Before you put on that costume you’ve been waiting to wear all weekend and stuff your belly with candy tonight, check out some highlights of the coverage of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 that’s run over the past few days.
Just in time for Halloween, USA TODAY interviewed BATMAN, SWAMP THING and AMERICAN VAMPIRE writer Scott Snyder. “He has everything he's ever wanted again, and yet it's not just that Swamp Thing comes looking for him — the Green has something it wants him to do,” Snyder said of SWAMP THING protagonist Alec Holland. “All this stuff has been there and shaped who he is in a way that's really spooky to him. He's not just running from the idea of becoming a monster — he's running from himself and the thing is waiting on the other side of death ever since he was a little boy.” Be sure to read the full interview for an exclusive preview of SWAMP THING #3 and keep the conversation going on Twitter with the hashtag, #thenewhorror.
Meanwhile, GAWKER’s IO9 previewed RED LANTERNS #3 and chatted with writer Peter Milligan. “On one hand, RED LANTERNS is lots of fun — with vomiting cats and strange monsters — but it also deals with gripping subjects,” Milligan said of the series. “If you summarily execute someone, does the guilt and shame that you're trying to expunge, is that passed on to you? There are a lot of interesting subjects that these monsters flying around in the far corners of the universe can explore.”
And speaking of scary things, it’s Batman vs. The Dollmaker in DETECTIVE COMICS #3. Can The Dark Knight save both himself and Jim Gordon before they’re turned into prized collectibles? Find out when the issue hits stores this week but in the meantime, head on over to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES for an exclusive preview.
To be continued …