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DC announces Teen Titans live action show for new streaming service

The cover of Teen Titans Volume 6 #5. Art by Chris Burnham

Warner Bros. has revealed plans to bring a new live action Teen Titans series, titled Titans, to its upcoming DC branded streaming service which will debut in 2018. Deadline Hollywood reports the new series is the being helmed by Greg Berlanti (described as “the king of the CW DC universe”), Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. Titans, ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight – British Jack Kirby Documentary Project Launches

Jack Kirby and Glenn Fleming, 1988

2017 marks the centennial of US comic book artist and writer Jack Kirby‘s birth – and British comics archivist Glenn Fleming has just launched a Kickstarter to back the release of a documentary about this key creator, based on interviews he conducted some years ago. The planned film features unique, unseen footage; a journey by one British fan to find Jack ... Read More »

In Review: DC Universe Rebirth – Batwoman #1

DC Universe Rebirth: Batwoman #1 - Cover

Batwoman – The Many Arms of Death (Part 1) Story: Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV Art: Steve Epting Publisher: DC Comics Editor: Dave Welgosz & Chris Conroy Pages: 22 Colour Pages Price: $2.99 Release Date (Print & Digital): 15th March 2017 Age Rating: Teen A lead takes Batwoman to a Mystery Island where her past is revealed… The Story: ... Read More »

Taschen Teases “75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking”

75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking - Promo

Specialist publisher TASCHEN has just trailed the a new edition of  the award-winning 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz – a gorgeous-looking book crammed with art and covers spanning the US comic publisher’s output across the decades that will be published next month. In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1 — the ... Read More »

In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

Jack Kirby Self Portrait

Had he lived, Jack “King” Kirby, born 28th August 1917, would have been 100 this year. In advance of Lancaster Comics Day 2017, where Kirby’s work will be celebrated on a special panel, British comic artist (and Comics Day guest) Tim Perkins sings the praises of this great American comic artist, whose work was instrumental in inspiring him on his ... Read More »

Creating Comics: How British actor Sydney Greenstreet inspired the look of the Kingpin – and Jabba the Hutt

The Kingpin's first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #50

Did you know British actor Sydney Greenstreet was the inspiration for not one but two comic villains – including the Marvel villain Kingpin, first brought to life on the page by John Romita Sr.? Some of our readers did I expect, but a social media post by comic book historian Alex Grand on Comic Book Historians sent me scurrying downthetubes of ... Read More »

New Wonder Woman UK Trailer Released

Here’s the latest official trailer for Wonder Woman – in UK cinemas from 2nd June 2017 – starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and directed by Patty Jenkins. Based on the DC Comics character created by Harvard-trained psychologist and inventor of the polygraph, William Moulton Marston (under the pseudonym Charles Mouton) his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and artist H. ... Read More »

In Review: Comic Book Fever – A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986

By George Khoury Publisher: TwoMorrows Out: Now The Book: This book is an examination of the pivotal US comics era of 1976–1986. Contained herein are the people, comics, and artifacts that made our childhood feel larger than life, and shaped the US comics industry into the pop culture staple that stands tall today. Each chapter and sidebar in this book tells ... Read More »

DC Super Hero Girls licensing programme starts to rolls out in the UK

The first DC Super Hero Girls figures, on sale in US store Target

Warner Bros. Consumer Products is gearing up for the launch of its DC Super Hero Girls franchise, with a series of new retail promotions throughout the UK. The DC Super Hero Girls show, which airs on Boomerang, focuses on the formative high school years of numerous comic heroines, prior to discovering their full super power potential, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison ... Read More »

Wonder Woman #3: Creator Secrets!

Wonder Woman #3 - Cover by Liam Sharp

Wonder Woman #3 is out today in comic shops from DC Comics, written by Greg Rucka, drawn by Liam Sharp and coloured by Laura Martin. Liam posted the first five unlettered  pages from the issue online, showcasing Laura Martin’s glorious colour work, and included some “behind the scenes” snippets on their creation he’s very kindly given downthetubes permission to feature… ... Read More »

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