SPOILERS: Batman #31

Kite Man, still the answer to everything!

SPOILERS: Nightwing #29

I still stand by my desire for more issues of this crossover

SPOILERS: Batman: The Red Death #1

...I might end up reading (and enjoying) every tie-in to this event, if this is any indication of the quality.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #7

I feel like this book could be better...

Batman Group: December 2017 Solicitations

Times are a'changing in Bludhaven.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nightwing: The New Order #2 Preview


The art on this series is sooooooooooooo good.

(Source: AV Club)

Detective Comics #965 Preview


I think we should just make a rule where Eddy Barrows should not draw people smiling. Everything else, fine... that toothy smile just creeps me out for some reason.

(Source: Multiversity)

Suicide Squad #26 Preview


Spoiler alert: This one is real fun too. And god damn it, I need more Sejic drawn Suicide Squad... Or just Harley in general. I see a lot of Sunstone influence in his renditions of her and well... *cough* yeah, that.

Excuse me.

(Source: CBR)

Friday, September 22, 2017

First Look: Batman #33


So I'm sitting here like: "I'm a corporate stooge now, how come I don't get the early previews sent everywhere else?" getting a little butt hurt, then I realize I don't read all my emaaaaaaail and there's totally a .zip file in there with all this.

Whoops?

This art sure looks nice though. I don't know how I'm going to bet Selina answers to make Bruce go on sabbatical or whatever. The easy answer is "no, he's sad, so he has to leave." But... too easy.

Batman: The Murder Machine #1 Preview


Poor Cyborg, just working his desk job and he gets blasted by an evil Batman.

(Source: Newsarama)

Looking Forward: September 27th, 2017


End of the month, and everything is involved in big storylines. Fun times.
  • Detective Comics #965: Mr. Oz is still a thing. More of a thing in Action Comics currently. Not sure how I feel about it, gonna let that one play out, but hey, Tim!
  • Suicide Squad #26: DC teasing me with Stjepan Sejic drawing Suicide Squad issues here and there is just fucking cruel.
  • Batman: The Murder Machine #1: What happens when Bruce uploads Alfred's personality into a robot... cyborg... something. We'll see!
Comics! They're happening next week.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SPOILERS: Batman #31


One more issue left in the War of Jokes and Riddles. What did Batman do that's so bad? Well... that's what final issues are for. Har har.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #29


If the Batman Who Laughs is death metal-ish... I'd say Ice Golems are pretty power metal-ish... Nightwish... Nightwish is the only band name that I can remember. Is Nightwish still a thing? ...what was I talking about. Nightwing? Close enough.

SPOILERS: Batman: The Red Death #1


If Batman being better than everyone else and finding ways to beat whoever, then perhaps these one-shots aren't going to be for you, because on top of everything, Batman is probably going to be a dick too.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #7


New arc, old foe, similar problems.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Batman #31 Preview


With the added artists to the rotating Batman team, I'm just bummed that means whenever Mikel Janin comes back (hopefully he does), it's going to be that much longer.

(Source: The GWW)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Batwoman #7 Preview


I've always liked Fernando Blanco's artwork, so this seems like a good fit.

(Source: Comic Beat)

New Nightwing Creative Team Announced


Somewhat unexpectedly, Nightwing got a new creative team announced for December, consisting of writer Sam Humphries and artist Bernard Chang (and if the book remains twice monthly, we'll be sure to see another artist join at some point).  Essentially, Humphries and Seeley switched books, as Seeley was announced to be taking over writing duties of Green Lanterns a month or two ago.

My thoughts are somewhat mixed, though optimistic. On one hand, I've yet to read anything from Humphries that has grabbed me... I didn't like his Uncanny X-Force and Green Lanterns didn't hold my attention, but it's a small sample size, and I have seen people enjoying Green Lanterns. I do like Bernard Chang's art, so that's a plus. All that being said, I'm real bummed Seeley is leaving the Bat books. I've been a fan of his since Hack/Slash, and remember seeing his first Legends of the Dark Knight digital story thinking "I hope this leads to more main-line Seeley Bat stuff" and sure enough, it did and there was a lot of it.

Though, never got that Seeley written Catwoman book I dreamed about...

Looking Forward: September 20th, 2017


Metal is in full swing next week with the first of the one-shots of the twisted Batmen. I've taken a look at it, and boy does it sure look messed up.
  • Batman #31: Batman teams up with the Riddler to take the Joker down... what could go wrong?
  • Nightwing #29: Nightwing joins the Metal fun all thanks to some stuff I called awhile ago... despite playing with a loaded deck, but HEY! ...called it.
  • Batman: The Red Death #1: What would happen if Batman took the speed force from Barry Allen by force? Nothing good.
  • Batwoman #7: Batwoman's in the desert, Scarecrow's in the desert, let's make an issue of it!
Solicitations also hit next week, and there's already been some news to break coming out of it, so I'll get to that shortly. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SPOILERS: Dark Nights: Metal #2


So... I've been dreading writing this issue up, because what follows is a series of events that are so fucking strange and insane, it's hard to make a cohesive write up of it... But, shit, I'll try.

SPOILERS: Teen Titans #12


NOTE: This takes place after Dark Nights: Metal #2, so if you care enough not to be spoiled, wait til after you read that one. (Post should go up 15 minutes after this)

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #964


On one side we got Clayface being real bummed about stuff, on the other side we've got Stephanie being a big bummer in general. What to do?

SPOILERS: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14


And we're back... been nearly half a year since I did one of these issues? Well, that's how much I hated that new Oracle, so there you have it. Is it good to be back!? WEEEEELL...

Maybe next month?

Friday, September 8, 2017

Batman: White Knight #1 Preview


Sean Murphy is so god damn good at what he does, it isn't fair.

Also, this morning on Twitter, he said Catwoman wouldn't be in this book, but he's saving her for something else, so hopefully there's more of whatever the hell he wants to do in Gotham in the future.

(Source: DC Comics)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dark Nights: Metal #2 Preview


It took Snyder forever to write Damian, but him going "Listen, lady" to god damn Wonder Woman of all people, is simply the best.

(Source: Multiversity)

Detective Comics #964 Preview


I hope this issue ends with some sanctamonious speech from Steph to Batman only with him to go "Yeah yeah, Tim's alive."

(Source: Graphic Policy)

Looking Forward: September 13th, 2017


Big week next week, Metal is back along with the crossovers, and hey, it looks like I'm covering Birds of Prey again since Gus and Calculator are gone!
  • Dark Nights: Metal #2: ...I wish I could say why I'm so excited for this issue.
  • Teen Titans #12: If Damian acts the way he did in the Metal preview, then sold even more.
  • Detective Comics #964: I didn't hate the last Steph issue, so now comes the rubber match.
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14: Annnnnnd we're back, and with less nonsense character that I really disliked!
...Seriously, fucking Metal.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SPOILERS: Batman #30


If you thought Kite-Man was down on his luck and this would be where things turn around... no, that is not this issue, in any sense.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #28


I'll take any return to Spyral I can get. Ended too soon, if you ask me. At least we have these short flings... Speaking of flings...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Batman #30 Preview


If you were thinking "Man, that first Kite-Man issue didn't shit on Kite-Man enough" then I have got some good news for you.

(Source: DC Comics)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Nightwing #28 Preview


I completely forget how this guy supposedly died the first time... Shot in a cafe or something?

(Source: Batman News)

Looking Forward: September 6th, 2017


It's September next week, does that mean we're officially in "late 2017" now? Because... good. Remember when everyone was like "2016 sure was trash, let's hope 2017 is better." Uuuuh.
  • Batman #30: Second issue of the Kite-Man story, so that's good. Still bummed Kite-Man can't get any dedicated cover time.
  • Nightwing #28: Not Kathy Kane was pretty bad at killing Minos, apparently.
Then following next week, Metal kicks into gear again with tie-ins. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SPOILERS: All-Star Batman #13


Batman vs. Nemesis. You know... not that "Batman, but a cunt" character partly created by Mark Millar. You know, that writer who lately has worked with everyone Scott Snyder has worked with? Hey man, you thought it, not me. Am I making baseless assumptions and correlations? You bet'cha.

Friday, August 25, 2017

All-Star Batman #13 Preview


That looks very DKR to me.

(Source: Newsarama)

Looking Forward: August 30th, 2017


Could have sworn there was nothing next week, then I got an email and realized I was very wrooooooooong. I'm going to take a look at the Red Hood annual to see if it's worth covering. I'm still reading that book, still good, but it just hasn't seemed relevant with the Artemis and Bizarro focused stories.
  • All-Star Batman #13: Sorry for forgetting this was coming out next week. Whooooops.
That's all. Fifth Wednesday lull. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Detective Comics #963 Preview


And then Steph got real annoying.

(Source: Newsarama)

Dark Nights Metal Tie-In First Looks


Hey... I get sent stuff... well, usually it was on the DL prior, but now it's official. So that's cool, makes my life a whole lot easier (like how all four posts went up early within an hour this week?) and when I can, I get to post things directly here now! That said, I still have to work, unless one of you wants to give me a bunch of money not to, so you may have already seen these before. WHATEVER, this is cool for me.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nightwing: The New Order #1 Preview


Trevor McCarthy's art + Dean White on colors sure is niiiiiiiiiiice.

(Source: Comic Book)

Looking Forward: Augsut 23rd, 2017


Elseworlds and an arc I'm just sure to love.
  • Detective Comics #963: Let's see just how stupid I think post Tim Drake "death" Stephanie Brown is now!
  • Nightwing: The New Order #1: Promise you... this isn't just Secret Empire Nightwing.
Solicits should hit Monday too. DC is on a mini-series binge recently, which... I don't know, cool, I guess. I'd rather see new Rebirth titles though. Hey, Mystic U... Mistik? Mystik? That thing is actually a thing again.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SPOILERS: Dark Nights: Metal #1


This book was promised to be a high action over the top love letter to the DC Universe, and I can tell you right now that it delivers on every single level.

SPOILERS: Batman #29


I may have had a few issues with how this story arc was being told, was so far out of left field, I couldn't help but love it.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #27


We're back into the spy game, and as with any good spy story, twists abound!

SPOILERS: Batwoman #6


So I skipped out on the last issue, here's a quick wrap up on that: More backstory to the island arc that I found to be pretty vanilla. Safe to say, this is back to some good shit, and not what I was expecting at all.