SPOILERS: The Flash #22

What if it's not Dr. Manhattan, but really Geoff Johns keeping all the good continuity to himself?

SPOILERS: Batman #23

This issue was worth it for the dry humor alone.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #3

There's a bad thing happening and Batwoman has to stop it. Imagine that?

SPOILERS: All-Star Batman #10

"Batman takes a trip to Miami" isn't a sentence you say too often.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #956

Hey, that last page doesn't say anything about Tim!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Nightwing #6 Preview


Well, it seems Gotham Girl gets better in Batman... then Nightwing gets better in this one!

Also, screw Newsarama, IT IS OBSOLETE!

Batman #8 Preview


So, this preview was posted by Newsarama. Normally, I just take a cropped picture and put up a link to where the preview is, but Newsarama is extra garbage lately. I could give you a top ten list about how garbage Newsarama is, but I haven't the time.

So considering Newsarama posts previews, covers and other art that DC gives to other sties as "exclusives," watermark images and all, I don't feel that particularly bad for just posting their shit here, all things considered.

Preview after the jump!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Looking Forward: October 5th, 2016


I really enjoy how quickly they're getting this Night of the Monster Men story out. Benefits of double shipping, I guess.
  • Batman #8: NIGHT OF
  • Nightwing #6: THE MONSTER MEN
  • Harley Quinn #5: I don't know, maybe? While I read it, I've quickly gone back to "there's no real point in discussing this series." I just wish it had more substance, but it just keeps going back to the well... that admittedly does well for DC, but you could do so much more. 
October, huh?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #941


Things go from bad to worse and somehow Hugo Strange has been in only like... one page out of 60 so far, not so sure he'll actually be dealt with anytime soon.

SPOILERS: Batgirl #3


Why couldn't this issue open with Kai having gotten his ass kicked? Have I gotten the point across that I hate that guy? Boy that second issue really soured me on him. I feel like I should probably drive that point home a bit more.

Batgirl Gets a New Artist for 2017


File this one in "news that was pretty easy to see coming," because Batgirl is getting a new artist come 2017. When Rafael Albuquerque was announced to be the artist of a new Hit Girl series, it was clear his time was coming to an end, because there was no way both would work out (hey, American Vampire), in fact, he might have mentioned he was doing six issues and that's it. So like I said, not a surprise.

Christian Wildgoose will take over come January, starting with issue #7. He's a new name for me, but if the art above is any indication, I'm sure he'll do just fine. With Wildgoose joining Hope Larson, issue #7 will see Batgirl return to a more gentrified Burnside, so basically it'll be the South Park episode, probably.

My opinion on the matter? Completely fine with it. That art above looks gorgeous, and while I'm a fan of Albuquerque, and enjoy his work on Batgirl currently, it just seems like an odd tonal fit that hasn't quite clicked. Also, like I said, saw this coming, so I never got too particularly attached.

Please no Kai.

(Source: DC Comics)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Detective Comics #941 Preview


I've been sitting here meaning to post this... thinking about how much I'd rather play BioShock 2 than watch ANYTHING on TV tonight.

(Source: Newsarama)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stack Rundown, 09/25/2016


There will never be a lack of Rick Remender written Image books for me to enjoy, and I'm pretty damn happy about that... there are other books too, I guess.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Looking Forward: September 28th, 2016


Last week of September!
  • Detective Comics #941: Night of the Monster Men continues where I bet more monsters will be fought. Risky bet, I know, but I got a feeling.
  • Batgirl #3: For the love of god, let's hope there's some actual Batgirl action this issue instead of Babs going "KAI KAI KAI, I KISS THE KAI, HE SO CUTE, BUT HE DANGEROUS, KAAAAAAAI" ugh.
I was going to have another post about the second episode of the Telltale Batman series today, or at the very least, later this week, but seems my elgato (thing I use to record game footage) didn't want to register my "record" click, so I got absolutely nothing of my play through. Whoops. Might write something up about it, might just call it a wash, we'll see.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SPOILERS: Night of the Monster Men, Pt. 1 & 2


Because these issues lead directly into the next, kind of pointless posting about the first one then the second, thus having them appear out of order on the site. So this will serve as my post for both Batman #7 and Nightwing #5.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Batman Group December 2016 Solicitations


December is here, which means 2017 is right around the corner and that's nuts. Well... I am speaking in terms of solicitations, but I judge the passage of time by comics, so holy crap, December.

What's new this month? Nightwing goes back to Bl├╝dhaven with Marcus To on art. All-Star Batman's first arc concludes, thus JRJR's time on the title, and Harley Quinn has some random artists here and there. All that... and I totally caved.

Batman #7 Preview


Man, I really like Rossmo's art... outside of Batman's ears being real tiny. But still! ...Hugo Strange butt.

(Source: DC Comics)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Stack Rundown, 09/18/2016


Comics! Some are weird, some got better, and some leave me questioning reality because god help me, I really like them and everything in the past has told me that I shouldn't, for good reason.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Harley Quinn #4 Preview


I just usually skim through previews and make a comment about what I see... I see... Harley Quinn, I guess?

(Source: 13th Dimension)

Nightwing #5 Preview


Given that this is the second part of the new crossover, this preview is a little extra spoilery, so just be warned, I guess.

(Source: Newsarama)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Looking Forward: September 21st, 2016


Shit, solicits will probably come out Monday. Where the hell did this month go? I know I say that a lot, but it's for real this time. Man... the last two weeks really ate up all my time.
  • Batman #7: First Tim dies, now Dick is a big old werewolf thing or something? Rough month.
  • Nightwing #5: Ditto ^
  • Harley Quinn #4: I think this is a one off issue?
TIME FOR FHIZ'S GAMING MINUTE! BioShock is still a really good game. Got that collection this week. Look pretty good for an old game. Also got the new Don't Starve expansion, but man for as much as I like that game, I never have the time for it. Darkest Dungeon comes out for PS4 next week and I think JazzPunk too? Yeah, let's see when I have the time to play those.

OH YEAH... that second episode of the Batman series comes out real soon too, I believe. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

All-Star Batman #2 Preview


DC handing out a preview of the back-up seems pretty dumb considering that's like 4 of 7 (?) pages. Anyways... this issue made me a KGBeast fan.

There will be mess.

(Source: Crave)

Detective Comics #940 Preview



Bye bye, li'l Sebastian
Miss you in the saddest fashion
Bye bye, li'l Sebastian
You're 5000 candles in the wind!

(Source: Nerdist)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Stack Rundown, 09/11/2016


There are good things about sleeping 12 hours straight, and then there are the bad "where the hell did the day go?" things that come with doing stuff like that. Once again, I had a shit ton of comics to read left on a Sunday. Image needs to spread out the titles I like so they're not all loaded on one week, thank you very much.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2 Preview


It's pretty good when most of your complains about a line up of books are either hair or in this case teeth, so much teeth! Because dumb hangups aside, everything's been real solid with Gotham and Rebirth. Now if only I wasn't so damn tired all the time, I could read more.

(Source: Comics Alliance)

Looking Forward: September 14th, 2016


So how we all dealing the day after overwhelmingly tepid tech announcements? Ordered a PS4 Pro, because fuck it, whatever, I got a 4K HDR TV, might as well have my games look nicer. iPhone though? I can't even understand how phone upgrades work these days, so I'm just not paying attention there.

Oh... comics.
  • All-Star Batman #2: Batman! Two-Face! KGBeast... He's alright? I guess.
  • Detective Comics #940: Well, Tim was the only Robin who hadn't died. 
  • Batgirl & The Birds of Prey #2: Does anyone die in this one? No? Well, boo.
  • Gotham Academy: Second Semester #1: ...I wonder if they timed the release of this book for when kids were getting back to school?
Thinking about checking out that Young Animals Doom Patrol book, even though I've never read any Doom Patrol before. I know, I know, shut up. I read a lot as it is already. Hardly have time to go back to the classics.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Stack Rundown, 09/04/2016


Real short week this time around. If you were looking for my long delayed post of the Gotham Academy Annual, well, here you go!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Nightwing #4 Preview


Hope the Owls story really isn't wrapped up in four issues, they have seemed to be a total non-factor in the grand scheme of things.

Also, in other news, Tim Seeley is co-writing the issues of Suicide Squad that tie into the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event this winter. That'll probably be cool. Maybe they'll even be a full 20 pages!

(Source: Comic Vine)

Gotham Academy: Second Semester #1 Preview


Not going to lie, after the Year Book issues, I was not looking forward to this book in terms of the art, but maybe the colorists make all the difference, because this (and the annual) looks night and day from the stuff Adam Archer was drawing in those previous issues. Fits what Kerschl did before him, like a glove. Speaking of the annual, I know I said on Twitter I'd get to a full post about it, but I've worked over 30 hours these past three days, so I'll save it for stack rundown this weekend.

(Source: CBR)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Harley Quinn #3 Preview


I think Harley is cutting her hair soon too for that punk rock arc or whatever's coming up. Rebirth is to haircuts what the New 52 is to pants! BOOO!

(Source: Comicosity)

Looking Forward: September 7th, 2016


Oh hey, I'm back. Nothing to read this week, kind of nice. Needed a break. September! Comics! It's happen, I have it on good authority.
  • Batman #6: Gotham Girl is apparently going to be a big part of this book, I bet this issue will set some of that up... I mean, I looked at the cover, I pretty much know all there is to know now.
  • Nightwing #4: I guess they deal with the Owls this issue and then next stop is Night of the Monster Men. 
  • Harley Quinn #3: Harley and Poison Ivy kill a bunch of zombies. I bet this will be eloquent and nuanced. 
Looking forward to the Night of the Monster Men story to see how this sort of stuff works in Rebirth. 

Tim Drake's Gonna Get It!


Hey, that's not the originally solicited cover. Someone seems to be missing on the left.

But get what, you ask, Philippe?

IT.


...What is this website anymore?
 
Also, this should be noted:

Batman #6 Preview


...SIGH. I guess Gotham Girl is joining Red Robin, Batwoman and Azrael in my "I don't have anything else bad to say about these books, but I don't like these characters' haircuts" club.

(Source: Comicosity)