by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, November 19th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
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by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, November 19th, 2013
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:30 pm, October 28th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. You could always go buy something at the last minute, but the high prices for poorly made, mass-produced costumes aren’t for you. But worry not, because we’ve got your back. Here are our picks for 10 geeky Halloween costumes for procrastinators, so named because they for the most part call for normal, everyday clothes. Minus assorted accessories, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have what you need for at least a few of these costumes in your closet already. Procrastinators and costume cheapskates unite!READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, September 11th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:02 pm, September 10th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 4:00 pm, September 7th, 2013
DC Comics’ PR has taken multiple hits this week, and this weekend is a major convention, so you know what that means: DC higher ups giving unsatisfying responses to fan outcry at Baltimore Comic Con. Specifically, we’re talking about Dan DiDio saying that superheroes should never have happy personal lives, Aquaman and Mera aren’t married, and that a new writer will be taking over Batwoman with issue #25.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:02 am, September 5th, 2013
J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman announced late last night that, after having given the matter much thought, they have decided that they can no longer work under their current state of editorial interference, and will be walking off DC’s Batwoman title as of issue #26. Batwoman, a perrennial GLAAD award nominee, is also the first superhero title at Marvel or DC to feature a lesbian character in the lead. Williams and Blackman have said they were upset at long outlined and communicated plot events being overturned by editorial at the last minute, but the one that bothered them most was DC prohibiting them from ever allowing series lead Kate Kane to marry her fiancée Maggie Sawyer.READ MORE
by Brooke Jaffe | 10:15 am, August 16th, 2013
Artist Nina Edlund has captured the women of DC comics perfectly in her Cryptozoic sketch card collection — and they look so cute! Here are a few of our picks from her gallery of sketchcards, but she’s drawn even more than just what we have here. Check out her website for the rest of her DC ladies!READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 5:00 pm, May 14th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 2:28 pm, March 14th, 2013
It was surprising because I had expected a PR push, but like I said it became apparent quickly that it worked in our favor that nothing was spoiled for the readers. It gave them an unexpected jolt, shaking them up emotionally. The issue got picked up by outside media regardless of PR, Reuters and Huffington Post, to name a couple. I love that because there is nothing worse than building up something that is important to how a story impacts the reader, ruining the moment for them is the worst thing you can do. I do despise spoilers. PR works best if it can tease efficiently without just blurting crap out. So even though we did not prime ahead of time in this instance at all, it turned out just fine, and gave it all an honesty and power that the scene much deserved. — J.H. Williams III, artist and writer on Batwoman when asked by Comic Book Resources about DC Comics’ odd lack of a PR push for the last issue.
I myself wondered why DC Comics had chosen not to make a big PR push for Kate Kane proposing to her girlfriend Maggie Sawyer in Batwoman #17 last month, since comics companies these days don’t really seem to care about spoilers if they can get some publicity about it, and only a few weeks later DC made my point even more relevant by spoiling a major death in the Batfamily all over the place. My last assumption was that perhaps Williams had specifically asked them not to spoil it, but this quote from his interview with Comic Book Resources would seem to indicate the opposite.
I’m glad that Williams is happy with the result, but still puzzled by DC’s lack of press for the issue. Still, the issue got enough press on its own, so maybe DC and Marvel will take the hint and stop spoiling everything.
by Susana Polo | 2:13 pm, February 21st, 2013
Batwoman #17 came out yesterday, and in some of its last pages had a… thing… that happened. It’s a spoiler, sure, but it’s not a plot spoiler, it’s just a surprise. And before you get worried, it was a cool thing, an exciting thing, a bit of a cliffhanger thing, and I’m just puzzled as to why DC didn’t make a bigger deal out of it beforehand. It’s the kind of thing they could probably use right about now.
Okay, I’ll stop beating around the bush and put a jump cut here so that I can actually say what happened. Batwoman #17 spoilers from here on out.READ MORE