Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stack Rundown, 01/31/2015

Hey look at that, I have a bunch of comics to read again! It's been awhile since I had a lot to read, hell, I didn't read my last two issues of this week until a couple of minutes ago!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Batman Eternal #44 Preview

Isn't Milo a teacher at Gotham Academy? BAH! Continuity. Anyways, holy shit, Romulo Fajardo Jr.'s colors make ACO's art pop like never before. Almost didn't recognize it.

(Source: Newsarama)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Grayson #7 Preview

While I much prefer Mikel Janin's work on the title, I will admit that Stephen Mooney's work has been growing on me with each Grayson related piece he puts out.

(Source: Man Cave Daily)

Looking Forward: February 4th, 2015

And so we move on to February.
  • Batman Eternal #44: We're this close to the end, but with so much left to answer... Hopefully the book can deliver.
  • Grayson #7: Through the magic of fill-in art, we get this issue back in it's regular time slot, so to speak.
  • Detective Comics #39: Batman fights Anarky... I guess that's exciting?
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SPOILERS: Batman #38

There is just... so much to tackle in this issue, it's hard to even begin explaining.

SPOILERS: Batman Eternal #43

Close to a year later, we finally get the other side of the coin that was Batman #28.

SPOILERS: Gotham Academy #4

It's weird because I've already done so much writing on this particular issue, it's sort of hard to go back to it and go "now I can actually say what happens." But I guess that's what I got to do.

SPOILERS: Arkham Manor #4

In this issue... Jack Shaw DIES!

SPOILERS: Catwoman #38

Mob politics clearly are not something I'm cut out for, and it's starting to look like the same could be said for Catwoman.

SPOILERS: Gotham by Midnight #3

I don't know about you, but creepy tentacle monsters aren't exactly providing much of a reason for this booking having to do anything with Gotham, and my patience is starting to run a bit thin.

SPOILERS: Harley Quinn #14

Harley is a busy (crazy) lady looking to get back into the dating game, and as one would expect, it doesn't go particularly well.

Batman Eternal #45 Cover

This just in, the big bad guy of Batman Eternal isn't Lincoln March, it's the plane he and Batman fought on. My logic is flawless. Goodnight.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Batman Eternal #43 Preview

First of all, love the art. Second of all, like hell are they not putting Harper and Stephanie in a book together post-Convergence.

(Source: Crave Online)

Catwoman #38 Preview

Are we enjoying the endless stream of previews yet? That's what we get when all the Bat previews are saved for after the weekend for whatever reason, I guess.

(Source: Uproxx)

Gotham by Midnight #3 Preview

Maybe this will be the issue where the book actually justifies itself for being in Gotham other than "just cus." ...Please?

(Source: DC Comics)

Batman #38 Preview

I'm not reading any of the actual words in this preview, so thus, I'm looking at this and thinking it all looks pretty insane. Looking forward to Wednesday.

(Source: Nerdist)

Gotham Academy #4 Preview

Well isn't that appropriate, right after I do my write up of the issue, the preview is released. Can't time that any better.

(Source: AV Club)

Early Thoughts on Gotham Academy #4

I mentioned over the weekend that I got a chance to read an early copy of this week's Gotham Academy #4, and promised some spoiler-free thoughts coming later in the week, and here I am, delivering the goods.

If you've read any of my thoughts on the series prior to this post, you know that one of the most prominent things I've had to say about this book is that it's a title that on paper, I should have no interest in, but the fact of the matter is, Gotham Academy has become one of my favorite books that DC publishes, and this week's issue continues to cement that idea.

Arkham Manor #4 Preview

Hey look, Sybil Silverlock is up. If anything comes from this short series, I kind of hope it has something to do with her, for Gotham Academy's sake.

(Source: Ain't it Cool News)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stack Rundown, 01/24/2015

Pretty slim week for me again. But don't worry, because like clockwork, a week where my pull-list comes back from the brink and slaps me in the face with more issues than I know what to do with is riiiiiight around the corner. Hooray?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Harley Quinn #14 Preview

After the Power Girl story, it'll be nice for this book to get back to the random mayhem it excels at. Art looks better this issue, colors look way less plastic-like.

(Source: IGN)

Looking Forward: January 28th, 2015

Hoooo-boy, it's another one of those big weeks.
  • Batman #38: Joker!
  • Batman Eternal #43: Probably no answers!
  • Gotham Academy #4: Ghosts?
  • Arkham Manor #4: Undercover Joker!
  • Catwoman #38: Mob boss Catwoman!
  • Gotham by Midnight #3: Gotham Cthulhu? 
  • Harley Quinn #14: Harley!
Spending a lot of money next week, perhaps buy shit through the stores I've got linked to so I don't go broke! Hooray!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SPOILERS: Batman Eternal #42

This book is just starting to piss me off with how little it has accomplished since it was revealed Hush wasn't the bad guy. But I'm in too deep. This is what I get for being such a mark.

SPOILERS: Batman and Robin #38

Damian is back, and he's got powers... it goes just about how you'd expect it'd go.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Batman Eternal #42 Preview

Hey look, it's Harper. There's Stephanie. Who wants to bet they form a "we're the new gals" team sooner or later?

(Source: DC Comics)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Stack Rundown, 01/17/2014

Pretty short week for me. Between losing interest in a number of Marvel titles and Image's usual "we'll release a new issue when it's ready" mentality, there were only four books for me to read this week.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Looking Forward: January 21st, 2015

So there've been some delays and books pushed back, so you know what that means? SEVEN BOOKS THE WEEK FOLLOWING NEXT. Fuck that.
  • Batman and Robin #38: Damian! Nothing left to say.
  • Batman Eternal #42: My predictions for this issue: "Hey look, I'm Bluebird! Answers for this year-long story? HAHAH, no."
Well, at least there's Damian!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SPOILERS: Batman Eternal #41

We're getting towards the end of the series, so who's ready for some answers? ...Well, that's going to have to wait while new characters and concepts are still being introduced. Hooray?

SPOILERS: Grayson #6

As if Dick Grayson didn't have enough to worry about, on top of being a double agent within the depths of the scariest spy organization on the planet, here comes the horrors of... THE MALE GAZE.

SPOILERS: Batgirl #38

Turns out doing it "for the vine" might not be the best way to go about being a super hero vigilante in Gotham.

Ivan Reis' Batman Eternal #43 Cover

And there you have it, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis' final cover for Batman Eternal. I've always liked how they draw Batman with shadow draped across the cowl, only with a little glint of white coming from the eyes. Looks awesome every single time.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Grayson #6 Preview

Tom King gives us issues with deep emotional roots. Tim Seeley gives us issues with zombie orca whales with legs. Fucking right!

(Source: USA Today)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Stack Rundown, 01/10/2015

And we're back, first Stack Rundown post of 2015, first of many most likely. Guess what? Comic books still happened in 2015, so I wrote about them in my non-traditional way. Imagine that shit, huh?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Batman Eternal #41 Preview

Despite my ever increasing faltering feelings towards this book recently, I've got to say, damn Joe Quinones' art is some of the best the book has had in recent months. At least there's that to look forward to.

(Source: Comicosity)

New Batman, Incorporated Art - HooooOOOO!

With the release of Absolute Batman, Incorporated came new art from Chris Burnham, redrawing all the pages he had originally missed in the single issues (21 in all!). Along with redrawn Burnham pages, Yanick Paquette even redrew two pages he had missed in Batman, Inc. #3 (volume 1) as well as some edits that both fix and destroy various forms of continuity, at the same time! Morrison'd!

Comics Alliance has a look at the art process from roughs, original pages, Burnham line work, and Nathan Fairbrain's colors... man, I really need to scrap together some cash to pick up that behemoth of a book. Hopefully some regular trades with the fixed art come out down the line if I miss out on this volume (Absolutes tend to sell out, no?).

(Source: Comics Alliance)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Batgirl #38 Preview

As much as I've enjoyed this run on the book so far, I can safely say I've enjoyed nothing of Babs and Dinah's animosity towards each other... Would have been one of the few instances I would have been okay with completely ignoring continuity. Not quite sure many people are mourning the loss of the latest incarnation of Birds of Prey which seeded this stuff.

(Source: Comic Vine)

Looking Forward: January 14th, 2015

Well, I've gone from one book, to two books, and now I've got three books to cover next week. Got to like 2015 easing me back into the madness.
  • Batman Eternal #41: Easily already the top contender for most awkward cover of 2015.
  • Grayson #6: When you leave a super human assassin in the desert to die, he's probably gonna want to fight yo u.
  • Batgirl #38: There's that person out to get Babs, and I bet they do stuff this issue! Crazy bet, I know, but I like to take risks!
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SPOILERS: Batman Eternal #40

You're really trying to test me right now, aren't you Batman Eternal?

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #38

I was going to do a little pre-body blurb here about the issue, but instead, I just want to tell you how annoyed I am with the spelling of "Anarky" thanks to the latest version of OSX's love of autocorrect. So if an "Anarchy" slips in here, you know why.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Batman Eternal #40 Preview

Hey, it feels like forever since I've posted here. How's it going? Look, here's the preview for this week's Batman Eternal. The art kind of reminds me of Szymon Kudranski, with less shadows... Speaking of which, how's he not drawing any of these issues? He's one of those artists who'd I expect to see given his number of random Batman book appearances.

(Source: IGN)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hopes and Wishes for Batman in 2015

Well, it's a new year, and if memory serves me correctly, I usually do some sort of retrospective on the year we just had as well as giving my predictions (as well as hopes) for the Gotham books in the coming year. Given how things are going recently, it's probably safe to say that my predictions would be way wrong in the wake of stuff like Gotham Academy and Gotham by Midnight, but hey, might as well, right?

So here we go. I'll be going down the list of each and every book (with the exception of Arkham Manor) giving my thoughts on it currently, and where I'd like to see it go next year.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Detective Comics #38 Preview

I feel like Wayne Tower has been blown up like this somewhere around 5 times since the New 52 began.

(Source: Nerdist)

Looking Forward: January 7th, 2015

And we're back to normal-ish, next week. Last three months of Batman Eternal, so hopefully that picks up, and get prepared for all other storyline starting to wrap up in time for the DC move.
  • Batman Eternal #40: Hey look, it's the Riddler... he knows what's going on... Please tell us, I can't take anymore beating around the bush.
  • Detective Comics #38: Anarky is looking to start some anarchy. Surprise?
And that would be that for the first week of 2015. Going into Gotham Spoilers year five... Good god.

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