I just found out from DCComics.com today that yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of the release of Detective Comics Vol. 1 No. 27 (cover date: May 1939), the comic book issue that marked the first appearance of one of the most popular superheroes to appear in U.S. comics, and by extension, all media (incl. animation and video games). Yes, we are talking about Batman, one of DC Comics' flagship super-heroes. He's been appearing in comics every month nonstop for 75 years and still enjoyed by many readers worldwide today with many more awesome years to come.
You should check out Batman75.com to find out what DC Comics and Warner Bros. have planned to celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary. As for me, I'm in the process of brainstorming what to do to next to for celebrating Batman's 75 years after reading Detective Comics Vol. 2 No. 27-29, and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the pilot for the upcoming James Gordon-centric cop show Gotham.
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Not much to write there tonight, but according to the hosts of Innerspace, 3/07/2014 marked the 75th anniversary of the release of Marvel Comics No. 1, the first ever comic book item that Marvel Comics released, though at the time of release, the publisher was called "Timely Comics". In case some of you are new to the Marvel Universe experience, this comic book issue featured the 1st appearances of the first 2 featured protagonists of Marvel Universe mythos (the Original Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner), though they were shown in separate segments of the issue itself.
Happy 75 years to both Marvel Comics and the Marvel Universe franchise with many more years of amazing epic stories to come!
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As some of you DC Comcis fans know, sometime in the spring of next year will mark the 75th anniversary of Batman's debut. However, DCComics.com indicates that DC Comics will begin the celebration early with the release of Detective Comics...
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September is here, school's already back in session for some of us, but at least some things aren't over at all (like say the fun of finding new comics to check out). Plus, DC Comics has entered what is bound to be a megafun month as this is Villa...
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Today at the DC and Marvel Heroes Forum, I post a topic I feel will encourage lots of readers to voice their concerns regarding a recent controversial editorial decision made at DC Comics, publisher of the Batman comics. I am sure some of you heard the news that DC won't allow the currently running Batman comic book series Batwoman to feature a story where Kate Kane (the current Batwoman) marries her fiance, provoking the series' writers' decision to resign from writing in protest. Well, last night, I found out from the entertainment news show Innerspace that the entire reason DC editors refuse to let Kate Kane to have her wedding within the canon DC Universe continuity is to enforce o the continuity itself the storytelling standard that supeheroes are not meant to be happy, not even during an endless war against darkness. Moreover, current co-publisher at DC Comics Dan DiDio said this to defend the decision to prevent DC Universe super-ehreos from getting married, according to The Mary Sue:
"Heroes shouldn’t have happy personal lives. They are committed to being that person and committed to defending others at the sacrifice of their own personal interests.
That’s very important and something we reinforced. People in the Bat family their personal lives basically suck. Dick Grayson, Bruce Wayne, Tim Drake, Barbara Gordon and Kathy Kane. It’s wonderful that they try to establish personal lives, but it’s equally important that they set them aside. That is our mandate, that is our edict and that is our stand."
I guess the question I want to ask you readers is if you feel that DC's in the wrong to prevent DC Universe heroes who are in love with their respective lovers from getting married and/or having any sense of hapines in their lives, or do you think editiors have their good points? As for me, this adds to the two-year disappointment I find myself suffering from because of the new 52 iniative's elimination of Clark Kent's mariage with Lois Lane from the main DC Universe's timeline, and it's already sad that poor Dick Grayson never got to marry either Starfire or Barbara Gordon, even though he truly loved them. Looks like DC's really stooped to the level Marvel Comics' chief creator oficer Joe Quesada was at about six years ago when he dictated that Peter Parker's marriage with Mary-Jane Watson in the main Marvelverse's timeline be erased permanently.
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