With a new year on the horizon and the holidays upon us, it’s a good time to take a look back at 2014 to remember and remark upon a few of its key DC Entertainment moments. Some of these moments played out on the comic book page or the screen, others were real-life happenings that shaped what we’ll be reading and seeing over the years ahead. If you’re a DC Comics fan or just an entertainment fan in general, they all mattered. It’s been a great year full of both ups and downs, but these are the big ones. These are our DCComics.com “Ten Moments that Mattered” for 2014.
Today, America votes, but tomorrow, the entire world reads. That’s because Wednesday brings us the super-sized, action-packed, jaw-dropping spectacle that is the final issue of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman Unchained. Launched last year in celebration of Superman’s 75th Anniversary, Unchained has been nothing short of epic, with imagery on a massive scale and a storyline that saw Superman’s ideals and beliefs being tested to the very core. Now, he’ll have to make an impossible choice.
This Halloween, DC Comics will release its next batch of Annuals. These special oversized issues will not only build off of the events in their respective series, but will also greatly impact the expanding DC Universe. Leading up to their October 31 releases, we’ll be putting individual spotlights on each of these Annual issues by giving you special sneak peeks at what’s to come!
On August 8th, BATMAN #12 will fly into stores.
As you may already know, joining writer Scott Snyder as guest artist for this issue is Becky Cloonan (DEMO; BEYOND THE FRINGE).
“The Bat-Office owes a huge thanks to Scott Snyder for hooking us up with Becky Cloonan,” BATMAN editor Mike Marts told THE SOURCE. “Becky’s an outstanding artist who has accomplished a lot of great projects in her career. We’re honored to have her illustrate BATMAN #12!”
Digital comic BEYOND THE FRINGE, based on the critically-acclaimed FOX TV show, will add a new roster of creators for upcoming issues 5a and 6a. Joining the book is seasoned writer Jhonen Vasquez, best known for his work on Nickelodeon's Emmy and Annie Award winning show Invader Zim, and comics JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC and STRANGE TALES. Vasquez will be joined by award-winning artist Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN, NORTHLANDERS and DEMO VOLS 1,2).