Last Friday, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES and Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles hosted a wrap party for the first month of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. The writers and artists in attendance included Brian Buccellato, Bernard Chang, Mike Costa, Dan DiDio, Josh Fialkov, Sterling Gates, Adam Glass, Kyle Higgins and Scott Lobdell. Head on over to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES to hear all of these creators talk about what titles from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 were their favorites.
As we get ready for the third week of full releases from DC Comics-The New 52, the previews keep rolling in. Want to know what’s coming up? Check out some of the press highlights from the past few days. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES’ HERO COMPLEX shed a spotlight on local Los Angeles writers Kyle Higgins and J.T. Krul with their exclusive previews of NIGHTWING #1 and CAPTAIN ATOM #1.
With the second full week of releases of DC Comics-The New 52 coming out tomorrow, more and more previews continue to roll out. TV GUIDE MAGAZINE has the first exclusive look at SUICIDE SQUAD #1. “Espionage is not pretty, it's not martinis and tuxedos, it's usually down and dirty,” series writer Adam Glass (Supernatural) told them.
Last we saw The Architect, he had planted a bomb that if set off, would drown half of Gotham City. As Damian Wayne and Cassandra Cain swim deep underneath the Kane Bridge to try to locate the bomb and diffuse it, Batman comes face to face with The Architect and delivers him a startling revelation about his past. But will The Architect believe him and put a stop to his plan and save the city? Or is he too blinded by his need for vengeance to hear the truth about the Gates of Gotham?
With only a limited amount of time left before more innocent blood is shed, the Bat-Team must find The Architect and diffuse the bomb that will drown half of Gotham City. But even when he is found, how will The Architect be persuaded to not go through with his sinister plan? It’ll be up to Batman to figure out the answers from an artifact that dates back to 1800s Gotham …
With a savage killer still rampant in Gotham, time is running out for Batman to stop him before he strikes again. In order to get closer to the truth about the man in the iron suit’s identity, The Dark Knight will have to delve deeper into the origins and history of Gotham City itself. Is the killer enacting a centuries-old revenge against the city’s founding families or is he simply a crazed collector of Gotham’s artifacts?
This October, Gotham City will be overrun by new villains. In DETECTIVE COMICS, Batman will face the Gotham Ripper. In BATGIRL, Barbara Gordon will take on Mirror. Mysterious villains will be terrorizing Gotham in BATMAN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, BATWOMAN and NIGHTWING. And around the globe, evil takes new forms in BATWING and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS. Can the Bat family defeat all these foes or is the fate of Gotham – and the world at large – permanently doomed?
Fresh off of his stint as co-writer of BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM, Kyle Higgins will be taking full reign as the writer of DEATHSTROKE, beginning this September. NEWSARAMA has the exclusive first interview with him about the project. So how would Kyle describe Deathstroke? “He's at a level where, to him, it's all kind of a game. Life, the world, etc., is there to be played. And killing and doing what he does for his legacy or his reputation – that's the absolute most important thing to him. Family dies, friends disappoint, but legacy is forever,” he told NEWSARAMA.