Tom King thinks comics are only for nerds

Tom King, DC Comics’ top writer, took to Twitter Sunday to do a little comic book gatekeeping. Here’s the tweet: This tweet bothered me. First of all, he began by saying comics aren’t for everyone. What a depressing thing to read. It wasn’t said by someone who doesn’t understand or know anything about comics. No, it … Continue reading “Tom King thinks comics are only for nerds”

Do HeroClix figures really look like this?

Wizkids, maker of collectible miniature games, has released images of some of the 2016 HeroClix convention exclusives. Included in the offerings is Batman with Bomb. From the Wizkids HeroClix website: Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb… and you are going to want to get rid of this bomb— pass off the … Continue reading “Do HeroClix figures really look like this?”

Worst book review ever

The Wall Street Journal published a book review of Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics. The “review” is written by Tim Marchman, a baseball writer who used to work for the now-defunct New York Sun newspaper. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book review published by The Wall Street Journal, so maybe … Continue reading “Worst book review ever”

DC Comics relaunches entire line, comics are too expensive

DC Comics began their massive relaunch yesterday with the publican of Justice League #1, written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee. The relaunch is aimed at getting people back into reading superhero comic books. The theory is that if you reboot each book in the DC Universe to issue #1, lapsed readers will … Continue reading “DC Comics relaunches entire line, comics are too expensive”

DC Comics is restarting most of its books with issue #1

Next month, DC Comics will be embarking on one of the strangest events ever attempted in comic book publishing: they are canceling all of their superhero books and restarting most of them with first issues. September will feature 52 “new” books featuring every superhero of the DC universe. Why would they do something like this? … Continue reading “DC Comics is restarting most of its books with issue #1”