Which Characters Should Join DC Comics’ Black Label? | Topic Time

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This week, the Frontline crew discuss which characters other than Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman should join DC Comics’ Black Label. Some names that came up were Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Donna Troy, Green Arrow, Justice League and more!

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Kickstart the Week(end) with the Argo 5 Volume 2 Trade Paperback Collection

By: Nicole D’Andria The super team Argo 5 has returned! Having previously talked to the creative team on “Kickstart the Week(end)”, these superheroes are back at it again, taking on aliens, demons, mythological deities and, scariest of all, bad dates. Argo 5 is led by the super-powered Gladiatra. Members include her boyfriend Shazrath (the Maltese god of strength), Blue Dynamo (powered by the Blue Star), Chain Reaction (a martial arts master), and Kasira (a half-human, half-genie). They’re funded by billionaire Denny Dennis, who also gets the team their very own…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The Leaders of the Free World

By: Nicole D’Andria The Leaders of the Free World introduces a diverse team of superheroes located around the globe. I interview the creator of the series about his brand of superpowered beings who are just beginning their journey. “The Godsend,” a group of super beings, come to Earth in The Leaders of the Free World and bestow superpowers onto the people. However, these powers lead to greed, corruption and destruction, which forces the Godsend to team up with the United Nations and bring order to the world. They now enforce…

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Kickstart the Week with Super! Returns from the Grave!

By: Nicole D’Andria The ongoing superhero series Super! returns—this time with a horde of zombies along for the action-packed, comedy-fueled ride! I spoke with several key members of the creative team about their superpowered comic. In the superhero world of Super!, superpowers and costumed crimefighters are commonplace, and the gritty “realism” you may see in DC’s Blockbusters is replaced with lighthearted jokes about common superhero tropes and real reactions to a world backed to the brim with supers. Now on their seventh issue, this superhero team has risen from the…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Heroes International – Ongoing Comic Book Series

By: Nicole D’Andria A superhero team like you’ve never seen before… because they suck at it! Heroes International is Short Fuse Media’s and Freestyle Komics latest foray into the world of superheroes. I interview the creative team about their publisher and the new super comic. This new ongoing series takes place years after tragedy struck in “The Zero Event.” That’s when all of the superhero population disappeared and newly powered superheroes starting to come out and fight the crime left behind. A division of the government called the Extra Human…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The S Factor: A new reality for superhero detective comics

By: Nicole D’Andria Ever wanted to watch The Bachelor, but with superheroes and something (even more) sinister brewing behind the scenes? You’ll get that and more with the Kickstarter for The S Factor graphic novel. I talk with creator/writer Samuel George London about his foray into the superhero dating game! Inspired by The Bachelor and advertised as perfect for fans of Jupiter’s Legacy and Batman: A Death in the Family, The S Factor is a 92 page one-shot superhero detective comic. The story focuses on former sidekick Miles aka Greyfox,…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Argo 5 Trade Paperback

By: Nicole D’Andria Looking for a new superhero team exploring the social relationships of the characters? Try Argo 5, which has been around for 12 years of publishing and 24 issues. The writer and one of the artist’s talk to me about their project and how it differs from your average superhero story. The team of Argo 5 faces numerous challenges, including aliens, demons, mythological deities and bad dates. They are led by the super-power Gladiatra. Other members of the team include: her boyfriend Shazrath, the Maltese god of strength;…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Super! Volume 2: The Secret is Out!

By: Nicole D’Andria Super! Volume 1 was one of the highest rated comics of 2014. This week, I’m showcasing the kickstarter for the second volume and talking with the creative team. The Kickstarter is for Super! Volume 2 which collects issues #6-#11. The world of Super! is overcrowded with people who have superpowers. A team of superheroes whose name is still under development—including the likes of Blitz, the Furious Fire-Ant, Silhouette, Blood Death, Adventure Man Zero, the Streak, the Unquenchable Lush and Professor Max Archer—fight against the super injustices of…

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It’s Time for Some REAL Heroes

By: Nicole D’Andria Bryan Hitch (America’s Got Powers) is writing and drawing his work for the first time in a six issue mini-series about celebrities, superhero movies and a fight to the death. It’s time for some Real Heroes! In Hitch’s world there are blockbuster films called “The Olympians.” Unfortunately for the stars of these films, they’re forced to take on the role of superheroes for real when an enemy meant for their heroic personas shows up in the real world. Hitch tells us that “The real stars of this…

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