COMICS! |OT| July 2013. Celebrate liberty with the ultimate patriotic superhero.

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I am, of course, referring to the Batman.




So it turns out I decided not to take the July OT off after all. Plans fell through, schedules delayed, et cetera et cetera. Things happen out in the real world, you know how it is.

...

I'll be taking off the September thread instead. Mark your calendars! >:D

For now, let's check out some of what's on tap for July...






+Avengers A.I. #1 by Sam Humphries and Andre Araujo (July 3). An all-new series! In the wake of Age of Ultron, super-scientist Hank Pym assembles a team of androids, robots, and cyborgs to save the world from a grave new threat. Ant Man surrounding himself with a bunch of robots? What could possibly go horribly awry with that, he asked rhetorically.
+All New X-Men #14 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen (July 17). The first time Jean Grey met a Mastermind, she ended up sporting a leather thong and corset, going red and eating a solar system, and getting vaporized on the moon while her friends watched. Now, a time-displaced Jean is about to have her first encounter with another Mastermind... Can the leather thong and all the rest be far behind?
+Deadpool #13 by Gerry Duggan, Mike Hawthorne, and Tradd Moore (July 17). Last time, it was the 1980s and big capes, pirate boots, and an alcoholic Tony Stark. This time, Deadpool gets reenvisioned as a Marvel character from the 1970s! The Merc with a Mouth takes it to the streets in this standalone adventure, and is joined by the righteous duo of Power Man and Iron Fist!
+Hawkeye Annual #1 by Matt Fraction and Javier Pulido (July 24). Lady Hawkguy stars in her own adventure! Kate heads to Los Angeles to get away from Clint and all his crap, but once there she runs into the villainous Madame Masque. As you may recall, these two had a particularly nasty run-in the last time they met, and certain threats were made. Will Masque make good on them, or will Kate retain the upper hand?
+Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1 by Christopher Yost and David Lopez (July 24). In this new ongoing series, Spock buddies up with a cavalcade of Marvel heroes! But this is Spock we're talking about here; he's going to piss every one of them off instead, and everyone knows it. Also this month: Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1, kicking off a new series featuring a team of D-list Spider-Man villains!
+Guardians of the Galaxy #5 by Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman and Sara Pichelli (July 31). Spinning out of Age of Ultron, a new cast member joins the Guardians! But who is Angela, how did she arrive in this dimension, and what does she want with Star-Lord and his band of galactic adventurers? Whatever the answers, you know they aren't good. Neil Gaiman joins Brian Bendis to join his creation into the Marvel Universe!






+Justice League #22 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis (July 10). After endless teasing, the much delayed "Trinity War" saga begins here, and it all starts with (wait for it) the death of a hero! As the murder mystery deepens, the Leagues are pitted against one another in a race to uncover the secret behind a growing darkness that will consume the Earth in evil... FOREVER. (Continues in Justice League of America and Justice League Dark)
+Batman '66 #1 by Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case (July 17). BIFF! POW! ZAP! BAM! The Dynamic Duo returns, in comic form! Drawing inspiration from the classic television series starring West and Ward, this all-new, digital-first series features Batman and Robin at their campy best, taking on the likes of Riddler, Joker, Penguin, Catwoman and more. Tune in each month for more adventures, same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel!
+Wonder Woman #22 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang (July 17). The New52 reimagining of Kirby's New Gods continues! Orion ventures through time and space to return to his homeworld of New Genesis, and comes face-to-face with its enigmatic ruler Highfather. But the lord of New Genesis has words for his wayword son, and you can bet anything that they will be harsh! ...Oh, and Wonder Woman shows up too, maybe.
+Batman Incorporated #13 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham (July 24). This is it, folks. After seven years, comics superstar Grant Morrison finishes up his run on Batman with the final issue of this series. Batman takes on the leader of Leviathan, better known as Talia al Ghul, daughter of his worst enemy and mother of his dead son, with the fate of Gotham and the world hanging in the balance. Can the Dark Knight save the day one more time and, if so, what will it cost him in the end?
+Flash Annual #2 by Brian Buccellato, Nicole Dubuc, Sami Basri and Cully Hamner (July 31). The Flash and Green Lantern, together again for the very first time! Years ago, these two very different heroes teamed up to solve a case, and also forged a friendship to last a lifetime. Now, in the present, that case haunts them both as a new foe appears that neither stands a chance against alone... or possibly together! See the first (and possibly last) team-up of these two iconic heroes in this annual special!
+Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1 by Peter Hogan and Chris Sprouse (July 31). The Alan Moore creation returns in a brand new series! Tesla Strong and her unborn child are in danger, and only her father Tom Strong can save her. There's just one problem: at the moment, Tom has lost all of his incredible powers! To regain them, and save his child and grandchild, he'll be forced to travel to the far side of the galaxy... to the world of Terra Obscura!






+Satellite Sam #1 by Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin (July 3). Two acclaimed creators unite, for a period piece filled with sex, death, and television! The year is 1951, and a star of the popular "Satellite Sam" sci-fi serial turns up dead in a New York flophouse. Cops rule the death a natural one, but the star's son knows there's more to his father's passing than meets the eye, and embarks on a journey into television's seedy underbelly to get the truth!
+Dawn: The Swordmaster's Daughter and Other Stories by Joseph Michael Linsner (July 10). For the first time in three years, Linsner returns to the character he created with a trio of tales based on classic stories. "Swordmaster's Daughter" features a young Dawn as inspiration for a master swordsman, while "Samsara" reveals her encounter with enigmatic Death, while in "White Phoenix" she takes a page from a Hindu epic. It's three stories for the price of one!
+Sheltered #1 by Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas (July 10). For years, the citizens of Safe Haven have been preparing their town for an apocalypse that never comes. Every conceivable scenario, from nuclear holocaust to zombie outbreak, has been taken into account to ensure the survival of their community. But there's one thing they couldn't count on: their children. An all-new series, featuring the apocalypse before the apocalypse!
+Elephantmen #50 by Richard Starkings and Alex Medellin, Gabriel Bautista, and Moritat (July 17). A special 50th issue celebration! Not all Elephantmen are destined for grand lives and thrilling adventures. In this special tale, the life of one of their kind is examined post-mortem; one who lived a life of quiet solitude in Los Angeles, and died an unremarkable death. Plus a special gallery of artwork from guest stars, and a reprinting of Elephantmen #1.
+It Girl & The Atomics #12 by James Rich, Chynna Clugston-Flores, Mike Norton, and Natalie Nourigat (July 17). It's the final issue and this series goes out on a high note, as every past It Girl artist returns for a trio of thrilling adventures! It Girl and the gang tackle secret agents, colorful villains, and the undead in this jam packed finale that promises to leave nothing on the table.
+Lazarus #2 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (July 24). When the Carlyle Family comes under attack, Forever's father suspects that an insider has betrayed them and is colluding with the enemy. To uncover this traitor, he sends Forever into the field of war, and into the arms of their rival family, the Morray's. Will Forever what her father asks of her, or have recent events begun to weaken her unwavering loyalty?






+Catalyst Comix #1 by Joe Casey, Dan McDaid, Ulises Farinas, and Paul Maybury (July 3). Dark Horse revives the classic 90s series! Titan, Amazing Grace, and the other Agents of Change have returned after a lengthy absence, but you've never seen them quite like this. Together they battle demons both external and internal, with a new look and new attitude toward the ideals of superheroism!
+BPRD Hell on Earth #109 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Laurence Campbell (July 17). The agents of the BPRD are in Chicago, investigating the ultimate fates of agents when went missing after their last mission. But what they find in the Windy City is more than a crime scene; they find a horde of mutant monsters, intent on stopping them from succeeding in uncovering the truth at any cost.
+The Strain: The Fall #1 by David Lapham and Mike Huddleston (July 17). The vampire apocalypse returns, with a new follow-up series by the original creators! As New York City burns, Dr. Goodweather drowns his sorrows in alcohol, overcome with his failure to kill the Master and end the vampire epidemic. But when his son Zack's life is in danger, can the good doctor sober up long enough to protect the boy from the vampire hunting him? Especially, when that vampire is the boy's mother?
+Mass Effect: Foundation #1 by Mac Walters and Omar Francia (July 24). A new ongoing set in the same world as the smash-hit game series! Written by the lead writer for Mass Effect 2 and 3, 'Foundation' introduces readers to the new and enigmatic "Agent," and chronicles her time on the brutal mining world known as Themis. Follow her story, as she escapes from this violent world and crosses paths with some familiar faces.
+Mind MGMT #13 by Matt Kindt (July 24). Beginning a new season of stories, with a series of standalone one-shots! In this month's tale, The Home Maker struggles to maintain her cover as the Mind Management Agency invades her home turf. Can this sleeper agent keep from revealing her true identity, or will the Agency's ruthless tactics force her hand?
+Captain Midnight #1 by Joshua Williamson and Fernando Dagnino (July 31). Lost in time, a hero from a bygone era returns! In the 1940s, Captain Midnight was a daredevil pilot, a scientific genius, and an American icon. Then, he disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle... and emerged here, in the modern era! Surrounded by a strange new world and threatened by an untrustworthy government, the Captain must find a way out of this new situation. A key entry in Dark Horse's new superhero initiative!






+Judge Dredd Classics #1 by John Wagner, Mike McMahon and Jim Fern (July 10). I AM... THE LAW! Each month, this new series will be reprinting classic Judge Dredd stories from 2000AD, retouched with new color artwork by Charlie Kirchoff, of Doctor Who Classic. First up is the acclaimed "Block Mania" story, which served as a prologue to the epic "Apocalypse War" saga. it's classic Dredd, with a colorful new look!
+Dinosaurs Attack! #1 by Greg Gerani, Herb Trimpe, and Earl Norem (July 17). The blood-curdling horror-meets-humor series inspired by the Topps trading cards returns, in its complete form for the very first time! Released over five issues, this series reprints the classic story and features artwork by the legendary duo of Herb Trimpe and Earl Norem, and chronicles the ultimate nightmare for mankind as dinosaurs assault the Earth. Can anything survive when... DINOSAURS ATTACK?!?!?
+My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #9 by Katie Cook and Andy Price (July 17). The Mane Six take a backseat in this new story arc, as the other residents of Ponyville get to share in the spotlight! in this issue, Big Macintosh's ordinary day about town turns into one very unusual adventure, filled with strange sights, sounds, and ponies that will push this normally shy gentlecolt to the limits of sanity!
+The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1 by Mark Waid and Paul Smith (July 17). Two iconic pulp heroes, together for the very first time! When a Central City official turns up dead in Los Angeles, Denny Colt - better known as the Spirit - heads for Hollywood to investigate the murder. And his investigation starts with the woman who discovered the body, a lovely young actress named Betty. But Betty's got an overprotective boyfriend named Cliff, with a secret of his own - he's the jetpack hero, the Rocketeer!
+G.I. Joe #6 by Fred Van Lente, Jamal Igle and Steve Kurth (July 24). This is it; the story everyone's been waiting for... the origin of COVER GIRL! Courtney Krieger had fame, fortune, and a life that anyone would envy. So why would she give up a world of comfort and luxury to become a member of America's elite special forces? And what does her terrible secret have to do with the return of the Cobra villain known as Mad Monk?
+Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #19 by James Roberts and Alex Milne (July 31). The Autobots have suffered the deepest of betrayals, and the Lost Light has fallen into enemy hands. But that matters little now to Rodimus Prime, confined to a cell and awaiting his execution. With time running out, Rodimus can do little but reflect in hindsight upon how little he knew about the "friends" who betrayed him. Is all hope lost, or is there someone out there that can still be trusted?






+Grimm Fairy Tales: OZ #1 by Joe Brusha and Rolando Neto (Zenescope, July 3). The studio behind Grimm Fairy Tales works its cheesecake magic on another children's classic! In the land of Oz, the witches who rule there are searching for the fabled Veridian Scepter, a lost weapon of untold power. Their race to rediscover it will lead them into our world, and to an isolated Kansas farmhouse that's home to the unlikeliest of heroines: none other than Dorothy Gale! (Who, no doubt, is scantily clad and incredibly voluptuous.)
+Quantum and Woody #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler (Valiant, July 10). The world's worst superhero duo returns! Inseparable as children, adopted brothers Eric and Woody Henderson are now estranged losers and petty rivals. But then, their father is brutally murdered, and in their own investigation into the crime the Henderson brothers stumble into a life-altering accident that grants them amazing abilities! What better reason to don costumes and fight crime, right?
+Day Men #1 by Matt Gagnon and Brian Stelfreeze (BOOM!, July 17). After a lengthy absence, legendary artist Brian Stelfreeze returns to comics! For millenia, the world has been controlled in secret by the vampire covens known as the "50 Families." But vampires can only come out at night, so when the sun rises they employ the services of the Day Men, mortal men and women trained for centuries to rule and maintain the vampire nation by day, on behalf of their sleeping masters.
+Red Sonja #1 by Gail Simone and Walter Geovanni (Dynamite, July 17). "The She-Devil with a Sword" gets a new series and a bold new attitude, courtesy of superstar writer Gail Simone! When the only man to ever earn her respect needs a favor, Sonja finds herself working to repay her blood debt at the head of an army marching towards certain doom. Featuring covers by some of the top female artists in the industry today!
+All New Fathom #1 by David Wohl and Alex Konat (Aspen, July 24). Aspen celebrates the 15th anniversary of Michael Turner's breakthrough creation with an all-new series! Freed from the memories of her tumultuous past by events of "The Elite Saga," Aspen Matthews is finally able to begin building a new life for herself in San Diego. But Aspen is still the product of two worlds, and her dual natures quickly lead her into new and complicating perils.
+Molly Danger Book One HC by Jamal Igle (Action Lab, July 31). For twenty years, the super-strong and eternally youthful Molly Danger has protected the town of Coopersville from the sinister armies of the Supermechs. But a new wrinkle is thrown into her life, when D.A.R.T. agent Austin Briggs becomes her new parnter, and secrets from her past threaten to destroy the life she's worked hard to build. By Jamal Igle, artist of Supergirl and G.I. Joe!



What is "On the Bullhorn"?
"On the Bullhorn" is your opportunity to get on that soapbox that TToB vacated. Each month I'll leave this space empty, and it's your job to fill it, Comic-GAF, with whatever you want. Got a book you want to promote? A writer? An artist? Got something to get off your chest, a pet peeve or storytelling trope you can't keep silent about? Just want to rant for a bit? Then type it up, provide some pics, and send it to me via PM so I can post it in the OP.

Or don't, and this can stay blank. Up to you.

No one submitted an idea for the Bullhorn last month, so this secion remains blank once again. Maybe it's time to retire it, yes?



Spoilers. In the age of digital comics, they are increasingly becoming an issue in these threads, as the drive to be first to discuss the week's releases overrides common sense and good posting etiquette. So over the coming weeks and months, the members of Comic GAF will be collaborating on and will eventually be implementing a system of general rules for avoiding spoilers on new comics in the Comics OT thread. But for now, please abide by the temporary guidelines outlined below. And remember, you are being watched and judged by your peers.

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4. Covers, solicitation copy, and/or promotional materials shall not be considered spoilers and are allowed, unless their content involves specific plot details; in those cases, outgoing links with spoiler warnings should be used.
5. The unmarked posting of spoilers related to comics will be allowed after a period of one week (Wednesday to Wednesday) from that comic's release.[/b] ([u]NOTE:[/u] Longer? -Spike)
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In short, don't be Stephanie Brown. Don't be... The Spoiler. For one thing, [b]you're[/b] not that loveable. >:|

Happy reading!
 
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pull lists shall continue!

Dark Horse:
Buffy
Angel
looking forward to both ending

DC:
Aquaman
Batman
Green Lantern, three issues to judge it
Superman Unchained, three issues
Wonder Woman

Image
Fatale
Invincible
Jupiter's Legacy
Lazarus
Mind the Gap
Morning Glories - threats of dropping it, but it lives on
Revival
Saga
Walking Dead

Marvel
All New X-Men
Avengers
Cap
Daredevil
FF
GotG - might drop after #6
Hawkguy
Indestructible Hulk
New Avengers
Savage Wolverine through the jock arc
Superior Spidey
Thor
Uncanny Avengers
Uncanny X-Bendis
WATXM
X-Men
Young Avengers

Good stuff? Good stuff.
 
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Batman Inc is ending this month

I know, right? When it's gone, my pull list will be 100% DC free for the first time since... I can't remember when. 2001 maybe? 2000?

End of an era.

The banner should be composed from many of our finest Canadian super heroes. Today is Canada Day.

If too much to request then a pitcher of maple syrup shall suffice.
Batman is patriotic enough for Canada too!

As a UK citizen I refuse to participate in this thread until Captain Britain gets equal billing to Batman. Failing that, Union Jack. Not that Britain has anything to celebrate in July, but still.

Nice work on the OT as always!
And the UK as well!

Name a more patriotic superhero than Batman. Here's a hint: YOU CAN'T! ;p
 
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Here's my current pull list:

DC:
Animal Man (thinking of dropping)
Batman
Batman Incorporated
Batwoman (thinking of dropping)
The Flash
Superman Unchained
The Wake

Marvel:
All New X-Men
Avengers
Avenging Spider-Man (moving to Superior Spider-Man Team-Up)
Captain America
Daredevil
Deadpool
Guardians of the Galaxy
Hawkeye
Journey Into Mystery
New Avengers
Powers: Bureau (thinking of dropping)
Superior Spider-Man
Thor: God of Thunder
Uncanny X-Men
Wolverine and the X-Men
X-Men
Young Avengers

Other:
Adventure Time
Atomic Robo
Invincible
Saga
Star Wars
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
The Walking Dead

Thinking of adding:
Satellite Sam
Avengers AI

Any suggestions for any books I should add? (Like I need more)
 
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Not ready for Incorporated to end, although I'm sure the ending will be great.

My current pull:
DC:
Batman
Detective Comics
Batman Incorporated
Batman and Robin
Nightwing
Birds of Prey
All Star Western
Wonder Woman
Green Lantern
Green Lantern Corps
Red Lanterns
Green Arrow
Legion of Superheroes
Demon Knights
Animal Man
Phantom Stranger
Dial H
Earth 2
World's Finest

Fables
Fairest
The Unwritten
The Wake
Trillium (forthcoming)

Enjoyed first issues of Superman Unchained, Batman/Superman and the new run on Green Lantern: New Guardians, so I might start picking those up if they keep up the quality. I've recently cut out all the DC books that I wasn't really enjoying.

Marvel:
Uncanny X-Men
All New X-Men
X-Men Legacy
X-Men
Astonishing X-Men
X-Factor
Wolverine
Gambit
Cable and X-Force
Avengers
New Avengers
Young Avengers
Daredevil
Indestructible Hulk
Iron Man
Scarlet Spider
Guardians of the Galaxy

IDW:
GI Joe
GI Joe: Special Missions
GI Joe: The Cobra Files
Transformers: More than Meets the Eyes
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Transformers Spotlight
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Image:
Fatale
Saga
The Manhattan Projects
Secret
East of West
Chew
Lazarus
Ten Grand
Sidekick (Forthcoming)

Dark Horse:
Star Wars
The Massive
X

Valiant:
XO Manowar
Harbinger
Bloodshot
Archer and Armstrong
Shadowman
Quantum and Woody (finally coming out this month)
Eternal Warrior (forthcoming)

BOOM:
Suicide Risk

Avatar:
Absolution Rubicon (starting this week)

Yeah, that's a lot of books. Wrote this up off the top of my head so I might have missed something.

And then Vertigo had to go and announce a new Milligan book, and Image started talking about new books by Brubaker and JMS, so my wallet will be hurting even more soon.
 
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Another JL3000 Interview. Another "How does this relate to the Legion" as the first question. Another frustrated/frustrating brush off. Actually had a brief twitter conversation with DeMatteis about it; The lack of information is frustrating. For all these interviews all we've really been able to guess is that
IT'S CLONES
.

Would be nice to get some straight answers. "Sorry brah, Legion sells like shit now and we don't give a fuck anymore. Here is some Justice League." At least it'd be honest. But then I love this creative team. So. I don't know.

Oh, and missed a sweet sale on the Baxter (Vol. #3) Legion run. /wrist-ing myself right now for that.
 
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Gonna try and think of my pull list from memory.

DC

Batman
JLA
Dial H
Detective Comics
Green Team
Green Lantern
Superman Unbound
Batman Superman
Catwomen
Astro City
American Vampire
Batgirl

Dark Horse

Star Wars Darth Vader and The Ninth Assasin

Image

Lazarus
East of West
Jupiters Legacy
Morning Glories

Marvel

Utimate Comics Spiderman
xX-Men

Trade waiting

Justice League
Superior Spiderman
Hawkeye
Saga
Nightwing
The Flash
Revival
 
Jun 11, 2009
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So what the hell is the current slate of upcoming vertigo shit looking like? I'm feeling kind of tempted to just walk into a comic shop and say "sub me to every new vertigo series."

Still tradewaiting fables, unwritten, and american vampire though.
 
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+Justice League #22 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis (July 10). After endless teasing, the much delayed "Trinity War" saga begins here, and it all starts with (wait for it) the death of a hero! As the murder mystery deepens, the Leagues are pitted against one another in a race to uncover the secret behind a growing darkness that will consume the Earth in evil... FOREVER. (Continues in Justice League of America and Justice League Dark)
Is it possible to fit any more comic cliches in that description?
 
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Comics Equity Project

Saw a link to this on my twitter feed (Source: Penny Arcade) Always great to do our part to help make sure creators who've given us years of wonderful stories get what they are due.

In All Fairness - Help Comic Creators Get What They're Owed
I need your help.

DC Comics is a great company.

It was the first major publisher to offer creator contracts on a regular basis, allowing the men and women who create characters for DC books to share in the profits those characters generate in other media. You may say, that's only fair, but until the mid-1970s it was standard policy for comic book publishers to buy all rights in perpetuity upon payment for a single story. Writers and artists received no further payment for their work after that first check -- no money for reprints, no money for toys based on characters they'd created, no money for movies or TV shows or games or trading cards.

Nada, zip, zilch.

DC Comics changed that.

Starting in the mid-70s DC offered creators an opportunity for what they called "equity participation." With the appropriate paperwork submitted and signed, DC creators would receive a share of the profits generated by their creations. Like I said, you may think this is only fair, but in the '70s it hit the business like a revelation. And for more than thirty years it's given quite a few creators an extra bit of income -- in some cases, for some older creators, the only real income they receive from comics.

So, to repeat, DC Comics is a great company.

But, like all companies, it's a business, and its first priority is to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and maximize profits. So tracking which character was created by which writer and artist team thirty or forty years ago isn't part of their business plan. It's just too much work, and it requires a dedication and devotion to detail that only one group in the world has in abundant quantities:

You, the fans.

A personal note. I started this site because some of my fans alerted me to the use in the TV series "Arrow" of characters I co-created in the late 1970s, early 1980s. Without those fans I wouldn't have known those characters were appearing. I wouldn't have filed equity participation paperwork with DC. And neither I nor the artists I worked with would be eligible to receive money for the use of those characters. DC does not make payments retroactive. If a creator wants to claim equity participation in a character he or she co-created, they need to do so proactively.

Which is where you come in.

If you're a fan of DC comics published since 1975, you can help your favorite pros -- not just me, but any writer or artist who worked on DC's titles. Go through your collection. Look for the first appearances of any character, major or minor, hero/villain/sidekick/bystander from the years 1975 on. Download and fill out the DC Comics Character Equity Request form (you'll find the link below) and email it to the creators involved. Most creators have an active presence on the web, either on Facebook, or Twitter, or through their own web sites or fan pages. Reach out to them. Encourage them to file the paperwork you prepared with DC.

Help them get their fair share.

Obviously, I include myself (Gerry Conway) in this list. I can use your help, too.

Between 1975 and the mid-80s I wrote literally hundreds of comics for DC and created dozens of characters. FIRESTORM, JUSTICE LEAGUE, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, on and on and on. There's no way I can single-handedly track down each and every character who made their first appearance in a story I wrote. But all of you working together, each doing one or two characters -- you can crowd-source it.

Download the form, fill it out, attach a piece of art identifying the character, and send it to the email link below with the subject line EQUITY. To prevent duplication of effort by fellow fans (and to claim credit for your help!) post a comment to this blog identifying the character you've discovered.

On behalf of all the DC creators who would otherwise never know, literally, what they're missing, thank you!

Here's the link to the Character Equity Request Form:

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share?s=03a_NFnaQb0s2gNS63TPgo
 
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Well this month should be the final arc in the Sonic and Megaman Worlds Collide crossover, while slow I really enjoyed it, and strongly recommend everyone pick up the TPBs~
 
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Comics Equity Project

Saw a link to this on my twitter feed (Source: Penny Arcade) Always great to do our part to help make sure creators who've given us years of wonderful stories get what they are due.
This is amazing, and I'll be pulling out my remaining longboxes to do may part. Some of the creators I've loved forever could be helped out, since the industry shits on them constantly. I've even seen it done in ComicGAF which is beyond shameful. The hot creators today would never disrespect their predecessors.
 

Filthy Slug

Crowd screaming like hounds at the heat of the chase/ All the colors of the rainbow flood my face
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Anybody else drop some cash on Zenith? I think I'm going to starve for the next two weeks 'cause of it.
 
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This is amazing, and I'll be pulling out my remaining longboxes to do may part. Some of the creators I've loved forever could be helped out, since the industry shits on them constantly. I've even seen it done in ComicGAF which is beyond shameful. The hot creators today would never disrespect their predecessors.
I think I was more amazed by the fact that I didn't realize Felicity Smoak (from Arrow) was actually a preexisting Fury of Firestorm character from like 1984. Just amazing some of the nods given that many people might miss.

GrandHarrier: I think you asked about the Movement in the last thread. Nothing about that book really interests me, is it good?
Issue #1 was OK. Issue #2 was pretty great. If you haven't given it a try I'd suggest you check it out. I think it has potential. I just figured if you were getting Green Team you'd have checked it out since (despite the fact that there are no direct links at the moment) they were hyped up together.
 

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Yeah, couldn't resist it. Also grabbed a T-Shirt since I've been lusting after one of those for over 20 years.
The shipping almost made me shit my pants, but no other choice. Also, that shirt is fresh--still thinking over buying one!
 
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Seems like DC and Comixology has added the ability to subscribe to a series now

http://www.readdcentertainment.com/
At a discount right, some type of program where you subscribe for 12 issues at a reduced price like they have for print issues?

*reads*

No. They just make sure to charge you the full price when a new issue comes out. I like this, it's very monetarily efficient on DC's part to make sure they charge you full price.
 
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comicGAF is my favorite GAF. You guys have been really helpful getting me into the hobby. I think for the first time im startig to learn peoples usernames on this board.
 
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Issue #1 was OK. Issue #2 was pretty great. If you haven't given it a try I'd suggest you check it out. I think it has potential. I just figured if you were getting Green Team you'd have checked it out since (despite the fact that there are no direct links at the moment) they were hyped up together.
Honestly I only picked up Green Team because it's Art Baltazar and Franco. I love those guys. The book's been fun for the first two issues, so I'm happy.
 
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