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April 19, 2019

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Sony in legal challenge with DC Comics over ‘Zero Hour’ Trademark

Long-standing readers of DC Comics’ superhero fare will remember the publisher’s 1994 comic book series “Zero Hour”. This was a limited series designed to reboot DC Comics’ superhero continuity. It was creatively remarkable in that some of the last pages of various issues were intentionally blank, to demonstrate erasure of the existing continuity. In 1995, DC

The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1 (Review)

The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1DC Comics, May 2018Writer: Scott Snyder Batman seems to have a very bad case of parallel universe problems. After the initial exploration of this in the Metal storyline in early 2018 (some of which we reviewed), American writer Scott Snyder introduces us to a new parallel universe version of Batman, called

Doomsday Clock #9 (Review)

Doomsday Clock #9DC Comics, May 2019Writer: Geoff Johns With this new issue, DC Comics’ headline writer Geoff Johns continues his integration of Alan Moore’s seminal title Watchmen into DC Comics’ regular superhero continuity.  Over a year ago, we discussed whether re-writing Watchmen is a cardinal sin. We concluded that if one is to sin, then one should do it well

NeXt Gen #1 (review)

NeXt Gen #1Marvel Comics, April 2019Writer: Ed Brisson This story is concerned with a parallel universe of Marvel Comics’ mainstream reality: one which is a utopia for mutant superheroes. The mutants, NeXtGen, are fairly typical teenagers, squabbling amongst themselves, teasing each other, and picking on the kids who would prefer their own company. The major

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