Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Direct Currents: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Harvey Pekar, Cleveland comic-book legend, dies at age 70

Harvey Pekar's life was not an open book. It was an open comic book.

DC Direct’s BRIGHTEST DAY figures are here

Starting in March, DC DIRECT will kick off another series of high-quality and story-specific product, this time based around the hit biweekly series, BRIGHTEST DAY. We’ve got a first look at the first two waves, which include Hawkgirl, Green Arrow, Deadman, Aquaman, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm and Mera.


New Preview for DC Adventures: Hero’s Handbook Arrives – With the Full Character Sheet for Aquaman!

We’re less than a month from GenCon 2010, and with it, the release of DC Adventures: Hero’s Handbook. So, that makes it time for another preview, right?

Paul Cornell on Knight and Squire

Hot off the white-hot start to his ACTION COMICS run, writer Paul Cornell turns his sharp pen to the Batman universe, and takes on the Dynamic Duo’s across-the-pond colleagues – Knight and Squire!

A Brief History of the Knight and Squire

The original Knight and Squire -- the originally unnamed Earl of Wordenshire (later called Percy Shelldrake), and his son, Cyril -- made their first appearance in "The Batman of England" in 1951's "Batman" #62. Doing international versions of established American heroes was actually a pretty common theme back in the '50s; there were similar stories around that time involving Superman and Green Arrow, and it was only a couple of years later ("Batman" #82) that Batman would also encounter the Native American Man-of-Bats...

DOOM PATROL Keeps Getting Crazier With Keith Giffen

Keith Giffen's Doom Patrol ongoing has become a bit of a sleeper hit, which means he's just going to make it even crazier

Bruce Wayne is back – but what has he returned to?

Welcome to BRUCE WAYNE: THE ROAD HOME, eight one-shots that cover the city of Gotham and beyond, from Dick Grayson and Damian to the Birds of Prey to Red Robin to Commissioner Gordon in stories told by some of the industry’s brightest stars

So What Will DC Be Announcing At San Diego Anyway?

So what can we expect from DC Comics at San Diego? Well, in a reversal of recent convention policy, announcements. Lots of them.

JLA/The 99

Not long ago, we unveiled the news that the Justice League would be teaming with the international heroes of Teshkeel Comics’ THE 99 series to face off against a globe-spanning threat – cool, huh?

DC's Superpowered Pets to Star in New Children's Books

DC Comics' kids line may include titles like "Super Friends" and "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," but there's never too many avenues to hook youngsters on the magic of superpowered adventuring. With that in mind, the publisher has partnered with Capstone Imprint Picture Window Books for six new children's books starring the DCU's most powerful pets illustrated by none other than "Tiny Titans" maestro (and Eisner winner) Art Baltazar. Can I get an "Aw Yeah!?"

Vivid's "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" Wins at Annual F.A.M.E. Awards


Exclusive DC Previews: BOOSTER GOLD #34 & R.E.B.E.L.S. #18

Preview BOOSTER GOLD #34 & R.E.B.E.L.S. #18, both shipping from DC Comics July 14, 2010

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Batman' #701, "Batgirl" #12

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents a preview of "Batman" #701 by Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel and an exclusive preview of "Batgirl" #12 by Bryan Q. Miller and Lee Garbett. Both issues hit stores July 14.

Previews: "Adventure Comics," "Mighty Crusaders" & "Brave and the Bold"

Exclusive DC Preview - POWER GIRL #14



The Aquaman Shrine
Super Heroes Trash Can
DC Adventures: Hero's Handbook
Kingdome Come "Wild Cards"
Steampunk Aquaman

Being Carter Hall
Hawkman Volume 3 Poster
Read: Brightest Day #5

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
Justice #1 (October, 2005)

Firestorm Fan
Power Girl and Firestorm Sitting in a Tree…

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
Why Can't Martian Manhunter Have His Silver Age?

Kingdom Kane
“The Battle Begins!” from Captain Action No. 2, January 1969

Once Upon A Geek
Neil Gaiman’s Death (from Sandman) in non-Vertigo Comics

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Apocalypse Thoughts - What Should Be In The Movie
Not The New World's Finest?

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