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Gendercrunching March 2014 – DC Publish Their First All Female Comic And Small Gains Overall

By Tim Hanley DC’s overall percentage of female characters fell while Marvel’s rose, but the difference wasn’t enough to make up the gap between the companies and DC maintained the higher overall percentage for the fourth straight month.  We also …

So, Someone Seriously Paid Over $17 For That Melted Joker’s Daughter #1

Yesterday, as Joker’s Daughter hit the shelves, copies of the 3D cover on eBay were selling from between $100 to $40… But one didn’t go for quite that much. It only went for $17.50. Because it had been burnt and …

Joker’s Daughter Week – Tuesday Trending Topics

Plenty of buzz about this book this week, and more to come today I’m sureDC Comics’ Villains Month has been, as Tom Huxley noted, a bit of an opti-shambles. 3D covers allocated, severely in some cases, retailers made plans, got …

From Pacifist To Insurgent – The Grooming Of Terror In Black Adam #1

Black Adam #1, part of DC’s Villains Month, out today by Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates and Edgar Salazar. Geoff Johns has played with people’s expectations and prejudices around the concept of terrorism in the New 52 a fair bit, from …

Putting Joker’s Daughter #1 In The Microwave To See What Happens

Joker’s Daughter #1 is a phenomenon. A comic book, not a restricted variant, but one available in every comic store in the land (albeit it allocated). And fetching from around $50 to $80 in advance on eBay, with a couple …

When Doomsday Killed Superman, From A New 52 Perspective

Superman #75. Remember that? The Death of Superman, shipped in a black plastic bag with a bloody S on the cover, and a series of splash pages. Selling three million, that’s what new customers thought comics were. If they dared …

A Letter To Retailers From Dan DiDio And Jim Lee For The End Of Villain’s Month

DC Comics writes; THANK YOU FROM THE CO-PUBLISHERS Dear Retailers: We’d like to take a moment to thank you for all your support for DC’s Villains Month. From the time we started to talk about this initiative with you, we …

The Fight For Joker’s Daughter Tomorrow Just Got More Brutal

DC Comics’ Villains Month has been, as Tom Huxley noted, a bit of an opti-shambles. 3D covers allocated, severely in some cases, retailers made plans, got the 2D replacements and got used to the new status quo. Then there were …

DC Comics Further Allocates The Allocated 3D Covers

So, you’re a comics retailer. You’ve been severely allocated on your 3D covers for Villains Month from DC Comics. But at least you now know what you’re getting. Think again. DC Comics have told retailers that for next week, they …

Fourteen Thoughts About Villain’s Month – Week Three – Eclipso, Dial E, H’el, Lex Luthor, Arcane, Clayface, Ra’s Al Ghul, Cheetah, Penguin, Scarecrow, Deathstroke, Shadow Thief, The Rogues And Black Hand

Fourteen books. A record Villain’s Month Week as a small amount of slippage occurred last week. Let’s have a flick through all the 3Dness… Charles Soule writes Lex Luthor, my favourite of today’s Villains Month books, filling in the blanks …

A Comic Show – The Power Of Zero – “A Smart Person’s Mark Millar”

Aaron Haaland writes; Hey Fandom! It’s me, Aaron, talking Ales Kot’s Zero, DC Villains, and Infinity! First, Zero by Ales Kot was insane! A perfect comic from cover/inside cover to back inside cover/back cover. Every issue is a single story …

Speculator Corner – Recorded Sales On All Of 54 DC Comics 3D Covers

So… you’ve been picking up your 3D covers from DC Comics the past few weeks – maybe have some in a pullbox from your friendly neighbourhood comic store? So there’s a big question hanging in the air. Just exactly how …

Bar Codes For DC Comics 3D Covers – In Case Yours Have Melted (UPDATE)

There have been a few problems with the DC Villains Month 3D covers. No, not just the ones that have melted in the car. But problems with the bar codes being read through the lenticular sheen. If you are a …

Could We Have A Zod Of The Jungle Spinoff Sometime?

Welcome folks, to Zod, Lord Of The Jungle. As seen in today’s Action Comics #23.2 Zod #1. Dead parents, Kryptonian jungle, and a whole childhood growing up dealing with the flora and fauna of an unfamiliar and deadly planet. Especially …

The New Look Of Lobo – And His Pottymouth

Emo Lobo. Twilight Lobo. And whatever the Brazilians called up, there are lots of names for the new Lobo. And with Justice League #23.2 Lobo #1 out today, we get to see him properly. As well as getting the first …

Tonight’s Ink Masters Focuses on DC Comics

In perfect sync with DC’s Villains Month and Forever Evil, Spike TV’s tattoo based reality show Ink Masters will have a villains-themed challenge and guest judge Greg Capullo (Batman). In the episode that airs at 10 p.m., the artists will …

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – Predictably Villain’s Month, But The Star Wars Surprises

A collation of the top ten charts of a number if disparate stores, measuring sales on Wednesdays and Thursdays only, those who can’t wait till the weekend to buy their comics. A indication of unstoppable desire…. DC has dominated sales …

No Creator Credits On DC’s 3D Covers… Or The 2D Ones Either (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Yanick Paquette has asked me to add the following statement: I feel this thing has been largely blown out of proportion and my early overly harsh judgment didn’t take into account facts that I was unaware of. As I …