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Posted by Seb Patrick at 13:51 on 17 Apr 2015
Posted by Seb Patrick at 13:27 on 11 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 10:04 on 09 Dec 2014
Regular service should be resuming shortly, and we also have some exciting plans on the podcast side of things to hopefully tell you about soon, but in the meantime, I thought I'd catch up with what's been going on in comics in the time that we haven't been posting. So here's a list of every comic I've bought (either on Comixology or in print) since our last new post, and a quick comment on what I thought of each them. I make no apology for the lack of intense scrutiny or in-depth analysis contained within, but at least in terms of sheer volume of comics it's decent value for money... right?
Posted by Seb Patrick at 23:00 on 20 Aug 2014
Anyway, here's our look at what's worth buying, although be warned that the sale includes both 52 and Crisis on Infinite Earths, so if you're going to take our word on absolutely everything, you're in for an expensive one.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 12:05 on 15 Jul 2014
Posted by Seb Patrick at 20:26 on 18 May 2014
I'm not sure exactly when the first ever comics tie-in adaptation of a movie was actually published - but what's certainly true is that the genre exploded in the wake of Marvel's hugely-selling Star Wars comics - and although their sales popularity never hit that late '70s peak again, publishers have generally been happy to churn them out ever since.
It wasn't until 1983, however, that we first saw a comics adaptation of a film that was itself based on a comic book superhero. Having failed to put out adaptations of the first two Superman films (although they did issue a "Magazine Special" for each), DC published a full adaptation of Superman III in 1983.
Well, that is certainly a photograph of Ben Affleck pretending to be in a Frank Miller comic alright
Posted by Seb Patrick at 16:27 on 13 May 2014Big version here. It looks... pretty good, I guess? Maybe? It's a definitely an interesting route to go down. But it's reaching a point where I don't have a fucking clue how to react to any of this stuff any more, frankly. So long as Batman vs Superman doesn't make me throw up in the Odeon Leicester Square, it'll be an improvement.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 11:07 on 07 May 2014
We've tailored this buyer's guide towards the sale - which runs until 12th May - specifically, but you can also use it as a general-purpose guide to reading the Death and Return event, whether digitally or in printed trades/single issues.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 20:51 on 30 Apr 2014