Tag Archive: the new 52

May 28 2015

Post-Convergence: What ‘Convergence #8’ means for the future of DC Comics

During our discussion of Marvel’s Secret Wars events in a recent episode of the show, David Longo remarked that the one thing both DC and Marvel need is a little bit more status quo. Not for nothing: even with the New 52 and the All-New Marvel NOW! respectively, both houses have had their recent share …

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Nov 27 2014

The History of Green Arrow Part 7 – Losing the Beard: The New 52, ‘Arrow’ and the Contemporary Age (2011 – )

Following the Flashpoint event, DC Comics did something that very few thought was possible in modern comics: they scrapped everything. Beginning with 52 number #1 issues in September 2011, The New 52 was the first line-wide reinvention of DC’s core characters in over seven decades. More than simply renumbering, it took characters from all of …

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Oct 07 2014

The New 52 – Three Years Later: Successes and DC’s future

The New 52 has had its share of detractors over the last few years, but we’re basically enthusiasts here at Behind the Panels. So rather than tackle one of those annual “New 52: Wins and Losses So Far” columns, we thought we’d celebrate what we’ve enjoyed so far. After enough, there’s enough dark holes on …

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Sep 29 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 111 – Flashpoint

Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 111, the comic book show that wakes up in its own reality every day. In this issue, Bruce Wayne’s parents are killed again. We guess that’s what they get for going somewhere called Crime Alley. ALSO we report back from Oz Comic-Con Sydney and Ashfield’s Comic Con-Versation, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. …

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Feb 28 2014

DC jumps forward in time, brings back 3-D Motion Covers in September

Every September for the last few years has seen DC Comics launch a line-wide event, aimed at bringing a singular story across all their titles in the New 52. This September, it will be The New 52: Futures End, an event that will flash forward 5 years and depict what might happen to the heroes …

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Dec 12 2013

DC Comics launches weekly Five Years Later event with ‘The New 52: Futures End’

What’s DC up to now? We saw glimpses of it before via a DC All-Access video last month, but now DC Comics has officially announced the Five Years Later event to the Associated Press. The event will kick off on Free Comic Book Day in May 2014, with a weekly series to follow shortly afterwards …

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Nov 06 2013

Dan DiDio teases New 52 ‘Five Years Later’, more weekly comics

What’s DC up to now? Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment, was briefly interviewed on DC All Access this week, revealing the first evidence of the “Five Years Later” event planned for September 2014. While speaking with host Tiffany Smith, DiDio gave viewers a glimpse of his wall, which displayed concept mock-ups for the event. Beginning …

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Oct 09 2013

Review: Superman/Wonder Woman #1

Superman and Wonder Woman are the New 52’s hottest couple, but does that make them the hottest title as well? When Superman/Wonder Woman was first announced, many expressed legitimate concern over Wonder Woman’s potential relegation to the role of “Superman’s girlfriend”. This argument seemed somewhat alarmist, as few people expressed similar concerns over the release …

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Aug 24 2013

DC Comics introduces a new look Lobo in ‘Justice League’

Not content with causing a stir with the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman and moving the Justice League to Canada, the boffins at DC Comics  have now unveiled the new look for Lobo  – and it is pretty, which is kind of the issue. Are they trying to explode the Internet? First created by Roger …

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Jul 17 2013

‘Justice League: War’ is next DC Animated Original Movie

With Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox set to debut at San Diego Comic-Con International next week, publicist Gary Miereanu has confirmed that Justice League: War, based on the New 52 version of the titular super group, will be the next DC Animated Original Movie. From his Twitter account, Miereanu posted the following: .@Comic_Con eve reveal …

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Jun 21 2013

DC Comics provides new look at Parasite in New 52

Parasite isn’t new to the Newish 50-or-so, but he’s about to get his own spotlight. Then presumably absorbs that spotlight and destroys us all. Along with the press release below, we get some new art from Aaron Kuder showcasing the character. Action Comics readers are familiar with the Hybrid Monster that terrorized the Man of Steel …

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