Black Label


Rorschach Presidential Candidate Turley First Appeared In Watchmen #2

Rorschach Presidential Candidate Turley First Appeared In Watchmen #2

Spoilers of course. There is a scene in this week's Rorschach #5 by Tom King and Jorge Fornes, an unauthorised sequel to Watchmen published by DC Comics, in which our unidentified private detective meets with Governor Turley, the Republican candidate for President of the United States, running against President Robert Redford from sitting an eighth […]

In Hellblazer: Rise And Fall #3 &#8211 Everyone Gets A Gun

In Hellblazer: Rise And Fall #3 – Everyone Gets A Gun!

Bleeding Cool has mocked comic book writer Tom Taylor and artist Darick Robertson for their Hellblazer: Rise And Fall mini-series for DC Comics' Black Label Specifically for the decision to portray British police carrying handguns as a matter of course With Tom Taylor's reason that he simply didn't realise that they didn't And that it's[...]

Jeff Lemire Has Two DC Black Label Comics One With Doug Mahnke

Jeff Lemire Has Two DC Black Label Comics, One With Doug Mahnke

But he also talked about two planned projects for DC Comics as part of their mature readers superhero line, Black Label. I also wrote two new DC Black Label series last year that have not been announced yet, but both are being drawn as we speak One is being drawn by Doug Mahnke, whom I have[...]

V For Vendetta Gets Its First Black Label Edition

V For Vendetta Gets Its First Black Label Edition

Vertigo was done away with by DC President Pamela Lifford, instead it will now be published under DC's Black Label, originally a curated imprint for mature readers prestige superhero comic books, but now just used as an age-related suitability indicator Up for FOC this weekend, it will be republished in paperback on December 15th The[...]

Hellblazer: Rise And Fall #2 Review: Sheer Entertainment Value

Hellblazer: Rise And Fall #2 Review: Sheer Entertainment Value

Call in Matt Ryan because Hellblazer: Rise And Fall #2 has every bit of that clumsy, ruthless John Constantine charm that the actor made perfect on television series. With some unexpected partners for the "self-styled Hellblazer" and a lot of old business left unresolved, this issue hits many of the right buttons. Let's deal with […]

DC Comics Makes Hellblazer: Rise And Fall #1 Returnable

DC Comics Makes Hellblazer: Rise And Fall #1 Returnable

How do these killings tie to the first death on John's hands? How does this involve heaven and hell? Even if this is kind of John's fault, will Constantine be happy to let a few more rich bastards fall from the sky, like a vindictive Robin Hood? It's an all-new DC Black Label mystery starring[...]

Action Comics #1023 Bring Black Label Into Continuity (Spoilers)

Action Comics #1023 Bring Black Label Into Continuity (Spoilers)

But it seems that Superman has a bit of an issue with Black Label - no not the DC Comics mature readers not-an-imprint-but-suitable-reading-age-signifier Black Label And in Metropolis, it's a name for one of Leone's clubs.The kind of place all the big dicks hang out And a place where one can do the kind of[...]

Hellblazer: Rise And Fall Gives Us John Constantine With Wings

Hellblazer: Rise And Fall Gives Us John Constantine With Wings

Comic book author of DCeased Tom Taylor posted the following news on Twitter concerning a new Hellblazer series. Announcing HELLBLAZER: RISE & FALL! I’m teaming with my good mate and superstar artist @DarickR (THE BOYS, TRANSMETROPOLITAN) on a Black Label series for @DCComics We’ve been working on this in secret for a long time, and it’s[...]

DC Comics Puts Black Label and Generation Five Titles on Pause

DC Comics Puts Black Label and Generation Five Titles on Pause

There have also been staff redundancies at Diamond, Image Comics and more.[caption id="attachment_1190785" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The logo for DC Comics' Black Label line of mature readers comic books, a number of which have now had their production paused.[/caption] DC Comics joins the big pause DC Comics had told most creators that they were still full-steam-ahead[...]




Dan DiDio Promises No More Lateness For Black Label

Dan DiDio Promises No More Lateness For Black Label

And it was a pattern that seemed to set in, with multiple Black Label titles being on the late side, and recently necessitating an art change to get one of their Joker/Harley Quinn books back on schedule And this is an issue for publishers, retailers and readers alike.Today, addressing comic book retailers on Facebook, DC[...]

Jason Badower Replaces Mike Mayhew on Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #3

Jason Badower Replaces Mike Mayhew on Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #3

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity is a popular Black Label title for DC Comics but, as with many of them, it has suffered from lateness With only two issues of the planned nine have been published, the series has seen orders cancelled and resolicited And with issue 3, it appears that there may be some creative changes[...]


DC Comics Names the Batman: Damned Format Prestige Plus

DC Comics Names the Batman: Damned Format, "Prestige Plus"

The format is currently just being used by the Black Label imprint This differs from DC's Prestige format titles, defined as featuring square binding and card stock covers at the standard comic book trim size of 6.625" by 10.1875", such as the upcoming Wonder Woman #750.The only comic getting that nomenclature in January's solicitations is[...]


Tom Kings a Real Bastard &#8211 and Why He Should Write a DC Black Label Book

Tom King's a Real Bastard – and Why He Should Write a DC Black Label Book

(Those people had to buy something from his booth to earn their spot in line.) So just why hasn't DC's most critically acclaimed author written for their edgy Black Label?If DC wants people to stop mourning the death of Vertigo and look to Black Label as the future of prestige comics, why not ask King[...]