The DC Daily Planet: I’m More of a Left-Twix Girl

Convergence Promo Art, DC Comics, 2014, encils: Carlo PagulayanInks: Jose Marzan Jr.Colors: Hi-Fi Colour

Happy Friday, crusaders! I just handed in a letter of resignation for my day job, and I’m feeling pretty good about it. Next step: to rule the night in cape and cowl as a feared but also beloved vigilante. #LivingTheDream

In the meantime, let’s check in with DC:

You probably noticed some…oddities with the layouts of some DC books lately. Either Nick Lachey in his capacity as Twix spokesman (or, inexplicably, as twin Twix spokesmen…?) is suddenly a cross-universe recurring character, or DC’s ad placement has gotten…questionable.

According to Greg Capullo, it’s the latter:

But if were are to believe Cameron Stewart…

So will Nick Lachey be instrumental in the reunion between Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon? Is he the new villain? Is he ORACLE??!?

Just kidding, folks, I know it’s ads. Fortunately, they’ll only last a month, so we’ll just have to grit our teeth and bear it for now, while simultaneously developing a need for peanut butter Twix everytime we crack a new issue. And remember, you might be annoyed at the ads, but please don’t punish the creators by refusing to buy books with them, because that’s petty.

If you’ve been watching The Flash all year (or if you’re on Twitter or peruse comic book sites), you know that the Reverse Flash has been an instrumental character in the season, and now, he’s coming back to the comics, with an all-new costume. That’s…based on his classic costume, so I don’t know how much of a change that will really be. Still, it looks cool!

FOX would like to air DC’s Lucifer next year, and One Million Moms would like them not to. No word on whether or not they’re picketing the CW, calling for a return on the last hundred seasons of Supernatural. Here’s a petition for you to sign if you also think Lucifer, the pilot episode of which “depict[s] graphic acts of violence, a nightclub featuring scantily-clad women and a demon,” is going to harsh your buzz.

And, finally, if you, like me, read and enjoyed but were still generally confused by Convergence, the finale has clarified the event’s place in DC’s timeline: that is, it’s bringing them all back. That’s right: the Multiverse, destroyed in Crisis on Infinite Earths, exists once more!

This is great news for those of us who have deeply missed the pre-Nu52 books and characters, all of which are now canon again, which means I can once again hope for Barbara Gordon’s Oracle, and Cass Cain, and Steph Brown, and a hundred other missing and longed-for characters, to return. It’ll be interesting to see how this return to a lack of continuity plays out, but I, for one, am optimistic.

Not too shabby!


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.