of an effort to add … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for March 2015

Multiversity #2

It’s time to look at DC Comics solicitations for March 2015. A full list of solicitations can be found here. Comics Convergence #0, on sale Apr. 1, $5 The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1, on sale Mar. 18, $5 The Multiversity #2, on sale Apr. 1, $6 Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8, on sale Mar. … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for February 2015

Astro City #20

Here’s what’s of interest from DC Comics for February 2015. Full solicitations are available here. Comics The Multiversity: Mastermen #1, on sale Feb. 18, $5 Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #7, on sale Feb. 18, $4 (digital first) Looney Tunes #223, on sale Feb. 4, $3 Astro City #20, on sale Feb. 11, $4 Batman … Read more