Hero of the Week: The Harvey awards for nominating the Elk’s Run crew in seven different categories. The book is excellent, but has still struggled to find a wider audience. It deserves the recognition.
Hero: DC for coming out of the closet and getting some excellent press about their attempts to diversify their line of super-heroes. Is there anyone who isn’t interested in the new Batwoman? Their Chinese super-team, The Great Ten, might be a more challenging sell, but it’s another bold idea.
Villain: DC for not following through on their plans to kill off Nightwing in Infinite Crisis. Not that I hate the guy or anything, but that would’ve been the boldest move of all. It’s probably for the better though. The world will be a lot less whiney this way.
Hero: Marvel for making the first issue of Jack Kirby’s Eternals available for free online. For those who like Gaiman and Romita, but aren’t sure about the concept, it’s a great way to try the characters out.
Hero: The CBLDF for going on the offensive in the Gordon Lee case and alleging prosecutorial misconduct against the DA. It’s a great thing when someone defends the little guy, but it’s even better when they can take The Man down a peg or two in the process.
Hero: This is tangential to comics, but Grey’s Anatomy for snagging Allan (Young Avengers, Wonder Woman) Heinberg as a staff writer. His strong sense of characterization is perfect for the show.
Hero: DC for promising more of the Seven Soldiers of Victory after the SSV whatever-it-is concludes. Especially if that means a Frankenstein ongoing.