Twelve Thoughts About Twelve Comics – Bedlam, Nightwing, Minutemen, Hellblazer, Deadpool Killustrated, Gambit, Young Avengers, Saucer Country, The Answer, Green Lantern, Batwoman and Uncanny Avengers

Nick Spencer has explained how Bedlam isn’t Gotham, and The Joker (formerly known as The Red Hood) isn’t Madder Red, but it is really. Take this scene from Bedlam #3 out today. Remind you of another scene repeatedly playing out across the Death Of The Family titles such as today’s Nightwing? “What’s in the box? […]

Twenty-One Thoughts About Twenty-One Comics – Detective Comics, Avengers, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Action Comics, Kevin Keller, Wake The F*ck Up, Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Hellboy, Daredevil End Of Days, Avenging Spider-Man, Ultimates, Thunderbolts, All New X-Men, Fashion Beast, I Love Trouble, Great Pacific, Minutemen And Creator Owned Heroes

  There are more aspects that tie into Death Of The Family in some of the non-tie books that with today’s die cut cover Detective Comics #15. At least on the surface. But this juxtaposition rather fits the themes in Snyder’s book… Jonathan Hickman gives us the stylistic illustrations for Avengers #1, a quite remarkable […]

Fourteen Thoughts About Fourteen Comics – Locke & Key, FF, Minutemen, Crossed, Gambit, Ferals, Mudman, Phantom Lady And Doll Man, Wolverine & The X-Men, The New Deadwardians, Ultimate X-Men, AVX Versus, JIM, Morning Glories

The new Locke & Key comic is an interesting creation. Much of the plot twists are based on familiarity with the series, and if you know the comics well, you’ll see them coming a mile of. But for newcomers, too much is not explained and you may be left unsatisfied. But fir all that, it’s […]

Grace Randolph’s Stacktastic – Before Watchmen

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvxqKVXGzNI[/youtube] Before Watchmen has begun! DC Comics kicks off Before Watchmen with Minutemen #1 from Darwyn Cooke! Find out what host Grace Randolph thinks about these prequels to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic story of Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre and more! Is Before Watchmen worth buying? Also in Opinion Nation this […]

Ten Thoughts About Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1

It would seem horrible to compare Watchmen #1 with Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1. But it’s unavoidable. I can’t read this one issue without those twelve issues ringing in my ears. So let’s get it all out there. 1. From Watchmen To Mad Men Watchmen ran without advertising, each issue becoming an artifact of its own, every aspect […]

No, This Is Not A Continuity Flub In Before Watchmen: Minutemen

We’d mentioned how Seymour couldn’t have been writing for the New Frontiersman in 1975. But that was just a marketing bit of bumf. But the first issue of Before Watchmen: Minutemen goes out of its way to line itself up to the future. Hollis Mason moving into the aprtment he will one day die in, […]

The First Five Pages Of Before Watchmen By Darwyn Cooke

  Here are the first five pages of Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1 by Darwyn Cooke, published tomorrow. Let’s have a look. Note that the front cover does not work as the first panel to the story, as it did with the original. However there is a feeling of gratitude, the key to the city, ticker […]

The Before Watchmen Reviews Are In. From Some People.

Looks like midnight EST was the embargo point, for certain comic book journalists to be allowed to talk about the Before Watchmen comics they’ve seen. And a secretive project it was too! Joey Esposito (IGN Comics): Earlier this week, I was privileged enough to head over to the DC Comics offices in Burbank, California (which […]

Before Watchmen – Jim Lee And Michael Golden’s Minutemen

Jim Lee and Scott Williams are drawing a 1:200 variant cover for all the first issues of Before Watchmen. Here is their black and white work for the cover of Minutemen #1. And here is Michael Golden‘s 1:25 cover for the same issue. And below, previously released pencils for the 1:200 variant cover of Nite […]

Wednesday Runaround – Before Watchmen #3… Something Nasty Has Happened To Silhouette

WatchWatch: Kotaku runs the cover to Minutemen #3. Showing something unfortunate happening with one Silhouette… DieselSweetieWatch: The Economist gets baffled by Kickstarter. As more money flooded in during the project, he set intermediate goals. For instance, he wound up committing to eat two pounds of bacon, despite being a vegetarian (two donations of $666 each), and […]