OK, honestly, how do you not pick these comics up? First of all, Animal Man and Swamp Thing have been two of the strongest books of DC’s New 52 since the reboot kicked off last year. Second of all, there aren’t enough straight-up evil monsters in comics anymore. Third of all, it’s called Rotworld! Now that the (awesome) Night of the Owls event is over in the Batman books, it’s time for the “Dark” family of DC Comics to shine with this event, and in this two-issue prologue co-writers Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire definitely don’t disappoint.
Ever since Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette launched their new Swamp Thing series back in September, those of us following the book have been longing to see how they’re going to reinvent everyone’s favorite creature from The Green. Well, Swampy’s finally coming out to play in April’s issue #8, and today we got to see him in all his glory. Hit the jump for a peek!
Hollywood has long mined the world of comic books for that zillion dollar blockbuster movie. This is not a list of those movies. Hollywood has also made terrible adaptations based on comics. Catwoman, Daredevil, the infamous Batman and Robin, vile unwatchable piles of dreck that offend all the senses. This isn’t a list of those movies either. The following 10 movies are bad, do not get me wrong, but they have redeeming qualities, they are so bad they are good, and they must been seen. We give you the best of the worst of comic to screen adaptations!
All right, big changes are coming to DC Universe in an effort to condense their ever-so-convoluted history and attract new readers with a simple and safe, #1. A lot of characters are getting new back stories, different histories, and some might not even exist anymore! Needless to say many, many comic book fans are freaking the fuck out. Unless you only woke up from a coma, like 20 minutes ago, you haven’t heard the apocalyptic news that DC is rebooting their universe. Well, reboot might not be a fair word. Relaunch? Revamp? Shake-up? Slight alteration of everything just enough to piss off your die-hard fans? Yeah, it’s something like that.
Of course this isn’t the only time DC decided change was needed. There’s a reason we refer to certain eras in comics as ‘golden’ or ‘silver’, they predominately refer to differences in characters and stories as they reflect their time period. We’re entering a new age now and it’s exciting, thrilling and a little disconcerting.
Listed here, all in one handy post is every new #1 title beginning in September in the post-Flashpoint DCU. Their covers, their quick solicits and a few snarky comments from myself. I admit now I am no DC expert, just a fan. And there are going to be some books I’ll have little to say about, others I could probably devote an entire post to, but I’ll try an keep ’em short. If I don’t share the same concerns you do about a title or I just say little about your favorite new book please, please, please share your thoughts and feel free to contradict me in the comments section. On to the books!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS.
On sale AUGUST 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes! This spectacular debut issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.
I think this sounds solid. We’re going to be introduced to our favorite heroes as younger, more inexperienced people and with the team of Johns and Lee, it’ll rock. They want to put their best foot forward with this book, this’ll be the title that introduces new fans to the core of DCU. It’s great to see Cyborg being included in such an iconic group, too. They’re starting out strong with their whole plan to diversify the DCU. We’ll just see how long that plan continues…