Posted by Seb Patrick at 13:39 on 12 Aug 2015
Posted by Seb Patrick at 12:04 on 14 May 2015
Nevertheless, it seems to serve as a pretty good indication of what the new Melissa Benoist-starring series (or, at the very least, its first episode) is going to be like... and it's a very encouraging one, for this Supergirl fan at least. Here are five things that particularly jumped out as giving us reason for enthusiasm...
Posted by Seb Patrick at 00:04 on 01 Apr 2015
It seems that rather than giving us a brand new storyline based around the pre-Flashpoint versions of their characters, DC have seen fit instead simply to reprint an existing one. As it happens, I'm a big fan of Armageddon 2001 - but even I would baulk at the idea of paying all over again for something I already bought once nearly twenty-five years ago.
On the other hand, the fact that Convergence is nine issues long, while Armageddon 2001's bookending series was only two, suggests that maybe once the first issue is out of the way, things will diverge significantly. Maybe they'll change the ending, and have a character who someone somewhere actually cares about become Monarch?
Either way, Convergence #0 - by Archie Goodwin, Dan Jurgens and Dick Giordano - is in stores today.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 11:13 on 10 Feb 2015
Posted by Seb Patrick at 22:09 on 07 Feb 2015
In the process, the "New 52" branding is finally being dropped (although the continuity itself will remain in place - albeit with, if word is to be believed, a slightly looser approach to a rigid universe-wide continuity) in favour of the new "Divergence" brand - but the most notable aspect is that a range of new titles are being launched, some spotlighting characters that have yet to have their due since the relaunch, and several with exciting (and, crucially, demographically diverse) creative teams. Oh, and a Hitman spinoff.
While it's nothing like as big a shake-up as the 2011 one was, it's nevertheless the most significant since then - so we thought we'd take a look at the list of new and updated titles, to see what we think of their prospects...
Posted by Seb Patrick at 20:51 on 28 Jan 2015
To be honest, if anything killed the Ultimate universe - aside from a lot of really, really bad comics by people who weren't Brian Michael Bendis - it was the movies. The MCU Avengers have made the Ultimates look as dated as they once made the original Avengers look. It's hard to say any of them will be missed, now. Especially Ultimate Cap. We hate that guy.
But if you're asking, we'd like to keep Gwen Stacy and Jessica Drew, in addition to Miles. And maybe Ganke, at a push.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 14:22 on 09 Jan 2015that's what they tell us. But I think they mean it this time. They'd better.
You will be hearing from us a lot about this subject this year. Sorry.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 17:25 on 07 Jan 2015
BECAUSE WE'RE NERDS.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 12:26 on 18 Dec 2014
One small piece of good news for fans (or people yet to check out anything they've done), however, is that as a result they're holding a closing down sale - you can get 25% off everything in their store for a limited time only, by using the code "SHUTITDOWN".