Black Lightning is one of DC’s first African-American heroes and a longtime member of superteams like The Outsiders and the Justice League of America. Black Lightning, aka Jefferson Pierce, will also be the first person of color to headline a live-action DC CW superhero TV series. [Read more…] about Black Lightning Reading Order
Getting into Marvel Comics is an exciting yet intimidating time, so let me be the first to welcome you to the wonderful world of Marvel! [Read more…] about Where to Start With Marvel Comics In 2018?
DC Comics has been publishing Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman comics starting all the way back in the late 1930s (Whereas Marvel Comics has a relevant continuity dating back to a paltry 1961). If you want some context around Superman and Batman’s longevity, the characters’ creation predates World War II, the Cleveland Indians’ World Series drought (Go Cubs!), and TELEVISION.
As a result, DC Comics has a heckuva long publication history that can be a challenge for new readers to navigate. [Read more…] about Where to Start With DC Comics In 2018
It’s often overlooked, but historically speaking the shared Marvel Universe starts with Namor the Sub-Mariner (and, of course, Jim Hammond the original human torch). I remember interviews with Stan Lee during the 80’s in which he repeatedly championed his efforts to get a Namor movie to the big screen, well before Blade opened the floodgates of superhero cinema that we know and love today. [Read more…] about Namor (Sub-Mariner) Reading Order
Another good year for comics on the page, if not in the news. While Big 2 publishers Marvel and DC were called out for their internal rot (indie publishers were hardly spared as well), comics kept on comic’ing, and we got a number of great stories and art across a variety of mediums. [Read more…] about The Year In Comics – Comic Book Herald’s 2017 Favorites!