Column: What it means to be a Young Animal in the DCU

By: Shawn Warner

     We are now three titles into the Young Animal imprint, for those of you who may have been off planet for the past few months, Young Animal is the new Vertigo-like imprint at DC Comics under the creative guidance of visionary writer and Grant Morrison protégé, Gerard Way. Like Vertigo, young Animal is designed to be the home of books that, although very much a part of the DC continuity, these titles share a more eclectic and progressive tone, often darker and geared more to mature readers. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Forever Evil’ #6

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Geoff Johns
Artwork by David Finch
Inks by Richard Friend
Color Artwork by Sonia Oback

The penultimate issue of Forever Evil is certainly a big one.  It has big action, big violence and big reveals but does it have big heart? Continue reading

‘Lost in the Longbox’, Episode 24: ‘the Rogues: New Years Evil’ #1

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‘The Rogues: New Years Evil’ #1
(DC Comics, 1998)

Writer – Brian Augustyn
Penciller – Ron Wagner
Inker – Bill Reinhold
Letterer – Bob Lappan
Colorist – Noelle Giddings

Greetings from the Wasteland!

You can’t love every old book. Some just aren’t that good, no matter how much you may have loved it at the time, there are so many books that were throw offs, that didn’t work, and some that were just plain bad. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Harley Quinn” #0

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by Jim Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Artwork by Various

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti don’t just break the fourth wall in this issue, they obliterate it! However it’s all in good fun and it goes miles in restoring some of the humor that the New 52 re-invention of Harley Quinn has leached from the sometimes silly sidekick of Mistah J. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Forever Evil: Arkham War” #2

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils by Scot Eaton
Inks by Jaime Mendoza
Color Artwork by Andrew Dalhouse

This second issue of the Arkham War mini-series picks up a bit of speed but still contains quite a bit of set-up. Peter J. Tomasi is taking the slow burn approach to this narrative, meticulously building the story at a pace that allows for more detailed characterizations while still driving the plot forward. Continue reading