Why should the adults have all the fun? While here at DCComics.com, we tend to think of characters like Kal-El, Bruce Wayne, Diana of Themyscira and Hal Jordan as ageless, they’re clearly well over the legal drinking age. And that’s fine. It allows us to believably present Bruce Wayne as a brilliant entrepreneur and philanthropist overseeing a multi-billion dollar company when he’s not fighting crime, or Hal Jordan as a former test pilot who would be a logical candidate for a Green Lantern ring. There’s a level of drama that’s only possible when our characters are adults.
If you were fearing that it’s all downhill for Superman comics after last week’s SUPERMAN #32, you may be living in the Bizarro world. That’s about the only explanation that makes sense when you look at some of the phenomenal books featuring the Man of Steel hitting the stands this week.
Step aside, guys. In the world of DC Comics, this week belongs to the ladies.
Great Kids Comics!
As many of you know, this past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, that beloved geek holiday when we celebrate comic books by giving a whole mess of them away for free. This year, DC Comics had two free books on offer, including the first installment of The New 52: Futures End, our brand new, timeline-shattering weekly series featuring the DCU debut of Terry McGinnis.
Sometimes when the stakes are this huge and the scale this massive, twenty pages just isn’t enough. It’s fortunate, then, that we have our extra-sized Annuals. This week sees the release of four of them, some kicking off exciting new storylines, others offering explosive finales.
This weekend, while many of us were walking the WonderCon walk (hopefully in our most comfortable shoes), plenty of writers and journalists were hopping on news sites like IGN and Comic Book Resources to talk the WonderCon talk. With the world premiere of DC Entertainment’s new animated movie Son of Batman, an all-star Batman 75th Anniversary panel, a bevy of talented writers and artists in attendance, as well as tons of exciting news and announcements, there was certainly no shortage of topics to discuss. Here’s what they had to say…