Author Archives: J. Caleb Mozzocco

The Awesome Scooby-Doo/Wonder Woman Crossover We Didn’t Ask For But Are Glad Exists

Wonder Woman has been quite the topic of conversation of late, thanks to the news that the popular and critically-acclaimed Brian Azzarello/Cliff Chiang creative team would soon be leaving her title after a three-year run to be replaced by the

The Return of Blue Devil and Black Lightning to the DC Universe !

Yesterday may have been Independence Day here in the United States, but public relations never takes a holiday! DC Comics made two notable announcements via their Source blog yesterday, one of which is sure to excite fans of ...

DC Releases Designs for ‘Earth Two’ Batman and Robin !!!

Filed under: DC, News, Art If not the most eagerly anticipated of DC Comics' "New 52" second wave titles launching in May, Earth 2 is definitely the most mysterious. It bears the name of DC's popular Silver Age alternate

Another New Spider-Man Costume Coming Your Way This Spring

Filed under: Marvel Everyone knows that Spider-Man got his powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe he wasn't also bitten by a radioactive clotheshorse, given the frequency of his costume changes. From

DC’s Captain Marvel Officially Changing His Name To SHAZAM !!!!

Filed under: DC, News When Captain Marvel finally makes his belated entry into DC's September-launched New 52 iverse, he'll do so with one rather big change: He'll no longer be Captain Marvel, but Shazam. Writer and DC Chief Creative Officer

Some Thoughts on the Possibility of a Live-Action ‘Green Arrow’ TV Series. Are You Hoping To See It Made?

Filed under: Television, Opinion Green Arrow is the latest DC Comics superhero being considered to star in a live-action television series of his own. According to Entertainment Weekly, The CW network is "close" to ordering a pilot for a series

‘Twas the Night Before Wednesday…

Okay, I don’t know if it’s actually that heavy or not, but the new Thor By Walter Simonson Omnibus is a big one: It’s 7.8-inches by 11.2-inches, and just under 1200 pages long. For your $125 bucks, you get about

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A couple of publishers on their Eisner nominations: Drawn and Quarterly’s Peggy Burns admits to feeling very appreciated over the publisher’s 11 nominations, which almost half as many nominations as books they publish in a given years. Mathematically that’s…well, I

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This week’s discussion topic: This week’s Village Voice is the special “Comics Issue,” and features a great cover by Ward Sutton, depicting comics characters in the styles of different catoonists (Jack Kirby’s Charlie Brown! R. Crumb’s Olive Oyl! Et cetera!).

(Another) two from Tokyopop: Butterfly Vol. 1 and Clean-Freak: Fully-Equpped Vol. 1

I like high concepts as much as the next guy, even if the next guy is a rabid otaku, and, let’s face it, when it comes to high-concept comics, Japan’s are higher and more numerous than anywhere else on earth. But

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“‘Just look at it,’ quoth the Helfer”: In light of the recent announcement of DC’s Retro-Active comics, in which J.M. DeMatteis will be re-teaming with Keith Giffen and Kevin Maguire for the ’90s Justice League issue, the writer shares an

‘Twas the Night Before Wednesday…

The biggest direct market release of the week should be Fear Itself #1, the official kick off of Marvel’s latest line-engulfing crossover story. Unlike the majority of the previous big Marvel crossovers, this one won’t be written by Brian Michael

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I just read a review copy of Chester Brown’s upcoming Paying For It, and am still processing it and am thus still a long way from writing an actual review of it yet (it doesn’t come out until May). But

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Mr. Tawny would look swell dressed as Eustace Tilley: In a follow-up of sorts to a piece on Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear’s Shazam! book, Jaime Wolf of the New Yorker writes a nice, short biography of Captain Marvel creator

Jimmy Olsen #1—Great comic, strange publishing decision

If getting a Superman comic just right is a hard feat to accomplish in the 21st century, it’s nothing compared to getting one featuring his pal just right. While the Silver Age stalwart Jimmy Olsen has never, ever gone away from

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Your second look at the new TV Wonder Woman?: The first photo of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman that was released was much-discussed pretty much everywhere people discuss superheroes, and a common complaint seemed to be the shiny, plastic-y, off-the-rack

‘Twas the Night Before Wednesday…

IDW’s Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 may not be the biggest release of the week, but the title character is certainly the biggest comic book protagonist this week. In this new ongoing series, Godzilla will be in the company of

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The saddest thing you’ll read all day: Deadline Hollywood reprints the contents of a letter the late Joanne Siegel, wife of Superman creator Jerry Siegel and the inspiration for Lois Lane, sent to Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes just a

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James Kochalka has got to have one of the most interesting resumes in comics: Check out the cover he provided for the magazine Trends in Cell Biology. Did you know Jim Henson made a Muppet Wizard of Id pilot?: Well, he

Eve is the serpent: The Smurfette

Wow, whatever happened to sugar, spice and everything nice? That panel is from Peyo and Yvan Delporte’s story La Schtroumpfette , recently translated and published by Papercutz in their fourth Smurfs collection, The Smurfette. Now, as a reader and as a

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