DC Comics and Vertigo take home seven of IGN's Best of 2010 Awards

Seven, they say, is a magic number. And this morning, we can't disagree.

Because DC and Vertigo have put on an impressive showing, combining to win seven, yes seven of IGN's thirteen awards for the Best of 2010.

Here's the rundown...

Best New Series: Vertigo's AMERICAN VAMPIRE

The Teen Titans and Damian make for a combustible situation

What happens when you bring an unstable youth into the ranks of a team already on shaky ground? Fireworks, folks.

Writer J.T. Krul and artist Nicola Scott have given us all a front seat, too, as TEEN TITANS #89 gives readers a dose of what happens when Damian becomes the latest Robin to sign up for the Teen Titans. But will he be more hindrance than help when a mega-powered teen sets his sites on Silicon Valley? We’re not telling. But click on the pages below for a hint or three.

Oh, and did we mention a new character showing up? Yeah. Keep your eyes peeled for that, too.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS starts now

You’ve heard from the editors, you’ve seen teaser images and we’ve talked up a storm about this book – and now it’s here. This coming Wednesday, writer Nick Spencer and artist CAFU present a modern, topical and just plain exciting look at the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS in an issue that asks the simple, oft-quoted question: Would you rather burn out, or fade away?

When a handful of people, desperately clawing at their last shred of hope are presented with the opportunity to be heroes, the offer sounds ideal. But there’s one catch. Their powers will eventually kill them.

THIS JUST HAPPENED: A startling revelation concludes Grant Morrison’s run on BATMAN AND ROBIN

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First off – have you read BATMAN AND ROBIN #16? If not, take a moment, step away from your computer (how often will I tell you to do that, huh?) and head to your local shop. Pick up the issue, read it and come back.

All done?

How about that last scene? Brings new meaning to the term “This Just Happened.”

Grant Morrison talks about the new characters introduced in BATMAN AND ROBIN v2

Our spotlight on all things BATMAN AND ROBIN continues and concludes today, with a special peek inside the mind of Grant Morrison, as the writer guides us through the various amazing new characters that first appeared in the second volume of BATMAN AND ROBIN, which hits stands in comic shops tomorrow as a DELUXE EDITION.

Take it away, Grant.

Squire and Knight

A few variant covers for Tuesday

It’s a Bat-heavy week in variant land, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. First up, we have Guillem March’s cover to BATMAN AND ROBIN #17, along with Gene Ha’s variant for the same issue. We’ve also got Andy Clarke’s cover to the first issue of David Finch’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT (regular and black and white). Need more? How about Amy Reeder’s BATWOMAN #0 cover, Alex Garner’s GREEN ARROW #6, Dustin Nguyen’s jam-packed JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #14 and Kevin Maguire’s morbid variant for the same issue?

BATMAN VS. ROBIN – THE COVERS

This week, BATMAN AND ROBIN v2: BATMAN VS. ROBIN DELUXE EDITION hits comic shops – and it’s not a stretch to say you’re in for a treat. The second volume of writer Grant Morrison’s epic Batman tale -- starring Dick Grayson in the cape and cowl and Damian as Robin – puts the spotlight squarely on the Dynamic Duo and their, well, dynamic. How long can the new Batman and his sidekick really make it work? What does Talia have to say about it? And what of the other, myriad villains that populate the series?

Experience the final chapter of BATMAN AND ROBIN MUST DIE

The Dynamic Duo and Dr. Hurt collide for a final confrontation that serves as the culmination to the latest chapter of mastermind Grant Morrison’s epic and multi-layered Batman saga. Will Dick Grayson succeed where Bruce Wayne failed? Will Damian return to the dark side and betray his friends? How does the Joker fit in? Morrison and artist Frazer Irving tell the tale in BATMAN AND ROBIN #15, and it’s a doozy, folks.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #15 hits tomorrow.

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