Sometimes the best superhero stories are the ones that aren't actually about super heroics.
When Robin burst onto his first cover of Detective Comics, DC showed that its universe was ready to change and evolve with the dynamics of their characters. Legacy is an important theme that runs throughout the DC Universe, and one we’ve discussed here in this column before. Still, it’s such an important theme that to kick off 2018, I’m picking three collections that will be released this month that I think you will not only enjoy, but feature the legacy of the DC Universe.
That was always the appeal.
All of them. Fighting. Together.
Do I love Superman? You bet.
And Batman? Even more.
And Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Red Tornado, Atom, and...and...and...
And more yes.
And now, here we are—on the day that I dreamed about all those decades ago: the new Justice League movie is about to open. It is not just the culmination of geek dreams. It also marks the start of them. At least for me.
Batman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. He made his landmark first appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 in 1939. The incredible influence of The Dark Knight has transformed the comics industry through the decades, and Batman is just as relevant and beloved by fans today as he was when he was first introduced 75 years ago.
Comic book fans have a lot to look forward to today with New York Comic-Con kicking off in just a few hours. And just in time for the show, USA TODAY made a few announcements that’ll surely be the talk of the convention amongst fans of the Dark Knight!
Launching next spring, BATMAN ETERNAL is an all-new weekly series that comes to you from “showrunner” and BATMAN writer, Scott Snyder, along with writers James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley, and artist Jason Fabok.