She’s written acclaimed runs on Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Deadpool, and tons of other superhero comics. Now, Gail Simone is doing something she’s never done before, acting as Chief Architect for Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime universe, home to superheroes from all walks of life.
Maybe you know Ben Blacker as half of the creative team that spawned The Thrilling Adventure Hour. You might have watched some of the episodes of Supernatural that he helped write. Or maybe you read the Deadpool, Star Wars, or Wolverine series he’s co-written. His next comics work is like nothing else he’s ever done.
When you think about the future in the DC universe, a few iconic stories and franchises will pop into your head. Kingdom Come. The Legion of Super-Heroes. DC One Million. Electric Warriors wants to do something different: show people what happens to Earth after its superheroic legacies fade away hundreds of years from…
The yearly Comic-Con International in San Diego always provides multiple doses of different fictional worlds crashing together. Fittingly, the first issue of a comic where He-Man’s crew meets a fractured-mirror Justice League came out during the annual nerd convention.
Ann Nocenti wrote some of the most inventive, daring, and pointed superhero comics of the 1980s. We’re all really lucky that she makes a triumphant return to the medium this week, with The Seeds #1.
As DC Comics has transmogrified over the last 20 years, Geoff Johns has been at the very center of—or, at least, extremely close to—the engines of change. His title is different nowadays, but he’s still going to be working on deepening interpretations of the company’s iconic characters.
A few months ago, DC Comics announced the creation of the Sandman Universe, four new series taking place in the fictional landscape established in Neil Gaiman’s award-winning run on Sandman. One of the new series, House of Whispers, is going to be unlike anything else ever before seen in the Dreaming.
For the last 10 years, Scott Snyder has been a writer to watch at DC Comics, expanding the mythology of Gotham City’s underworld and changing Batman’s status quo in major ways. Now he’s writing Justice League—and upending the primal forces that flow through the entire DC Universe.
The DC Universe is expanding, in both the fictional and real worlds. io9 recently spoke to co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee about what fans can expect in the near future.
The Man of Steel still dies in the new Death of Superman animated movie. The biggest surprise in the film is how he lives his life before Doomsday takes him out.
The canonical understanding of the Dark Knight is that Bruce Wayne hates guns. This fall, DC Comics is going to introduce a new, evil Batman who doesn’t have that problem. At all.
Baltimore isn’t Gotham City—keep your jokes to yourselves—but, come this fall, it’s going to be one of the best places to learn about the Dark Knight’s publishing history through the decades.
Evan Dorkin can’t stop, won’t stop making comics. Or talking. In both instances, we are all very lucky that this is the case.
The first place I fell in love with the late, beloved science fiction author Harlan Ellison was in comics. Specifically, it was in Daredevil #208, a comic I obsessively read over and over again when I was a kid. After re-reading it last night, I can definitely state that it holds up extremely well.
In the first season of Luke Cage, the nigh-indestructible man was, essentially, an island. He was a stranger living on Harlem’s fringes, butting up against enemies with strong ties to the historic neighborhood. Season two tells us more about the families that spawned Luke, Mariah, and new villain Bushmaster, and does…
As Sorry to Bother You steadily popped up at festivals and small screenings across the United States, there’s been a near-universal audience reaction: “Holy shit, what did I just watch?!” It’s a movie that goes places.
On July 18th, Dark Horse Comics will be putting out Go Team Venture! The Art and Making Of The Venture Bros, a massive hardcover clocking in at 376 pages. Somehow, that still doesn’t seem like nearly enough ink for a show that’s plumbed nerd cultures as funnily and intricately as The Venture Bros.
The newest promo clip for Shane Black’s upcoming film The Predator shows us the extraterrestrial hunter in all his bloody, click-noise-making glory.
A few weeks ago, America’s largest video game retail chain announced that it’s going to enter the comic book business. It was a move that took many by surprise. Now, we’ve got an interview with a GameStop executive who explains the thinking behind the decision.