SPOILERS: Detective Comics #957

Spoilers: The answer is a sanctimonious hypocrite.

Batman Group August 2017 Solicitations

Metal, metal, metal, metal, metal.

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?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Batman Group August 2017 Solicitations


It's that time of the month again. Dark Nights kicks off with the Dark Multiverse, which had me skimming through Multiversity again when I first heard of it. Spyral is back in Nightwing. I wish Birds got a better artist. Eddy Barrows is on Batwoman now. Stephanie Brown makes more "oh, screw off" life decisions. Batgirl seems readable.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Detective Comics #957 Preview


The worst part about Tim stuff getting delayed, is that Stephanie is going to suck and be annoying that much longer.

(Source: Nerdist)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Looking Forward: May 24th, 2017


Just one issue next week, followed by nothing the next, annuals and all that, so no regular issues.
  • Detective Comics #957: Welcome to Stephanie Brown's "I'm a bummer now" No Fun Club! The Wrath is here too. 
Solicitations next week. First issue of Metal should be in there, along with some Annuals for August I do believe. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SPOILERS: The Flash #22


Oh Tim Drake, you poor victim of "yo, these lenticular covers have to be printed way ahead of time, but we can delay the issue for content changes."

SPOILERS: Batman #23


I had a fucking asshole comic fan moment when I read "Brave and the Mold" and thought "Well, technically mold is part of the Rot, which wouldn't be Swamp Thing" and then I just shut myself up and self loathed for a bit.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #3


Comics may try, but it'll be pretty hard to top "best low key thing in an issue this week" with Julia's "creepy twin" bingo card taking that honor by a wide margin.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Flash #22 Preview


Yes, yes, I'm sure we've all seen the spoilers by now. Yeah, my interest is piqued. A lot of cool shit to look forward to for DC in the future. Now back to Injustice!

(Source: Newsarama)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Nightwing #21 Preview


I'll give this one a read, but I probably won't be writing about it on the site. Got to take the breaks when I can get them!

(Source: Crave Online)

Batman #23 Preview


Which is of better quality: CBR's YouTube channel or the images they upload for previews? Also, Tom King's use of Gordon reacting as any normal man would while Batman no-sells the ridiculous shit around him is great.

(Source: CBR)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Looking Forward: May 17th, 2017


So, Detective Comics #956 got altered before release, and someone has already sent me what got changed... basically because Flash got delayed, they altered Bruce mentioning him. But Flash is here next week, and we'll get that news.
  • Batman #23: Before the Mister Miracle book, we get the Sheriff of Babylon team on Batman and Swamp Thing. I want that real bad. 
  • The Flash #22: (Psst, it's Tim)
  • Batwoman #3: Anyone find that opening scene in the preview with fruit really suggestive? Visually at least. I don't read previews, haha. Maybe this says something about me.
Skipping the Nightwing issue next week, it's an unannounced fill-in with Wally. I'll probably still read it, but hey, I want less work to do. 

I'll also be getting Injustice 2 next week, so I'll be playing plenty of DC Comics dress-up and make my pretty Batman.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Batwoman #3 Preview


Kate has hair again. 10/10.

(Source: Graphic Policy)

SPOILERS: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10


Turns out the way to beat mind control is to focus on the bonds you've made with your friends... But maybe you should listen to your talking cat and go to bed. Don't do anything fun, just go to bed. You're tired... Need to go make some money? Too bad, you just came out of Mementos, and unless you got that Rank 10 Temperance, go to bed... What was I talking about?

SPOILERS: Gotham Academy: Second Semester #9


Final story arc, and things don't look good for the Detective Club.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SPOILERS: All-Star Batman #10


New arc, new artist, and quite honestly, my favorite part of this issue is probably the fact that Jordie Bellaire colored Rafael Albuquerque, which is a change form Dave McCaig (usually) and I find that interesting to look at.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #956


One arc ends, another is teased, as is the way of life in comics.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DC Announces Nightwing: The New Order


Coming hot off the heals of Dark Matter, DC goes in another direction I wouldn't expect today: Elseworlds. Today, DC announced that Kyle Higgins and Trevor McCarthy will be bringing us a six issue Nightwing elseworlds in August titled Nightwing: The New Order. The run down is that Nightwing brought about a future where metahumans and super powers aren't a thing, but now the system he's built finds itself targeting his son, annnnnd go. Given recent happenings on the other side, Kyle Higgins was pretty quick to hit twitter to explain that no, Dick Grayson didn't commit genocide or anything.

I have a handful of thoughts on this, but most of them can be summed up to say this is surprising in more than one way. You'd almost expect this sort of idea coming out of Batman, but to have it stem from Nightwing is immediately interesting. I can't say that I'll be covering the book on the site (in depth, at least) given that my aim is to continue to scale back, but that said, I absolutely will be reading it.

(Source: DC Comics)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Detective Comics #956 Preview


Got to love getting a bunch of these posts out of the way in one big swoop.

(Source: Comicosity)

Dark Days: The Forge Preview Art


Man... quite the art line up. This story is going fucking places. You don't even know... I don't even know... and I know? Places, man. Anyone who doesn't have a job to go to during the day figure out those numbers yet? Digits of Pi.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10 Preview


Get ::clap:: Shitty ::clap:: New ::clap:: Oracle ::clap:: Out ::clap:: Of ::clap:: Here ::clap::

(Source: The GWW)

Red Hood and the Outlaws #10 Preview


HEY GUESS WHAT! Joker killed Jason *le gasp*

(Source: Adventures in Poor Taste)

Looking Forward: May 10th, 2017


Not going to cover this current Red Hood arc. Very not Jason focused. At least, not the A-plot. Maybe I'll bringing it up in a Stack Highlight down the line.
  • All-Star Batman #10: New arc, with Rafael Albuquerque on board, because we'll never see the conclusion to American Vampire.
  • Detective Comics #956: James Tynion IV said something about this issue definitely making it known where it happens in regards to "The Button" and I bet that means something with Tim, since his name is on the cover of The Flash #22.
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10: Big old team up with Green Arrow and Nightwing. 
  • Gotham Academy: Second Semester #9: Some shit went down last issue, that's for sure. Curious to see where it goes from here.
No The Flash #22 this week, that got pushed back to next. Bummer. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Batman #22 Preview


Having kept track of his twitter feed, I know Jason Fabok seemed to be burnt out by the end of Darkseid War and stepped away from monthlies, but god damn... I hope he comes back again at some point, because look at this.

(Source: Crave)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Stack Highlights, 04/30/2017


Hey, hi. It's me. I'm here to talk about comics. I've been binging on Persona 5 lately and just finished it, so figure I might as well do something else now that my life is so empty. Got three books I've been reading that I should probably take note of, and surprise... they're all Bat related.

It's interesting, I haven't picked up and stuck with a new Image book in a long time. Pretty much sticking to the mainstays like Saga, Deadly Class, Black Science, etc. The creator owned space is really over saturated right now and it's hard to really stick out and with all the changes DC has made lately, the needle has definitely gone back over there in terms of my reading priorities. Ups and downs, I guess.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nightwing #20 Preview


Metal, Metal, Metal. Also, at this point, I kind of want Shawn to be pregnant. First of all, I'd just like to avoid all the typical "whoops, never mind" or "oh I'm dead or some bad shit happened and now I had a miscarriage" typical comic drama I'm tired of... hell, even Saga is guilty of that. But mostly, I'm curious to see some sort of permanence in Dick's life. As a character, he jumps from one romance to the next and as a property, DC keeps putting him in different situations that overwrite the last. So if there's anyone in the DC roster I'd feel like it would be interesting to see tackle parenthood, I think Dick Grayson could work... that is if the story is told well and we don't go all Cry for Justice on it.

(Source: 13th Dimension)

Looking Forward: May 3rd, 2017


May has happened already, and that's a weird thing. Binging Persona 5 has really warped my view of time this month. Injustice 2 coming up next.
  • Batman #22: Back to Flashpoint! But like, pre-Flashpoint Flashpoint? People seem alive.
  • Nightwing #20: Speaking of universe altering shit, Metal stuff. 
Might have a Stack Highlight post this weekend, been reading some stuff that may be worth highlighting. We'll see. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Looking Forward: April 26th, 2017


Hey look, a book I don't usually cover.
  • The Flash #21: The Button, Part 2. Barry was late, and everything died!
  • Detective Comics #955: I'm pretty sure this is just going to be an issue where Cassandra messes fools up.
I'm going to skip over Mother Panic, because I kind of don't caaaaare.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

SPOILERS: Gotham Academy: Second Semester #8


Okay, so this issue easily made up for the slow start I felt this volume had... unfortunately, with this issue comes news of the series finale coming in August.

Looking Forward: April 19th, 2017


Oh boy, here we go making Alan Moore all sorts of mad again.
  • Batman #21: Possibly the most Rebirth-ass Rebirth story yet. Or at least, that's what I hope.
  • Nightwing #19: Dr. Hurt, son!
  • All-Star Batman #9: Who likes more Ra's al Ghul?
  • Batwoman #2: Batwoman doing more spy-like stuff.
I wrote this up just now remembering that I've got other books to write up. Whoops. I'm real bad at this. I blame Persona... and a lack of interest to write stuff! Ah well. Figure I'll just do Gotham Academy. Red Hood wasn't too Gotham-y this month.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Detective Comics #954 Preview


I know Scott Snyder was trying to keep the villain in All-Star Batman #9 a secret, but if at this point you haven't seen Chris Burnham's variant for that issue, well this preview has a surprise for you I guess.

(Source: Newsarama)

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #9 Preview


Apparently Catwoman is part of the next arc, but is also part of the next Batgirl arc as well... but they're not related? Which is weird timing. I don't know, whatever.

(Source: The GWW)