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Comic Book Fix: Gays In Comics and Godzilla Reviewed
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:57 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 30 May 2012 07:00
Marvel and DC are jumping on the gay bandwagon, but is it a cynical ploy for your same-sex dollar or a sincere attempt to make their respective comic book universes more inclusive and reflective of the real world? Read more after the jump, including my surprisingly positive reaction to a comic starring a giant green monster, and I’m not talking about the Hulk.
Fight blocky crime again with Lego Batman 2: DC Super Friends!
Last Updated on Friday, 6 January 2012 07:28 Written by LoganDX Friday, 6 January 2012 09:00
The cowardly, superstitious criminals in Gotham have something fear again! Batman and Robin are back in Lego form and this time they’ve brought friends – the DC Super Friends. Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman will team up with the Dynamic Duo to tear down the devious team of Lex Luthor and the Joker. Utilizing the same humor and zany antics of previous Lego games, Lego Batman 2 will be an all new story for fans of all ages. Just like the original Lego Batman, players will fight the dastardly bullies with a variety of suits and gadgets, plus the Batmobile and Batwing. The duo’s pals will also bring their signature powers like flight, super-breath and heat vision.
The game coincides with the newly released Lego Super Heroes: DC Universe toys. The set includes three buildable heroes and five sets, including the Batcave. The game is tentatively scheduled for release this summer for *deep breath* Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, 3DS and Vita. Whew, that’s a mouthful. As with all of the Lego games, Traveller’s Tales (TT Games) will handle development of Lego Batman 2. Hit the break for the press release geeks. I now have a promising summer lined up!
Comic Book Fix Wed: Reviews
Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 07:28 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 5 October 2011 07:45
It’s October, and the first month of DC’s audacious universe-wide reboot is over. Last month, DC unleashed 52 #1 issues to both record sales and unprecedented media attention. The comic book masses, along with curious bystanders, have consumed “The New 52″ at such a feverish pace that every title has gone back to press for a second printing. Some, like cornerstone title Justice League, have had three and even four printings. DC has also claimed record numbers of digital sales, though they haven’t released any actual numbers, so we’ll just have to take them at their word.
It has unquestionably been a huge month for DC Comics, in terms of sales and publicity. But can this momentum be sustained? Once the media and the speculators have had their fill, the only thing that will keep readers coming back month after month is the quality of the books. DC launched “The New 52″ hoping to entice new or lapsed readers while not alienating current ones. One of the knocks on the comic book industry has always been its insular, fanboyish nature and complex continuity, where events from 25 years ago still impact today’s stories. “The New 52″ was designed to do away with unnecessarily complicated storylines and reintroduce these characters in such a way that if you’d never picked up a DC comic before, you’d be able to follow along. Was DC successful? Are these new books both accessible and good?
Let’s take a look at some of “The New 52.”
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Comic Book Fix Wed: DC – The New 52
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 01:34 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 28 September 2011 11:30
By far the biggest news to hit the comic book industry since the last time was the 70-year-old company’s summer announcement that, come September, the publisher would be rebooting all of its titles, issuing new number ones across the board and resetting the venerable rebooted its universeDC Universe to an earlier time in its heroes lives, free of the continuity constraints that come with publishing the same characters’ adventures month after month for more than seven decades.
The announcement, accompanied by teaser art by acclaimed artist and DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee of the Justice League wearing their sleek, modern, new-and-improved costumes, was followed by the standard outcry of comic book readers the world over: “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror.”