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

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

Wonder Woman

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 … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for January 2015

Batman '66 #19

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 … Read more

A look at Superman’s power of super-ventriloquism

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

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 … Read more

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

Superboy

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 … Read more

Is Superman an illegal alien? How was Clark Kent adopted?

Superman and the UN

Back in 2011, “Action Comics” #900 made a brief media splash when a story had Superman decide to “renounce” his American citizenship, feeling he was more of a global citizen and not wanting his actions interpreted as those of the United States. While this was quickly forgotten (and the New 52 reboot later that year rendering … Read more

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for December 2014

Superman

Here’s what’s of interest coming out from various comic companies for December. IDW Full solicitations are available here. Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies, vol. 3: 1963-1966, $50 Image Full solicitations are available here. Oddly Normal #4, on sale Dec. 17, $3 Boom Studios Full solicitations are available here. Boom! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1, … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for December 2014

Darwyn Cooke JLA cover

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 … Read more

Lois Lane is getting her own young adult novel

Lois Lane

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 … Read more

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

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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,” … Read more