Brian Azzarello Talks Batman Damned, Birds Of Prey, Black Label and DC Comics

In an interview with ComicsBlog, comic book writer Brian Azzarello talked about his recent comics career, his attitude, and his work at DC Comics and Image. The interview, translated into French, also sees Brian Azzarello talk about the controversy that dogged Batman: Damned a year ago. For those with short memories, the comic was the […]

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo Working Together Again – But Not at DC Comics?

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo have been one of the more perfect creative pairings. With perennial sellers for DC Comics such the Luthor and Joker collections, the Rorschach chapter of Before Watchmen getting a new boost from the TV show, and the recent release of the collected Batman Damned topping the charts, they should be […]

Lee Bermejo on the Origins of Batman Damned and Not Wanting to Draw Guns, at #NYCC

Comic book creator Lee Bermejo talked on panel yesterday at New York Comic Con about his work and his process, at the New York Comic Con. Artist on books such as Joker, Before Watchmen: Rorschach,  Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, the recent Batman Damned, and writer/artist on Suiciders and Batman: Noel, his work gained infamy when a […]

Did We Nearly Have A Batpenis Slippage In 1989?

Did We Nearly Have A Batpenis Slippage In 1989?

In 1989, Christopher Priest – then known as Jim Owsley – wrote a story for Batman Annual #13 called Faces, with art by Michael Bair and Gray Morrow. Which featured this scene, Bruce Wayne rising from bed in the nip, and heading out to change into his Batman clobber. A functional, non ezplicit nude scene. […]

LATE: Batman Damned #3 Slips Another Month, Joined by Goddess Mode and Shazam!

LATE: Batman Damned #3 Slips Another Month, Joined by Goddess Mode and Shazam!

The final issue of Batman Damned #3 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo was originally solicited for March, on a bi-monthly schedule. But that was before Batman's penis appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and newly appointed publisher Pamela Lifford had to tip the entirety of DC Comics' schedule in the bin and […]

Next Week's Punisher #7 Exposes the Size of Frank Castle's Penis (Spoilers)

Things aren't going great for The Punisher. First of all, he's in a prison in Bagalia, and second of all, there are no good barbers there. Also, the other residents really don't respect people's privacy. Confronted in a steamy locker room by a prison boss nun, Frank Castle lets it all hang out. You might […]

The Legacy of the Batpenis in Next Week's Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #3

This leads to a scene that's eerily reminiscent of one from a rival publisher...Of course, we're talking about the infamous Batpenis scene that appeared in Batman Damned #1 Specifically, Dark Starhawk's shadowy nether regions remind us of the censored version released on ComiXology, pushing the exposed-in-print Batpenis back into the darkness.If not for the controversy[...]

The Store That Has 1000 Batman Damneds in a Warehouse

When Phil Seuling set up the direct comics market in the seventies, the objectives was to allow comic book stores to order any number of copies of a comic book rather than having to order them all proportionally to each other, to get a greater discount swapping returnability for direct sale and, for a number of […]

Batman: Damned #2 Tops Advance Reorders Despite DC Comics Not Reprinting #1

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where new orders are coming in and how retailers are reacting to new, unanticipated desire! And […]

Chris Claremont Puts Batman Damned #1 In Perspective

I've been hearing more about how the reaction to the publication of Batman: Damned#1 is affecting other books, creators and employees at DC Comics. But over the weekend at MCM London Comic Con I heard a tale from comic book writer Chris Claremont that put in it perspective. He recalled the publication of Superman #75, which […]

Batman Damned Now Sells For $2500 on eBay

Bleeding Cool has confirmed that a CGC 10.0 slabbed copy of Batman Damned #1 with the Jim Lee variant cover, signed by Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee and Lee Bermejo has sold on eBay for $2500. It was listed with a Buy It Now price of $2999.99but the seller accepted the reduced price. This is the […]

Constantine and Batman Team Up in January; Will Everyone Keep Their Pants On?

Of course, we're talking about the reveal of the Batpenis, which spawned a thousand Bleeding Cool articles and brought the hammer of censorship down on DC's Black Label line, at least according to reports from Bleeding Cool's own Rumourmonger-in-Chief, Rich Johnston.And now, these two will team up once more in Batman #63 Will Tom King[...]

Batman Damned #1 CGC 10.0 Sells For $1800 on eBay

Bleeding Cool has been able to ascertain that a recent sale on eBay of Batman Damned #1 by Blaze PC Collectables of Florida was for around $1800. It was a 10.0 CGC graded copy of the comic by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo published by DC Comics as part of their Black Label mature readers superhero […]

Batman Damned #1 May Not Have a Second Printing But Nightwing #50 Does

Nightwing #50 was quite the turning point in the life of one Dick Grayson. Published last week, and following on from the same week's Batman #56, the events in which Nightwing was shot in the head by Bane and survived continue to resonate. Man, Nightwing, Black Mask, Penguin, so many people in Gotham get shot […]

One Page Preview of Batman Damned #2 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

Batman: Damned #2 is coming. Honest. Once they've covered up one of two things. The second part of this Batman series for DC's Black Label mature readers line is still destined to join Killing Joke, Dark Knight Returns, Year One, The Long Halloween, Hush and Arkham Asylum on everyone's shelves. It may just take a […]