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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.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Couple of things. First, it's weird to type a number with three digits again. Second, can JPV get a better haircut, I mean really, that one in B&RE looked dumb. Keeping on the subject of hair, not wild about Kate's new haircut. I get it, military background... The look established by JH Williams III is so much better though.
No books to cover next week, as everything is slowing to a trickle pre-Rebirth, so on to the week after next we go!
- Batman #52: I initially thought this would be a prep issue for Tynion's Detective run, but that's apparently not the case. SO! One last issue of Batman, coming up.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Yeah, yeah... I'm a bit late. Too busy getting killed in Dark Souls III and being surprised that NXT changed their champion at a house show.
- Batman #51: Regardless of how you look at it, this is truly the end of a historic era in the Batman comics world.
- Batgirl #51: Is Barbara going to quit being Batgirl? NO! She's got a new book in July. Nice try, suspense!
- Harley Quinn #27: I kind of this arc ends in Harley just murdering Red Pool for the lols.
- Black Canary #11: Black Canary attempts to save Black Canary!
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
So I'm psyched to see Rebirth solicits, then looking at them, realize I'm only posting about five or so books. Man, the idea of DC double shipping sure is strange. While some of these books could and probably will be good, variety will be missed.
One note... Harley Quinn is officially coming to "an end," only to start again in August, so you know... not a big deal.
At least the fill-in art looks pretty alright. EVS was not a name I expected to see as a contributor to this series... isn't he busy redrawing the DC Universe or something?
Sunday, April 17, 2016
After having more books than I knew what to do with last week, back to only three this time around. Thought about picking up Moon Knight #1, as it looks like a book I could appreciate, but I clearly didn't... might pick it up this week just to check it out.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Another one book week! I enjoy these, even though I slack off a whole bunch when I get home from work on Wednesdays. July solicits should come out next week too, so that means more new books including Batgirl, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey and Nightwing.
- Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #4: *looks at date* ...hah.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The slow trickle of books until Rebirth continues! The irony of which is that I'm planning on at least trying a whole bunch of books from characters (and even writers) that I have zero interest in.
- Black Canary #10: Babs and Dinah team up... and that's sure going to happen quite a bit more in the near future.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Happy Wrestlemania day! ...that's a thing that's going to happen. I for one want Roman Reigns to go over clean, and remain "babyface," because HOLY SHIT do I want to hear the crowd drown that stadium out in boos. That'd be amazing for all the wrong reasons... But you know what was amazing for all the right reasons, even those incomprehensible to our tiny ape minds? That Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn match. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck, Nakamura is something else.
Oh yeah, comics.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
I've been meaning to put this post together earlier, but details kept coming out one by one and I've been busy at work (April fools, everything you put to tape today starts at 00:59:59;29 timecode! Because fuck you!) so I've sort of slacked. Nonetheless, here's some information about the new series.
First of all, I've read a lot of questions directed towards Snyder about whether or not it is in continuity or a continuation of All-Star Batman and Robin. The answers are 1. Yes and 2. No. It is in continuity, but it's not the "main" Batman book, which remains Batman. The two will share elements, but that's just basic continuity. There's been some question of whether or not it'll be bi-monthly. I believe DC put out some info that said it would be, but Snyder has clarified that it is monthly.
Need proof that it will be in continuity? Why? I just told you. Regardless, the book will feature back-ups (which leaves DC's new $2.99 price point up for debate if I had to guess) that will star Duke Thomas, or at the very least, will star him to start. The back ups bring me to the next topic, and that's format of the book. We'll have arcs with individual artists paired up with villains, along with a back up artist. To begin, we'll have John Romita Jr providing interiors for the first number of issues, with Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire providing back-up art. Following that, we'll see the introduction of Mr. Freeze to the story with art by Jock and back-ups from Francesco Francavilla. On top of that, in the second year, there will be a big story from Lee Bermejo. On top of that, apparently Sean Murphy will be illustrating a big story throughout the series with an "in continuity end of times Batman" story, which sounds like a continuation of their 27 story from Detective Comics, which I know has had some follow up planned.
There have been tons of details getting out there through various tweets, videos and interviews, so I'm sure I've missed some of the finer details. Still... everything that has been said about this series is bat-shit crazy, for the lack of a better term, so I'm looking forward to it in a big way.