Artist Ant Lucia's 1940's re-imagining of popular female heroes and villains has become one of DC Comics' hottest properties, spawning a line of gorgeous statues, a comic book series, clothing and mugs. The only thing missing was poseable action figures. Consider that box checked.
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Damn it, we were so close to getting one of Milestone Media's best characters in the new superhero fighting game. Heroes and villains from all over the DC Comics multiverse are part of the roster in Injustice 2 but, for the most part, they come from the well-known core of characters clustered around the Justice League. It would have been nice to get a playable fighter with roots from another fictional landscape entirely, which is what almost happened with Static.
On one hand, Injustice 2 delivers a funhouse-mirror take on DC Comics' biggest characters, exploring the characters in intriguingly divergent ways. On the other hand, because it's a fighting game, all the story needs to do is keep generating reasons for former Justice Leaguers to punch each other across the world. Injustice 2 gets to have its cake and eat it, too, and makes you want to keep on gorging right along alongside it.
Tom King's run on Batman hasn't been afraid to dive deep into the darkest or weirdest aspects of the Dark Knight's mythos. But it's also been unafraid of poking some fun at the more goofy parts of Bat-canon. Case in point, a joke about one of Bruce's silliest villains that began a year and a half ago, and finally paid off this week, 17 issues later.
Recently, Superman managed to warp his personal timeline — and maybe even vast swathes of the DC Universe — by merging both his New 52-era and Pre-Flashpoint selves into one single Superperson. While we still don't know the full ramifications of what's been affected, we now know one thing: Clark no longer snogged Diana.
At the start of the year, Geoff Johns teased his return to comics writing with a simple teaser image: The glowering brow of Watchmen's Dr Manhattan. Now we know just what he's up to, and it has huge ramifications for the DC comics universe.
One of Jack Kirby's most iconic (and weirdest) creations is returning to DC Comics, and bringing an equally mindbending creative team with him: Tom King — the man who wrote some of the best superhero comics in recent history in The Vision and The Omega Men — and Sheriff of Babylon's superstar artist Mitch Gerads.
While Injustice 2 doesn't come out until May 16, the free-to-play mobile version is available in soft-launch on iTunes in the Philippines. The three-on-three fighter is far from perfect, but more than up to keeping players in the action during bathroom breaks.
You might have heard that there's been a bit of a kerfuffle over what was actually the bestselling comic last month — but the real question isn't whether it matters if Marvel's first issue of Secret Empire or DC's special issues of Batman and The Flash came out on top. It's more like: Why is it so hard to get accurate figures for comic book sales?
Comics are for everybody — but even as more and more initiatives launch to publish books aimed at young audiences, there's a distinct lack of major efforts to cater to younger readers at some of the biggest comics publishers. DC at least wants to change that for its own comics, starting next year.
Today, May 6, is basically comic book fan Christmas — because it's Free Comic Book Day, the annual celebration across comic stores the world over for revelling in the comics we love (and get free ones, too). As ever, there are a ton of comics on offer for FCBD this year, so here's our picks for the ones you should look out for.
After months of intrigue from fans, the first big clues as to just what the hell is going on with Watchmen's integration into the DC universe are slowly being revealed in a new storyline stretching across the pages of Batman and The Flash. This week's entry didn't offer much in the way of major revelations, but it did have one hell of a twist.