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– Much like most art, comics are a collaborative medium. Even at its base concept, a comic book is a collaboration between words and art to tell a story. Sometimes both of those elements are created by the same person, sometimes there’s a whole group of people working to create one comic. “Sex Criminals” is created by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky and yet the Harvey Award only nominated Zdarsky for his work on the series for their Special Award For Humour. In a susprising yet inspired move, Zdarsky has declined the award saying that he didn’t want to be solely awarded for the humour of the series without Fraction.
– In slightly brighter news, a brief clip in a teaser for the upcoming seasons of many superhero shows including Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl finally has Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen call himself Green Arrow. Took him long enough, right?
– Speaking of Arrow, David Ramsey, who plays John Diggle on the show, has responded to the somewhat lukewarm reaction many (including myself) had to the promo shot of his costume in the upcoming series. He promises it will look better in action – as most of these costumes are designed to do, after all – and that the helmet actually serves a function. I’m definitely interested in see if it does live up to his promises.
– In an interview with Newsarama, writing duo Collin Kelly and Jaskson Lanzing talked about their contributions to the upcoming DC Weekly Series, “Batman & Robin Eternal”, and how the series will look back at the secret history of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson and how the two hope to re-invent Bane. Which is good because Bane is a villain that has been sorely misused in the New 52.
– Over on DC All Access, DC’s YouTube show where they pretend the whole thing isn’t just an extended advert, they talked to the cast of The Flash about the new season and uncovered an interesting tidbit about Barry’s new powers. They don’t reveal much, but it’s interesting to know that his powerset will continue to evolve as the show progresses.
– I promise this isn’t just DC news today as Entertainment Weekly showed off the poster for the season season of Agent Carter, highlighting her move to Los Angeles. I, for one, cannot wait for this series to return.
– Finally, here’s a preview of Greg Smallwood’s art from the next “Moon Knight” series by him and Jeff Lemire. This is surely going to be amazing.