The DC Daily Planet: Holy Free Books, Batman!

Look, I know that in the ongoing battle of titans between DC and Marvel, DC doesn’t always come out looking the best, okay? If DC were a person, they would be that guy who makes it to a big interview only to accidentally pour scalding coffee on the person they’re meeting, right before tripping over a loose shoelace and probably falling out a window.

DC doesn’t always get things right, is what I’m saying.

But I still have this — possibly misguided — fondness for them. While they’re behind Marvel in diversity within and quality of movies, it can’t be doubted that they’ve certainly triumphed on the small screen, and the new 52 with all its fallibilities is still opening doors for the return of beloved characters, and the reimagining of more. So let’s take a look at what they’ve been up to lately, yeah?

Book Giveaway at Goodreads

Have you ever read Batman and Robin, Vol. 4: Requiem for Damian? If not, hie ye hence to Goodreads and sign up in the next four days! 844 people have already requested this giveaway, but if you don’t win, don’t despair. DC comics pop up on Goodreads giveaways pretty regularly. It’ll probably keep being Batman titles, because…

DC Celebrates 75 Years of the Dark Knight — With Free Comics!

DC’s having a giveaway of their own on July 23rd — they’ll be handing out copies of Detective Comics #27, a retelling of the original first appearance of the Bat-Man. Even better, Bill Finger is finally getting some of the credit he deserves, right on the cover. Whammo!

Bill Finger

Constantine Stars Discuss the Show

IGN sat down with Constantine stars Matt Ryan (Assassin’s Creed) and Lucy Griffiths (Robin HoodTrue Blood) to discuss their characters and the upcoming show. Personally, I’ll miss Keanu (but only a little). Constantine premieres on Friday October 24, at 10pm ET on NBC.

Kevin Smith’s Podcast Hints Batman v. Superman is Beginning of Justice League, Just Like We All Suspected

In a totally shocking twist not at all anticipated by everyone who has ever read a comic book, it turns out that Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be less a sequel to Man of Steel and more a dawn of Justice…League. (Whoa, so that’s what that title means!)

How about you, readers? Has DC done anything lately that caught your eye? Let us know in the comments, and have a super day!


Laura Harcourt

Laura Harcourt

Part of WWAC's editorial team, Laura has loved comics ever since her very first copy of Betty and Veronica Double Digest. Until her own superhero training is complete, she spends most of her time writing about others. She is most usually found in Western New England and is easily startled by loud noises.