Saturday, November 29, 2014

Stack Rundown, 11/29/2014

November and me remembering to read comics has been pretty bad... not aided by Thanksgiving this week, I actually forgot about them this week, not just lacked the time to read.

Gotham Academy #3 Preview

I want to know what's up with Oliver and her mother, "Calamity," nooooowwww...

Also, random note, this book has seemed to have a different supporting colorist each issue, and while it looks generally pretty cohesive, I'm starting to see differences each issue. It doesn't really bug me anything, I'm just curious to see what goes into coloring this book.

(Source: Batman-News)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Looking Forward: December 3rd, 2014

Yeah it's Thanksgiving and yeah I've got a post to do, I'm dedicated like that... through the magic of scheduling posts a week in advance! It's officially December, which means this is the last time I get to complain about this year vanishing in thin air, so, one last time: What the fuck?
  • Batman Eternal #35: I guess this kicks off the third act? The series has been decent, but dragging its feet week after week, so hopefully it wraps up strong.
  • Grayson #5: Some more Paragon stuff, bet this ends on a Midnighter Round 2 cliff hanger.
  • Gotham Academy #3: Boy, Olive sure doesn't like Batman that much, does she?
  • Detective Comics #37: Manapul is back with a new arc about Anarky. 
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Gotham by Midnight #1 Preview

Man, Ben Templesmith's art fits this book like a glove.

(Source: USA Today)

Catwoman #36 Preview

Hmm, what are the chances we're about to get a New 52 Holly Robinson?

(Source: DC Comics)

Arkham Manor #2 Preview

This title, along with Gotham Academy and Gotham by Midnight are all books I want to see do really cool stuff with their setting. It's one thing just to slap "Gotham" on a title, but it's another thing to utilize it well.

(Source: CBR)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Batman Eternal #34 Preview

I'm sure there'd be some suspense to this preview if we didn't know Julia was fine given her appearances in Endgame.

(Source: Uproxx)

Stack Rundown, 11/22/2014

Thanks to work, Dragon Age, GTA, and then some more Dragon Age, I sorta forgot about comics this week. I didn't even finish reading the last three books I needed to until this morning, and then I wrote everything within the last hour. Totally a getting shit done sort of morning... but fuck, I need to never do that again on a week when two Grant Morrison books come out.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Looking Forward: November 26th, 2014

New book city next week.
  • Gotham by Midnight #1: Quite possibly the weirdest of the new books, and the one I have the most questions about. I hope this series does a good job of establishing why it should exist in Gotham, specifically.
  • Batman Eternal #34: Fucking Hush, or something, sure.
  • Arkham Manor #2: Looks like Bruce's new persona of Jack Shaw is going to meet a Mr. Zsasz.
  • Catwoman #36: Selina's the boss, but ??? is Catwoman?
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Batman Group February 2015 Solicitations

Pretty consistent month for the Bat titles, as there doesn't seem to be any major creator changes to take note of. The one new bit of info is that there will be a Harley Quinn Valentine's Day Special, because DC is clearly going all-in on Harley.

Batman Eternal #37 & 38 Covers Revealed

Now these are some damn good looking covers. Hit up the source for #38.

(Source: Comic Vine)

Batman and Robin #36 Preview

I wonder how much this book is going to get out of super powered Damian being back for three months, before it goes on break for Convergence. Have I mentioned how annoyed I am that Convergence is a thing?

(Source: DC Comics)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stack Rundown, 11/15/2014

The new Thor is probably the character I want it to be! There's a new Captain America! Then some spooooooooooky shit in the creator owned realm. That's pretty much it, this week.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Harley Quinn #12 Preview

Harley Quinn... IN SPACE! Yep. Fuck it, man! At this point, they might as well.

(Source: Blastr)

Batman Eternal February 2015 Solicitations

Second to last month, coming up. Ethan Van Sciver handles covers, ACO, Javi Fernandez, Alessandro Vitti and Juan Ferreyra on art duties for the month.

Art by ACO
On sale FEBRUARY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
One of the only people who knows what truly happened at Arkham Asylum is about to escape Gotham City…but not if Batman gets to him first!

On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Nothing in his experience with cutting-edge technology could prepare Batwing for a battle against the vengeful spirits who’ve taken control of his armor!

On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Is Batman eternal? Perhaps…but only one of the Dark Knight’s foes truly knows the meaning of the word!

On sale FEBRUARY 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
In the new order of Gotham City, Selina Kyle holds all the cards…and now it’s up to master spy Julia Pennyworth to steal them back!

(Source: CBR)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Batman Eternal #33 Preview

For what it's worth, as I post this, Comicosity has the pages posted in reverse... Yeah that initial read through from me didn't make a whole lot of sense.

Annnnnnnd, fixed.

(Source: Comicosity)

Looking Forward: November 19th, 2014

Another week, another three comics for me to read and review.
  • Batman Eternal #33: Batman Eternal gonna Batman Eternal, fuck it, I don't know.
  • Batman and Robin #36: The penultimate Robin Rises issue for this series' involvement... People are probably gonna get punched!
  • Harley Quinn #12: Harely and Power Girl's ticking time bomb of a team-up continues!
We should get February solicitations next week as well, which is kinda crazy to think about, I guess. This month has sort of flown by, solicits are sneaking up on me now.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SPOILERS: Batman #36

So, by now, cat's out of the bag, and Joker's back... Boy is it not pretty this time... Not that things between Batman and the Joker ever have been, but that just means things have gotten a whole lot worse.

SPOILERS: Batman Eternal #32

Who needs Convergence Stephanie Brown when we've got this Stephanie Brown... continuously getting punched in the face or something, oh, no... Stephanie.

SPOILERS: Batgirl #36

Now that we're past the culture shock phase of this new Batgirl direction, let's get down to business kicking some anime cosplayer's asses. Yeah... never saw that in Batgirl before, did you?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

So, Joker's Face Got Better

So, the big question was what was the Joker going to look like without his face this time... And the answer seems to be, he just grew a new one! (Or got Hush to make a new one, or something, I don't know). Basically, he looks like Joker straight out of Boardwalk Empire to me, fancy pinky and all.

The Hitfix link has got Andy Kubert's cover for #37 as well, and in other "I don't want to make a post about this" news, here's the link for variant covers for Batgirl and the Halrey Quinn Holiday Special

(Source: Hitfix)

Batman Eternal 36 Cover

Don't mind me, just your friendly neighborhood Batman Eternal cover. Look at all those lines! Jason Bard gonna get it!

(Source: Newsarama)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Batman Eternal #32 Preview

Unfortunately, it's time to say goodbye to Jason Fabok. I believe he's on next week's issue and that's it. I will say that a number of these panels look really familiar. Will have to go back and look through previous issues just to compare.

(Source: Crave Online)

Batgirl #36 Preview

Going to admit to a brain fart here... Spent a little too much time looking at that Cliff Chiang variant, trying to figure out what the spray paint said... Whoops.

(Source: DC Comics)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Batman #36 Preview

This whole Scarecrow fear toxin thing is weird for a couple reasons... First off, why is it even there? Sort of odd to just have it show up with no explanation, while the whole Joker return thing going... Second, I don't think you can throw around the name "Cassandra" around in Gotham randomly.

(Source: Buzzfeed)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Stack Rundown, 11/08/2014

Not going to lie, this week... the last thing I wanted to do was read comics, and then write about them. Hell, I literally just got done reading this week's books a couple hours ago (and not even including all of them in this post), thus didn't write anything until right now. I don't know, I'm just a bit burnt out at a moment. Oh well, the show must go on.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Looking Forward: November 12th, 2014

If the continuation of Endgame wasn't great enough, we've got the one-two monthly punch of Gotham Academy followed by the new Batgirl the next week. GENIUS!
  • Batman #36: Like I said, Endgame! We know the Joker is back going in this time, so expect even more fucked up craziness this month.
  • Batgirl #36: Batgirl vs two motorcycle driving anime looking characters? SURE!
  • Batman Eternal #32: Stephanie Brown's reintroduction hasn't been without its growing pains... which mostly include people punching her in the face :(
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Batman Eternal #31 Preview

Not much to say about this preview other than the stuff you expected to happen is happening?

(Source: Ain't it Cool News)

Batman Eternal #35 Cover

I have a feeling by the time we get towards the end of Eternal's first year, a lot of the covers are going to be "OH GOD, everything's burning!"

(Source: CBR)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Gotham Academy #2 Preview

The colors in this goddamn book, god damn. All the characters could be speaking gibberish, and I'd probably go: "I don't know guys, have you seen how it looks?"

(Source: IGN)

Grayson #4 Preview

Chris Burnham got an early read of this issue and just posted the words "manty raid" as a reaction on Twtitter. God I hope this issue is as silly as those two words make it out to be.

(Source: Nerdist)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Batman Beyond Saturdays, 11/01/2014

I wasn't feeling well last Saturday, and with the final chapter a week away, I decided to skip the post last week. So double the Batman Beyond finale this week, and then, THAT'S ALL.

Stack Rundown, 11/01/2014

Oddly enough, there was no Marvel books for me to read this week, I guess they just didn't try on that fifth week of the month. FOR SHAME. You know who did try? Image. Lots of Image books to talk about this week!