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    'Young Justice: Targets' spins out of 'Young Justice: Phantoms' by showrunner Greg Weisman • AIPT (aiptcomics.com)

    Queen Perdita has been kidnapped! Mysterious armored assailants have snatched the Vlatavan royal out from beneath Bowhunter Security, leaving Green Arrow and Black Canary poisoned and comatose in the process! Now a rallying cry echoes around the globe, and across super-teams, to band together and rescue Perdita! Continuing the story of Young Justice: Phantoms, now streaming on HBO MAX, is the six issue, digital first Young Justice: Targets.

    Written by Young Justice: Phantoms showrunner Greg Weisman with art by storyboard artist Christopher Jones, Young Justice: Targets will be available in comic shops on July 26. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers will have early access to the digital first comic, as Young Justice: Targets #1 will debut on the premium digital subscription service on June 14. Plus, each issue includes a bonus story detailing previously unseen adventures from past seasons of Young Justice!

    “It’s been terrific working with Christopher Jones again on another Young Justice comic, and I’m really excited for the fans to read Young Justice: Targets,” said Writer Greg Weisman. “It’s a fully canon six-issue mini-series, picking up right where Young Justice: Phantoms left off, with plenty of action, nearly our entire cast, and multiple new revelations.”

    “It’s been an amazing journey years after working with Greg Weisman on Young Justice comics, getting the opportunity to help create storyboards for the most recent season of the TV show, and now returning to produce more comics,” said Artist Christopher Jones. “Between my growth as an artist and the fabulous color by Jason Wright I think these are the best-looking comics I’ve ever had a hand in creating. I love getting to help tell the stories of these characters, and I can’t wait for fans to see where things go after Young Justice: Phantoms.”

    YOUNG JUSTICE: TARGETS #1

    Written by GREG WEISMAN

    Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

    Variant cover by MEGHAN HETRICK

    1:25 variant cover by TRAVIS MERCER

    $3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

    ON SALE 7/26/22

    Young Justice: Targets #1 will first be available as part of all DC UNIVERSE INFINITE paid subscriptions on June 14 and will be in comic shops on July 26. Young Justice: Targets #1 features a main cover by Christopher Jones, a variant cover by Meghan Hetrick and a 1:25 variant cover by Travis Mercer. New issues will be available on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE for 30 days before they are available in comic shops.

    New episodes of Young Justice: Phantoms are now streaming on HBO Max.For the latest information on YOUNG JUSTICE: TARGETS, visit the DC website at www.dccomics.com and follow @DCComics and @thedcnation on social media. The DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service is your one-stop spot for a host of classic and memorable stories featuring Batman; for more information and to subscribe, check out the website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com


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    A Tribute to the Justice League

    Pariah. The Great Darkness. A World of Dreams. Hope.

    Following the tragic events in Justice League #75 by Joshua Williamson and Rafa Sandoval (on sale April 26), Tom King (Human Target) and Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated) are teaming up for the first time ever for a tribute to the Man of Steel in Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Superman #1. Brandon Thomas (Aquamen), Chuck Brown (Black Manta) and Fico Ossio (Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom) will also honor Aquaman’s legacy in a backup story in the issue. Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Superman #1 will be available at comic book shops and digital retailers on July 12.

    "Superman is maybe my favorite character to write, and Chris is one of my favorite artists in comics, whom I've been dying to work with for years, so this project is an absolute joy,” said Writer Tom King. “It's an important and emotional story about what Clark missed when he missed Jon's teenage years, the pain and the glory of seeing your boy grow up."

    When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of DC Universe’s biggest event of 2022!

    “I’ve been a fan of Tom since his days on Grayson, so although he’s probably better known for his 12-issue ‘war-is-hell’ epics, I still primarily think of him as writing fun formalist done-in-ones,” said Artist Chris Burnham. “I’ve got two young boys who haven’t quite figured out what a knucklehead their old man is, so it’s fantastic to be drawing a story about Superman trying to live up to the high standards of his own father. I loved drawing the adventures of Batman and Robin in Batman Incorporated, and it’s been extra fun to draw Superman with a Robin-esque Superboy”

    Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Superman #1will be available on July 12 with art and a main cover by Chris Burnham, as well as a 1:25 variant cover by Steve Beach and a 1:50 foil variant of the main cover.

    DARK CRISIS: WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE - SUPERMAN #1
    Written by TOM KING
    Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
    Backup written by BRANDON THOMAS and CHUCK BROWN
    Backup art by FICO OSSIO
    1:25 variant cover by STEVE BEACH
    1:50 foil variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
    $4.99 | 40 pages | (All covers card stock)
    ON SALE 7/12/22

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    I might be tempted to make a "Marvel did it" comment, but I like the idea that Kirby's a supreme being across both universes at once.
     
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    I guess in the promo material for the latest big event, Pariah's gone cuckoo for evil puffs.
     
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    Ugh.
    Thanks.
     
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    He's shown up in the same role in a couple Image books as well.
     
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    Imagine if they did that for a good artist...
     
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    like your favorite hack copycat Kyle whatshisname. He's much better than the guy whose imagination fueled pretty much the entire US comics industry and without whom there wouldn't even be a Marvel Comics. Never mind the hundreds of household name characters Kirby created and his innovations to sequential storytelling which people still use today. Kyle created... oh yeah, Kyle has never created anything of note and hasn't made any impact on the industry whatsoever.
     
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    Wow, what a moody child.


    I realize you're still incredibly butthurt over getting schooled about your garbage slinging at artists who don't deserve it, but if you look past your vitriol you'll see I never named Mr. Hotz in that post at all.


    I'm thinking more along the lines of Romita, Buschema, any of Kirby's contemporaries. It's nauseating when someone who does decent design work but can't stay consistent with figure work in one book consisting of 24 pages gets lauded over people who outperformed him in EVERY artistic metric other than sheer page count.


    And for the record? Had Kirby NOT been there to draw those designs, someone else WOULD have.
     
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    I’m pretty sure most employees from dc would be laid off for “the greater good.”
     
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    Well some changes are likely coming, they have to save 3 billion across the entire company somehow. Lots of changes coming to most warner media owned companies. What happens will remain to be seen and we may not hear about it for several months.
     
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    lol says the guy who doesn't get Kirby.

    hahaha you thinking all Kirby did was draw those characters makes your post even more hilarious.
     
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    I totally "get" Kirby. He ran more books simultaneously than any other artist. He also designed several characters for Marvel and DC. As well, he broke the panel to draw characters coming out to make it more dynamic.

    And you know what? OTHER artists were doing the same thing with the exception of the number of books, only better. When your contemporaries are Will Eisner, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, and the list goes on, how can you say with a straight face that Kirby did ANYTHING other than speed and Kirby Dots better than anyone else?


    Kirby wasn't the only artist who could design costumes and characters, Kirby wasn't the only artist who had creative input to the creation of characters or to the scripts. He WAS, however, the one who did so with a severe lack of understanding of proportions, foreshortening, and other basic mechanics of illustration. Hell, George Perez has done EVERYTHING that Kirby has done except better AND with some actual consistency. Show me 12 pictures of Captain America's face done by Kirby, WILDLY different dimensions, details, etc. Now do the same for Perez. Damn near identical. But Perez never did Kirby Dots so he must not merit the deification lobbed Kirby's way, because fuck yeah Kirby Dots I suppose.


    I missed something: dull surprise. Kirby pretty much pioneered this with his inability to emote.


    Listen, sunshine, you are not the only person on here with a background in art, graphic design, or even comics specifically. You ARE, however, the only one narcissistic enough to treat your opinions as facts and attempt to correct others' opinions as "wrong".
     
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    The marvel process back then was Stan and Jack in an office. Okay for the next issue of Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom shoots the Baxter Building into space, doesn't that sound awesome. Okay Jack, I look forrward for seeing all the drawings done next week.

    Basically Stan and Jack would come up with a loose idea, with no firm details or script. Jack would go and draw it all, either at the office or at home, and Stan would then come up with what the characters were saying and thinking after Jack had it all drawn.
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    Detective Comics gets a new creative team in July | GamesRadar+

    DC's Detective Comics is getting a new creative team this July. DC announced writer Ram V and artist Rafael Albuquerque will begin their run with Detective Comics #1062, taking over for the current creative team of Mariko Tamaki, Sina Grace, Nadia Shammas, and David Lapham.

    Artist Ivan Reis, who has been contributing to the current run of Detective Comics, will also join the title for a four-issue run on Detective Comics #1066-1069.

    announced on Twitter that the creative team would be rounded out by colorist Dave Stewart.

    "Something is terribly wrong with Batman," DC describes the new team's first story arc. "No matter the tests Bruce takes, nor the numbers he counts, the greatest detective in the world can't pin down the source of this creeping dread—of his own inner demons and a looming mortality."

    DC further describes the plot as a "Gothic story" and "terrifying mystery" that sees actual demons walking the streets of Gotham City, drawn by an unknown musical source. The arc, titled 'Gotham Nocturne' is currently set at four issues, the first of which is appropriately entitled 'Overture.'

    Keeping with the operatic theme, Ram V calls 'Gotham Nocturne' a "quintessentially Batman story, told with the aesthetics of a gothic opera."

    He says "the draw of Batman as a character and that of the world around him had always been this blanket of tragedy that lay above it all."

    Artist Rafael Alburquerque echoes this sentiment, saying that the story "not only matches my vision of this beloved character but also twists it, elevating it to another level, making me want to be part of this special new take."

    "I think is going to be as special to the fans as it's been for me." says the artist.

    While neither of the creators mentioned any cast members, DC released character sketches of Batman and interestingly, Talia al Ghul, by Albuquerque.

    Talia, Damian Wayne's mother, recently shared a passionate kiss with Batman in the crossover story arc 'Shadow War' taking place in Batman, Robin, and Deathstroke Inc.

    Perhaps Catwoman will have a romantic rival in Gotham City coming up soon.

    And Talia, Ram V, Albuquerque, and Stewart aren't the only new names coming to Detective Comics. Also beginning with Detective Comics #1062, Si Spurrier will join the title writing backup stories starring other characters in Gotham City in moments where their paths cross with the Dark Knight. In his first backup, Spurrier will be joined by artist Dani in a noir-tinged story featuring the return of the former GCPD commissioner Jim Gordon as a private investigator as his latest case weaves into an investigation by Batman.

    July 26's Detective Comics #1062 will feature a main cover by Evan Cagle with variant covers by Lee Bermejo, J.H. Williams III, and InHyuk Lee.

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    He didn't just "design" them. He created them. Much more than the tirelessly self-promoting Stan Lee ever did. Jack created the characters and stories that Lee then scripted.

    All artists of American comics can trace their roots back to basically four people. Eisner, Caniff, Raymond, and Kirby. With the vast majority all the way through the '80s and '90s being direct descendants of Caniff (like Romita and Buscema) or Kirby (almost everyone at Marvel including Byrne, Perez, etc.). It's crazy but telling that all you see are the Kirby "dots" or breaking panel borders while remaining blissfully ignorant of the storytelling conventions he pioneered and that pushed Marvel to such a commanding lead in the 1960s.

    And I love how I'm the one that's "wrong". When Kirby's genius is acknowledged and praised by essentially 100% of the artists working in comics, and you are in the tiny minority of people scratching their heads, you think eeeeeeevverryyyybodyyyyyy else must be wrong and you know better than all of them. Take a second and think about how statistically unlikely that is. So who is the narcissist?