Unless you have been living under a rock, you are aware that DC Comics is making what they are calling “Comic Book History” by relaunching 52 of their stories. All of the favorite DC characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Mr. Terrific, and many more) are all starting over at issue #1 with new costumes, altered origins, and some new team-ups. Have you always wanted to own an Action Comics #1? Here’s your chance. Starting today with Justice League of America #1 DC is kicking off a month of number 1’s totaling 52 books in all. Fans (including yours truly) even flocked to comic shops across the country at midnight to be some of the first to pick up their copy of Flashpoint #5 (officially ending DC’s “old” stories) and Justice League of America #1. Visit the DC Comics blog for more information on the new 52.
For the sake of this “landmark” day in comics, I decided to review the 2 “big” books for this week. I will be trying to keep my weekly reviews to non-DC and independent books this next month (as well as, the rest of the year). For September I will post additional, separate reviews for various new DC titles. I kept SPOILERS out of the reviews (save for one small tidbit noted below). Continue reading
If you are interested in being a contestant for the 1st Annual Zombie Beauty Pageant please visit forbiddenpanel.com or iecomicexpo.com for a contestant application!
Forbidden Panel Presents The Inland Empire Comic Expo’s 1st Annual Inland Empire Zombie Beauty Pageant.
Zombie contestants will compete in swimwear, casual (what they were wearing when they were bit), evening gown, and talent. Featuring a performance of Cirque de Vampire and local vendors and artists.
$10 at the door.
Formal Attire requested as well as costumes. Please, no zombies in the audience, it’s for your own safety.
Today is the day to pre-order your 1989 Joker and Batman figures!
CBR TV @ CCI: Bill Willingham on “Fables,” “Fairest” & More
“Fables” creator Bill Willingham spoke with CBR TV about how a political conservative is able to sport a hippy-style ponytail before spilling details on his WonderCon wager with DC Comics’ Dan DiDio.
Best music for a trailer I’ve heard in awhile.
Tomorrow is International Read Comics in Public Day!! What is this? Where did it come from? Read all about it here and take some time out of your day tomorrow to read a comic in public. Post your pictures of your public displays of comic loving adventures here!
Read more about the origins of “Read Comics in Public” day.
This week in comics, DC Comics is saying goodbye to an old favorite with a special story and for other publishers, the return of old characters in two new series. DC Comics released a new Superman story in the far future of Superman Beyond. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned to comic form under the IDW banner with an altered origin and all the same great action. Kevin Smith (yes, of the Silent Bob fame) kicked off a new The Bionic Man series from Dynamite. Continue reading
Good to know…
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Board of Directors has unanimously elected noted litigator Dale Cendali to the office of Secretary. Cendali, who joined the board in 2010, replaces retiring Board Member Louise Nemschoff in the role.
Sales are awesome. Start your holiday shopping early!