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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.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
And so we move on to February.
- Batman Eternal #44: We're this close to the end, but with so much left to answer... Hopefully the book can deliver.
- Grayson #7: Through the magic of fill-in art, we get this issue back in it's regular time slot, so to speak.
- Detective Comics #39: Batman fights Anarky... I guess that's exciting?
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I don't know about you, but creepy tentacle monsters aren't exactly providing much of a reason for this booking having to do anything with Gotham, and my patience is starting to run a bit thin.
Monday, January 26, 2015
I mentioned over the weekend that I got a chance to read an early copy of this week's Gotham Academy #4, and promised some spoiler-free thoughts coming later in the week, and here I am, delivering the goods.
If you've read any of my thoughts on the series prior to this post, you know that one of the most prominent things I've had to say about this book is that it's a title that on paper, I should have no interest in, but the fact of the matter is, Gotham Academy has become one of my favorite books that DC publishes, and this week's issue continues to cement that idea.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Pretty slim week for me again. But don't worry, because like clockwork, a week where my pull-list comes back from the brink and slaps me in the face with more issues than I know what to do with is riiiiiight around the corner. Hooray?
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Hoooo-boy, it's another one of those big weeks.
- Batman #38: Joker!
- Batman Eternal #43: Probably no answers!
- Gotham Academy #4: Ghosts?
- Arkham Manor #4: Undercover Joker!
- Catwoman #38: Mob boss Catwoman!
- Gotham by Midnight #3: Gotham Cthulhu?
- Harley Quinn #14: Harley!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
So there've been some delays and books pushed back, so you know what that means? SEVEN BOOKS THE WEEK FOLLOWING NEXT. Fuck that.
- Batman and Robin #38: Damian! Nothing left to say.
- Batman Eternal #42: My predictions for this issue: "Hey look, I'm Bluebird! Answers for this year-long story? HAHAH, no."
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
And there you have it, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis' final cover for Batman Eternal. I've always liked how they draw Batman with shadow draped across the cowl, only with a little glint of white coming from the eyes. Looks awesome every single time.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Despite my ever increasing faltering feelings towards this book recently, I've got to say, damn Joe Quinones' art is some of the best the book has had in recent months. At least there's that to look forward to.
With the release of Absolute Batman, Incorporated came new art from Chris Burnham, redrawing all the pages he had originally missed in the single issues (21 in all!). Along with redrawn Burnham pages, Yanick Paquette even redrew two pages he had missed in Batman, Inc. #3 (volume 1) as well as some edits that both fix and destroy various forms of continuity, at the same time! Morrison'd!
Comics Alliance has a look at the art process from roughs, original pages, Burnham line work, and Nathan Fairbrain's colors... man, I really need to scrap together some cash to pick up that behemoth of a book. Hopefully some regular trades with the fixed art come out down the line if I miss out on this volume (Absolutes tend to sell out, no?).
(Source: Comics Alliance)
Thursday, January 8, 2015
As much as I've enjoyed this run on the book so far, I can safely say I've enjoyed nothing of Babs and Dinah's animosity towards each other... Would have been one of the few instances I would have been okay with completely ignoring continuity. Not quite sure many people are mourning the loss of the latest incarnation of Birds of Prey which seeded this stuff.
(Source: Comic Vine)
Well, I've gone from one book, to two books, and now I've got three books to cover next week. Got to like 2015 easing me back into the madness.
- Batman Eternal #41: Easily already the top contender for most awkward cover of 2015.
- Grayson #6: When you leave a super human assassin in the desert to die, he's probably gonna want to fight yo u.
- Batgirl #38: There's that person out to get Babs, and I bet they do stuff this issue! Crazy bet, I know, but I like to take risks!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I was going to do a little pre-body blurb here about the issue, but instead, I just want to tell you how annoyed I am with the spelling of "Anarky" thanks to the latest version of OSX's love of autocorrect. So if an "Anarchy" slips in here, you know why.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Hey, it feels like forever since I've posted here. How's it going? Look, here's the preview for this week's Batman Eternal. The art kind of reminds me of Szymon Kudranski, with less shadows... Speaking of which, how's he not drawing any of these issues? He's one of those artists who'd I expect to see given his number of random Batman book appearances.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Well, it's a new year, and if memory serves me correctly, I usually do some sort of retrospective on the year we just had as well as giving my predictions (as well as hopes) for the Gotham books in the coming year. Given how things are going recently, it's probably safe to say that my predictions would be way wrong in the wake of stuff like Gotham Academy and Gotham by Midnight, but hey, might as well, right?
So here we go. I'll be going down the list of each and every book (with the exception of Arkham Manor) giving my thoughts on it currently, and where I'd like to see it go next year.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
And we're back to normal-ish, next week. Last three months of Batman Eternal, so hopefully that picks up, and get prepared for all other storyline starting to wrap up in time for the DC move.
- Batman Eternal #40: Hey look, it's the Riddler... he knows what's going on... Please tell us, I can't take anymore beating around the bush.
- Detective Comics #38: Anarky is looking to start some anarchy. Surprise?