Tag Archives: DC Comics

Multiversity #2

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for March 2015

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. 18, $4 (digital first) Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9, on sale Mar. 4, $3 Strange Sports Stories #1 (of 4), on sale Mar. 18, $5 Astro City #21, on sale Mar. 11,…

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Astro City #20

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for February 2015

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 ’66 #20, on sale Feb. 25, $4 (digital first) Trade paperbacks Batman ’66, vol. 3 (HC), on sale Apr. 22, $20 Adventures of Superman, vol. 3, on sale Mar. 25,…

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Madame Xanadu

Minorities in cartoons: Madame Xanadu

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Madame Xanadu, a DC Comics/Vertigo character. Madame Xanadu first appeared in “Doorway to Nightmare” #1 in 1978, and was created by David Michelinie, Val Mayerik, and Michael William Kaluta. A mystic, Madame Xanadu is sensitive to supernatural phenomena, and often uses tarot cards to interpret what she senses, including forecasting the future. She also has some limited magical abilities. “Doorway” was a short-lived horror/supernatural anthology series, with Madame Xanadu as the book’s recurring host (and story participant sometimes). “Doorway” fell victim…

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Wonder Woman

DC’s live-action news: at long last, a Wonder Woman movie! (Also: Static Shock! Cyborg! Aquaman!)

Last week, DC and Warner Bros. announced its planned slate of live-action film projects through the end of the decade. Among the most surprising news: Wonder Woman’s finally getting a stand-alone movie! The only downside is that they also made clear that this version of Diana will be based on the not-kid-friendly New 52 version, complete with the awful non-feminist “Zeus is my father” origin. (Sigh.) Warner/DC does know that despite their comics’ very narrow, limited target audience and/or wishful thinking, there’ll be tons of kids going…

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Batman '66 #19

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for January 2015

We’ve finally reached the oh-so-futuristic year 2015 with comic solicitations. Here’s a look at what’s of interest coming out from DC in January; full solicitations are available here. Comics The Multiversity Guidebook #1, on sale Jan. 21, $8 Batman ’66 #19, on sale Jan. 28, $3 (digital first) Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #6, on sale Jan. 21, $4 (digital first) Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8,  on sale Jan. 7, $3 Astro City #19, on sale Jan. 14, $4 Trade paperbacks Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet (HC),…

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"Superman Family" #208, July 1981. Art by John Calnan.

A look at Superman’s power of super-ventriloquism

On the heels of my previous Superman-related posts comes this new one about one of Superman’s more unusual powers: super-ventriloquism. This power’s often the first one cited by Superman haters as “proof” of how Superman is “too powerful” or “lame,” and has even made various “Lamest Superman power” lists. Still, nobody seems to have written about what it is, or why Superman even has such a power. What is super-ventriloquism, anyway? Super-ventriloquism is the ability of Kryptonians (like Superman) to literally “throw” their voice across great distances to a specific location or…

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Superboy

Comic review: Superboy: The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told

Superboy: The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told Written by: various Art by: various In 2010, DC Comics released this compilation as part of its “Greatest…Ever Told” series of trade paperbacks.  DC in recent years has largely opted to either ignore the pre-Crisis Superboy (in favor of modern Superman backstory status quo or the Kon-El Superboy), hold him at arm’s length due to the ongoing Siegel/Shuster estates’ legal fights, or simply include Superboy stories as part of Superman reprints. This title’s one of the few in recent years that’s offered Superboy…

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Batman #35

DC to raise the price of “Batman” to $4.99 (update: DC’s holding the line at $3.99)

A few days ago, DC Comics announced that starting with this month’s “Batman” (vol. 2) #35 and its “Endgame” storyline, it’s raising the price on Batman’s book by a dollar. With the price increase will come a page count increase to 30 pages of story per issue (up from 22 or so). A far cry from a few years ago, just before the New 52 reboot, when DC promised in an ad campaign to “hold the line at $2.99,” lowering the price on a few $3.99…

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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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