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Gendercrunching Special Edition – #DCYou

By Tim Hanley With all of DC’s new titles and revamped returning books now released, it’s time for a special edition of “Gendercrunching” to examine how #DCYou fared with female creators. The result, relative to the past few years of the New 52: not too bad. And when you’re talking about women in comics statistics, […]


Go On, Let’s All Use The #IM4PREZ Hashtag For Nefarious Purposes

What if you launched a social media hashtag and no one came? We mentioned the Daily Planet article in which Lois Lane outed Clark Kent as Superman, earlier today. Well DC Comics have been putting out a bundle of promotional items for June to help excite folks about the new books. Such as Prez bumper […]

Everything You Knew About The Martian Manhunter Is Wrong

I mean, he is a martian. And he has been known to hunt men, I guess. But he’s actually… The Iron Giant! Take a look from the new Martian Manhunter #1 out today… Last of his kind? Yeah, you were duped too… looks like those suspicious folks in the 1992 miniseries American Secrets by Gerard Jones and Eduardo […]

Pottymouth Doctor Fate?

Paul Levitz used to be President and Publisher of DC Comics until everything changed and his job was split among five people. That was then. But during his tenure, he had to deal with an event that saw the All-Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder comic by Frank Miller and Jim Lee feature seriously strong swearing […]

So… What About Poison Ivy Then? #poisonivyleague

Eearlier today we looked at six things DC Comics could be doing in their Big October, as teased by Dan DiDio. How about making it lucky number seven with a Poison Ivy book? The character has appeared recently in Gotham, recreated as the young Pepper Ivy, is very prominent in the new Arkham Knight game. […]

Bill Sienkiewicz, A Surprise Guest Artist For Bizarro #1

Today’s launch of Bizarro #1 features a variant cover by Kyle Baker. But surprisingly, it also featured a page guest drawn by the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz. Well, at least two thirds of it anyway, with regular artist Gustavo Duarte drawing the rest. What fun! Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, who will be hosting Mike […]

A Brand New Look for DC’s Cyborg, Today

When the character of Cyborg was reinvented for the DC New 52 as a founding member of the Justice League he was a bit of a hulking thing. But in today’s Cyborg short story in the back of Convergence: Crime Syndicate #2 sees the character going through a rather unpleasant double-arm-ectomy, amongst others, as he […]

Constantine Was… A Post 9-11 Punk Rocker Now?

John Constantine, when introduced into the DC Universe, was a rare creature. One who aged in real time. Since his introduction in the early eighties, he went on to get old. To celebrate his birthdays. And to marry someone far too young. His time on this earth was marked, including his time as a punk […]


A Teen Titans Without Wonder Girl? And More From DC In June…

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here.   Convergence: Swamp Thing gives us a Catwoman story exploring the politics of her relationship with her girlfriend. Can anyone see ths ending well? Convergence: Green […]


Now Suicide Squad Gets Involved In Russia/Ukraine Politics (SPOILERS)

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here. Remember the days of when DC Comics would micromanage Wildstorm’s Authority, leading to plenty of post-production censorship? So we got this kind of thing. My bread […]

The Martian Manhunter In The Eyes Of The DC Universe (SPOILERS)

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here. And in today’s Convergence: Adventures Of Superman #2, we get a look at the new Martian Manhunter, in a moon mission rescue story that seeks to […]

In June Batman/Superman Becomes… Batman Vs. Superman? (SPOILERS)

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here. In today’s Convergence: Justice League Of America #2 we get a glimpse of the Superman/Batman relationship to come from June. And with Gordon in the Batsuit […]

The DC Comic That Will Look Like Saga

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here. Saga #28 is out today. And, as ever it looks really great. Fiona Staples with a masterful pen line that the colour then fills, swoops around, […]

Aquaman’s June Preview Shows A Relationship On The Rocks

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here. The previews for Aquaman #41 and #42 tell us “Aquaman is on the run from Atlantis! The kingdom he once saved now wants him dead – […]

What Exactly Did She Say, In Today’s Doctor Fate June Preview?

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here. But it”s not just me, is it? Because, while reading the Dr Fate June Preview in that back of Convergence: Aquaman today, which is a sweet and […]

The Wonder Woman Of 3001 Returns To Her Roots

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here. Wonder Woman grew up on Paradise Island, a land without men. Over the years that has been given many lesbian readings, as you may expect, both […]

Seriously, Can’t Superman Keep His Clothes On Anymore? (SPOILERS)

You can read this week’s free June Previews for yourself free on ComiXology – register here and then click here. And see more of our DC June Previews coverage here. In recent issues of Superman, he seems to have trouble keeping his clothes on. Well, in the Action Comics June preview in the back of Convergence: […]