We're less than one week away from getting our hands on issue #1000 of ACTION COMICS. Let’s think about that for a minute. One thousand. One followed by three zeroes. That’s a whole lot of comics. And as you might expect, with that many issues and eighty years of history, our good friend Superman has no shortage of stories to look back on. Sure, some of them are exciting, dramatic, high flying…even romantic. I’d even go so far as to say that most of them are.
But some of them?
Yes, she’s been busy planning her wedding in the pages of BATMAN, but it’s been two years since Catwoman has had her own solo, ongoing series.
We don’t know about you, but we’ve really missed her.
Talk to any bride and she’ll tell you, there’s nothing quite as challenging as finding the perfect dress. Pushy salespeople, opinionated family members and friends, rising price tags and the knowledge that the wrong choice will haunt you for the rest of your life—it’s one of the most stressful experiences you'll ever undertake.
While the colorful villains may be what many people associate with Gotham, the show’s heart is embodied by one man: Jim Gordon. A good cop trying—and failing—to keep his conscious clean in a city in which the good guys only win by being bad, it’s Jim Gordon that makes an often over-the-top show like Gotham relatable. It’s his story in which we find the message beneath the show’s madness.
For as much as we love them, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are pretty fearsome creatures. Giant, mutated reptiles wielding weapons who are also master martial artists? Let’s just say if most of us ran into one of them in a dark alley, our first instinct would be to run.
I absolutely 1,000% adore the Earth One line of standalone graphic novels that DC has been publishing since 2010. It provides consistently refreshing takes on some of the company’s most beloved characters. Now, I know you might be thinking to yourself that this same thing can be accomplished by a good, old fashioned reboot or the welcoming of a new creative team onto a title—and you are definitely not wrong. What Earth One does that a standard reboot can’t do is tilt the perspective with which the character is approached.