Summer reading has never been so cool!
Wow, is it really already 2015? What happened to 2014? I swear, the whole year seemed to pass in a flash.
The temperature may be dropping outside, but things are sure heating up at your local comic shop, especially if you’re a DC Comics fan. This pre-Christmas week brings with it a whole bunch of holiday treats, including some highly anticipated installments from a few of our heavy hitters.
Holiday shopping getting you down? Is the thought of spending Christmas with your in-laws enough to make you consider moving to North Pole? Have you heard “Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer” so… many… GOSH… DARN… TIMES that you’re on the brink of running someone down yourself? Well, don’t do that (no, really, please don’t do that). Instead, grab a copy of this week’s HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1. It’s 48 pages of merriment and mayhem guaranteed to make even the biggest Scrooge smile.
No, we haven’t cracked open the comic industry Multiverse and unleashed a flurry of alternate universe Scott Snyders, Jeff Lemires and Jim Lees into the world. We’re just referring to the two major reasons you may want to hit the comic shop tomorrow if you’re a DC Comics fan.
Today, America votes, but tomorrow, the entire world reads. That’s because Wednesday brings us the super-sized, action-packed, jaw-dropping spectacle that is the final issue of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman Unchained. Launched last year in celebration of Superman’s 75th Anniversary, Unchained has been nothing short of epic, with imagery on a massive scale and a storyline that saw Superman’s ideals and beliefs being tested to the very core. Now, he’ll have to make an impossible choice.
Writing thirty-five issues of a series is a considerable undertaking for anyone, but when they’re thirty-five of the most critically acclaimed, character-defining issues in modern super hero comics, that’s something worthy of celebration and maybe a little awe. So it is with Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman, which wraps up this week after over three years of phenomenal, intelligent storytelling with WONDER WOMAN #35.
It may be the last day of New York Comic-Con, but if you thought we were about to slow down, think again. After all, today’s our DC Digital panel, where we’ll be looking at what’s new in the world of digital first comics, as well as Warner Bros. Television's sure-to-be-epic Gotham panel. By the way, you know you can demo Infinite Crisis and the upcoming LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham in our booth, right? Sounds like the perfect way to end the show!
Saturdays at New York Comic-Con are always huge, and today is no exception. Batman fans are in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat as DC hosts a special Batman 75th Anniversary panel featuring Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Neal Adams and Kevin Conroy. That’s followed later in the day by a can’t-miss Women of DC Entertainment panel featuring a lineup that’s nothing short of a dream team of talented female writers and artists.
It’s a big day in the Big Apple, as New York Comic-Con kicks off its first full day. If you’re attending, you’ll want to get there early and be sure to check out some of today’s amazing panels, like Batman: Gotham Rising, Green Lantern: Godhead Begins! and tonight’s Vertigo: Defy Conventions. You never know what might happen at a Vertigo panel, and this one promises to be one for the books.