For Your Consideration: DC Birds of Prey collections


Birds of Prey: Murder & Mystery

Birds of Prey: Murder & Mystery


The Birds of Prey hits movie screens soon and DC is making sure you have plenty of Birds of Prey stories to read as you wait for the film. Robert Greenberger looks at these offerings including The Huntress: Origins and Birds of Prey: Black Canary, The Huntress, Harley Quinn, and Murder & Mystery.

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COMICS THAT READERS WON’T SEE FOR MONTHS… THIS IS SUCH A WEIRD HOBBY…


Amazing Mary Jane #1

Amazing Mary Jane #1


There are lots of new comics available for pre-order at WestfieldComics.com and KC Carlson takes a closer look at some of the offerings from DC and Marvel including Basketful of Heads, Marvel Monograph: The Art of Stuart Immonen, Birds of Prey, and Amazing Mary Jane.

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For Your Consideration: DC’s Birds of Prey Volume One


Birds of Prey Vol. 1

Birds of Prey Vol. 1



One of DC’s popular team books from the 90s ans 2000s is back in a new collection, Birds of Prey Vol. 1. Robert Greenberger has all the details!

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C is for Commentary: Previews #280


Empowered Vol. 7

Empowered Vol. 7



Westfield’s Josh Crawley looks at some cool items in the new Previews including Dark Horse’s Empowered Vol. 7, Image’s Saga #1, and the Godzilla Feet Plush Slippers.

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C is for Commentary: Previews #277


Muse Hardcover

Muse Hardcover



Westfield’s Josh Crawley looks at some of the coolness in the new Previews including Marvel’s Defenders#1, Humanoids’ Muse HC, and Image’s The Red Wing Trade Paperback.

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C is for Commentary: Previews #269


Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever

Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever



Westfield’s Josh Crawley takes a look at books available in Previews #296.

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Beauology 101: That’s No Lady, That’s A Blackhawk!


Art by Phil Jimenez

Art by Phil Jimenez


Beau Smith talks about his love of “forgotten” characters, including DC’s Lady Blackhawk.

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Too Much Cool Stuff – Not Enough $$$ – April ’10


by KC Carlson

Superman #700

Trinity Anniversary
DC somehow finagled their publishing schedule so that their Big 3 characters all have Anniversary Issues the same month – so look for Superman #700, Batman #700, and Wonder Woman #600. All of these are 56-page comics with several creators pitching in, and all three promise major changes in creative direction as well. Both Superman and Wonder Woman feature the first work on the characters by recently new-to-DC superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski.

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KC Column: Creation Comforts


Detective Comics #27
by KC Carlson

Often in comic books, especially when it comes to superhero comics, credit for creation is talked about in two different ways. One is the common-sense, often folkloreian manner of determining who created a character: either based on a series of tales handed down through the years by those who were there, or by comics historians who have studied the early works and can determine artist styles and quirks or certain writer tics (like placement of punctuation or use of verbs or adjectives, or even the number of exclamation marks used!!!). The other is whoever the lawyers say created something. Of the two, I believe the latter is the more arcane and mysterious choice.

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