Saturday, June 30, 2012

Batgirl #11

Part two of the introduction of KNIGHTFALL – BATGIRL’S deadliest foe yet! BATGIRL takes on three new foes: the henchmen of GOTHAM CITY’S new super-villain, KNIGHTFALL!

Written by: Gail Simone
Art by: Ardian Syaf & Vicente Cifuentes
Cover by: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

Page Count 32 | U.S. Price $2.99 | On Sale Date Jul 11 2012 | Color

Friday, June 29, 2012

Aquaman 10 :: The Others IV

Mera continues questioning Dr. Shin, which leads to her finding a secret she was better off not knowing; now not only she has to keep digging deeper, she also has to figure out what to do with this knowledge.

Art by Ivan Reis and colors by Rod Reis

An intriguing development in this issue is this image of Black Manta's files. Why is Mera's crown/tiara being inventoried along with the artifacts in possession of The Others? Is that the same relic she is holding in her hand in this teaser?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

DC Comics Super-Heroes :: Batgirl Bust

Barbara Gordon is back under the cowl as Batgirl in DC Comics—The New 52! With the winds of Gotham blowing through her hair, this expertly crafted bust marks the return of one of most beloved characters in the Bat-family! Measuring approximately 6.5” high x 6.7” wide x 7” deep, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Sculpted By: James Maddox

U.S. Price: $69.95

On Sale Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Princess Shayera

Character Sketch by Joe Bennett

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Batwoman 10 :: To Drown the World V

Writers: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
Artist: Trevor McCarthy

Snap! The penultimate chapter of "To Drown the World" comes loaded with surprising moments and unexpected twists. Kate is not the only one in her relationship with a secret life, Bette is the silent confessor to Jacob Kane's crude admissions, and Cameron Chase finally proves she is a human being; all great character building sequences with high emotional intensity.

Trevor McCarthy quickly warms up to the theme of the story to deliver pretty awesome artwork; Killer Croc's transformation was superbly illustrated. The page design for the Batwoman scenes is framed with ionic columns and classical details that symbolize one's assumptions of the story, only to have it all crumbling down in the last page as the true nature of the enemy is revealed in a crazy and grisly spin. Only one issue left before the end, and it looks like Falchion and his creatures of myth were just the beginning of Batwoman's problems.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ame-Comi Batgirl

Inspired in the successful line of manga-style action figures comes "Ame-Comi Girls." The second mini-series of this new initiative is BATGIRL! Available online June 18, 25, and July 2 here for only $0.99.

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray

Illustrated by Sanford Greene

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hydrology Spotlight I

In celebration of the "Hydrology" hardcover release, DC is posting a series of articles featuring Batwoman in her first arc of the New 52. This image of Batwoman, illustrated by J.H. Williams III, was used for a DC Universe mural which is displayed in the DC Entertainment offices.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Batwoman Variants

Issue #7. Art by Amy Reeder 

Issue #8. Art by Amy Reeder 

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Aquaman #73 (November 2000)
"Power Game"
Art by Steve Epting

Mera saves Travis Morgan a.k.a. The Warlord

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Birds of Prey #10

The Birds bring a gravely injured POISON IVY to the Amazon hoping to help rejuvenate her, but they’re going to need her help more to stay alive! Welcome to the jungle indeed! Plus, BLACK CANARY discovers something amazing about her powers!

Written by: Duane Swierczynski
Art by: Travel Foreman & Jeff Huet

Color | 32 Pages | U.S. $2.99 | On Sale Date: Jun 20 2012

Batgirl 10 :: All Snug in Their Beds

Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Alitha Martinez

Batgirl becomes the devil's advocate as she questions the approach of her mission and that of her fellow crusaders in "All Snug in Their Beds," making reference to the rich and privileged that most often than not seem to be the ones being most protected by the local hero community. Without being preachy, Gail Simone touches on a current social subject, not only as seen by her lead character, but also other members of the cast.

Batgirl by Alitha Martinez, Vicente Cifuentes, Ulises Arreola

The issue is mostly a set-up chapter where the dominoed daredoll crosses paths with the Disgraced, a band of over-the-top costumed sociopaths serving a very disturbed woman: Charise Carnes.  Her innocence or culpability will be the overarching subject of the storyline, and the beginning of what DC promises to be Batgirl's biggest headache. Alitha Martinez receives her first full issue in the title; not a bad job at all, especially in the action-oriented scenes. Good to see more and more female talent in comics.

The Art of Francis Manapul

Friday, June 15, 2012

Triple Threat

Women of the DC Universe. Batwoman and Mera busts inspired in the art of Terry Dodson; Batgirl bust inspired in the art of Adam Hughes.