Monday, July 5, 2010

Direct Currents Holiday Edition: Monday, July 5, 2010

DC Comics Closes Down the Zuda Comics Website

After Zuda Comics announced at the end of April that they were closing down competitions after nearly two and a half years, the future looked uncertain for the DC Comics webcomic imprint, and when DC announced digital comics distribution on the iPad, iPhone and PSN last week -- including Zuda content like "High Moon" -- it raised even more questions about the imprint's future. Today, DC announced that effective immediately, Zuda's website has been shut down for good.


JH Williams spoke with THE BAT SIGNAL about the new "Batwoman: Elegy" hardcover collection, collaborating with Greg Rucka and what to expect with the upcoming "Batwoman" series he's writing as well as drawing.

Getting Vertigo: Why the DCU Should Reclaim Its Characters

There's been some speculation regarding the DC imprint Vertigo Comics these days, which with the revelation that British sci-fi/fantasy dervish China Mieville's "Swamp Thing" proposal was scuttled, supposedly due to plans to bring the mossy one back into the straight DC universe. It got fired up when co-publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee answered a couple of questions in an extensive interview for CBR, and the blogosphere has been abuzz with questions about the imprint's future. (That's what the blog I read told me.)

Palmiotti and Gray Fight for Freedom

Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray spoke with CBR about their upcoming "Freedom Fighters" ongoing series, which mixes American politics and history with classic DC Comics super hero style storytelling.

Grading on a Super-Curve: Super-Hero Term Papers

It's the end of another school year, and that means it's time for college students all over the country to pull late nights finishing up term papers. But to any of you out there that might be feeling frustrated, take heart: You're not alone! Your favorite super-heroes have been through the same thing. That's why we here at ComicsAlliance dug through their permanent records to bring you six super-hero term papers!

DC Redesigns Superman... In 1974

Batman's Rogues Gallery Gets A Flickr Gallery


Comic Book Legends Revealed #267

In honor of her 600th issue and brand-new costume, CBLR is all Wonder Woman this week! Learn the secrets of the WW logo, Wonder Girl and discover what famous anime character might just be Wonder Woman's daughter!

Chain Reactions: "Wonder Woman #600"

You've seen the reactions to her new costume, but what about her 600th issue? ROBOT 6 rounds up reactions to Wonder Woman's anniversary issue, which includes stories by Gail Simone, Amanda Conner, George Perez and more.

Wonder Woman Throughout The Years

With the introduction of Wonder Woman's new costume making headlines worldwide, we enlisted CSBG's Brian Cronin to provide us with a rundown of the Amazonian princess' looks throughout her nearly 70 year history.

SPINOFF: 5 Reasons Why DC Needs A Wonder Woman Movie

As DC Entertainment begins to work on their upcoming movie slate, SPINOFF ONLINE's Graeme McMillan gives them 5 reasons why a Wonder Woman movie should be one of their top priorities.

Cool Wonder Woman Costume Redesigns That You Won't See At DC

DC Comics may have finally given J. Michael Straczynski and Don Kramer the go-ahead to change Wonder Woman's costume and give her a jacket, but way back in simpler times during 2007, another group of creators came together to retool the Amazonian heroine's sense of fashion. Joe Quinones, Daniel Krall, Jemma Salume and a posse of other progressively minded illustrators presented their own visions of attire for DC's leading lady, and the top of the heap looked pretty darn good.

Jim Lee's Other Wonder Woman Redesign

In the midst of all the hubbub surrounding Wonder Woman's controversial costume design by DC Co-publisher Jim Lee and origin overhaul by J. Michael Straczynski, one interesting bit of trivia floated past our radar. As reminded by Lead Blogger Laura Hudson, the new Wonder Woman costume is actually Lee's second take on the character - the first being his 2001 redesign as part of the "Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe" comic series.

The Amazing Art of Wonder Woman #600

Fox News Criticises Wonder Woman For Lack Of Patriotism. Comments Say She’s A Communist.

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman…

Olivia Munn Offers Her Own Take On Wonder Woman Costume

Holiday Weekend Review Section

AICN Comic Reviews Shipping Week: 6/23/10

The Buy Pile 6/30/10 by Hannibal Tabu

The Week In Ink: June 30, 2010 by Chris Simms

What I Read This Week: Monday, June 28, 2010 by El Jacone

Comic shop comics: June 16-23 by J. Caleb Mozzocco

Reviews of five recent-ish comic books by J. Caleb Mozzocco

G3 Review: Batman Beyond #1 by Vanessa Gabriel

June is Finally Over...Here's Reviews! by Sally P.

IGN Comics Reviews for June 30, 2010

Newsarama's Best Shots Reviews: SUPERMAN #700, X-MEN LEGACY #237, More

Newsarama's Best Shots Rapid Reviews: BATMAN BEYOND, IRON MAN, More

Newsarama's Best Shots Comic Reviews: WONDER WOMAN, IRON MAN ANN, More

And Then I Read: THE CREEPER by Todd Klein


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Batman Confidential" #46

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Batman Confidential" #46 by writer Kevin Vanhook and artist Tom Mandrake with a cover by Mandrake. The issue goes on sale July 8.


The Aquaman Shrine
Bob's Burgers Aquaman Figure - 2010
Super Friends: The Revenge of The Super Foes - 1977
Aquaman Six Flags Keychain
Batman: The Widening Gyre #3 - Dec. 2009
Teen Titans #84 - Aug. 2010

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
2007 Gaslight Wonder Woman Custom Action Figure by Sillof

Diversions of the Groovy Kind
Metamorpho in "The Haunted Millionaire" from World's Finest #218 (April 1973)

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
DC's new direction—Pants!
You know what other DC Comics character the new Wonder Woman costume reminds me of? Lynx!
Gloria Steinem on New Look Wonder Woman
Happy Birthday, Uncle Sam!

Firestorm Fan
Firestorm, El Hombre Nuclear

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!
Green Lantern #55
The Wonder of it All

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
2010 "Finish The Picture" by Lissbirds
Martian Manhunter Convention Sketch by Mark Badger
2010 DC HeroClix The Brave and the Bold #57: Black Lantern Martian Manhunter

Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine
Uncle Sam #1: The King of Crime

Power of the Atom
Tiny Dancer #4

Ragnell's Written World
Caring For Your Wonder Woman Garden

Slay, Monstrobot of the Deep!!
Bold Fashion Choices--The New, New (New) Wonder Woman
Batman Explains Why The BP Spill Is A Good Thing--AGAIN!!

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Review: Justice League Of America #46
Mike McKone Commission
Review: Action Comics #890

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