Tag Archives: Wonder Woman

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 pictures (part 2)

12 Aug

Photos by Orion Tippens

Occasional caption text by Mike Hansen

Photo Jul 19, 9 02 30 AM

Photo Jul 18, 1 29 39 AM

Dustin Nguyen (Li'l Gotham) rocks the stage.

Dustin Nguyen (Li’l Gotham) rocks the stage.

Photo Jul 21, 1 17 33 AM

Photo Jul 18, 2 30 03 AM

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Hey, it’s a Brand New DC NEW 52 survey

22 Jun

by Mike Hansen

Frankenstein (DC Comics)

A New 52 character. Also a metaphor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m back, folks!

Looks like DC Comics has stuck with Nielsen to offer another online survey – go here and let them know what you think of the New 52 so far. I just took the survey, and I was happy to let DC know what it’s doing right or wrong.

One thing to watch out for: “Orange Ivy” is the fake title this time. Make sure you mark that you’ve never heard of it, or you won’t be able to take the full survey.

A couple of thoughts on the survey:

Once again, there is no option for indicating that a customer purchased print comics from an online comics retailer. Some of the questions about going to a comics shop and making impulse purchases or whatever don’t really apply if some of the comics were preordered online.

Also, the survey did not ask any detailed questions about the characters, story, or creative teams – there was one question about how important these are to me when I buy comics. I suppose DC doesn’t want its readers second-guessing the always-fine decisions made by its editorial staff.

Anyway, check out the survey – and feel free to let me know what you think…

More Links Catch-Up (Walking Dead, Superman, Alan Moore, Joss Whedon, D&D, etc.)

14 Jun

by Mike Hansen


CBLDF (Photo credit: badlyricpolice)

Sorry about the lack of posts yesterday – I’m hammering away on some comics story proposals to pitch to publishers in the coming weeks. I’ll be sharing more info about them in the future. In the meantime, I thought you’d dig these stories:

Awesome story about a kid who asks a comics retailer, “Are you Superman?”

After moving their channel numbers, Dish Network has threatened to stop carrying AMC’s networks next month. That means no more Walking Dead and Comic Book Men (among others) for millions of people. Click here to tell Dish what you think about this.

The CBLDF gives a quick take on the mother who complained about an Alan Moore comic at a library being available for teens. (While I’d call Neonomicon one of Moore’s more “adult-oriented” comics, I’d never suggest that teenagers aren’t mature enough to handle “mature-readers” comics – after all, I happily read Elfquest, Groo, Swamp Thing, Sandman, and Hellblazer as a kid – all of which had nudity, sex, and/or “graphic” violence…)

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Links: The Oatmeal update, Avengers, New 52, World War Z, etc.

12 Jun

by Mike Hansen

The cover of World War Z

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal raised his $20,000 to spite FunnyJunk in only 64 minutes. He’s now at over $117,000.

Warren Ellis explains why he’s cool with Iron Man 3 using his ideas without paying him. (At least modern creators know what they’re getting into – too bad it doesn’t help the original creators that built comics in the 1930s-1970s.)

Liked the Avengers movie? Support the Jack Kirby Museum!

Were cave dwellers the first animators? Could be.

Speaking of animation – this is the greatest comics commercial I’ve EVER SEEN:

Why can’t DC’s New 52 commercials be that good? (And why are the currently running commercials advertising the upcoming collected editions almost exactly the same as the old ones? That’s a good way to get kids to tune out.)

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Remember, Sunday is WOMEN OF WONDER DAY!

28 Oct

by Mike Hansen

WOWD Brian Michael Bendis feature

Winning a chance to appear in a Bendis comic is just one of the amazing auctions

Go here for all of the details!

If you’re anywhere near Oregon, New Jersey, or Texas on Sunday, you should get yourself to participating stores for Women of Wonder Day! Formerly known as Wonder Woman Day for 2006-2010, Women of Wonder Day has been an incredible fundraising event for women’s shelters and anti-domestic violence charities.

Original work and memorabilia from top comics stars and media have been donated for auction to raise needed money, and several creators and costumed characters will be appearing as well. This is a great opportunity for fans to get something cool while helping a worthy cause! In addition to amazing original artwork, there’s a chance to bid to be a character in an upcoming Brian Michael Bendis comic, original pages from some big titles, and lots of signed DVDs and more!

And even if you can’t be there, the website has donation links with Kickstarter and Paypal, as well as links to the specific charities being helped – why not chip in some bucks and help do some good?

Even if you can’t help out in the above ways, please SPREAD THE WORD about this important cause – despite this being WOW Day’s sixth year, it’s received very little attention in the comics press (though MTV Geek had a nice feature!). Get the word out, and support Women of Wonder Day!

The participating stores are:

Excalibur Comics: 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 12:00-6:00 P.M.

Comic Fusion, 42 Main St, Flemington, New Jersey 12:00-5:00 P.M.

Heres and Fantasies, 4945 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 12:00-5:00 P.M.

Here’s a small sampling of what’s being auctioned – LOTS more at the main website!

WOWD Gilbert Hernandez

Wonder Woman by Gilbert Hernandez

WOWD Steve Lieber

Batwoman by Steve Lieber

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LOTS’ O LINKS: DC New 52, WTF Comics, and More

28 Sep

Good afternoon, folks! As I’ve been preparing for going to APE this weekend, several comics-related stories have cropped up that I thought were worth sharing.

Wonder Woman has an axe. Empowerment!

DC announced that all 52 titles have sold out and are being reprinted. Hopefully, DC will print enough reprints to go around this time.

While certain DC New 52 titles have been clearly aimed for the young-male demographic, some folks have posted what their kids thought of them. THIS IS AWESOME.

Fantasy author Michele Lee shared her daughter’s thoughts on Starfire and Red Hood #1:

“Do you think the Starfire in the Teen Titans comic book is a Continue reading

Where My Oreos At

6 Sep
Oreo cookies

Image via Wikipedia

I really do hope DC’s relaunch is a big success. Any success in comics helps the industry. But even with the initial sellouts happening, I’m still concerned.

What do we remember about DC in 1987, after Crisis on Infinite Earths? John Byrne’s Superman titles, George Perez’s work on Wonder Woman, Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, Giffen & DeMatteis’s Justice League. All top sellers with strong creative voices, great storytelling, and solid characterization.

People don’t remember the Invasion crossovers, or Millennium – and why should they? Those stories were about plot over character, and even though they sold okay at the time, who wants to read them now? Especially when people remember Guy Gardner being knocked out with one punch, or Martian Manhunter’s love of Oreo cookies. Continue reading

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