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And the mother of year award goes to... literally anyone but Lady Shiva
Lots of style, just need a little more easily discernible substance for my tastes.
I'm not sure exactly why most of this issue happens, but it sure is cool.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Well, any ambiguity as to "who is the Earth 2" Batman has gone right out the window. Why did they even bother to be secretive? "It's a Wayne under the cowl" okay... then why not just say Bruce Wayne if it's literally in the first sentence of the book.
Whatever, still looks awesome.
(Source: USA Today)
Owls, owls, owls. Tony Daniel posted the pencils to this page about a month ago, I want to say, and here's the inked and colored version. Thanks to twitter follower @EdgeRayner for alerting me to this.
(Source: Tony Daniel's Facebook)
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
This week saw the release of All Star Western as it continues to stay super outside of Gotham, and Teen Titans which his nearing the earnest start of "The Culling" cross over, starting next week with the release of the Teen Titans Annual.
Friday, April 27, 2012
I honestly didn't know Detective Comics would be getting variants other than the b/w covers, so this was a pleasant surprise. Jason Fabok really needs a solid gig after next month's Batman Annual. He has a blog post where he says he's got an upcoming project (and he's DC exclusive) so hopefully it's in Gotham.
(Source: Jason Fabok's blog)
Found this link last night, wasn't working until now. Some interesting stuff in this preview, like the fact that Jeremiah Arkham's stint as the Black Mask still happened. Yet he's the head of Arkham again? (Well, lets be honest, it made no sense to have Alice Synner as the head when they found out everything about her and she snapped.)
Thursday, April 26, 2012
When we found out that Helena Wayne was Huntress in her mini series, I said "RIP Helena Bertinelli"in the sense that she probably got wiped out continuity wise... but this time, I mean it literally.
Blah, that sucks.
Anyways, the preview took a while to load on my shitty lap top, and still took a bit of time on the iMac, so you may have to be patient with the website.
OWLS! It begins! A month straight of "Night of the Owls" goodness.
- Detective Comics #9: Arkham Asylum is under attack from the Talons, and it's up to Batman to save Jeremiah Arkham from getting killed.
- Batwing #9: Spoiler: MORE OWLS! As Batwing remains in Gotham, he must answer his mentor's call to arms and fight off, you guessed it, MORE TALONS! Also, this is Marcus To's first issue.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Earlier today, DC posted some pages from Travel Foreman's first drawn issue of Birds of Prey. Foreman posted a finished version of one of the pages a few minutes ago, with some more blacks, and costume details.
(Source: Travel Foreman's Twitter)
A typical night in Gotham, Batman and Gordon hanging out, talking about the same-old, same-old. Train of dead people? Eh, whatever. Batman figures out that instead of being murdered, it seems as if these people ended up killing themselves. Should he do something about it? Yeah... probably.
Wow, this looks AWESOME. I can't wait to see what this looks like colored (and to find out who the colorist is going to be, that is, if it switched with a new artist coming on board)
(Source: The Source)
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Huh. While anything with "Quitely" and "Batman" in it is good, I'm actually a little disappointed with this cover. It's just rather tame by Frank Quitely standards. Oh well, still a cool image.
(Source: The Source)
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Buzz Feed has a story with a bunch of sneak peek art from all the Wave 2 titles, you know, Batman Inc. being part of it.
Hit the jump for more, and visit the source for art from GI Combat, Dial H and The Ravagers.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Just one book for this week's post, but it's a big one being that it's Justice League. This month's issue had a bit more meat on it's bones compared to last month's and teased a few things to come, along with a surprise appearance of some bird looking dudes.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Don't let the cover fool you, this issue is actually written by Joe Harris with art from Ed Benes, who will be drawing Detective Comics #10-12 after this.
Also, here are the high res images, so you don't have to do the stupid magnifying glass thing at the EW site.
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)
In a new interview with CBR, both Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins talk a bit about how their collaboration came about, what to expect in some other "Night of the Owls" tie-ins, and finally what to expect in their up coming issues.
Like Batman, this is a preview of the back up. Here's what I don't like about DC doing this. You're previewing a back up story, which by nature is what, eight pages? Yeah, well we've got five of them here. Dumb.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
That one week that separates you and the full blown "Night of the Owls" ...grrrrr.
- Batman - The Dark Knight #9: This issue had a complete creative overhaul, so who knows. I'm guessing it's still about the Wonder Land gang, maybe?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Looking over the model of Gotham he has built in his manor, Bruce thinks to himself about how he's recently figured out that he doesn't know Gotham as well as he does. Alfred turns on the model's lights, outlining the planned buildings in the revitalization plan (see: Batman #1) and tries to comfort Bruce in his hour of despair. All the sudden, Bruce hears a thump on the roof. Panicking, he tells Alfred to get to the cave.
*Note: if you read both Batman and Nightwing, read Batman first this week*
There's been a murder in Gotham, a pretty bad one at that. Guy's face is smashed in, teeth are broken, and the floor's windows all shatter. Special Agent no name, looks over the corpse, as the fingerprint scan the GCPD processed set off an electronic notice to his "people" indicating that the stiff was one of theirs, and that Black Canary might have just murdered another man.
Shortly after Jason Todd came back to life and left the All Caste, he had a plan to kill the Joker, and put the beat down on Batman... but he needed money. Plan: Go to China, interrupt a Chinese Mafia Family funeral, and demand a 10% cut, or else. Shed some blood, to show you mean business, and there you go. While Jason is telling this story, Roy Harper bursts out in laughter at the completely ridiculous nature of the plan, praising Jason for how headstrong he was.
Jason continues to tell the story, saying after he killed one family, another came to power, then another, then another. This is where they get to Suzie Su, as her family came to power just as he got what he needed from his business adventure/got bored. He ended up killing all of Suzie's family except her and her father, as a "maybe they'll change" sort of deal, but nope. Suzie swore revenge on the Red Hood, and is now holding the children's wing of Gotham hospital hostage, demanding the Red Hood, or the kids get killed.
Sneaking into a multimillion dollar mansion through a secret passage under the pool is not only a clever way for a thief to gain entrance to their mark's house, but it's a nice way to turn the dial up on sexual tension... case and point, Catwoman and Spark! But bikinis and speedos be damned, it's time to go to work. The duo are looking for a set of five ancient knives, but alas, there are only four. No time to think, as security bursts in, leaving the duo to pick up what they can and bail. Catwoman makes note of liking Spark (cuz he's totes hawt) since he can keep up, and because, what's the fun in riding a roller coaster by yourself?
Former Batgirl artist (last volume) Lee Garbett just confirmed via Twitter that he will be illustrating Batman and Robin #9 (The "Night of the Owls" issue.) That certainly just came out of no where, but, he is a great artist, so, cool!
(Source: Lee Garbett's Twitter)
In case you've been living under a rock, today is the day the "Night of the Owls" begins, and is also the day Batman starts it's back ups with Rafael Albequrque on art. But did you also know the guy co-writing that feature is a dude named James Tynion IV, is a former student of Scott Snyder and just gave an interview with iFanboy? Because that totally happened. It's a nice read going into today's issue.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
IGN posted a new interview with Batman artist Greg Capullo, where he talks about some behind the scenes stuff, "Night of the Owls," whats to come in the issues after the event, and the next arc that'll feature "one of everyone's favorite rogues." Hmmm...
"Night of the Owls?" Psh, old news, IT'S GOTHAM SPOILERS' BIRTHDAY UP IN HERE! That's right, as of this week, Gotham Spoilers has turned two! I don't remember the exact day I started, but I do remember that it was the third week in April, that's for sure. I've been at this for two years now, shit. Time flies. I wonder how many total issues I have written up... I may actually count that up later.
REGARDLESS! Man, it's been an awesome two years. Love doing this site. It gives me hope for internet comic fandom, that there's someplace that isn't just completely inherently negative about every god damn thing. Yes, I know that's a tad bit narcissistic since you know, I'm the one making it that way, but whatever, better than it being a blog run by some insatiable fanboy.
Anyways, thanks to all the readers, it's only because of you that I keep doing this... well that and I have the free time... but still, if I was only getting say 43 hits a week, rather than the thousands I get, I would have dropped this like a... well, picture any pissy fanboy dropping a book for some ridiculous miniscule reason, like that!
Forgot to make a post about this last night, but whatever, had a day to spare. Anyways, if you read both Batman and Nightwing, tomorrow, you're going to want to read Batman #8 first, as noted on twitter by both Kyle Higgins and Scott Snyder. Makes sense if you read the previews, where near the end of Batman #8 (in the back up) Alfred discovers the Talons' plan, while in Nightwing #8's preview we see Alfred sending out a distress call.
Anyways, my write up order will be unchanged (Batman last) but, I will have a note at the beginning of the Nightwing #8 write up reminding readers of this fact, and will post them at the same time (you won't have to wait long.)