Superior Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane


I’m still interested in Dan Slott’s Superior Spider-Man series, despite his apparent gleeful evolution into a Pantomime villain for the internet age. The series, which apparently sees a new character get into the Spider-Man outfit and make it “darker and edgier”, was met by shock and horror, albeit shock and horror and fascination. Slott seems […]

NYCC: Nick Spencer and Luke Ross Relaunch Secret Avengers


You can never have too many Avengers, as today Nick Spencer, Luke Ross and Matthew Wilson were revealed as the creative team for a relaunch of ‘Secret Avengers’. The black-ops team invented by Ed Brubaker will be reinvented once more under Spencer’s pen, with a line-up which includes many ties to the Avengers movie: Nick […]

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Two: Is Michael Uslan Actually Batman?


By Hannah Means-Shannon It’s no surprise that Michael Uslan’s panel drew celebrity-level crowds away from the con floor on Friday afternoon to wait in intricately directed lines just to hear about “How a Boy Who Loved Batman Brought a Dark and Serious Batman to the Silver Screen”. To say it was a big week for […]

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Two: Scott Allie Tells It Like It Is


By Hannah Means-Shannon Well, firstly, Friday was the new Saturday this year at NYCC. What that makes Saturday is yet to be seen. Though both Friday and Saturday passes sold out ahead of time, the energy and sense of a full house closely matched Saturday’s peak in attendance last year. The numbers were clearly reflected […]

NYCC12: Day Two in Words and Pictures

The Hall of Justice.  Look!  Up in the sky!

Today, I got to the show at around 11:30. As I tried to hurry to the Andrews McMeel booth to get a book signed, I was amazed at the number of people wandering around.  Shouldn’t they be at work on a Friday? Anyway, the crowds were not so thick that I could not crowd surf, […]

NYCC: Andy Diggle to write Third Act of Thief of Thieves; Continue Ubiquity


Not content with Action Comics, Dynamite, Doctor Who (NEVER Dr) and 2000AD, writer Andy Diggle was today announced as the third writer for Image’s Thief of Thieves. Run like a TV serial – and currently planned to be an actual TV serial – the premise of the series was created by Robert Kirkman, who acts […]

Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder Have New Series, Unwritten Invades Fables and Other Vertigo Announcements


The big announcement at DC’s vertigo panel looks to be the announcement of new series from Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder, two Vertigo creator pulled over to the DCU side of things for the New 52 relaunch.  Lemire had the surprise book of the relaunch in Animal Man.  Snyder’s Batman has emerged as the DCU’s top gun and […]