This Creature Of The Night #1 exclusive deepens Batman’s childhood trauma

Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen’s Superman: Secret Identity is one of DC’s most accessible, emotionally charged stories, telling a story set in a world where superheroes like Batman and Superman are fictional comic-book characters. Secret Identity explored the life of a boy named Clark Kent who resents his name because…

DC Bombshells builds a feminist story from pin-up superhero designs

The oversexualization of female characters is a hot-button issue in superhero comics, so there was reasonable cause for concern when DC announced a new series based on a line of collectible statues depicting its female heroes and villains as ’40s-style pin-up girls. Attaching a creative team of women to the project…

Exclusive DC preview: A new heroine rises in Astro City’s milestone 25th issue

There have been well over 50 issues of Kurt Busiek’s creator-owned superhero series Astro City, but the comic has never actually hit the issue #25 milestone because it keeps getting relaunched with new volumes. That finally changes this week with the release of Astro City #25, an issue that arrives 20 years after…