Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Direct Currents: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Do You Still Need To Buy The Comics? DC New 52 Art Dump…

The #52Splash hashtag has been used by a variety of DC artists to official show off some of their artwork from the upcoming Relaunch. But with 52 books, that’s 1040 pages a month churning out. So these new pages, even with previously released artwork, is only giving us 5% of what will actually be released…

The New 52 Set To Rock Marketshare: Justice League #1 Over 200,000 Copies, Six Other Relaunch Books Over 100,000

A big piece of news just dropped in this Hero Complex piece about the DC relaunch. We knew the New 52 would have some big numbers, but the question was just how big...

Ken Lashley On The Blackhawks Art Situation

Ken Lashley is solicited as the penciller of the first issue of the DC New 52 title, Blackhawks. But he isn’t drawing issue two, Graham Nolan is, though Lashley has drawn the cover. And the cover for issue three, though Alessandro Vitti is meant to be drawing that issue (but isn’t).

Mr Terrific Has Its Third Solicited Art Team In Three Issues

With DC Comics releasing their November solicitations, we can take a look at how the relaunch is handling the creative teams on tight deadlines and no allowance for late books.

First Man of Steel Plot Synopsis Revealed?

With production already well underway on Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel, fansite Superman Homepage has turned up what is said to be an open casting call for the Vancouver Island area. Included with the casting sheet is the following synopsis:

Mattel On The Front Line Of Classic DC Vs New 52

As a result of the DC/Warner Bros licence, Mattel is putting the current DC Classics line of six inch action fugures out to pasture in response to the New 52 rebranding.

New Unrevealed Villains For The DC New 52

David Macho, big time Spanish comics agent, and as a result a man who has quite a lot of influence over the current DC New 52 relaunch given the origin of many of their current artists, has been tweeting images of villains from the DC Relaunch under the #newvillains hashtag.

Comic Books' Secret Identity Revealed In 'Supergods'

For comic book fans, writer Grant Morrison is something like a god. He's worked for both DC and Marvel comics, writing stories for Superman, Batman and other heroes. In his new book, Supergods, he discusses what comic books can tell us about being human.

Batgirl And Supergirl Short Fan Comic

From South Fellini Studios, written by Tony Trov and Johnny Zito, and drawn by Aluisio Cervelle Santos, comes this World’s Finest celebration of the Stephanie Brown and Kara Zor-El iteration of Batgirl and Supergirl, before the DC Relaunch has its wicked way with them. “Batgirl and Supergirl battle for the life of the mayor’s son against a monstrous android fueled by magic…”


The Absorbascon
Supergirl #4, Part 1: The Actor-Neighbor et al.
Supergirl #4, Part 2: The Gang's All Here
Supergirl: the Gang Returns!

Amazon Princess
Wonder Badonkadonk Cosplay
Wonder Woman Pilot

The Aquaman Shrine
Aquaman Begin Again
Custom Mego AquaCave
DC Comics Promo Poster - 1994
Showcase '96 #1 - Jan. 1996
DC Super Friends In Action!
Aquaman Beanz

Armagideon Time
Nobody’s Favorites: Casey Jones
Nobody’s Favorites: Takion of the Source
Nobody’s Favorites: Joe Public
Nobody’s Favorites: The Viking Commando
Nobody’s Favorites: The Lieutenant Marvels

Being Carter Hall
Classic "Hombre Aquila" Pog
Read: Flash Comics #20
Read: Hawkman v.1:no.2.1
1977 Super DC Calendar for August: Justice Society vs Solomon Grundy.
Hawkman Vs Batman By The Kuberts

Comics Make Me Happy!
Batman or Shakespeare?
Green Lantern by "lerms"
Wither Harley
And now let's talk about Barbara Gordon

Continued On 2nd Page Following
Green Lantern's Light!

Javier Gonzalez AKA il77 corners BATMAN AND ROBIN
Juan Ignacio Rodríguez de León corners POWER GIRL

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
Post-Pointal Discussion: Wonder Woman and the Justice League
Bizarro Comics: "Wonder Girl vs. Wonder Tot" (2001)
2005 Wonder Woman Meets Swamp Thing Commission by Phil Hester
2005 Wonder Woman Commission by Phil Hester

DC Fifty-TOO!
THE AUTHORITY #1 by Ryan Cody
BLUE DEVIL #1 by Indigo Kelleigh
CREEPER #1 by Matthew Allison
THE CRYONIC MAN #1 by T.J.Kirsch
KAMANDI #1 by Robert Wilson IV
ULTRA THE MULTI-ALIEN #1 by Thomas Perkins

El Jacone's Comic Book Bunker
4 Color Cinema: Green Lantern
Everybody's Linking For The Weekend

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
Warning: I'm going to talk at very great length about the next Justice League line-up

Firestorm Fan
Brian Clevinger: Exclusive Interview about Firestorm
Deathstorm Figurine Collection Magazine
Firestorm Cubed
Super Friends fusion of Ronnie Raymond and Professor Stein

Girls Gone Geek
Friday Favorite: Spy Smasher
Arcs of Awesome: Identity Crisis
Zatanna by Lorena Carvalho

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
Martian Knock-Offs: Red Tornado
2010 DC3: Brightest Day by TJ Frias
The Green Light (Unpublished)
2001 "Bizarro X-Ray Two" by John Kerschbaum
2011 Miss Martian C2E2 Convention Sketch by Jamal Igle
How To Commission Drawings The Martian Way

Jim Shooter
Here I Go Again
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman

Justice League Detroit
2008 Zatanna Conventon Sketch by Ted Naifeh
Vixen: Return of the Lion #5 (April, 2009)
2002 Zatanna: Everyday Magic Cover Concept Rough by Brian Bolland
Bizarro Comics: Aquaman in "Silence of the Fishes" (2001)
2009 Zatanna 11x14 Commission by Phil Hester

Once Upon A Geek
Why We Need Superheroes

Power of the Atom
2009 Red Tornado & the Atom Planet Comicon Sketch by Phil Hester
Captain Atom: Armageddon #7 (June, 2006)

Subject : THE SUICIDE SQUAD (Task Force X)
The Eye of the Tiger: fan art by Stuart Sayger and more!
J'onn J'onnz, the Black King?

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Boston Comic Con Wrap-Up And Commission #1: Dave Johnson
Boston Comic Con Commission #2: Oliver Nome
Boston Comic Con Commission #3: Matt Wagner
Boston Comic Con Commission #4: Howard Chaykin
Boston Comic Con Commission #5: Michael Dooney
Cosmic Adventures In The Ninth Grade ??? Pretty Please DC !!!

Review Section

Comic Judgment: Hoods, Magicians, and Maidens

What I Read This Week: Monday, August 8, 2011

Comic Shop Comics by J. Caleb Mozzocco

Wednesday Is Any Day For All I Care by Diabolu Frank

Comics Of The Weak by Tucker & Nina Stone

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