Did Watchmen Steal From The Outer Limits, Or From Jack Kirby?

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[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Watchmen, The Outer Limits, and some old sci-fi you probably weren’t planning on reading.] At the end of Watchmen, a television set in the background announces a rerun of The Outer Limits episode “The Architects Of Fear.” This was a reference to a creative debate that occurred behind the scenes between writer […]

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Exclusive preview: MAD Magazine has still got it

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MAD Magazine is often overlooked as one of the longest running and most successful properties that DC Entertainment publishes. Of course, the early Harvey Kurtzman edited run, and seminal work by Will Elder, John Severin, Wally Wood, Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones is justly lauded among comics history buffs, but with issue #535 coming out next week it’s also the longest continually running comics periodical in the US. If it was just puttering along with jokes about these kids today and boring TV shows, perhaps it would be allowed to stay in its pasture, but in truth it’s still putting out sharp satire with bold visuals and presenting the work of some of today’s finest cartoonists—including Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones.

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Separated at Birth: The Hiketeia and The Paybacks

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The cover to The Paybacks (left), a new Dark Horse series by writers Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal and artist Geoff Shaw bears a striking resemblance to JG Jones’ covers for Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, written by Greg Rucka (right).

Doncha think?

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SDCC ’15: Our Animation and Comics Creator Interviews in Audio-form

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Here’s where I finally release what’s left of our SDCC audio content…as a follow-up to last week’s set of DC and Marvel Television interviews, here are our chats on the animated side of things including discussions with Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Ike Barinholtz, Seth Meyers, and more! Additionally, here are the audio […]

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DiDio: DC is done relaunching and rebooting

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As we all know, DC is now a west coast company, and there’s a lot of changes happening. Co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee have been doing the press rounds with a series of interviews conducted at SDCC for various outlets, and in the Comic Book Resources edition it seems like stability is the new […]

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Check out these new ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ stills

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Why wait for the September issue of Empire when you can meticulously critique some fresh Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice images right now on your phone? I’m sure there will be more images of the highly anticipated Warner Bros. film in the print edition, but this is the best we can for now.

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EXCLUSIVE Preview: DC’s Gotham by Midnight Annual #1

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This Wednesday, July 29th, DC’s Gotham by Midnight Annual #1 will hit store shelves.  This title, written by Ray Fawkes with art by Christian Duce Fernandez, promises to take readers on “a tale of love and vengeance in this centuries-old mystery” featuring the Gentleman Ghost.   The Comics Beat has an exclusive preview.

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DC Superhero Girls have a website and Instagram

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The website for the DC Superhero Girls launched during Comic-Con and I missed it for some reason. As you may recall this is a joint venture between DC, Mattel and Random house aimed at girls 6-12 that will include toys, comics, apparel, books, and Legos. The website reveals that the characters—among them Wonder Woman, Supergirl, […]

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SDCC ’15: We talk cape snaps, controversy and cons with the Batgirl of Burnside team

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At SDCC ’15 I talked with the Burnside Batgirl crew about their creative origins, how the look that launched a thousand cosplays came to be, how to handle creative criticism, and their earliest con experiences.

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Cyborg #1 (Review): Reis, Walker and Horror?

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Can an ongoing series set in the New DC world really work for Cyborg? It’s a question that Ivan Reis and David Walker tackle in the first issue of the hero’s ongoing series. When he graduated from the Teen Titans and became an MVP in the Justice League world, Victor Stone took on new life. We’re closer to seeing the hero on-screen than ever before — as one of the fabled “seven” players in the JLA, now seems as good a time as any to spend intimate time with one of the newest characters on the League.

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New Black Lightning Archive: DC, Tony Isabella Reconcile

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“Dogs and cats, living together!” – that’s what immediately popped into my mind yesterday when I read Tony Isabella praising DC on Facebook for how it was treating him in regard to Black Lightning.

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DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: May 2015 – Ready, Set, Converge!

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Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures.

After last month’s large (with an asterisk) sales in the first month of Convergence, things calm down somewhat in May. Nothing that wasn’t expected as the second half of the weekly and the second issues were bound to sell less than the first, and the drop-offs were fully within expectations.

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SDCC ’15 Interview: Marguerite Bennett talks DC Comics’ “Bombshells”

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By Nick Eskey DC Collectible’s popular Bombshells figures have recently been green lighted for its own comic, written by Margurite Bennett with art by Margurite Sauvage and set in an alternate reality of WWII where Super Heroes exist. Bennett talks about her experience with the book at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 2015. How did you […]

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SDCC ’15 Interview: Brenden Fletcher Gets in Depth about Miyazaki, Music, and Continuity in his Books

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By Harper W. Harris The Fletcher-Verse: this is what superfans like to call the little corner of the DC Universe that’s penned (or co-penned) by Brenden Fletcher, including Batgirl, Gotham Academy, and the new Black Canary series. I got a chance to sit down with Brenden to discuss his inspirations, approach, and general disregard for […]

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Adam Copeland to Play Atom-Smasher in CW’s The Flash

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Today, comicbook.com broke the news that WWE veteran Adam Copeland has been cast as Al Rothstein, aka Atom-Smasher in CW’s TV adaptation of The Flash.  The second season, which premieres this fall, will feature the super-strong size-changing character as a villain, even though he has primarily been portrayed as a hero in the comics.  

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J.H. Williams III Shows off Sandman: Overture Finale Art

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After an interminably long time (two years, to be precise), Neil Gaiman‘s and J.H. Williams III‘s Sandman: Overture is finally coming to an end.  Issue #6, currently scheduled for release on September 30th, will wrap up the prequel mini-series.  Over the past few days, Williams III has been tweeting out some panel artwork from the book:

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