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Read Between the Lines: DC REBIRTH & the Great Side-Eye

Read Between the Lines: DC REBIRTH & the Great Side-Eye

30 years ago, Moore, Miller, Morrison, and their artistic collaborators, began the great deconstruction of the super-hero narrative form. That has continued on and off (mostly on) ever since. But there have been very few creators who dedicate themselves to the reconstruction of the super-hero narrative form. Geoff Johns is one of them. In reading Rebirth


Read Between the Lines: Rated You for Everyone – The DC YOU Change No One Noticed

With this month’s launch of DC YOU, DC Comics marks the end of the New 52 branding (though not its continuity) with a mix of jump-on points and 21 new #1s. One of the recurring criticisms of the New 52 launch was the lack of diversity, both in creators and in content. While others are speaking to


Read Between the Lines: Convergence, the End of the New 52 (Logo), & NO REBOOT!

Is DC rebooting* the New 52? No. To paraphrase Dickens, this must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of what I am going to relate. Since the announcement in February that DC will be ending the New 52 branding on the covers of their comics, there has been a great deal of incorrect


Read Between the Lines: Happy Turkey Day from the Batman Family

In a Thanksgiving image released Tuesday, we get a glimpse at the Batman: Eternal cast having the most awkward Thanksgiving I can imagine. But who are a few of the mystery faces? And who is missing? (Right-click to download enlarged version) Left: ? Older man with white hair: Philip Kane is the safe money. There


Read Between the Lines: Who are the Justice League 3000?

With the recent cancellation of the Legion of Super-Heroes title and the announcement that Justice League 3000 would be joining DC Comics’ New 52 this October, fans of both super-hero teams have been atwitter about the identities of the previewed characters. With little to no information to go on, speculation has run wild as to


Read Between the Lines: Crisis on Infinite Wolverines

Age of Ultron ends not with a bang, but with complete nonsense. Once again the double standard of Marvel fan rage compared to DC fan rage has left me flumoxed. Marvel has essentially done Flashpoint, integrating the Ultimate Universe and Angela into the Marvel Universe and no one seems to have noticed. Age of Ultron