I’ll have more commentary on this later but it seems Rebirth is an even bigger and more sustained hit than New 52. I think New 52 had a bigger gap to overcome so it seems like a bigger hit at this point, but the numbers are there. With nearly 12 million comic books shipped this […]
We’re still very much in the short-term phase as I write this as the fifth issues of the initial “Rebirth” series just come out, and we’re still at least a quarter, perhaps two, to see how the greater market ends up reacting over-all – but I can look at my own data and draw out a few initial suppositions.
No matter how much Jared Leto complains, you can’t keep the DC entertainment machine from synergizing. Today, during Gamescom in Germany, NetherRealm Studios revealed the latest character additions to the eagerly awaited Injustice 2 game. The breakout stars of the Suicide Squad film, Deadshot and Harley Quinn, made the Injustice 2 roster. Harley Quinn returns to […]
A month or so ago, Frank Cho announced he was leaving Wonder Woman as variant cover artist due to editorial disagreements with writer Greg Rucka. I’m told Cho was hired to do the variants when Marguerite Bennett was supposed to be writing the book. But when Rucka came back to DC for the project, he […]
Historian letterer Todd Klein has the essential obit for Gaspar Saladino, pointing out how influential he was in so many things. Maybe Gaspar will be the first letterer in the Eisner Hall of Fame. When I started working at DC in 1977 I was blown away seeing and working with Gaspar’s lettering in person, such […]
ICV2 has one of its periodic high level chats, this time with DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, in two parts. They talk about Rebirth, returns, retailers and the future of Vertigo: What is the definition of a Vertigo book now? Lee: It’s the home for stand-alone IP that really focus on genre or […]
THR’s unparalleled movie scooper Kim Masters is back with a report on the making of Suicide Squad which reveals the studio turmoil behind the making of the film/a>, including a director untested in the high stakes waters of superhero franchise filmmaking, a too short production period, and a struggle to get to the final cut. […]