Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014!

2013 was a year of many changes for Batwoman, Batgirl, and Mera. J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman stepped down from their writing duties in "Batwoman" amidst much controversy. As a result, the "This Blood is Thick" arc was left unfinished. Marck Andreyko has taken over the title. After a bloody confrontation with her brother, James Gordon Jr., Batgirl gave up the cape and cowl as she became "Wanted" by the Gotham P.D. In the meantime, Mera returned to her homeworld Xebel, where new secrets about her were discovered; now, as Queen of Atlantis, her new challenge is to accept and be accepted by people that hate her... and she does not feel that great about them either!  What will 2014 bring for the redheads?  Happy New Year!

Batwoman #19 Fold-out cover
By Trevor McCarthy

Batgirl #19 Fold-out cover
By Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo

Aquaman #19 Fold-out cover
By Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, Brad Anderson

Monday, December 30, 2013

Aquaman #26

Aquaman #26

Art by Netho Diaz

Inks by Sean Parsons and Ruy José

Colors by Wil Quintana and Andrew Dalhouse

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Batgirl :: Wanted

Batgirl #23
Part I - "Manhunt"

Batgirl #24
Part II - "Dragnet"

Batgirl #26
Part III - Ambush"

Covers by Alex Garner

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mera 52 by Tonner Doll Co

The Tonner Doll Company brings the Queen of Atlantis to new heights with its third Mera doll (let's call it Action Figure), this time in her "New 52" version. Mera will be available for sale later in December, but for now, Tonner is accepting pre-orders.

This is how the manufacturer describes the product: Dressed Tonner character figure™, Face includes hand-painted details, Fine quality vinyl and hard plastic, Lois Lane head sculpt 16" Heroic body, Tyler skin tone, Green painted eyes, Classic red rooted saran hair, Green glitter lycra footed bodysuit with attached shoe, Gold earrings, Gold gauntlets, Gold crown, Stand.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Batsgiving :: An "Eternal" Tease

All the "New 52" comics for the week of November 20th feature a "Batsgiving" pin-up in place of the regular "Channel 52" parodies. This image by Jason Fabok features the members of the Bat-Family, including, of course, Batgirl and Batwoman. The cryptic double spread is inspired by a paint from the early 20th century by American artist Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, and apparently teases plots from the upcoming "Batman: Eternal" weekly series.

Art by Jason Fabok

"The First Thanksgiving 1621"
Inspirational piece by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Batwoman close-up

Batgirl close-up

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mera Character Study

Early Mera Sketches for The New 52
Artwork by Ivan Reis

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nightwing Annual #1

Cover by Tony Daniel and Tomeu Morey

Art by Jason Masters

Colors by Chris Sotomayor

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Batman Beyond 2.0 #4
Cover by Sean Murphy and Jordie Bellaire

Chapter 4 "Shadows of the Past"

Art by Thony Silas

Colors by Andrew Elder

Batgirl and Nightwing!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Forever Evil #1

Forever Evil #1 "Nightfall"
Art by David Finch

Inks by Richard Friend
Colors by Sonia Oback

Friday, August 30, 2013

I Cry Foul!

First we were led to believe that Mera would join the ranks of the Justice League. Well, that didn't happen; neither did the dramatic change in character design promised by Jim Lee.

Then, for Free Comic Book Day 2012, Mera was featured in the Trinity War teaser, as being part of the super-hero scuffle. Guess what? That didn't happen either! Mera was removed completely from the story. To justify her appearance in the 2012 teaser, the most "elegant" solution that could be found was to pretend that Martian Manhunter momentarily adopted Mera's form to... confuse the enemy? What an insult! I cry foul!

Justice League #23
"Trinity War" - Conclusion

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ivan Reis - Colors by Rod Reis