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Develop a Style
Developing your own style of illustrating elements is essential in learning how to draw comic books. It will take some time for you to develop a style and you will soon be comfortable on the process of bringing your imaginary characters into a drawing sheet.
What’s your story?
Storyboarding is an important element in comic books. It is a rough flow chart of your story and how you are planning to tell it through your comic books. Storyboards are rough sketches that show how the story progresses from start to finish; it helps guide you in making different scenes. This is more like a typical project plan that you will prepare to get started with a new business.
Batman is probably one of the most iconic superheroes that have ever graced the pages of comic books. He is an orphan with a cape and cowl, and every fan of comic books knows just how much he stands out from the rest. There have been some changes to the character over the years, but the one constant has always been his unbeatable bat strength. Batman has overcome every challenge that he has run into since his introduction into the world of action comics, and he will continue to be a mainstay in the Batman family for many years to come. He is one of the most popular DC Comics characters, and this list of the Most Popular DC Comic Characters is the definitive list of superheros that every fan of the Dark Knight will want to experience.
Of course, superheros have to at least have a supporting cast, right? In most versions of the character, Batman has an alter ego called batwoman. She is played by Barbara Gordon, and she is an integral member of the Batman family. Batwoman is also very powerful, and she is featured in some of the best Batman comics ever. She is an ally to Batman, and her ability to bat everywhere that he sets foot in is one of the things that makes her such a great character.
Two other members of the Batman family are very important as well. First, there is Batman’s sidekick, Robin, who is basically an equal part to Batman in every way. Robin is a young boy who has a penchant for anything shiny and new, and he was often the son of the late James Gordon. The second important character to Batman’s family is his older brother, John; he appears in some early 2000s Batman comics.
Teenagers are some of the biggest fans of Batman. Most of the current Batman comic series is aimed at younger readers, and one of the most popular characters is Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which is a superhero action story. Another superhero action story is The Dark Knight, which is also aimed at younger readers. Other popular teen titans go into other comics like Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man and Wolverine and the X-Men.
Some of the most famous superhero’s costume wearers are Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, and Wolverine and the X-Men. These three icons have a unique flair that is not common in other comic book heroes. All of these characters have their own unique costumes, and some of them look better on some people than they do on others.
DC comics continue to be a source of classic superhero stories, and many of these classic stories have not been told in a long time. Most recently, two of the most classic superheroes, Robin and Batwoman, got a revival. These two characters have a lot of history, and they definitely deserve another shot in the newest blockbuster movie. Many fans and non-fans alike are very excited about The Dark Knight Rises, which hits theaters around Christmas time.
One of the upcoming best movie franchises that DC has put together is the animated world of Batman Beyond. There will be a TV series based on the characters, as well as a live-action TV series to follow in the future. If you love both animated movies and live-action TV series, then you will definitely want to check out the Batman Beyond TV series. There is even a collector’s version of The Dark Knight Rises poster available if you cannot get your hands on the original one.
There is a lot more to learn about the DC Universe if you are a newbie. I recommend learning more about the early 2000s DC characters, such as Robin, Batgirl, and Wonder Woman. I never liked Superman, but I have learned to appreciate his place in pop culture. In particular, he was one of my favorite comic book heroes because he was so different from all the other superheroes at the time. He had his own crime-fighting team, and he was also a much less violent and superhero. Other early 2000s DC comic characters include Green Lantern and the Flash.
DC comic has been one of the best comics in the past and considering that they are now digital, it seems as if they are going to go full force into the future with all their new digital initiatives. However, does DC have a plan for the future of digital comics? Hasn’t the company already gone digital with digital comics like the New York ComicCon and Dark Knight? And if they haven’t then what will they do in the future?
Well, let’s start by looking at the New York ComicCon which is going to be held in May of 2021. DC has confirmed that they will be having panels at this year’s New York ComicCon. Will they be showing off any of their future digital comics that are in development? They have yet to say anything and I would imagine that we will not find out any more until “Sci-Fi” has a television show.
There have been a lot of rumors about how DC is planning to do digital comics. One rumor is that they will be taking a new superhero from the DC Universe and putting him in a digital format. This could be either The Flash or maybe the Green Lantern. This would be a dream come true to anyone who loves either of those heroes.
Another rumor is that they will be doing a New Superhero series exclusively for digital. Could this be the Justice League or maybe a new X-Men series? Who knows? That is all speculation really. It would be exciting to see something that has never been done before. Anything that can give comic book readers a chance to enjoy a digital form of what they love, would be a great way to blow them away with how amazing DC has gotten.
But what about digital comics subscription? Will it be the same as what we see with DC Direct? Not necessarily. Some people have said that DC has lost a lot of its appeal by making everything available to everyone. It seems like they are just trying to reach a new audience with their subscription plans. With the success of “The Dark Knight” and “Green Lantern”, they might want to keep it that way or at least make the money they are making from the movie and comic books more available to everyone else.
What about a digital subscription for older DC comics? It would certainly make sense to offer them one again. People have always enjoyed reading classic comics and getting into their story again. If you can get them to sign up for a digital subscription you might be onto a winner. After all, most people love classic comic books.
What about the movie “HIT.” Is DC going to do digital editions of hit movies such as “Hit?” The movie was such a hit, that DC made a sequel and a TV show related to it. I think we all know this will be the future of comic book collecting. The internet has made it much easier to connect and provide entertainment.
There is no doubt DC will continue to do what they do best. They will continue to make high-quality comic books available to their fans. They are the ones that constantly re-read their favorite classics. As for whether DC will go digital, only time will tell.
What we do know is, DC has a digital line of books that is doing extremely well. It seems like they are trying to capitalize on the success of Marvel. With DC’s digital line, it would seem that they are trying to copy the success Marvel has had with their comic books on digital.
The question remains…what will it be called? I doubt they will call it “DC Comics is digital” because it won’t be original. It would be confusing having to call your comics digital. What they will probably do is simply the comics.
I believe DC will find a way to make the transition from traditional to digital. I believe it will happen within the next couple of years. I’m just waiting for the new releases to come out so I can read all the newest comics. The future of comic books is digital!
Batman: Gates of Gotham hit the shelves of comic stores everywhere today, delivering the first of five issues to make up the miniseries. Gates of Gotham brings together writers Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins and features the artwork of Trevor McCarthy. This impressive team brings us a storyline that has its roots coming out of Grant Morrison’s Batman Incorporated, particularly issue #6 where Cassandra Cain began tracking explosives that eventually found their way to Gotham in the first issue of this series.
The story begins with the bombing and subsequent destruction of three bridges in Gotham City that follow with a cryptic warning to the press that “the families will fall by the Gates of Gotham.” The fact that each one of these bridges was named after a prominent family (the Cobblepots, the Elliots, and the Waynes) leads us to believe that some deep dark secrets of said families are about to come out of the closet. The first couple of pages set that idea up nicely as we’re treated to a meeting held in 1881with Bruce Wayne’s great-great-grandfather to discuss the construction of these bridges. Personally, I loved this intro because of the time period being illustrated and it brought back that nostalgic vibe I felt when I read Gotham by Gaslight for the first time.
The first issue is clearly setting up the questions for the next four books to answer so the pace is relatively slow. That shouldn’t come as a big surprise for anyone starting a new series that has a well-developed storyline. I feel that pacing here is key. There is, however, a great action sequence that’s wonderfully illustrated by McCarthy of Batman’s response to the bridge explosions and the rescue attempts made. After being treated to a few pages of this type of action, I was fine having a slower pace for the rest of the issue.
McCarthy’s artwork has grown on me a little bit more with this book. His character work stands out in this issue and he manages to effectively energize the panels, regardless of the action taking place. I particularly enjoyed the work he did to illustrate a meeting between Batman and the Penguin. His drawings of Gotham City are very well done in the few panels in which it’s visible. The buildings come off as dark and rustic and lend to the mood as the backdrop for the story. These illustrations are even more important to pay attention to as the city itself can be seen as a prominent character in Gates of Gotham.
What excites me about his storyline is that we’re going to get new insights and backstory on the history of Gotham City. Snyder and Higgins both have a liberty here to create a new way for us to view how Gotham came to be and how it may have shaped the destinies of the characters in the Bat-universe. I hope they wield this liberty wisely because knowing that there are only 4 more issues to tell this story, I’m anxiously awaiting to see where it goes.