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With digital very likely to be a major player for comics in the future, many comics companies are getting an early start on the entire “revolution” that may see us downloading issues from an FTP site rather than going to our local comics shops … sooner than we think!

DC Comics has been putting their toe in the water a lot recently, with some books like Batman Beyond Unlimited and Smallville Season 11 appearing in digital format before they are collected into a monthly comic. (I do love that first one especially, by the way!)

Recently, the company revived a previous Batman title with Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight, which can only be purchased online … so far. Here’s the description: “On Thursdays beginning in June, a new digital Batman series will showcase stories of the Dark Knight outside of regular DC Comics continuity and feature artists and writers such as Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles, B. Clay Moore, Nicola Scott and Joshua Hale Fialkov. One all-star issue teams writer — and Lost co-creator —Damon Lindelof with artist Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth).” Each chapter retails for .99 cents.

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I thought this week, in honor of the hour-long debut of Green Lantern: The Animated Series on Cartoon Network on Friday night, I’d vary the weekend format and post videos about the show. I’m a big fan of it, but then, I loved the live-action Green Lantern movie that flew into theaters. Honestly, I’ve met a LOT of people like me who hope for more GL!

Of course, the comics continues soaring right now, with Geoff Johns writing! Hal Jordan remains one of DC Comics’ most popular characters!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series features the voicework of Josh Keaton, Tony Todd, Kevin Michael Richardson and many others. Here’s more information about the series: “Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an American computer-animated television series based on DC Comics’ superhero Green Lantern. The series is set to air on Cartoon Network, as part of their ‘DC Nation’ television block. The series will be the first independent television series based on Green Lantern, not having the Green Lanterns making only guest appearances or share plot with other different superheroes. A total of 26 episodes have been ordered for the first season. The program will focus on the adventures of Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Sector 2814, and his fellow warrior ally, Kilowog against the series’ main antagonists, the Red Lanterns, led by the villain Atrocitus, and the Manhunters. Carol Ferris, Salaak, Sayd, Saint Walker, and Zilius Zox will be supporting characters in the series.

First up, here’s a very brief commercial for the series:

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I’ve enjoyed the work of Dwayne McDuffie for years. He did terrific things on television as well as comics. To hear of his passing today was quite a shock to me. Here’s the story from Reuters:

>>(Reuters) – Comic and television writer Dwayne McDuffie, perhaps best known as the co-creator of Emmy Award winning animated TV series “Static Shock,” has died, his publisher DC Comics said on Tuesday. He was 49 years-old.

McDuffie died on Monday due to complications in surgery, according to a report on the website Comic Book Resources, but the cause of death could not immediately be confirmed.

“Dwayne McDuffie left a lasting legacy on the world of comics that many writers can only aspire to,” Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Comics media division DC Entertainment, said in a statement on Tuesday.

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So, officially the recession is over, I hear. Then why are we still having so many money troubles?

This past weekend was the New York Comic-Con. Although I didn’t get to attend (for monetary reasons), some interesting financial news came out at the start of the con. DC Comics said they were going to cut back the cover prices on the ongoing titles starting in January. In less than an hour, Marvel Comics basically did the same.

Why is this happening? Because fans are dropping comics that cost $3.99, mostly. We now have limited resources, so we have to cut back on the number of titles we buy. I know I have!

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DC Comics’ All-Star Superman!

Even though it is a year or so until this animated film can be purchased, there has been a lot of buzz about translating this Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely comics mini-series. Honestly, it’s one of my all-time favorite Superman stories. I wish Superman was more like this all the time!

A new preview has been released, and you can check it out below:

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As SciFiPulse site Head Honcho Ian Cullen likes to point out, “Wayne will admit himself that his all-out favorite team of heroes is The Justice League, and to him, they are the gold standard.” So I obviously was interested in the recent Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths direct-to-DVD movie.

Synopsis: “In a parallel universe, the lone survivor of Earth’s Justice League—Lex Luthor—travels through other-world dimensions to join forces with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and J’onn J’onzz in a desperate attempt to save his world and its people. But the villainous Crime Syndicate controlled by Ultraman, Owlman and Superwoman will stop at nothing to maintain their domination. It will take wits, might, and a sacrifice to defeat these unforgiving enemies in this spectacular DC Universe Animated Original Movie with a stellar voice cast headed by Mark Harmon, James Woods, Chris Noth, Gina Torres, William Baldwin, Bruce Davison and more. Two Earths, two Leagues and one epic battle collide for a thrilling experience that will leave you breathless!”

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Last year, one of the highlights of my comics reading was Wednesday Comics, which was produced by DC Comics for a limited run. It featured several characters from Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to the Metal Men and Hawkman in a weekly, newsprint format by some particularly creative folks. I enjoyed it tremendously, and DC just reprinted the series in an extra-large hardcover collection that I fell in love with at first sight.

I came across the following article by Glen Weldon at NPR about the book, so enjoy:

>>Wednesday Comics, Collected: ‘Trippy, Experimental,’ Still Freaking Huge

Last summer, we wrote about a 12-issue comics miniseries called Wednesday Comics, which gathered some of the most notable writers and artists in comics and paired them with top-tier DC characters like Superman and Batman, as well as such deep-benchers as Metamorpho, Adam Strange, and Deadman.

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It’s the first Monday in May as I write this, and the temperatures sure feel like Summer! Personally, I love this season most of all even though I am a big Christmas/Holiday Season fan as well. The warm weather makes me want to do more, not less. Cold weather makes me stay inside and look for less adventurous things to do.

I’ve already listened to my “Summer Songs” playlist on my iPod several times. It includes many tunes I never hear on the radio anymore, including “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry, “Summer” by War, the recent remix of “Summer Breeze,” “The Boys Of Summer” by Don Henley, “Summer Rain” by Belinda Carlyle, “Sunshine On My Shoulders” by John Denver, “Summer’s Child” by David Lanz, “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran, “Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer” by Nat King Cole, “Saturday In The Park” by Chicago, and “Summer Of ’69″ by Bryan Adams.

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Is this me punching a time clock?Today was my first day working my new schedule. As I expected, I had trouble sleeping last night because I knew I had to be on time for my first day, or die trying!

Several errands were done before I got there, including a doctor’s appointment. I’m doing well enough that my meds are being reduced. I liked that!

It was weird knowing I had to leave at 10 p.m. But the one constant in life is change, and I’ll grow with it. I guess the payoff will be Saturday when I can go to the store and maybe even go out with friends from the U.S.S. Chesapeake Writers’ Group!

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