When the film Constantine (2005) was released I avoided it and I still refuse to see it. Why? Because I loved the character created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben and no way in hell was Keanu Reeves going to cut it…no trench coat, no thin ties, and most importantly he wasn’t British. Now with the first photo from NBC’s Constantine (played by Welsh actor Matt Ryan) circulating the web I’m feeling somewhat hopeful that they might…maybe…get it right.

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Carmine Infantino 
via Neil D Vokes

Carmine Infantino 

via Neil D Vokes

Batgirl’s creation came about as a joint project between DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz and the producers of the 1960s Batman television series. In order to boost ratings for the third season of Batman, the producers requested a new female character be introduced into publication that could be adapted into the television series. At Schwartz’s direction, Barbara Gordon debuted in Detective Comics #359 titled, “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!” (1967) by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino.

Carmine Infantino became the first Batman artist not to sign Bob Kane’s name to his work.

Carmine Infantino became the first Batman artist not to sign Bob Kane’s name to his work.

The Flash by Carmine Infantino

RIP Carmine Infantino (May 24, 1925 – April 4, 2013)

The legendary artist and editor has passed away at age 87.

Reading about Carmine’s death has really brought me down. In the early 90’s I attended a class taught by Carmine at The School Of Visual Arts, he was generous, supportive, and challenging - a fine teacher and great guy. 

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The Doom Patrol on the Beach! by Mike Mignola

ilovecomiccovers:

The Doom Patrol on the Beach! by Mike Mignola

richardsala:

THE DOOM PATROL 
(A Commission for Steve D.)

richardsala:

THE DOOM PATROL 

(A Commission for Steve D.)

Splash page from The Demon # 10 by Jack Kirby

Elvira’s House Of Mystery cover by Brian Bolland

actioncomics:

by Bruce Timm

actioncomics:

by Bruce Timm

Cynthia from DC Comics The Witching Hour by Bruce Timm

Cynthia from DC Comics The Witching Hour by Bruce Timm