The midterm elections are upon us and we need comics to survive it. This year’s voter turnout is projected to rival that of the 1960s, when the counterculture was at its peak and when the political rifts that divided the nation rivaled those that led to the Civil War a century earlier. Comics offered a […]
In June, DC Comics kicked off the start of its Rebirth initiative. After a wave of criticism surrounding the way they have treated their characters’ rich histories since 2011’s New 52 relaunch, DC has decided to rebrand. They hope that by restoring their characters’ pasts, they will restore readers’ faith in them as well. Do […]
With election day around the corner and national tension at an all time high, DC Comics is releasing Catwoman: Election Night #1 in an effort to satirize and bring some levity into the contentious proceedings. This special comic focuses on Selina Kyle as she deals with two mayoral candidates, including longtime Batman foe The Penguin, who have mysterious […]
For those who can objectively look at the beliefs of others and even your own, Apocrypha Now from Top Shelf Productions would be the deleted scenes in the Blu-Ray release of the King James Bible. Writer, Mark Russell (Prez) band cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) bring readers an informative, if nothing else entertaining, […]
What does DC need to do to change its fortunes in the year to come?
“I hope that…when people read PREZ, they’ll have a laugh. Then, the next week, when someone has sex with a pig…they say ‘wait a second, that sounds familiar.'”
Last week, we learned that we had an internal leak at Stately Beat Manor, home of the staffers of the Comics Beat, the world’s greatest information sources of all things comics. One of our newest writers had secretly been operating a blog for Marvel ‘90s villain Stryfe. The antagonist had secret correspondence with the staffer […]
A few months ago, as I was running a deposit to the bank, I ran into the store’s landlord at the terminal next to mine. As we both waited on our tellers to process our various requests, we had a small chat. He asked how the business was going. I replied that the store had […]
By Harper W. Harris Of all the new DCYou titles that have come out so far, Prez by Mark Russell and Ben Caldwell may be my favorite. It takes a sharp, satirical look at the future and the American political process in a way that is a bit shocking to see in a DC comic […]
It’s week 3 of Kyle’s adventure in the DC Universe, come join the party!