DC Comics had some fun in honor of the Blood Moon eclipse that occurred last night. DC has released one of their patented teasers for The New 52: Future’s End, the company’s next weekly series, set to launch May 7, 2014.
As you can see from the image below, you can get a hint of what Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Dan Jurgens, and Keith Giffen have planned for their universe spanning tale, including big parts for Batman Beyond and Grifter. Also, is that Tim Drake in his original costume in the upper left hand corner, hanging out with Booster Gold?
Take a look at the image below and let us know if you’re looking forward to The New 52: Future’s End.
Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, has always been one of the sexier characters to inhabit the Batman universe, and artists never miss an opportunity to take full advantage of her skin-tight catsuit. However, it appears that in early issues of the Catwoman relaunch as part of The New 52, things may have finally gone too far.
In the abandoned storyline, Kyle comes to the conclusion that Batman and Bruce Wayne are the same person by comparing their kisses. The next thing she does is the only logical thing – she zips over to Wayne Manor and proceeds to strip naked on the lawn while Bruce and Alfred look on via surveillance cameras. Only a few strategically placed panels on the pages keep the book from having be kept behind the comic store counter.
Check out the unused art and the full story after the jump.
Hello all and welcome back to Comics of Doom, your home for all the latest and greatest in comic book news and reviews! On this week’s episode, co-host Chris McDavid makes his triumphant return as the boys talk about their opinions on all the latest news in the world of comics. Joining them this week is friend of the show Chris Eaton, who gives his thoughts on the quality and effectiveness that the recent DC Relaunch has on the lapsed comic book reader.
But wait, there’s more! The guys also give their thoughts on Rachel Rising, Key of Z, Justice League Dark, and the Wolverine and The X-Men animated series. So, make sure to press play and experience the Comics of Doom podcast!
Since I’ve been reading comics I’ve always leaned toward Marvel’s more grounded real world approach to storytelling. That doesn’t take anything from DC’s more sci-fi approach; Marvel’s books were just my preference. Marvel’s characters seem of the era in which they are written and they live in real cities and deal with real issues, whereas DC’s characters live in fictional cities and even though they go through real drama, it always felt like it happened through a generally less gritty existence. Hardcore DC fans may disagree with me and that’s fine. After all, this discussion is from a Marvel fan’s perspective and as a Marvel fan this has always been my perception of DC books. I have read some DC. I’ve always been a fan of Green Lantern, Action Comics, the Justice League and the grittiest book in DC’s line up Batman.
I was one of the few people excited about DC’s New 52 because I felt this would be my opportunity to jump back into the DCU. I’ve tried off and on in the last few years, but DC’s books aren’t really that inviting to the “jump in”, even at the beginnings of story arcs. I know many readers are opposed to Marvel’s use of recap pages, but those would be really helpful for readers hoping to jump into a DC series. At any rate, these so called “soft reboots” seemed like the place to jump in. I read my favorites from my youth: Justice League, Action Comics, and Green Lantern. I also checked out Legion LOST.
Each and every week “The Garden State Stud” Henchman21 and “The Pencil-Neck” MK2FAC3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of September 14, 2011. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
No jokes this week. It’s all about serious business. I want to throw out that a lot of great DC books are coming out this week and I chose one, and Chris chose another. But it’s worth noting that I am really looking forward to Batwoman and Demon Knights, as well. We’re making a real attempt here to put a spotlight on a lot of either the lesser known, lower selling books from publisher, or straight up creator owned works. We’re all excited about this gigantic DC Relaunch, whether we love them or not, it’s exciting. But it’s extremely important for all of you to know that there are other books out there that could really use the attention, so if you’ve never listened to us before, please do so here. It’s a great time for comics, and it’s time for everybody to expand their horizons.