The best description of Trevor McCarthy’s Batwoman Annual #1 cover comes from facebook user Chris Desatoff:

Skullbrain has a gun with a bayonet, yet he swings it like a bat (and holds it in a way that he’s likely to slice himself open with the sharp, pointy end). Other than that, it’s a cool drawing.

I have no idea if this book is good or crap anymore, I haven’t touched it since J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman left over editorial interference.

I love all things Kirby, but those 4-panel pages! It’s like four splash pages all squeezed into one.

Finally, a new DC Comics titles I can get excited about! I loved OMAC, and was sad to see it go so soon. It was a perfect homage to Jack Kirby’s creation. With Infinity Man and the Forever People being another team up between Dan DiDio & Keith Giffen, I have nothing but the highest of hopes.

brianmichaelbendis:

For immediate release!

Marvel and DC officially announce the return of THE AMALGAM UNIVERSE!

For the first co-publishing venture in over a decade, Marvel and DC have come to an agreement to bring back The Amalgam Universe, a universe comprised of ‘amalgam characters’ of some of the most beloved superheroes of the two most exciting comic book publishers in the entire world.

 Spinning out of the events of Forever Evil and Original Sin, The Amalgam Universe is a brand-new, 12 part maxi series by super scribes Geoff Johns and Brian Michael Bendis with artwork by Olivier Copiel, Bryan Hitch, John Romita jr., Alex Maleev, Mike Deodato jr., and comics legend John Byrne, making his long awaited return to mainstream comics.

The Amalgam Universe will be published biweekly this September with many of your favorite regular comics ‘going dark’ for the duration of the series.

"The fallout from The Amalgam Universe is so big to both comic book universes, the changes so overwhelming, that you won’t recognize most of your favorite titles at the end of it.” said Bendis.

 When asked: why now? Both publishers, in a joint statement said: because announcing it tomorrow just isn’t that funny.

 Stay tuned for more details.

 

Late Night Reading: Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters by Mike Grell. This is the series that made us take Ollie as a serious badass, and also where Shado (of recent Arrow fame) first appeared. The issues are 99¢ each right now in Comixology’s Green Arrow sale.