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1. Interview: Paul Johnson on “Mercy,” “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight,” and “The Invisibles”

by Alex Dueben Paul Johnson worked in comics for a relatively short time, but during those years, the British artist and painter worked with some of the most talented writers in comics. His collaborators included Neil Gaiman (Books of Magic), James Robinson (London’s Dark, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), Grant Morrison (The Invisibles), Steve […]

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2. DC’s $4.99 Line Is Already Here

With all the talk about comics prices, the number of $4.99 #1 issues in the Marvel relaunch and the general chaos over at DC right now, it might interest you to know that DC already has a line of $4.99 comics.  If you didn’t know that, you probably weren’t looking in the right place.  These […]

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3. DC president Diane Nelson to head up WB Consumer Products

If you were wondering if any of the recent turmoil at DC Comics would affect president Diane Nelson's standing at WB, the answer is no. She's already proven herself a strong executive who gets the way Warners works, and as a result she's just added running Warner Bros Consumer Products to her portfolio, along with DC Entertainment and CCO of Warner Bros. Interactive, THR reports. She replaces Brad Globe, who served as president from 2005 until now and announced his retirement for next spring.

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4. DC and Scholastic Tease A New Title for January 26, 2016! What Could It Be?!?

☛ CAVEAT ☚ All of which follows is readily and publicly available online. (Until someone plugs all of the leaks.) I have not used any confidential sources. The original catalog citations which I quote below (with embedded URLs) are not hidden or behind a paywall at Edelweiss. Further information was all found by Google searches, and […]

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5. Coming Attractions: DC Announces DC You Trades, Plus Lots of Classics for Early 2016!

Wonder Woman: Earth One! Absolute Matrix Helix! Absolute Vertigo! Elseworlds! Batman cosplaying as Superman!  (Is that a SPOILER?) Plus lots of the DC You titles! Will they sell well in trade? Or will they die in the cradle, and never mentioned again? (Also, DC, what’s with the “volume one” numbering on your ongoing New 52 titles, like Superman, […]

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6. Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez’s Work on the DC Style Guide is the Coolest Thing You’ll See Today

Ever wondered what the exact Pantone shade of Batman’s cowl is (circa 1980)?  How about Superman’s skin?  Or perhaps what parts, exactly, are visible in Wonder Woman’s invisible jet?  Well look no further, because legendary DC artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez has you covered.  He posted the 1982 DC Comics Style Guide on his Facebook page today. The Style […]

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7. DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: July 2015 – Life, the Universe, and Everything

Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. (Warning: This month's column contains a higher amount of ranting than usual...) July was not a good month, sales-wise, for DC Entertainment. Compared to June, the average sales per title dropped by over 8K, and they sold 300K fewer total units in the NA direct market, despite offering nine more titles. Sales were down across the board, in many cases significantly, except for one title: Batgirl. Why did things drop so significantly? Three main reasons:

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8. Industry Watch: Editorial changes coming to DC?

(Above, Ryan Sook’s cover for Superman: Alien American #1) If you’ve been following our sales charts here at The Beat you know that June was the big relaunch month for DC following Convergence and the move west, with 20 new #1s and new storylines and new costumes for old favorites. And sales were pretty good […]

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9. She Lives Again: Switch Press and Bond Double Down on Lois Lane

While the Lois Lane one-shot from Marguerite Bennett, Emanuela Lupacchino and DC in 2014 may have failed to inspire interest in DC from an ongoing series starring Lane, it hasn’t stopped Switch Press from publishing not one, but two novels featuring the character. The second, an upcoming novel story entitled Lois Lane: Double Down will launch […]

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10. Troubled Warners exec finds comfort in watching Batman v Superman over and over again

Last week The Hollywood Reporter ran a succinct piece about Warner Bros. and its current box office woes. Behind a string of flops and under performers like Hot Pursuit, Vacation, Magic Mike XXL (it’s a classic folks), and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., WB is finishing #3 for the summer for the second year in a […]

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11. Batman Arkham Knight Releases 1989 Movie Pack and Announces Tumbler

Batman Arkham Knight releases more DLC, but even a song from Prince couldn't make it bearable.

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12. DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: June 2015 – The Divergent Series

By David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures. With Convergence now in the rearview mirror, the DCU returned to normal as returning series picked back up where they left off, and some twenty new series debuted, the largest number of debuts in one month since the […]

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13. CBS’ Supergirl Casts True Blood’s Brit Morgan as an ELECTRIFYING New Villain

Folks, we have a Livewire.  As reported by Variety, Brit Morgan will guest star as Leslie Willis during an episode of CBS’ new television adaptation of Supergirl, which debuts this fall. Cast in the show as a shock-jock (think female Howard Stern…I guess radio isn’t dead in this world), Leslie has an accident that transforms her and makes her take […]

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14. Break Out Your Wallets, DC Releases 6 DVD/Graphic Novel Combo Packs Today

Yesterday, EW announced the release of the DC COMICS COLLECTION, a series of six graphic novels and the six animated movies these comics inspired.  Sold in six separate packages, the series debuts with perennial stories such as The Death of Superman and Batman: Year One; as well as offbeat cult classics like JLA Earth 2 and Batman: Black and White.  The first volume of George […]

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15. Interview: Paul Cornell talks Manic Pixie Dream Doctors, Warcraft, and that time he “messed up.”

We talk with series writer Paul Cornell about his Four Doctors crossover event for Titan, his Dark Horse limited series This Damned Band, a recently announced Warcraft graphic novel due out next year and the one comic he walked away from.

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16. Did Watchmen Steal From The Outer Limits, Or From Jack Kirby?

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Watchmen, The Outer Limits, and some old sci-fi you probably weren’t planning on reading.] At the end of Watchmen, a television set in the background announces a rerun of The Outer Limits episode “The Architects Of Fear.” This was a reference to a creative debate that occurred behind the scenes between writer […]

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17. Exclusive preview: MAD Magazine has still got it

MAD Magazine is often overlooked as one of the longest running and most successful properties that DC Entertainment publishes. Of course, the early Harvey Kurtzman edited run, and seminal work by Will Elder, John Severin, Wally Wood, Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones is justly lauded among comics history buffs, but with issue #535 coming out next week it's also the longest continually running comics periodical in the US. If it was just puttering along with jokes about these kids today and boring TV shows, perhaps it would be allowed to stay in its pasture, but in truth it's still putting out sharp satire with bold visuals and presenting the work of some of today's finest cartoonists—including Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones.

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18. Separated at Birth: The Hiketeia and The Paybacks

The cover to The Paybacks (left), a new Dark Horse series by writers Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal and artist Geoff Shaw bears a striking resemblance to JG Jones' covers for Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, written by Greg Rucka (right). Doncha think?

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19. New Black Lightning Archive: DC, Tony Isabella Reconcile

Black Lightning 4“Dogs and cats, living together!” – that’s what immediately popped into my mind yesterday when I read Tony Isabella praising DC on Facebook for how it was treating him in regard to Black Lightning.I’ve never seen the original contract between DC and Isabella in regard to Black Lightning so I have nothing to say of substance in regard to the property’s legal status, but as anyone who has followed Tony’s online writing over the years can tell you, Isabella’s statements about DC’s treatment of him and his landmark creation have not exactly been complimentary. That changed, however, yesterday, when Isabella called attention to an Amazon listing of the April 2016 release of Black Lightning, volume 1, the first of what could be a series of collections featuring DC’s first African-American superhero to star in an an eponymous book.

According to Isabella, the rapprochement is the result of outreach by Dan Didio and Geoff Johns, and Isabella is confident that DC will treat him fairly in regard to the payment of royalties. He also raised the possibility of doing more work for DC given sufficient reader demand; the prospect of Isabella working with, say, the creators of the revived Milestone line on a multi-generational crossover is particularly intriguing, given certain thematic resonances with Milestone’s nuanced reflections on creative identity.

To say that Isabella’s announcement is the most unexpected Facebook post of the year is an understatement — it’s one of the most dramatic turnarounds I’ve seen in decades of reading about comics-related disputes, and kudos to all involved for bringing about what I hope will be a truly lasting peace in our time.

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20. Cyborg #1 (Review): Reis, Walker and Horror?

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Writer:

David Walker

Artists:

Ivan Reis

Joe Prado

The machine that gives Cyborg his powers is evolving! The only problem is that machine is his body and he has no idea what’s causing these changes!

Can an ongoing series set in the New DC world really work for Cyborg? It’s a question that Ivan Reis and David Walker tackle in the first issue of the hero’s ongoing series. When he graduated from the Teen Titans and became an MVP in the Justice League world, Victor Stone took on new life. We’re closer to seeing the hero on-screen than ever before — as one of the fabled “seven” players in the JLA, now seems as good a time as any to spend intimate time with one of the newest characters on the League.

It may require a double take from the reader, but it is worth mentioning that Cyborg recently underwent a fairly massive redesign. While it is a little sad that the previous outfit, with its machine emblem and mostly black-and-white suit, has been retired, the new one by artist Ivan Reis is both slim and sleek. It is dismaying that the only artist that may actually be able to draw this correctly is Reis, as the new outfit is one of the most complicated and effective character designs featured in the DC You.

This directly ties into what might be the greatest strength of the comic: the intensive detail in Reis’ art. This story has incredible levels of polish that really shows the nuance demanded by a character shortchanged like Victor Stone. The initial splash recognizes Cyborg’s costumes and outfits from the New 52 to now, documenting just how much change Victor Stone has gone through over the years. Reis has had defining runs in the New 52 for quite some time on titles like Justice League and Aquaman, and even previously served to simplify Cyborg’s hulking Jim Lee design in the first couple of pages of his run on Justice League. I’m glad to see the artist put such great time and detail into this comic.

David Walker, writer of acclaimed Dynamite’s series Shaft, is the writer of Cyborg #1 and is someone who seems to understand the complicated tightrope he’s walking between the original Marv Wolfman version of Cyborg and the new version of this hero, who comes with a simplified backstory courtesy of the New 52. This new Cyborg is still hung up on some of the same things that the original version was. To be honest, it’s kind of nice to see him go through some of his previous struggles again, as it’s often easier to relate to the problems that younger characters go through.

Not to worry though, this Cyborg isn’t too young… he seems to be in his 20s. We mentioned it above, but this story makes Victor Stone’s newly redesigned body into a key plot point of the series. This is refreshing, as Cyborg has had a large number of previously unexplained costume redesigns in an extremely condensed period of time.

It’s really refreshing to to see frightening horror elements in a book like Cyborg as well.  Aquaman, another book drawn by Reis contains similar elements of terror. Not only that, but this first issue of Cyborg also gives the titular man-machine a brand new supporting cast, setting the series up for the long haul.

Ultimately, the creative team on this book attempts to tackle a lot in their first issue.  They have to introduce Victor to new readers while acknowledging his condensed history for the sake of established fans.  They set up his new team of sidekicks, lay down groundwork for a completely original villain, and ensure that that villain is one that only Cyborg can face.   The road Walker and Reis have chosen to take isn’t going to be an easy one — that being said, this first issue of Cyborg is a more than confident approach to the solo exploits of Stone. Here’s to a long run to come.

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21. SDCC ’15: We talk cape snaps, controversy and cons with the Batgirl of Burnside team

At SDCC '15 I talked with the Burnside Batgirl crew about their creative origins, how the look that launched a thousand cosplays came to be, how to handle creative criticism, and their earliest con experiences.

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22. EXCLUSIVE Preview: DC’s Gotham by Midnight Annual #1

This Wednesday, July 29th, DC’s Gotham by Midnight Annual #1 will hit store shelves.  This title, written by Ray Fawkes with art by Christian Duce Fernandez, promises to take readers on “a tale of love and vengeance in this centuries-old mystery” featuring the Gentleman Ghost.   The Comics Beat has an exclusive preview.    

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23. Check out these new ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ stills

Why wait for the September issue of Empire when you can meticulously critique some fresh Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice images right now on your phone? I’m sure there will be more images of the highly anticipated Warner Bros. film in the print edition, but this is the best we can for now. Here’s a glimpse of the handsome […]

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24. DiDio: DC is done relaunching and rebooting

As we all know, DC is now a west coast company, and there’s a lot of changes happening. Co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee have been doing the press rounds with a series of interviews conducted at SDCC for various outlets, and in the Comic Book Resources edition it seems like stability is the new […]

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25. SDCC ’15: Our Animation and Comics Creator Interviews in Audio-form

Here’s where I finally release what’s left of our SDCC audio content…as a follow-up to last week’s set of DC and Marvel Television interviews, here are our chats on the animated side of things including discussions with Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Ike Barinholtz, Seth Meyers, and more! Additionally, here are the audio […]

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