SPOILERS: Batman #33

Zero Year. The finale.

SPOILERS: Batman and Robin #33

The Justice League thinks they're going to stop Bruce from getting Damian back... aw, that's cute.

SPOILERS: Batman Eternal #16

Deacon Blackfire is back, and for some reason he finds Gotham a more suitable place than Hell.

Stack Rundown, 07/19/2014

Short week, but I actually picked up a new DC series with no "Bat" in the title, and might actually keep reading it. WEIRD!

Batman Beyond Saturdays, 07/19/2014

Futures End? Psh. Let's get back to talking about the REAL Batman Beyond.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Harley Quinn #8 Preview

I love this book, just so much dumb, violent fun. Best part? In two weeks we get another issue of Harley, then in another two weeks we get another issue... Why? Because I guess DC thought of double shipping the book in general, but then Conner and Palmiotti went "we can't write that fast!" So oh well, double shipping for one month is better than none.

(Source: Comic Vine)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guillem March's Detective Comics Annual #3 Cover

Holy unsolicited cover, Batman! Yeah, when this issue was solicited, it just used an old Detective Comics cover, and I've been on the search for the real one for the last week, and here it is! Also, SURPRISE! Weather Dell'Edera someone with the last name of Fornes, will be joining Scott Hepburn on the art side of things.

And given hat this issue is supposed to introduce a character we haven't seen in the New 52 yet, chances are it's Calendar Man.

Panels of the Week, 07/24/2014

What's this? A couple surprise entries this week? Shocking!

Looking Forward: July 30th, 2014

The mythical fifth week of comics! Thanks to the weeklies and Harley Quinn doing so well that it gets multiple releases, I'll actually have something to cover next week... Although I'll be on vacation! Yep. Gonna be out of town with limited internet access, but come Wednesday, I'll find a way to get posts up eventually, just might take forever to download the new releases onto my iPad, but we'll see.
  • Batman Eternal #17: Ray Fawkes wraps up this Arkham arc with a potential appearance of the actual Spectre. That could shake things up quite a bit.
  • Harley Quinn #8: "Scatapult" is a word that is used in this solicit... Soooo, we're going to get a giant catapult that flings dog shit all over Coney Island, aren't we?
  • Detective Comics Annual #3: Apparently this takes place in the past and ties into the Icarus stuff? Also we're going to see the reintroduction of a villain not yet seen in the New 52... I think?
So yeah, might be later than usual, but posts will come at some point next Wednesday, most likely all at once! If Monday rolls around and there's still stuff like previews to be posted, I might need some people pointing them out to me on Twitter so I know where to go when I do have internet... That or any relevant news, really. But given that it's post-SDCC, I don't expect much of that. GROUP EFFORT, guys.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SPOILERS: Batman #33

It's the finale of Zero Year, Batman vs. the Riddler, and guess what! Batman wins. Go figure! Well, it's been a long time coming, but let's put Zero Year to bed.

SPOILERS: Batman and Robin #33

You know what my favorite Batman is? The Batman that gives a big middle finger to the Justice League, and does what he wants... Safe to say, that's pretty much ALL this issue is.

SPOILERS: Batman Eternal #16

More light (metaphorically speaking) is shed on just what's happening beneath Arkham Asylum, none of it good, I wonder what could happen? ...by the way, Arkham Manor #1 coming this fall! Heyooo!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Endgame Watch! One Character Confirmed

We know pretty much absolutely nothing about what "Endgame" is going to be once Batman #35 rolls around in October, other than the fact that it's going to be set after Batman Eternal. But late last night, Eternal writers Scott Snyder and Tim Seeley were talking on Twitter and confirmed one thing:

Julia Pennyworth is most likely going to be sticking around. I only say "most likely" because who knows, she could show up for a page in #35 and never appear again, but chances are that's not going to happen. It seems almost obvious at this point that the woman we saw in the Batcave in Batman #28 was Julia, given it's her father's old position so there's that, uh, "poetic" element to it? But just because Julia is there during the later part of Eternal doesn't mean that it's necessarily a permanent position for her. Though, with the teasers of Alfred getting locked away after some Scarecrow happenings, all bets are off. Maybe Scott Snyder will finally get his man and kill Alfred this time!

Or not. Let's not do that. If there's one character who should never really die, it's Alfred.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Batman and Robin #33 Preview

See that? Batman and Robin. Not "and Nightwing," "and Wonder Woman," "and what the fuck ever." Batman and Robin.


Also, Titus in the corner of that panel with Batman and Cyborg is hilarious. Just sitting there like "Yeah, don't touch my master, dick, I'm a dog!"

(Source: Hero Complex)

Batman #33 Preview

Phew, it has been a long time coming (over a year, now) but Zero Year is finally reaching its conclusion. I've got to say, I enjoyed the story, but I don't want anymore arcs that stretch past six issues. Six is a nice number. We've had two year-long stories from this book already... I've aged two years in the time it's taken to tell those two stories... That's nuts! No more, please.

(Source: DC Comics)