Ra's should wear a suit more often, that's my biggest take away from this issue.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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)
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.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 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.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
The month before Metal. Dark Days wraps up and Batman gets a dose of Kite-Man. Other than that, comics are happening as usual. Top tier effort there, me.
Thursday, April 13, 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.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
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.
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)
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Persona 5 is out, and I'd rather be playing that right now, so let's get it over with!
- Detective Comics #954: Ra's al Ghul has shown up and maybe he'll shed some light as to what the League of Shadows actually wants?
- Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #9: Black Canary in a fight club, right?
- Red Hood and the Outlaws #9: Heavy Artemis arc... questing if I should cover it.
- Gotham Academy: Second Semester #8: Batman vs. a Teenage Girl!
Next Wednesday is going to be pretty busy for me personally, so who knows if I'll even get to this! Yaaay, mystery!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Metal wasn't the only news today, as Tom King talked about the first details of the next arc of Batman, "The War of Jokes and Riddles."
Unfortunately there was no stream of Tom King's panel, so all I have to go off of is the tweets of DC's publicist, but here we go: "The War of Jokes and Riddles" is what I predicted it to be, a flashback arc that takes place around the time of Year One... obviously, Joker and Riddler have to be involved, and the beginning of "I Am Suicide" also hints at the Ventriloquists' involvement. Anyways, it'll start in issue #25 (June) and go all the way to issue #32 in October.
Also, Tom King gives Bruce Wayne a middle name in this week's issue. Controversial!
In September I was told "Batman with battle axes" and I thought "yep, do that." Then went on to think "yeah, that's gonna get changed probably." Here I am, months later, looking at an image of Batman with two god damn battle axes and I'm pretty fucking happy about that.
Dark Days: The Forge and The Casting will lead to Dark Knights: Metal, a DCU spanning event that spawns from Batman finding a deep secret within Nth metal, that will lead to a major threat suitable for an event title. On the live stream announcement, Scott Snyder mentioned that this event spans all the way from the Source Wall to Gotham, and will show that there have been seeds from his run, Peter Tomasi work, and event Grant Morrison's work.
Some of the stuff I heard last year about this was just so god damn exciting sounding, it's been hard to contain my excitement this whole time. I'm real happy it's out of the bag, because I can't wait to learn even more about it.
And for good measure, here's the cover of Dark Days: The Casting.