There is a flurry of announcements coming out San Diego Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the largest comics convention Continue reading San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/21/2017 Part Two
John Ostrander returns to the title he made famous in the 1980s, delivering the book we needed and deserved for Task Force X… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Suicide Squad War Crimes #1
Harleen Quinzel AKA Harley Quinn, is at the peak of her popularity with her live action film debut in Suicide Squad and appearing in at least two monthly series for the last couple of years. She’s quickly become dubbed “DC’s Deadpool”, as a character with a runaway popularity and soaring public profile. What makes this lady so engrossing, why is she such a great character? Continue reading Riding High with Harley
Gronk as Harley Quinn’s Therapist!!!!
Like Marvel comics has had before them, today I’m taking a look at the new DC Comics Rebirth lineup of titles announced last weekend. DC Comics attempted to reboot in the summer of 2011 with their New 52 initiative. Though initially successful, readers quickly tired of the redundant writing & art styles that was often overtly in your face with little substance and dated concepts, while creative talent left the books in droves over accusations of overreaching editorial mandates. In 2015, the publisher began walking away from the concept; first with their Convergence event whose story was used to reestablish the Multiverse and then the DC You initiative, a sincere attempt to diversify the style and creative talent on their line of books. In spite of some really great comics, DC You failed to reestablish the publisher’s already shrinking market share while the one two punch of Star Wars & Secret Wars allowed chief competitor Marvel Comics to dominate the direct market. During WonderCon 2016, DC Comics announced another new initiative with a relaunch of the publishers comics with new #1’s and creative teams for their series of titles. Some look great, some of the creators brought in during DC You have leveled up, some familiar faces are sticking around, some new writers have been brought into the fold and some comics vet’s are returning after years away from the publisher. Some books look great, some have potential, some look kind of bland and some look like hot garbage. Will divide the contenders from the pretenders with Yay, Mayhaps or Nay. As always, remember that not even all of the creative teams have been announced let alone all the possible series so this lineup is subject to change.
Proving, if nothing else, the estate of Freddie Mercury is still doing alright . . .
Suicide Squad opens on August 5th.
Writers Frank Tieri of the ongoing Catwoman & Black Knight along with Jimmy Palmiotti of the current Harley Quinn ongoing will be co-writing a new Harley Quinn miniseries starting on April of 2016 titles Harley Quinn & Her Gan of Harleys with belgian artist Mauricet doing illustrations. More detils at ComicVine
DC Comics will be launching an additional bi-monthly Harley Quinn team up book by the current series creators, Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner titled Harley Quinn Little Black Book. More details at CBR