It’s impossible to listen to writer Tom King talk about DC Comics’ upcoming Heroes in Crisis series without gaining a new appreciation for the larger narrative project he’s been crafting across other comics, like Mister Miracle and Batman.
Comic-Con may dazzle with swanky merchandise and big movie and TV trailers, but it’s still home to the biggest awards event in comics: the Eisners, a celebration of the best and brightest creative teams around. This year is no exception, and here’s the complete list of winners of last night’s prestigious awards.
You’ve probably heard at this point about the big reveal of Batman #50's wedding thanks to The New York Times, continuing its weirdly consistent streak of getting to spoil comics days before they release. But, for better or worse, there’s more to the issue than what happens at DC Comics’ biggest wedding of the year.
Selina Kyle, an infamous burglar, socialite and occasional antihero of questionable morals, first met Bruce Wayne, a playboy billionaire with an affinity for bats and a strong sense of justice, at a yacht party being held far from their homes in Gotham city.
Scott Free is an escape artist. And a superhero. And the owner of the DC universe’s best T-shirt collection. But those are beside the point, which is that he’s known for escaping things. You could say he gets out of them, well... scott free. But this week’s Mister Miracle #9 might have given him, at last, a trap that…
Comics writer Tom King’s work is at its very strongest when it’s focused on the internal, emotional struggles characters are going through as they’re also fighting to save the world. King’s upcoming DC Comics limited series Heroes in Crisis lives in that space.
Even though Batman and Superman have fought and won against one another multiple times in the past, it’s always worth paying attention when they do, because the heated, ongoing debates about how Bruce could ever body Clark are never going to end.
DC Comics’ celebratory anthology for Action Comics’ 1000th issue doesn’t hit shelves until next month, but you can prepare yourself right now with one of the stories from the issue. And by prepare, I actually mean get punched right in the gut with some emotions.
Writer Tom King has hit superhero comic stardom in the past few years with gripping series like Marvel’s The Vision, and DC’s Batman and Mister Miracle, which all took deep psychological dives into the minds of their protagonists. King’s next project at DC sounds like it’s going to do the same, but on a much larger…
Hundreds of thousands of people think that Tom King is a good writer. He’s won some of the comic book medium’s most prestigious awards for work like The Omega Men, Vision, and Sheriff of Babylon. But he’s still nervous about his work.
Kite Man, a villain whose only ability is his proficiency with the huge kite he flies around with, has been one of the most consistently charming parts of Tom King’s run on Batman Rebirth. In this week’s issue, we finally learn the origins of his signature catchphrase and as is often the case in Gotham City, they’re…
At a Friday morning breakfast held by DC Comics, superstar writer Tom King said that, prior to starting on the main Batman title, one of the challenges he had to reckon with was the idea that “nothing new can be done with this character.” That’s one of the reasons that he had Batman ask Catwoman to be his wife.
Tom King’s run on Batman hasn’t been afraid to dive deep into the darkest or weirdest aspects of the Dark Knight’s mythos. But it’s also been unafraid of poking some fun at the more goofy parts of Bat-canon. Case in point, a joke about one of Bruce’s silliest villains that began a year and a half ago, and finally paid…
One of Jack Kirby’s most iconic (and weirdest) creations is returning to DC Comics, and bringing an equally mindbending creative team with him: Tom King—the man who wrote some of the best superhero comics in recent history in The Vision and The Omega Men—and Sheriff of Babylon’s superstar artist Mitch Gerads.
Apparently, Batman writer Tom King just wants to see the world burn. Why else would he post a ranking of Bat-family members, according to fighting skill, and place the Dark Knight himself THIRD on the list?
Marvel’s Champions are back, with a brand-new series from writer Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos. It’s a challenging position for Waid, who has to forge a new path for his young heroes while also acknowledging their past—not to mention the paths taken by other well-known Marvel characters. We spoke to him about…
The Vision is one of the biggest surprises to come out of Marvel Comics in years. The company announced the android would get his own comic, just as the character was about to appear in Age of Ultron, so fans expected a light, action-y series to cater to movie fans. The Vision took that preconception and smashed it to…
Tom King says that a lifetime of reading superhero comics helped him get ready to work for the CIA. And working for the CIA, in its own way, got him ready to write Batman.
Good news for fans of one of Marvel’s best comics, The Vision. Earlier today DC Comics announced the signing of an exclusivity deal with writer Tom King, leading fans to wonder if he would leave his incredible Marvel series before its 12-issue run ended—but that won’t be the case, according to King himself. Yay!
Last month, I was completely blindsided by the creepy, compelling opening to The Vision. Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta crafted an incredible first issue that explored the Avenging Android’s new family, and how coldly inhuman they were—but the second issue gives them some dark, fascinatingly human problems.