Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Doomsday is Returning!

OK, Doomsday has been seen in DC Comics more than a few times since he killed Superman in the early 1990s.
He didn't die in the first fight, like Superman didn't.
Doomsday returns again in "Steel" No. 1 on Jan. 5, 2011.
This "Reign of Doomsday" – saga has him returning to Metropolis, and somehow Steel is the only hero who can keep him from destroying the city.
In this multi-part story, Doomsday will also face the JLA, Superboy and others in other comics in early 2011.
(Also, in the Marvel universe, Spiderman will die in early 2011 and does that sound familiar, almost 20 years after Superman's most publicized death happened?)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

DC goes digital in comics ...

Should comic book stores be worried?
DC Comics unveiled its new digital comic book store this week.
It provides access to read and download some 800 different digital comics from one Web location.
The site is fully compatible with DC's iPad and iPhone App.
Now one shouldn't expect that digital comics will mean comic stores will go the way of the vanishing record/music stores, but it still represents yet another challenge to the business of comic book stores.
Hopefully it will attract the prospective younger comic book readers out there, that comic stores can't woo in.
Most older, long-time readers,like me, aren't likely to convert completely to digital comics, preferring to still have a hard, slick copy in their possession.
But finding a comic you missed might be a lot more convenient to finding the digital realm.
Digital comics are selling for less that the traditional comic. For example, some are priced as low as 99 cents. Others sell for $1.99-$2.99, or $1-$2 less than the printed versions sold for.
Of course, there is no delivery charge to worry about in digital comics.
DC has Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Justice League, Sandman and more available 24/7 at
https://read.dccomics.com/comixology/
You might need a flash program update to access the site. Then, you have to register and DC accepts Visa or Mastercard for payment,
Marvel Comics has had a digital comics service for sometime now. It boasts over 5,000 titles and even has a monthly membership fee.
Go to: marvel.com/digitalcomics/

Thursday, November 4, 2010

DC Comic's latest lame idea

Bruce Wayne is going to be revealed as Batman's financial muscle in an upcoming DC Comic.
What?
DC writers did you not think this idea through or what?
If I were the Joker or Riddler or Mr. Freeze, all you have to do to seriously hinder Batman's crime-fighting efforts is to attack Bruce Wayne or Wayne Enterprises.
This lame idea gives up some of Batman's secret identity and independent status.
Why would Bruce Wayne do this? It makes no sense.
Logically after such an announcement, Batman would have to protect his private life much more.
I fail to see any advantage in Batman doing this.
What dumb idea is next for DC writers?
How about these:
-Have Wonder Woman identify the location of Paradise Island?
-Have Superman open his Fortress of Solitude Zoo to public tours?