Articles with the tag DCnU

Looking For That New Buzz

So, according to the interviews, DC's upcoming Trinity War starts with the death of one of the heroes. So, we've never seen that before.

A New Age Cometh!

This month’s Previews carries an infrequent Marvel cover (now that they have their own Previews magazine), which one can read simply as a story development or as a signifier of the already heralded potential alternate reality to undo the damage delivered by Ultron. Of course, Marvel is no stranger to alternate realities, or reality re-writes, […]

Aping The Trends (Or Is It Time For The Inferior Five Again?)

Last week, DC announced the revamp / relaunch / re-imagination for the New Age of the Green Team; four unbelievably rich teenagers with a mission to make the world a better place. Meanwhile, taking the themes of the Occupy Movement, with the (now not so very fresh and new) narrative of the 99% and the […]

Fashionable Numbers

By now you’ve heard the news that the long running Hellblazer series is to be cancelled, one of the original and longest running staples of the Vertigo line. Replacing this title will be the new Constantine, firmly ensconced in the DCnU following his appearances in Justice League Dark and I, Vampire. An event containing both […]

Keeping Up The Numbers

January solicitations reveal that another four titles of the DCnU will be joining December’s issue of G.I. Combat in carrying the ‘Final Issue’ tagline. It’s a mixed bunch, and the NYCC has done little to confirm what will replace them. The latest round of casualties are Legion Lost, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Grifter and the […]

Forever Change The Face Of….

The solicitation of DC’s Wonder Woman #15 (shipping in December) promises the return of Orion and more New Gods behind him (good thing) and that major changes are ‘coming to Wonder Woman and the entire DC universe’. Erm, excuse me? Aren’t we still trying to figure out what the current face of the DCU is? […]

Losses And Gains

So, now we know. In the wake of the creator re-shuffle at Marvel, Rick Remender confirmed on Monday via Twitter that he is leaving the Uncanny X-Force and the Secret Avengers. With his departure, the former of the two will cease publication. With a full thirty-seven issues, it has been an enjoyable ride, combining the […]

Shifting My Assumptions

Today sees the second issue of The Ravagers hitting the shelves, and I find that I really cannot muster the enthusiasm. Whereas some of the New 52 have been phenomenal successes, at least in this writer’s eyes, the Ravagers is not one of them. I am sure I am not alone when I say what […]

The Fourth World Of Earth Two

Any regular readers of this column will know that I am passionate about the DC Multiverse, and it was with great joy that I opened the pages of last weeks Earth 2#1. It was not what I expected. I had hoped that we would be seeing the Justice League Infinity, as seen in in the […]

Forces Beneath The Surface

With the second issue hitting the shelves today, I though it was way past time to discuss the relaunch of the legendary Night Force. One of the many babies of Marv Wolfman, Night Force has returned for a third series and maintains the high standard that some of us will remember from the critically acclaimed […]

Hits Of The Year

So is it me, or have comics actually got better this last year? Despite having one week a month when I am not that excited about the shipping list, overall I have to confess that I think this has been one of the better years in recent memory. DC, after a dismal start with the […]

Weekly Poll: DC’s New 52

DC’s New 52 is burning up the sales charts, dominating most of the monthly top 20 titles. Are you a true believer (sorry Marvel)? Or are you still mourning the old continuity? Sound off!

Bold New Directions?

I wonder if in years to come, we will look back at 2011 and consider it to be a great year for change within the comics industry? Or have we had quite enough changes already so far, thank you very much? The DC Universe rebooted itself (again), just the one Earth this time. I think.  […]

Ten Heroes Who Died To Start Their Careers

The subject of much derision or anticipation, resurrections within the pages of the monthly pull list are almost commonplace. Superman has done it, Hal Jordan has done it, Jean Grey has done it twice. Yet for many heroes, death is not the mid-point of the story, but the beginning. This follows a timeworn tradition that […]

The Voodoo That You Do

  Reading the shipping listing in text format can lead to a number of amusing misunderstandings, as happened this week. I saw the listing for Voodoo #1 and all thoughts of the DCnU had escaped my mind; I wondered what it could possibly be? Maybe another independent title such as the almost retro Witch Doctor […]

Military And Corporate

  Two first issues caught my eye this week, the first eagerly awaited and the second a total surprise. Some months ago I promised the esteemed J. T. Krul a review for Captain Atom #1, and the day has now arrived. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about it. I like it, but there […]

The Universe So Far

By far the greatest rash of first issues this month comes of course from DC and their ‘soft reboot‘, and I would be remiss if I failed to take a look at them. Two of the titles that really grabbed my interest are ones that I feel may be overlooked while in the store. If […]

A Night At The Opera

I have a friend who is an absolute Star Wars devotee, however he is not so much a follower of the Dark Horse comics, having read most of the material in the originals novels. While I like Star Wars on the big and little screens, I too do not really follow the comics out of […]

Unfair Comparisons?

After I reviewed Moonstone’s Omega Paradox purely on the strength of the cover, Mark Sparacio kindly sent me a copy of the zero issue. Now I have to admit, the comic book itself is beautiful, especially the colouring, although I find the lettering to be a little oversized. What troubles me however, for what is […]

Today’s The Day

Well, today’s the day that the New Fifty Two (hardly the catchiest of slogans) bursts out into existence, and the first sight of it is in Justice League #1. I can’t determine whether I like it or not. Well, that’s a total lie. I do like it, I like it a lot so far, on […]