Writer Phil Hester has big plans for Wonder Woman in 2011, which includes digging into dark corners of Diana's past and deep into her rogues gallery.
Phil says it much better than I can:
"I’ve had the pleasure of revamping a few Wonder Woman villains of late and let me tell you something, I’ve never wished harder for a time machine. I’d love to go back and tell my twelve-year-old self that I’d someday be making a list of real-live DC super villains to play with, and deciding their fates in the pages of Wonder Woman.
Also, I’d knock the peanut butter cups out of my hand.
I’ve spent many a sleepless night making a mental checklist of all the awful people in the DCU who hate our beloved Diana, and though she deserves no enmity from any quarter, the list is long. Long and colorful.
There are decades of rogues to choose from, some ridiculous, some genuinely disturbing. And like Batman’s enemies, Wonder Woman’s seem to take their vendettas very personally. There are so many character flaws and bizarre quirks piled into these creeps that any writer could find a handhold there. I could lose myself for days scaling the mountain of peculiar opponents
lined up against Diana.
Yes, there is no shortage of miscreants who hate Wonder Woman, but that’s not enough for Wonder Woman: Odyssey. Mere hatred won’t do. I unfurl the list again in my head and check off the villains who hate Diana...
Until I find one who loves her.
Metal fans will recognize Scott Ian as the guitarist from the legendary band Anthrax and comics fans will recognize him as the writer of last year's LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL.
Between releasing "Ironiclast", the debut album of his newest band, The Damned Things (which features members of Anthrax, Fall Out Boy and Every Time I Die), just last month and launching a nationwide tour on January 19th, the busy musician and writer is announcing that he's writing a new miniseries starring Etrigan, The Demon, with his LOBO collaborator Sam Kieth on art duties, which'll hit comic shops later this year.
Scott had a few words to say about the new series:
Holy crap I am excited to be writing The Demon for DC in 2011! I've been a fan of Etrigan since I was kid buying comics off of the racks. Jack Kirby created him for Hell's sake and now I get to spew Hellfire like it's never been spewed before. And I get to blow up Las Vegas.
It's going to be a real vulgar display of power (pun intended).
Thanks DC for sending me to Hell and back!
DC Universe Online hits U.S. stores tomorrow! These exclusive screenshots from Sony should help get through your last day of waiting.
Batman vs. Bane! Superman! Bizarro! Great stuff. Check 'em out below.
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Just look at this line-up of NEWSARAMA’s Reader Favorites of 2010:
Thanks to all those who voted at NEWSARAMA.
Have a great weekend, everyone.
Nicola Scott's been absolutely killing the Teen Titans pencils for a while now, but I don't have to tell that to anyone who's been reading the series already.
Here's a few pages from TEEN TITANS #91, on sale later this month.
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...with a lot more Doomsday than they bargained for.
As announced earlier this week, the Reign of Doomsday story will continue through SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #5, as Supergirl must team up with Batman to try to stop Doomsday and Cyborg Superman from tearing them apart. The issue will hit in early April, written by James Robinson with art by Miguel Sepulveda.
Later that month, the Reign of Doomsday story will pick up where that issue leaves off in SUPERBOY #6, by Jeff Lemire and Pier Gallo. Conner's battle with Doomsday builds toward an epic sixth chapter... which we're not spilling any clues on just yet.
Check out the covers below!
Emmy award winning writer Paul Dini has penned an episode of BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD that should certainly appeal to SOURCE readers when the show returns with new episodes in a few weeks. It's called "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!" and fans of the series have been salivating for it since details first emerged.
So, OK, Paul Dini's writing it and Bat-Mite returns to host a series of Batman's most bizarre adventure. You're already excited, right?
Well, check out this image of the Mad Magazine-inspired Batboy and Rubin.
Still not convinced?
How about an adventure of the Batman of Japan?
Can I watch this episode now? And can I watch it with Grant Morrison? I mean how amazing would that be? (Sometimes you have to ask for what you want...)
Batman: Arkham City video game concept art? Yes, please.
The kind folks over at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment sent us this exclusive piece of concept art as a sneak peak at the sequel to the award-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum. Like myself, I'm sure more than one of you are eagerly counting down the months until the game hits stores this fall.
This may just be me, but that art looks a lot like a scene we see towards the end of the game's trailer...
Speaking of which: If you haven't seen the (awesome) new trailer yet, head over to the Batman: Arkham City website and check it out. While there you can fan the game on Facebook to get updates and sneak peeks straight from the people behind the game.