Saturday 23 January 2016

DC Comics Rebirth: What Does It Mean?

Late Friday night, DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee tweeted an image with the hashtag #Rebirth teasing a big event for 2016. Naturally--as what always happens on social media--the tease got everyone talking.

For many veteran DC fans like myself, we're hoping #Rebirth will result in a clean reboot of the current continuity and a reinstating of the more iconic status quos for various DC characters, even if we don't get any of the previous continuities back. Considering the tough year 2015 was for both DC Comics and DC fans alike, bringing the characters back to a more recognisable place seems like the more logical approach. After all, despite Convergence not selling at the sales numbers DC wanted, it was still the highest number of sales they saw in ALL of 2015!

Obviously, I don't know what to expect with the initiative, but I do know what I want to see happen in the months to come for me to fully invest in DC Comics again. Most of this I've talked about already.

Sunday 17 January 2016

Earth-2: Society #8 Review

Title: Earth-2: Society #8
Story: One Nation Indivisible
Characters: Hawkgirl (Kendra Muñoz-Saunders), Huntress (Helena Wayne), Power Girl (Kara Zor-L), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Flash (Jay Garrick), Captain Steel (Henry Heywood Jr), Doctor Fate (Khalid Ben-Hassin), Sonia Sato, Superman (Val-Zod), Batman (Dick Grayson)
Creators: Dan Abnett (writer), Jorge Jiménez (artist)
Publication Date: January 2016
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: Starting a brand new era of Earth-2: Society, Dan Abnett begins his first issue with four main storylines that can be best grouped as the following: (1) Hawkgirl and Fury, (2) The World Army, (3) Huntress, Power Girl, Green Lantern, and the Flash, and (4) Dick Grayson in New Gotham.

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Wonder Woman Wednesday: The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 Review

Title: The Legend of Wonder Woman #1
Story: The Legend of Wonder Woman Chapters 1-3
Characters: Diana Prince, Queen Hippolyta, Alcippe
Creators: Renae De Liz (writer/artist), Ray Dillon (artist)
Publication Date: January 2016
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: Issue #1 begins with the birth of the universe, and with it, the birth of Titans and Gods. With the formation of human civilisation came the rise of the Amazons, their respective culture, and eventual society. Throughout their history, the Amazons have fought in various battles and have served the gods to the point of some women being granted immortality. As the centuries passed on, the Amazonian Queen, Hippolyta, found herself yearning for something more than just eternal life: the gift of motherhood. Her pursuit of motherhood has caused her to make mistakes that brought her into conflict with those who followed her, but still retained the respect of her people.

As mortal Amazons were blessed with daughters every ten years to keep Themysciran society thriving, the Queen's yearning for a daughter of her own only got stronger, until one day, her wish was granted. Blessed with a daughter of her own, Queen Hippolyta raised her little girl the way she felt would benefit her most. However, something on the island is troubling the young Princess Diana into questioning her role within her respective society, leading her to disobey her mother's rules and actually explore the island outside of city walls. What she finds outside the city not only piques her curiosity and frightens her, but brings her into contact with possibly the second most important person in her life: the warrior Alcippe!

Earth-2: Society #8 Preview

Written by DAN ABNETT
A bold new era begins on Earth-2! The heroes have decided to take leadership roles in this still-rebuilding world. But power soon becomes absolute power, and the people of Earth-2 quickly discover they've trusted in the wrong heroes!

Monday 11 January 2016

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 Preview

Written by RENAE DE LIZ
1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JANUARY 13 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 9 $3.99 US • RATED T DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A new WONDER WOMAN 9-issue miniseries begins here with a story written and pencilled by Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn)! In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future—and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!

Preview provided by: AV Club.

Friday 1 January 2016

The Best of Huntress and Power Girl: Adventure Comics #465 Review

Title: Adventure Comics #465
Story: Countdown to Disaster
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Power Girl (Kara Zor-L), Green Lantern (Alan Scott),  Flash (Jay Garrick),
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: August 1979
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: In Gotham City, a dangerous pill capsule capable of killing the entire city has been stolen, and the Justice Society have only five hours to find the missing capsule before it releases its deadly gas into the atmosphere. The heroes of the Justice Society frantically search the city for the capsule to no avail, until a radio broadcast tips the Flash on potential suspects.