RED CIRCLE ARE BACK WITH NEW GENERATION & OLD PUBLISHER
A couple of years ago, DC Comics unleashed a group of books under the Red Circle, who were characters in Archie Comics under the same name. The books were cancelled. Back in the 1990s, DC had created another imprint called Impact Comics with the same characters. That tanked about 2 years later. So it seems that DC & the Red Circle characters were just not a great match.
Yet, that is all changing next year. Archie Comics, who created the Red Circle characters back in the 80s have gotten them back. And in 2012, they will unleash them again. The New Crusaders will bring back the heroes of the Red Circle in a city called . .. well, Red Circle. After retired heroes are killed, their successors rise up with veteran Shield the new team, called The New Crusaders after the murders of the originals.
New Crusaders will be offered as the first of digital exclusive serials with art by Ben Bates and written by Ian Flynn. These 6 page stories will be offered by archives of the original Red Circle stories in a Netflix like service. While the monthly fee is yet determined, Archie Comics says that New Crusaders is just the beginning of the resurgence of the Red Circle. This service will start in 2012.
MAJOR SPOILER ON WONDER WOMAN'S DADDY?!
It seems that spoilers are abound these days as we see things change with the new DC 52. And they are changing Wonder Woman's origin. Printed in today's New York Post, it is detailed that Wonder Woman #3, coming out next month, will reveal a retweeked origin of Wonder Woman. And this new origin is both a small and big change at the same time:
Wonder Woman has a father . . .
And It's Zeus.
As the article stated, Wonder Woman writer Brian Azzarello decided it was time to give Diana a father. Here are comments from said articles:
“Everybody’s got a father, even if he’s not the nicest guy in the world”,
Adding that the Olympians are the original crime family then says:
“They’re pretty nasty people… they can also do a lot of good. They’re like a mirror of human beings, turned up to 11.″
Jim Lee and Azzarello stated that this would add new dimensions to Diana, boost her status as the premiere female hero and actually make her relate-able as the Greek Gods have been considered the most relate-able in all of mythology. And while Zeus will become her father, Hippolyta is still her mother. As the new origin will detail, we will see how fans will react to this, though it is understandable how Azarello states that this change will open Diana up to a larger supporting cast. Wonder Woman #3, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Cliff Chang will hit stores this November 16th, 2011!
MARVEL RELEASES ANDROID APP
You knew this was coming. With DC & Image already having Apps for the Android and other smart phones, it was a matter of time that Marvel finally hit the Android Market with its own comic book app. The app will give users access to the entire Marvel digital library, special comic previews, offers and more once it is down loaded to their Android phones or pads.
CEO of ComiXology, David Steinberg commented:
Android fans can rejoice that
The app is available for download at Marvel.com
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