Posts Tagged ‘New 52’

DC's Batgirl Redesign

DC’s Batgirl Redesign

Back in July, the internet exploded about DC’s new Batgirl redesign. With a hip, stylish, and cool costume, we are seeing Barbara Gordon like we have never seen her before. Babs Tarr, the artist behind the revamped comic, originally made much of her fame through her Tumblr. At Boston Comic Con 2014, Tarr was flooded with fans showing their appreciation for the new take on a character they love. It was great seeing so much positive energy surrounding the new Batgirl. We had the chance to ask Tarr a few questions about her thoughts on this experience:

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G&C's Ian Gaudreau (left) with Batman Writer, Scott Snyder (right)

G&C’s Ian Gaudreau (left) with Batman Writer, Scott Snyder (right)

Boston Comic Con 2013’s most popular guest was, without a doubt, Scott Snyder.  We had the opportunity to ask Snyder a few quick questions about his current work on Batman, currently in its ‘Zero Year’ story arc:

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Thbest of 2012

Now that we are officially in 2013, and to keep up with our ‘Best of 2012’ blogs, I wanted to take a look back at the video games and comic books that made 2012 so awesome.  In 2012, we saw some great video games, as well as some really big comic book events.  The Wii U was released, DC’s New 52 is now in full force, and Marvel NOW! has continued to throw out some really big titles.  Here is my breakdown of the ‘Best of 2012’:

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Aquaman #13 cover by Ivan Reis.  Hawkeye # 2 cover by David Aja.

Aquaman #13 cover by Ivan Reis. Hawkeye # 2 cover by David Aja.

For over 70 years, Aquaman had been lauded by DC Comics as one of their most singularly important character properties alongside icons like Superman and Batman.  Yet for all of DC’s posturing fans had never seemed to frame Aquaman as anything more than a silly, overrated merman who talks to fish.  Marvel’s Hawkeye, with his gaudy purple uniform and yawn-worthy bow-and-arrow gimmick, had suffered a similar stigma throughout the years.  However, 2012’s biggest industry initiatives—DC’s New 52, Marvel NOW, and Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ movie series—have finally turned Aquaman and Hawkeye into exciting, profitable franchises. (more…)

The cover of Green Lantern #0 from DC Comics

As part of DC Comics’ much-publicized “Zero Month,” the publisher has recently released Green Lantern #0.  The comic’s scribe, Geoff Johns, has been interviewed in numerous news outlets because this “zero issue” happens to introduce readers to an all new Green Lantern: an Arab-American from Dearborn, Michigan named Simon Baz.  Thus far, Baz looks to be a worthy addition to the DC Universe.

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