If the DC Comics New 52 reboot hadn’t happened, Detective Comics would have reached its 900th issue this month. That wasn’t lost on DC, which celebrated the milestone this week with the release of an 80-page, $7.99 anniversary issue. The issue sports the New 52 debut of an old favorite, and a tribute to the number 900 in a story that ties into the larger ‘Emperor Penguin’ arc running through the comic. It also features back-up tales starring Bane, Man-Bat and the Gotham City Police Department, as well as a gallery of art by various artists.
So does this oversized issue do justice to its 900-issue legacy? Here are a few opinions from around the web …
To celebrate the 2 millionth “like” of its Batman Facebook page, DC Comics has debuted the cover for April’s Detective Comics #8, by Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea.
“More than 2 million people have signaled that they are fans of the Caped Crusader, a sentiment we whole-heartedly agree with,” Brandy Phillips, DC Entertainment’s director of publicity, wrote this morning on The Source. “It’s no surprise that so many people feel this way. Batman continues to be one of the most popular comic characters ever created, with top-selling and popular books Batman, Detective Comics, Batman: The Dark Knight and Batman and Robin leading the way. And with Catwoman, Batwing, Batgirl and Batwoman rounding out the Batman family – the whole line is really on a tear, backed by some of the best creative talent in the industry including Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Tony Daniel, and David Finch, among many others.”
Check out the full cover below.
Next week’s New York Comic-Con is playing host to a contingent of Romanian artists making their first-ever appearance at the convention.
Situated in Booth #2018, “NO SCHOOL: New Romanian Comics” is an exhibition put on by the Romanian Cultural Institute and will feature appearances by artists Sandu Florea, Matei Branea, Alexandru Ciubotariu and Milos Jovanovic. Each will have their own books for sale, as well as an interesting magazine called Hardcomics, collecting the best of Romanian funnies from 1891 to the present day. Check out this video put together above, and if you’re on the con floor of NYCC stop by and tell them Robot 6 sent you.