Batman begins again
Back in March we learned that DC Comics was planning to update the costumes for both Wonder Woman and Superman in upcoming issues of their respective comic book titles and today we learn that they are also giving Batman a new costume as well. Back when the news about WW and Supes‘s new looks, it was revealed that Batman was also getting new armor but today we get to see what is underneath that armor. Of course, Bat‘s new look is black … but as you can see below, it’s pretty slick and, I think, a great style update. BUT BE WARNED: The first look at Batman‘s new comic book costume comes with a MAJOR spoiler about the comic book story. Proceed with caution. More »
"The series will explore war stories, romances, mysteries, heists, action adventure and horror"
Based on the success of a line of DC Comics Collectibles statues that reimagine some of our favorite DC Comics characters as World War II era superheroes called DC Comics Bombshells, the comic book company has decided to launch this summer a new line of comic books featuring these bombshell make-over heroes. Written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Marguerite Sauvage, DC Comics Bombshells will feature vintage DC heroines in an alternate WWII timeline. Click through the gallery to see what some of our fave DC Comics heroes (and villains) look like as vintage bombshells and then click below to learn more about this fun new comic book series debuting first digitally in July and in print in August. More »
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The TV Guide
I had really adventurous plans for my Friday night … unfortunately, they didn’t pan out because I kinda decided to stay in instead. I’ve been feeling a bit run down this week, mainly because I’ve been eating terribly. For whatever reason (mostly laziness), I’ve been eating junk food all week long … which has resulted in my lack of energy in getting out of the house. I really did plan to go out with friends last night but, well, it kinda didn’t happen. I did stay home and catch up on TV, movies and comics. I’ve been on a bit of a Dardevil kick lately so I spent part of my night reading DD comics on my iPad. More »
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The X-Men OG comes out
Iceman aka Bobby Drake is one of the original members of the famed X-Men superhero team in the world of Marvel Comics and in All-New X-Men #40, out today, he is revealed as gay. Well, actually, he is outed as gay by fellow X-Men member Jean Grey. Now the story arc that leads up to Iceman‘s coming out is a bit complicated but it would appear that Iceman / Bobby Drake has always been gay even tho, he has dated women in the past (most notably fellow X-Men member Rogue). Click below to see the comic book panels where Iceman is outed by Jean Grey and let’s celebrate the news that one of our most beloved X-Men characters no longer has to hide his sexuality. More »
Super Makeover Fail
Earlier today I mentioned that I spent part of my night last night watching the failed Wonder Woman TV pilot from 2011 that never made it to air (thankfully) and right now I have a bit of new WW news to share. DC Comics has decided to give Wonder Woman and Superman, two of their most famous and popular characters, costume makeovers. Personally, I tend to prefer the original, traditional costumes that these superheroes wear but I’m always up for a change or two here and there. But honestly, I’m just not really feeling either costume update. Click below and see the skintight t-shirt and jeans combo they gave Superman (what?) and the full body unisuit they gave Wonder Woman (just, no). More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was another fairly quiet day for me. Instead of going out into the beautiful sunshiny weather, I decided to stay holed up inside my apartment buried under a pile of reading materials … which, I must admit, were all housed in my handy dandy and very compact iPad mini. Even still, I had a lot of reading that I promised myself I’d get through so I gave it my best go. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m currently reading the 98-issue Marvel Comics Civil War Event and last night I put a very serious dent in my reading. I’m not finished yet but I’m getting close. More »
"Jem was always really diverse"
Earlier this week we got a new look at the upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series when the first photos of the comic book versions of The Misfits were revealed on the cover of Jem and the Holograms #2. Today we learn that the writer and artist of this new Jem comic book series have made two of the main characters gay. Kimber Benton (the keytar playing younger sister of Jerrica Benton / Jem) and Mary Stormer Phillips (the songwriter and guitar player for The Misfits) will be gay in this new comic book series and they will be involved in a romantic relationship. This is awesome! In the ’80s cartoon series, Kimber and Stormer were secret friends even tho they were on rival bands and they even had an entire episode devoted to their collaborative friendship. It would appear that this new comic book version of Jem will take that friendship and turn it into a love affair … which I fully support! More »
THEIR SONGS ARE BETTER!!!!!!!
While we await news of just how horribly the new live-action Jem and the Holograms movie turned out, I bring you really fun, really amazing news about the forthcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series that will be released next month. As you may recall, back in November we first learned that IDW is publishing a comic book series that stars Jem and the Holograms — Jem, Kimber, Aja and Shana — and their musical rivals/foes The Misfits and today we get to see new artwork from the series. For the first time, we get to see what The Misfits — Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer and Jetta — look like in comic book form, alongside Jem and the Holograms. Click through the gallery to see this really fun comic book art and get excited, Jem and the Holograms #1 will be released very, very soon.
Comic Book Resources nabbed an interview with Jem writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell about this new comic book series, click below to read excerpts. More »
The TV Guide
You’re probably not going to believe this but I actually FINALLY started reading the Marvel Comics event Civil War for the first time yesterday, just hours before it was formally announced that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures reached a deal to allow Spider-Man to be included in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including next year’s Captain America: Civil War. For years now, I’ve been hearing about how significant the Civil War event was to the Marvel Comics Universe and since I’ve been on a comic book kick lately, I decided now was the time to read the whole thing. The news about Spider-Man actually broke while I was about 4 issues into the Civil War event so, yeah, it was really good timing. More »