Holiday shopping getting you down? Is the thought of spending Christmas with your in-laws enough to make you consider moving to North Pole? Have you heard “Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer” so… many… GOSH… DARN… TIMES that you’re on the brink of running someone down yourself? Well, don’t do that (no, really, please don’t do that). Instead, grab a copy of this week’s HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1. It’s 48 pages of merriment and mayhem guaranteed to make even the biggest Scrooge smile.
Last week we announced CONVERGENCE, the massively Multiversal crossover event that kicks off in April. Well, bit by bit we’re learning more about it. Today, CBR and io9 announced the first week of miniseries, complete with creative teams and very intriguing imagery. Set in the pre-Flashpoint DC Universe, these miniseries offer us glimpses of heroes from not too long ago including Stephanie Brown’s Batgirl, Wally West’s Flash, Renee Montoya’s Question, Barbara Gordon’s Oracle and a classic-suited Harley Quinn.
Wednesday saw the release of some high profile new titles, storylines and creative teams, particularly BATGIRL #35, which features a fun change in tone, a new setting and cast of characters. The artist, Babs Tarr, is at New York Comic-Con this weekend and we got a chance to speak to her about women in comics, why the new Batgirl has gotten such a great response, and whether she ever saw herself drawing super heroes.
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read BATMAN ETERNAL #25 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
Talk about a mess! This week’s issue of BATMAN ETERNAL #25 opens up with Gotham City in a complete state of chaos. From rampant street crime to violent rioting, the overwhelming mayhem seems too much for even Batman to handle.
This week we hit the halfway point of Futures End, our September event that sees all of our monthly New 52 titles flash forward five years. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been given glimpses of what the future may hold for some of our biggest heroes, including Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Green Arrow and more. Futures End has brought us no shortage of shocks, twists and surprises, but just for fun, we’ve decided to list off seven of the biggest, most unexpected and flat-out coolest. These are the ones that had us grinning in that way that only really good comics can do.
If you spent a few hours this weekend sitting on your couch and staring in shock at your tablet or laptop, you’re almost certainly a Batman Beyond reader. BATMAN BEYOND 2.0 #28 is one of the most significant installments of the Batman Beyond comic we’ve probably ever published and unsurprisingly, we had a few questions for the two men who scripted it.