J.M. DeMatteis

The Daily LITG, 15th December 2019 – Happy Birthday

The Daily LITG, 15th December 2019 – Happy Birthday J. M. DeMatteis

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. Were you up for Swinson? The 10 most-read stories yesterday "American Gods" Star Orlando Jones Announces Firing [VIDEO] Are These The 25 Biggest Comic Book Stores […]

Exclusive: J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Cavallero Bring 'Impossible, Incorporated' to IDW

IDW Publishing has let us know exclusively that they will begin publishing Impossible, Incorporated in September 2018. A five-issue comic book miniseries by J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League, Amazing Spider-Man) and Mike Cavallaro (The Life and Times of Savior 28, Decelerate Blue). Impossible, Inc. is the story of a teenage girl who fearlessly travels through space and […]

Scooby Apocalypse #25 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

Scooby Apocalypse #25 Review: The Final Fred-day

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Shaggy and Velma are awaiting the return of Daphne and Freddy in the mall. Daphne and Freddy left to recon the "Consumerite" demons and have been gone too long. We see Daphne and Freddy, and the former is perpetually angry with the latter. If you've heard about this issue of Scooby Apocalypse at […]

Nightmare Nurse

Constantine: City of Demons – Who is the Nightmare Nurse?

One of the new characters introduced in the CW Seed animated series Constantine: City of Demons is the comic book character Nightmare Nurse. I won't talk much about what the character does in the animated series other than how she makes her entrance, but if you want absolutely no spoilers, then move on to another […]


Constantine Animated Series Gets Release Date and a Surprise Connection

Yesterday Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Television announced their line-up for WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, which included a panel about the upcoming Constantine animated series. The panel will include star Matt Ryan, writer J.M. DeMatteis and Blue Ribbon Content & Warner Bros. Animation exec Peter Girardi. They will be showing the first episode of […]

Blue Beetle #13 Review: Which Future Team Is Canon Now?

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Blue Beetle #13 Review Teri, the Flash of the year 3001, is ready to leave Kord Industries and return to her own time. She intends to rejoin her Justice League and aid in their fight against the galactic conqueror Lady Styx. She is successful in this, but Jaime Reyes, the Blue Beetle, is […]

Look Inside Justice League: Gods And Monsters Digital Comic

As part of the new Justice League: Gods And Monsters animated movie from Bruce Timm, DC has released a new digital comic series giving us more background on the characters. They posted a sneak peek of the first part written by Timm and J.M. DeMatteis with art by Moritat. The first three parts focuses on […]

Celebrating Ted Kord, The Blue Beetle Who Was Your Friend

By Hilton Collins The past 30 days haven't been bad for fans of the superhero Ted Kord from his pre-New 52 days. Thanks to stellar writing he received over the past three decades, he's become arguably the most beloved Blue Beetle (and in my opinion, the greatest), and his legacy gained strength after his death […]

From A Little Birdy – Doctor Strange Director Tweets Interesting Image

Scott Derrickson is far better at twitter than I am. The director of the upcoming Doctor Strange movie posts regularly and one of his recent tweets was this nice piece of art:   pic.twitter.com/hRRVK0iEZl — Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 3, 2014   So what could this image mean? The piece is from a 1986 graphic […]

Wizard World Atlanta: Get Educated On Comic Art, Batman, Spider-Man, And Comic Films

Wizard World Atlanta starts today, and in keeping with some of the recent Wizard Worlds and with help from former Marvel editor and author Danny Fingeroth, the offerings are wide-ranging in terms of comics history, all-star creators, and practical discussions of the comics medium. There are panels on comics art and inking, panels on the […]

Unsung Masterpieces: Exploring Willworld with J.M. DeMatteis

By David Dissanayake Welcome back to the long delayed new installment of Unsung Masterpieces, the column where we unearth gorgeous hidden gems from the overlooked alleys of comicbook-dom and interview their creators to learn about the work straight from them. This installment we'll be delving into the wonderfully psychedelic Willworld written by J.M. DeMatteis, illustrated […]

Justice League 3000 Heats Up – Counter To Expectations Of Mediocrity

By Alexander Webb Last month, I wrote a review on the mediocrity of Justice League 3000, Issue 3. I didn't see it going anywhere. I thought the character's attitudes were laughable and saw the art as maybe the only shining spot. Issue 4, on stands today, shows me how wrong I was to write this series […]

Justice League 3000 #3 – Arrogant League Of The Dismal Future

By Alexander Webb I must admit, when I turned the first digital page of the first digital issue of Justice League 3000 on my Comixology app, I was impressed: a fast-paced story that had yet to reveal itself; characters, familiar and not, with questionable motives and reasons for being; and artwork that displayed action just […]

Books That Found Me at NYCC – Afterlife With Archie, Amala's Blade, Roller Grrrls, Madefire Sketchbooks, Magic Words, Dogs of War, Forces of Nature, The New Crusaders and The Fox, Disenchanted

New York Comic Con is an intense wave of crazy that crashes over everyone who attends, but even more so for those who scurry around covering panels and attempting to do interviews in loud surroundings with barely functioning audio recorders. I knew going into it that I would be unlikely to pick up many comics, […]

Aim Your Ire Up: Occupy Comics #1 Review

Louis Falcetti writes; It's important to look beyond the obvious when we're reading the books we love or watching the shows we adore. It's not our fault that we get excited and miss the forest for the trees. Or maybe just glade for the clearing? We're definitely missing something a lot of the time (sometimes). […]

Scarlet Spider #1 Preview – And A Look Back At The Clone Saga

Marvel calls it, "Redefining power and responsibility," but for many in the comic community it's another return to the worst of the 1990s. The Scarlet Spider – the man formerly known as Kaine – is back in his own series. As for me, neither one feels quite right; I find it hard to look at […]