With all of the action and explosive twists the writers of The New 52: Futures End have managed to squeeze into the comic’s first two issues, it’s almost surprising to realize that the book’s only on its second issue. (Second as far as numbering goes, at any rate. The Free Comic Book Day installment was a zero issue!) However, that’s precisely where we are. Today, THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #2 hits stores, and brings with it a marked change of tone for the series.
A hero lost in time. A devastating threat unknowingly unleashed by a genius. A desperate mission, critical stakes, startling twists and a cast of some of the most unique characters in DC Universe. The New 52: Futures End kicked off on Free Comic Book Day with a special edition zero issue, and the series continues today with THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #1, an issue that somehow manages to be even more shocking than the issue that preceded it.
All month long, we’ve been talking to the creative team behind our brand new weekly Batman comic, Batman Eternal. Now on its fourth issue, pencilled by the beloved-by-Bat-fans Dustin Nguyen and giving us a glimpse of how Barbara Gordon is taking the news of her father’s arrest and incarceration (in short, not well), it’s another gripping issue that pushing this volatile situation even closer to a boiling point. You’re not going to want to miss it, in part because you’ll be missing the contributions of writer Tim Seeley.
By now, most fans of Batman and exciting animation have seen the two era-spanning shorts produced by Bruce Timm and WB Animation in celebration of the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary. We thought it would be fun and enlightening to sit down with Kevin Conroy for an interview about these two unique projects. Only, in staying true to the spirit of the shorts, we're keeping the interview brief. Three questions—one for each minute of animation!
Last week, many of you hit your nearest comic shop or favorite online retailer to grab the first issue of Batman Eternal, our brand new weekly comic featuring the Dark Knight and kicking off with one very bad night for Commissioner Gordon. Well, guess what? The second issue’s out today and so is the third in our series of interviews with the Batman Eternal creative team.
It’s fair to stay that Dustin Nguyen is a pretty big Batman fan.
We’re celebrating Batman’s 75th Anniversary all year long, but look for things to shift into a new gear next week with the release of Batman Eternal #1, the first issue of the brand new weekly comic series focused on the Dark Knight and his friends and foes in Gotham. As you can imagine, it’s not easy producing a weekly comic book series, and the challenge is even greater when the series stars one of the most popular super heroes ever created.
The character of the Canary, Arrow’s distinct take on the fishnet-sporting, eardrum-bursting Black Canary, emerged earlier this season and quickly became a fan favorite. The masked identity of Sara Lance (as opposed to Dinah Lance in the comics), the Canary is a breathtaking vigilante who was forged within the League of Assassins and always seems just one small push away from darkness.
With fun, uniquely different takes on some of DC Comics most beloved heroes and villains, it was only a matter of time until we gave the champions of Infinite Crisis the DC Collectibles action figure treatment. First unveiled at Toy Fair in February, this eagerly awaited new line of figures is set to make a splash later this year with an initial wave of figures that include Atomic Green Lantern, Mecha Wonder Woman, Pajama Party Harley Quinn, Atomic Poison Ivy and Renaissance Batman.