The Shmoo 52

Many of DC’s moves as of late have resulted in a mixed review from critics and fans alike, you have to give them credit for one thing. No one, and I mean no one, caves like DC caves.

Not a fan of how we were thinking of killing off that character? He lives!

Don’t like how we handle our creators? RE-HIRED!

You wanna see all our characters as delightful Shmoos? You got it!

I’m not saying that caving to the demands of your readership is a bad thing. In fact, I agree with a lot of the about-faces DC has made (especially if they give us a Bat-Shmoo book in the future). What I find most interesting is how they dig in their heels and hold the line on one thing, but then turn around and flip-flop right away on something else. I guess you have to go the way the wind is blowing, but if you’re going to run your company by committee (editorial or fan-based) then come consistency is necessary is all I’m saying.

And while we may never in fact see the “Schmoo 52,” I think I can confidently say… it’s still better than “Villains Month.”

Today’s page was drawn by John Bivens-Shmoo:

John Bivens graduated from and has taught at Northern Illinois University. He has done work for Sam Costello’s SPLIT LIP horror anthologies, COMIC BOOK TATTOO, POPGUN volume 4, the READING WITH PICTURES benefit anthology, OMEGA COMICS PRESENTS, and a variety of digital comics.  John is working on OLD WOUNDS, a crime comic, with writer Russell Lissau.  He spends whatever spare time he can with his lovely wife Mallory.

And written by Josh Adams-Shmoo:

If you’re a fan of shows like Doctor Who and Sherlock, then Josh Adams is the creator for you. Adams is a regular artist on the IDW comic series Doctor Who and has achieved notoriety for his exquisitely designed Sherlock illustrations. At just 26 years old, Adams has racked up credits at both DC (House of Mystery, JSA, Batman Odyssey) and Marvel (Astonishing X-Men Motion Comics) as well as Syfy shows like Eureka, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13 and Alphas, and is working on a new webcomic series. Adams’ work can be found at his website He also just happens to be the son of legend Neal Adams.

Enjoy your New Comics Day, friends! See you back here Friday!


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