Jamie Rich: Vertigo is “alive and kicking”

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It’s been quite the (heartbreaking) 24 hours, and we’re still working through it, but after the dismissal of Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond yesterday, many have wondered if this is just a smokescreen to do away with DC’s edgy imprint entirely. While it doesn’t answer all the immediate questions, senior editor Jamie Rich, who is taking over the […]

Vertigo restructures; Shelly Bond let go

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Whoa, seismic news tonight as longtime Vertigo editor Shelly Bond, currently Vice President & Executive Editor and the storied Vertigo imprint, has been let go, as the imprint restructures. DC released a statement to CBR which you can read below. The move comes only days after a new “Young Animal” imprint, led by former DC intern Gerard Way, was announced, using many of the characters and tactics that made Vertigo a success when it launched in 1993.

DC Universe accepts “R” rating for Batman: The Killing Joke animated film

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DC Universe announced today they’ve accepted an “R” rating from the MPAA for the upcoming animated release Batman: The Killing Joke.

DC and BOOM! Merge Steed and Mrs. Peel with Batman for a Digital-First Series

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DC has been combining all sorts of strange characters from old television shows with the Batman ’66 Adam West in the publisher’s digital-first offerings on Comixology and later on in print. In the tradition of Green Hornet and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. comes a pairing with The Avengers. No, not those Avengers, Steed and Mrs. Peel […]

Everything we know about DC’s totally bizarro updated Hanna Barbera line

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A few months back, DC started its rebirth by announcing they were revamping some classic Hanna Barbera characters for the new millennium. I’ll just be honest here and say that I didn’t think this was the best of DC’s recent revamping efforts–do we really need a gritty Scooby Doo?–but this thing exists, or will soon, and it’s going to be pretty funny either way. I believe there have been some artist announcements and more so here’s where this is all at.

Sonny Liew on “Charlie Chan Hock Chye”, Mapping Your Path & Creative Appropriation

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The Beat sat down with cartoonist Sonny Liew to chat about The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye – hisvnew graphic novel recently published in the US discussing Singapore’s tumultuous history after WWII through the work of prolific Singaporean cartoonist Charlie Chan Hock Chye.

ECCC: DC unveils Gerard Way-led ‘Young Animal’ imprint

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Major News Breaks #ECCC16 A photo posted by sxbond (@sxbondimprimatur) on Apr 7, 2016 at 4:53pm PDT Former DC Comics intern Gerard Way has just been given his very own imprint at the publisher. That’s what we call working your way up in the world. Of course, he did make a brief, generation-defining stop as […]