Worlds' Finest is a comic I'm really enjoying right now, for a number of reasons. First, one of the characters is Batman's daughter, which is basically who I wanted to be from the age of eleven to probably... sixteen or seventeen. The comic features Helena Wayne and Karen Starr, the Robin and Supergirl of Earth-2, unexpectedly transported to our universe in the heat of a battle against Darkseid in which both of their mentors perished, which brings me to the next reason why I love the comic: any superhero story that so prominently features a friendship between women is to be cherished. And finally, issue #7 marks the second part of a story featuring Helena's Earth Prime counterpart: Damian Wayne. Damian is something of a divisive character in fandom and even here at The Mary Sue (Jill loves him... ugh). I took no small pleasure in seeing him matched in sass and kick assery last issue, and I look forward to seeing it again. In conclusion: Worlds' Finest has a lot going for it, so I'm happy to say that DC Comics has offered us an exclusive preview of the first six pages of issue #7 and two of its covers. Read More
What happens when I sit at home and play WoW all day, and forget to pick up my comics? I miss stuff like major changes in the running of the company that I buy most of my comics from. (Strategically announced on the day of the week furthest from New Comic Day? We wonder.)
This Thursday saw major upheaval in the governance of DC Comics. Until now, the company was headed up by Paul Levitz, in the position of President and Publisher. According to an announcement made on the The Source, the official DC Universe blog, Levitz is leaving the positions, and will be replaced by six people. Namely, Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Executive VP of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development John Rood, and Executive VP of Finance and Administration Patrick Caldon. These so-called "High Five" will report directly to DC Entertainment's President, Diane Nelson.
A rundown of the artists on DC's new executive management team after the jump.Read More