Tag Archive: DC Comics

May 17 2015

Review: Convergence: Green Arrow #2

Kingdom Comes for these Zero Hour heroes, in a tale of parents and their offspring that spans the Multiverse.  As the massive sandbox that is Convergence rolled into its sixth week, the overarching plot changed tack, with the threat of Telos replaced with something else. Yet it still provided a terrific impetus for writers and artists …

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May 09 2015

The (r)evolution of Harley Quinn: from jester to sex symbol

Following the release this week of a photo of Harley Quinn and some other guys from the forthcoming Suicide Squad film, two things were incredibly evident. Firstly, in just over two decades, Harley Quinn has gone from a fan favourite character to one of the more recognisable figures in the DC Universe. More importantly, that popularity …

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May 05 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 140 – Green Lantern: Rebirth (Live at Good Games Hurstville for Free Comic Book Day)

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 140, the comic book show that’s coming to you live from Good Games Hursttville on Free Comic Book Day! In this issue, we got a bunch of free comics, and we didn’t have to torrent a single page. SO it’s Divergence, Secret Wars, Fight Club and more in What We’ve …

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May 01 2015

Cover Story: Best Comic Book Covers of April 2015

Each month, hundreds of comics are released to stores for the hungry masses of fans around the world. To stand out on the shelves, you have to put the great art up front. You can judge a book by its cover.  Welcome back to our continuing monthly column. This month had some corkers, so let’s get cracking. DC’s Convergence …

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Apr 25 2015

DC Comics confirms Frank Miller’s ‘Dark Knight III: The Master Race’ for Fall 2015

DC Comics confirmed today that Frank Miller will write the the conclusion to his Dark Knight saga, when THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE drops as an 8-issue mini-series beginning US Fall 2015. He will be joined by writer Brian Azzarello on the project. “Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark …

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Apr 23 2015

2015 Eisner Awards nominations announced

Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on 10 July 2014 during the Comic-Con International in San Diego. Some familiar names once again led the list of nominations with Ms. Marvel (5), The Multiversity (4), Saga (3) and Bandette (3) leading the way in terms …

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Apr 16 2015

Review: Convergence: Green Arrow #1

It’s Zero Hour for Green Arrow, as he meets his son Connor Hawke for the first time (again) in this Convergence tie-in. Convergence, while also an exercise in reflecting back on 80 years worth of DC Comics history, is mostly about picking up heroes from different eras and pitting them against each other for survival. …

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Apr 14 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 137 – Identity Crisis

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 137, the comic book show that’s not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story! In this issue, Star Trek gets sets to crossover with Green Lantern. The ladies of the galaxy don’t stand a chance with Hal and Kirk on the prowl. THEN it’s all the Convergence, Savior, …

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Mar 31 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 135 – The Flash: Rebirth

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 135, the comic book show that created the Speed Force because it forgot to pick up the milk. In this special abbreviated issue, the Davids in Stereo cater to the holiday whims of their handsome host. THEN it’s We Can Never Go Home, PastAways, Jem and the Holograms and Miami Vice …

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Mar 30 2015

ECCC 2015: ‘Convergence’ and DC’s Weeklies with James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett, Ray Fawkes, Stuart Moore, Dan Jurgens, Jeff King and Gail Simone

For the last year, DC Comics has been releasing weekly series, leading up to the CONVERGENCE event in one way or another. Yesterday’s DC Entertainment All Access: Weeklies Converge at the Emerald City Comic-Con celebrated the successes of The New 52: Futures End, Batman Eternal and Earth 2: World’s End. Panellists included Dan Jurgens, James Tynion IV, Marguerite …

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Mar 20 2015

Crisis Explained Part 1: Enter the Multiverse (1940 – 1984)

You can almost set your clock to DC Comics reworking their universe. Since the mid-1980s and Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC has reset or tweaked the clock a number of times, filling in gaps or smoothing out inconsistencies in their narratives. So what is a crisis, and why are they so important? Today, a “Crisis” in …

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