It's been two years since Jonathan and Joshua Luna attended a comics convention, but they're planning to attend the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. They have a lot to celebrate: Inthey wrapped up their issue alien-invasion series Girlsand Image released a slipcovered hardback edition of the complete series. This year, they launched their follow-up series, the modern-day fantasy The Swordwhich just reached issue
Batman's newest comic has proven how mature it's going to be in just the first issue, with full-frontal Bruce Wayne nudity. The buzz has been building ever since DC Comics announced DC Black Labelan initiative to unite the best writers and artists - without limits, boundaries, or censorship. And with Batman: DamnedDC has definitely delivered.
Today August 28 is " Read Comics in Public Day ," named so back in to honor the birthday of legendary illustrator and superhero creator Jack Kirby. The mission: to get people pumped about comic books by taking them out into the real world and reading them in public spaces where everybody can see. But while many misguided people still consider comics a medium for thirteen year old boys, there are lots of comics for readers of all ages and tastes. Which means that many of them are more
No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of ability that would have allowed it to arrive on earlyth-century drugstore racks as glossy, fully formed vehicles for sophisticated entertainment. Rather, it took a steady progression over the course of more than 75 years for the form to fully understand, and then harness, its powers. When the first comics arrived on newsstands in the early s, they were a cynical attempt to put old wine in new bottles by reprinting popular newspaper comic strips.
Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr. Fortunately, level heads — and a strong library selection and challenge review policy — prevailed and the book remains in the library catalog. It was temporarily banned in two cities — Matsue and Izumisano — but authorities quickly backpedaled on the bans after they gained international attention. Fortunately, the library retained the book and now holds two copies, which are shelved in the Teen section.
The Punisher's armory is one of the most celebrated weapons caches in all of comicdom. Coming in June, Punisher fans will see Frank Castle dust off a weapon he's never used before: a feather duster. So he uses whatever he can find - items such as pencils, a trash bag and the aforementioned feather duster.