Category Archives: Comic Books

Call To Arms By JP Valderrama

I love this Batman v Superman print ” Call To Arms” by JP Valderrama that will be available at the Hero Complex Gallery booth (#236) at New York Comic Con. Swing by if you are at the convention and pick up one for yourself!


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Marvel Announces Three New Movies In 2020


Marvel Studios has updated their Phase 3 schedule to include three untitled movies in 2020. The three films have release dates of May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020.

The news follows the announcement of an Ant-Man sequel in 2018, which pushed Black Panther up to February 2018 and Captain Marvel back into 2019.

These three new films will likely represent the start of Marvel’s Phase 4, following Avengers: Infinity War – Part II in 2019.

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The Bronze Age of DC Comics Hardcover By Paul Levitz


On December 15, 1978, the dreams of generations of American children finally came true. “You’ll believe a man can fly” read the posters and billboards for the blockbuster film Superman. The hugely popular movie cemented the role of the Super Hero as America’s most enduring archetype, and the comic book as one of the country’s most significant native art forms.

That art form, however, was already moving in a new direction. Influenced by the emergence of underground comics and shifting political tides, DC Comics’ line of comics was increasingly aimed at adults, and sold in comic book shops, rather than on newsstands. Socially relevant subjects such as racism and women’s rights had entered the mainstream, and comics weren’t just for kids anymore.


Explore the evolving universe of DC Comics as underground publications and shifting political tides saw the archetypal Super Hero engage with real life issues such as women’s rights and race relations. This reader-friendly sized edition explores the evolution into the Bronze Age of DC with a careful curation and expansion of material from TASCHEN’s XL book, 75 Years of DC Comics, winner of the Eisner Awards, the Oscars of the comic book world. Bountiful images bring the story lines, characters and creators to life, alongside an original interview with Green Lantern/Green Arrow writer Denny O’Neil.

The 400 page oversized hardcover edition is available now and can be ordered HERE for $60.

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Frank Miller’s Dark Knight III Wraparound Variant Cover Revealed

Frank Miller’s first “Dark Knight III” cover shared a look at the legendary creator’s take on Superman and the Atom. Now, with the release of his limited edition wraparound variant, we get to see the title character, poised and ready for bloody action.


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Jim Lee & Dan DiDio And Reveal Dark Knight III Origins And New Interior Art


In a new video from DC All Access, DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio dive deep behind the scenes of Dark Knight III: The Master Race, exploring the genesis of the series, as well as showing off some previously unseen interior art from series artist Andy Kubert.


Regarding the origins of the Dark Knight sequel, DiDio revealed that the story originated when DC contacted Frank Miller about bringing Carrie Kelly into the “New 52.” Miller suggested doing a new story in his continuity instead. Initially, DiDio lobbied to do a Dark Knight Universe series showing many characters set in that continuity. The idea evolved into Dark Knight III: The Master Race.

As for Andy Kubert’s interior art, Lee praised Kubert’s ability to emulate Miller’s storytelling prowess, also calling on inker Klaus Janson, who inked the original Dark Knight Returns series, as a throughline for Miller’s Dark Knight continuity.

You can check out the entire video, which also reveals details of the slipcase edition of Dark Knight III: The Master Race and shows off several retailer variant covers.

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Dark Horse Comics Announces Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection


25 years after its first publication in the pages of Dark Horse Presents—get ready to experience one of the most groundbreaking graphic novels of all time as few have ever experienced it!

Produced and assembled under the Kitchen Sink Books imprint, Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection will be published by Dark Horse Comics in 2016, showcasing the entire graphic novel scanned from the original artwork in Frank Miller’s personal archives and reproduced unaltered and at full size.

“The Hard Goodbye was my first crack at writing and drawing a comic book with total freedom,” said Frank Miller. “I am grateful to Mike Richardson and Dark Horse for helping make it such a big success. You can now see my work warts and all. You can see just how many mistakes I actually made!”

“We’re very excited to release this new ‘Curator’s Collection’ for The Hard Goodbye that brings a unique insight into one of the comic industry’s historic treasures,” said Dark Horse President and Publisher Mike Richardson. “Frank Miller has proved time and again that he’s a titan when it comes to artistic talent, and this deluxe, oversized edition is a celebration of his most influential work.”

Curator’s Collection is the Kitchen Sink Books term for oversized, archival deluxe collections accompanied by essays, interviews, and unpublished work. Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection is the first volume in the planned Curator’s Collection series from the Kitchen Sink Books imprint at Dark Horse Comics.

Retailing for $175, Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection will be an impressive book to own—a deluxe hardcover with a HUGE trim size of 15 x 21.5 inches, 224 pages, and smyth sewn binding under a cloth spine. Featuring an introduction from Sin City co-director Robert Rodriguez, an epilogue by publisher Mike Richardson, and a new interview with Frank Miller about his artistic technique to accompany the interior artwork—this edition is not to be missed! Ships worldwide in June 2016.

Frank Miller will be signing an exclusive print of his original cover artwork for Sin City at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM at the Dark Horse booth (#1636). This is a wristband-only event. (Wristbands distributed from the Dark Horse Comics booth by drawing at show opening on Friday and Saturday. Signing limited to a free poster that will be provided and one other comic, book, or piece of memorabilia. Some restrictions may apply.)

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LexCorp’s Lex Luthor Sits Down with Fortune Magazine


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t arrive in theaters until next year, but the viral marketing has already begun. In a bit of in-world promotion, Fortune Magazine has written up a profile piece on the fictional “wunderkind” Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), praising the revolutionary modernization of his namesake corporation, teasing new technological advances in the security field, and alluding to some daddy issues.

Described by the outlet as “a 31-year-old wunderkind who transformed an aging petrochemical and heavy machinery dinosaur into a tech darling of the Fortune 500,” Luthor was also recently named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year.

“Dad named the company after himself ten years before I made my unexpected entrance into his life,” Luthor tells the outlet. “But investors seemed to respond to the idea of an adoring father building a legacy for his precious son. He used that to his advantage. It was a good shtick and, whatever else he was, he was a good businessman… He came from a country where the government, in the guise of protector, had absolute control over the citizens. That drove him. I get it. Heck, I’d hate to see that sort of thing happen over here.”

Luthor also discusses LexCorp’s rivalries with both Wayne Enterprises and Kord Industries with the magazine suggesting that part of the reason for LexCorp’s recent advances is their willingness to develop military technology.

“It’s a necessity,” Luthor explains. “We live in the most dangerous point of time in all of human history. Statistically speaking, it’s a near certainty that another world-changing crisis is hurtling toward us like a speeding bullet. We have to be ready to defend ourselves. No civilization was ever conquered by having a strong military… [But] It’s not a competition. Besides, I can’t hold a candle to those guys in the debauched billionaire playboy department!”

Also highlighted briefly in the article is the fact that Luthor owns a “world-famous” collection of meteorite crystals and that LexCorp has something very, very big in the works.

“It’s about safety,” Luthor continues. “This is a product that will protect you, and everyone, from threats you don’t even know about yet. I don’t want to scare anybody… much. But there are a lot of threats out there, and they’re here today.”

Check back for updates on LexCorp as they become available. To check out the interview in its entirety, click HERE. Also, be sure to follow Lex Luthor on Twitter.

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Frank Miller’s First Dark Knight III Cover Revealed

Those wondering when some Frank Miller art from “Dark Knight III: The Master Race” would surface need wonder no more. DC Comics has released Miller’s cover to the minicomic that will be bundled with the first issue, starring the Atom — and as evidenced by the cover, Superman as well.

Each issue of Dark Knight III will also contain a minicomic co-written by Miller and Brian Azzarello, drawn by various artists and focused on different characters in the “Dark Knight” world. Though Miller isn’t drawing the main Dark Knight III  story — Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson are on those illustration duties — he is drawing the “Atom” minicomic in issue #1. No other artists for the minicomics have yet been announced.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 will be released on November 25, 2015 from DC Comics.


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Mondo Announces ‘The Art of Jock’ Retrospective


MONDO is excited to unveil, in partnership with Insight Editions, their very first collectible book, “The Art of Jock,” (working title) featuring the breathtaking work of the prolific Mondo collaborator, comics illustrator and conceptual artist. “The Art of Jock,” announced by the artist to a packed panel at MondoCon this past weekend, will be available for sale September 2016 at book shops everywhere and at and

“I’m so proud to be working with my friends at Mondo and Insight to put together the first extensive collection of my work,” said Jock. “It’s been a labor of love for months already, and we can’t wait to share more details. We’re working hard to make this as special an edition as it can be.”

Mark Simpson, known better by his pen name Jock, is an internationally recognized two-time New York Times Bestselling Artist and Eisner Award winner. For the last two decades Jock has become one of the most recognizable illustrators in comics with his work on titles with Marvel (Savage Wolverine, Daredevil), DC/Vertigo (The Losers, Batman: Black Mirror), and his runaway success Wytches at Image Comics, which he also co-created. His career has now grown beyond just the comic book world into creating highly sought after movie posters as well as concept art for acclaimed films such as The Dark Knight trilogy, Children of Men, Dredd, X-Men: Days of Future Past and was most recently responsible for designing the instantly iconic Ava from Alex Garland’s Ex Machina.

Insight Editions has a legacy of best-selling pop culture art books, including Godzilla: The Art of Destruction, Pacific Rim: Man, Machines and Monsters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History and Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros.

“The Art of Jock” will delve deeply into the prolific artist’s catalog to not only showcase the best of his published works but also his process with extensive sketches and notes throughout. Jock’s notes and personal insights will form the majority of the text, but there will also be interviews and quotes from many of his colleagues, long time collaborators, and directors of films he has worked on. This access to his process will show an outside of the box approach that has made him one of the most critically acclaimed illustrators working today.

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Check Out Artist Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO Batmobile


Legendary LEGO brick artist, Nathan Sawaya, unveiled the world’s largest LEGO Batmobile made from half of a million LEGO bricks. The life-size LEGO Batmobile will be the centerpiece among over 120 works of DC Comics-inspired art showcased during Sawaya’s global touring exhibition, The Art of The Brick: DC Comics, a collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, which is opening at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia this November. Sawaya collaborated with acclaimed artist and DC Entertainment Co-publisher, Jim Lee, for the design of the new Batmobile sculpture, which measures over 18-feet long.


The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will begin its world tour in Sydney, Australia in November. For more information, and for more pictures of Nathan Sawaya’s amazing LEGO art, you can visit his website

Tickets for The Art of The Brick: DC Comics are on sale now at:


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