Category: DC

Clearing Out the Backlog 13: Remembering Darwyn Cooke

Clearing Out the Backlog 13: Remembering Darwyn Cooke

In this edition of Clearing Out the Backlog, Kelly remembers Darwyn Cooke, the amazing artist that the world recently lost to a battle with cancer.

Review: ‘The Twilight Children’

Review: ‘The Twilight Children’

Darwyn Cooke’s final published work stands as a master’s thesis in comics storytelling.

Review: ‘Batman’ #52

Review: ‘Batman’ #52

Batman’s ‘New 52’ Era ends not with a bang or a whimper but a solid Batman story instead.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 and What You Should Grab

Free Comic Book Day 2016 and What You Should Grab

Free Comic Book Day is on its way! Do you know what free books you want to pick up this year? If you need some ideas, your friends at Panels on Pages are here to help you with the tough decisions.

Review: ‘Superman: American Alien’ #6

Review: ‘Superman: American Alien’ #6

Landis has captured the feeling of why this character is so iconic like no one else has in a long time with nary a death, epic fight, or some long-winded dissertation on what “the Symbol” means.

Review: ‘Batman: Europa’

Review: ‘Batman: Europa’

Taking all of the baggage and delays out of the equation, ‘Batman: Europa’ is certainly one of the better short-form Batman stories to come along in some time.

Review: ‘Wonder Woman: Earth One’ Vol. 1

Review: ‘Wonder Woman: Earth One’ Vol. 1

The somewhat-controversial entry into DC’s Earth One graphic novel series is much more substance than shock.

Review: ‘Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth’

Review: ‘Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth’

With the DC You initiative, we’ve seen superhero comics that have been pretty great and some that weren’t. Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth falls somewhere in the middle.

Review: ‘Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged’

Review: ‘Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged’

For those curious about a character that seemed to come out of nowhere to stand alongside the pantheon on the big screen, this is a great place to get to know Victor Stone.

Review: ‘Batman Vol. 8: Superheavy’

Review: ‘Batman Vol. 8: Superheavy’

Even the talents of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo can’t salvage one of the few steps DC You took in the wrong direction.

Review: ‘Gotham Academy Vol. 02: Calamity’

Review: ‘Gotham Academy Vol. 02: Calamity’

Another DC You offering whets our appetite for an upcoming crossover.

Review: 'Justice League Vol. 7: Darkseid War Part 1'

Review: ‘Justice League Vol. 7: Darkseid War Part 1’

Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok present an event that breaks modern rules by being self-contained and (mostly) comprehensible while maintaining an epic feel.

Review: ‘Black Canary Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming’

Review: ‘Black Canary Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming’

Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu take on the tough task of combining music with comics and present a shining take on a classic DC character.

Review: ‘Martian Manhunter Vol. 1: The Epiphany’

Review: ‘Martian Manhunter Vol. 1: The Epiphany’

Several notable DC You collections are set for release this month – the first of which stumbles out of the gate.

Old-School Comic Review - Batman: Ten Nights of the Beast

Old-School Comic Review – Batman: Ten Nights of the Beast

This Cold-War era superhero thriller is the near-forgotten arc from the creative team that gave us “A Death In The Family.”

Review: ‘Superman: American Alien’ #4

Review: ‘Superman: American Alien’ #4

Max Landis gets inside the minds of several (but not all) top-tier DC characters like only a few creators have managed to do throughout the last several decades.

Review: ‘Bizarro’ Vol. 1

Review: ‘Bizarro’ Vol. 1

Another DC You collection title ses release this week, collecting the madcap romp known as Bizarro.

Review: 'Prez Vol 1: Corndog In Chief'

Review: ‘Prez Vol 1: Corndog In Chief’

The first teenage President of the United States is collected in trade and given a makeover as part of the DC You initiative.

Review: ‘Adventures of Supergirl’ #2

Review: ‘Adventures of Supergirl’ #2

Wait – how many people know that Kara and Alex are sisters, anyway??

Review: ‘Adventures of Supergirl’ #1

Review: ‘Adventures of Supergirl’ #1

Following suit with other television properties, DC debuts their new digital-first series based on the television show starring Supergirl.

Review: 'Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death' #1

Review: ‘Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death’ #1

Amy Chu takes great joy in reshaping the character of Poison Ivy with minimal interference.

Review: ‘Superman: American Alien’ #3

Review: ‘Superman: American Alien’ #3

A fun, intimate, and very different – by design – Superman story.

Review: ‘Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion’ #1

Review: ‘Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion’ #1

Tom Taylor and Ethan Van Sciver attempt to salvage the mess left behind by “Green Lantern: Lost Army.”

Review: ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’ #1

Review: ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’ #1

With the advent of Wonder Woman showing up on the big screen, the undisputed, go-to origin everyone’s been wanting may be here at last.

Review: ‘Swamp Thing’ #1

Review: ‘Swamp Thing’ #1

DC Comics has touted a handful of new titles and/or creators launching this month. The first among those is a new Swamp Thing series by original writer and co-creator Len Wein.

21 Comic Reviews From 11/4/15 in 21 Words or Less

21 Comic Reviews From 11/4/15 in 21 Words or Less

Lots of comics came out last week and we’ve got reviews for 21 of them in nice, bite sixed, 21 word or less chunks. What should you read and what should you pass on?

Clearing Out the Backlog 6: Sometimes Batman is Bad at His Job and That’s Okay

Clearing Out the Backlog 6: Sometimes Batman is Bad at His Job and That’s Okay

In this edition of the column, Kelly manages to tie together Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and Batman: Snow with a poem by Frank O’Hara. If anything, click the link to look at some Seth Fisher art.

Clearing Out the Backlog #2: The Comics of Arthur “4 Table$” Suydam and the Batgirl of Burnside

Clearing Out the Backlog #2: The Comics of Arthur “4 Table$” Suydam and the Batgirl of Burnside

This week we take a look at Arthur Suydam’s The New Adventures of Cholly and Flytrap, the first volume of DC’s recent Batgirl relaunch, and an issue of Amazing Spider-Man featuring Fastlane.

Clearing Out the Backlog #1: Before and After the Terrible Mark Millar

Clearing Out the Backlog #1: Before and After the Terrible Mark Millar

In this debut column, we look at Superman Adventures issues 16 & 19, Starlight vol. 1, the Avengers 100th Anniversary special, Master of Kung Fu issue 26, and the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon Hellblazer Special.

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity' issue 2

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity’ issue 2

The final issue of The Multiversity is here and we’ve got our final piece breaking down the issue. What happened with the Gentry and was Kelly right about Superman? Find out inside!

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Ultra Comics’

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Ultra Comics’

Here it is! Ultra Comics: the cursed comic that has been haunting the worlds of Multiversity is here and once again it’s time for the Multiversity Review & Analysis.

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Mastermen’

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Mastermen’

This month in Multiversity, Grant Morrison and Jim Lee bring us the story of what happened on Earth-10 when Superman landed in Nazi Germany and Kelly Harrass is here to break it all down.

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity Guidebook’

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity Guidebook’

This issue of Multiversity harkens back to the days when official handbooks were all the rage. This time around, the guidebook and the comics within are very important to the future of the DCU.

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures’

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures’

It’s the time of the month for another issue of Multiversity and this time around we get the best Captain Marvel comic in quite some time. Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart knock this comic out of the park.

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Pax Americana’

Spoiler Free Review & Spoiler Filled Analysis: ‘The Multiversity: Pax Americana’

Multiversity: Pax Americana may be one of the most dense single issues ever written. This month’s Multiversity analysis will go through the issue scene by scene to get everything out of it.