DC Comics Cancels Hellblazer in March 2013

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DC has cancelled Hellblazer with its 300th issue in February 2013. Hellblazer, which is currently the longest running title that hasn’t had its numbering changed, will be replaced by a new title – Constantine.

Again, it seems that DC, like Marvel, is employing a tactic that, in effect, just lowers the number on a title to make it more appealing to new readers. Usually, this has a short term effect on increasing sales; in the long run though, sales tend to slip back to the usual number or trend lower. This is especially true with Marvel Comics’ constant relaunching of titles.

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DC Comics New 52 Preview: Teen Titans #1 by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth

DC Comics New 52 Teen Titans #1 Preview


DC Comics continues their New 52 rollout previews – this time it’s Teen Titans #1, courtesy of USA Today. You can find a lengthy article about the re-launched Teen Titans here.

Teen Titans #1 by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund is available for digital download or print form at your local comics shop on Wednesday September 28th, 2011 for $2.99.

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DC Comics New 52 Preview: Justice League Dark #1

A New Supernatural Justice League!


Justice League Dark

DC Comics is re-incorporating some of their Vertigo characters back into the DC Universe with Justice League Dark. John Constantine, Deadman, Madame Xanadu, Shade the Changing Man, and Zatanna are the supernatural characters that comprise the new team in Justice League Dark #1.

Written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Mikel Janin, Justice League Dark #1 features a cover by Ryan Sook and will be available for digital download or purchase at comic book stores on Wednesday September 28th, 2011.

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DC Comics New 52 Preview: Superman #1

Superman #1 (2011) Preview!

Superman #1 (2011)

This week marks the fourth and final wave of DC ComicsNew 52 #1 releases. Many retailers have hailed the launch as a success and have sold out of many, if not all, of the #1 issues across the board. We’ll see, in these following weeks and months, if it was indeed a success and which books will continue on.

Right now, we’re lucky enough to have a preview of Superman #1, due out this week, from Comic Book Resources.

The new adventures of Superman begin here! What is The Man of Steel’s startling new status quo? How does it affect Lois Lane and The Daily Planet? There’s no time for answers now, because Superman must stop a monstrous threat to Metropolis – one that he somehow is the cause of!

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Review: Batwing #1 (DC)

Batwing #1 (2011)Writer: Judd Winick
Art: Ben Oliver
Colors: Brian Reber
Letters: Carlos M. Mangual
Editor: Rickey Purdin, Mike Marts
Cover: Ben Oliver, Brian Reber
Publisher: DC Comics 
Cover Date: November 2011
Cover Price: $2.99

Title: “The Cradle of Civilization”


Batwing, created by Grant Morrison in Batman Incorporated, is David Zamvimbi, the Batman of Africa. Not only is he the first black Batman, he’s one of the few characters featured in an American title that takes place outside of the United States.

Working for the Tinasha police department in his civilian guise, David battles not only super-villains, but also tries to combat corruption inside the rank and file of his own police force.

Batwing #1 opens with a full blown battle between Batwing and Massacre, a villain who wields a machete and tries to live up to his name. The story then flashes back to six weeks prior to the opening. With the aid of Batman, David tries to solve a horrific crime scene where victims were butchered and their limbs were piled up like an altar.

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Review: Suicide Squad #1 (DC) 2011

Suicide Squad #1 (2011)Writer: Adam Glass
Artists: Federico Dallocchio, Ransom Getty, Scott Hanna
Colorist: Val Staples
Letterer: Jared K. Fletcher
Editor: Sean Mackiewicz, Pat McCallum
Cover: Ryan Benjamin
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Cover Date: November 2011

Title: “Kicked in the Teeth”


Take a bunch of dangerous death row inmates, organize them, send them on nearly impossible and highly perilous covert OPS, and what do you get – Suicide Squad.

Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and Tiger Shark are just a few of the inmates from Belle Reve Penitentiary that were chosen to be part of Suicide Squad. They were captured and are being tortured by a mysterious group that are trying to find out who the Suicide Squad works for. During their torture, several members of the group individually recall how they were captured.

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DC Comics New 52 Preview: Wonder Woman #1


USA Today reporter Whitney Matheson has a preview of DC ComicsNew 52 relaunch of Wonder Woman #1 this week. You can check out her article on the USA Today site.

Wonder Woman #1, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Cliff Chiang, is available at comic book stores and for digital download on Wednesday September 21st, 2011. You can check out the four page preview below.

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DC Comics New 52 Preview: Supergirl #1

Supergirl (DC) 2011

USA Today, as part of DC Comics’ New 52 media blitz, has a preview of Supergirl #1 this week. Along with the five page preview of the comic, there’s an interview with Supergirl #1 co-writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson. Head on over there for some info on the new series!

Supergirl #1, written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson and illustrated by Mahmud Asrar & Dan Green is available at comic book stores on Wednesday September 21st, 2011.

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DC Comics New 52 Preview: Birds of Prey #1

Birds of Prey (DC)

This week Comics Alliance has the exclusive preview for Birds of Prey #1 as part of DC Comics’ media push to promote their New 52 relaunch efforts. The promotions seem to be working as many of the New 52 #1 issues are generating unprecedented buzz before they are released. This is causing sell outs at comics shops across the country and forcing DC to go back to press, in several cases multiple times, to satisfy consumer demand.

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DC Comics New 52 Preview: Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.

The cover and four pages of Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. were posted today in the Comic Book Resources forums. Jeff Lemire is riding the wave of of acclaim from last week’s Animal Man #1 into this week’s possible sleeper title. The book looks like it’s in good hands with art by Alberto Ponticelli as well.

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1 is written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Alberto Ponticelli. The book will be available in comic book shops and for digital download on Wednesday September 14th, 2011.

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