Thursday, March 31, 2016

Batgirl #50 Preview

Man, I'm going to miss this team on Batgirl. Hope the next creative team is good, and I hope this team's Image book is to my liking. We'll know soon, I guess.

(Source: HitFix)

Looking Forward: April 6th, 2016

That lull before the relaunch... just one book again.
  • Batgirl #50: I remember when I thought this book was going to be the basis of the new Birds of Prey, but then the world went crazy and this is the last issue from the full creative team that redefined the character :(
I like these one issue weeks.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SPOILERS: Batman and Robin Eternal #26

Here we come to the end of nearly two straight years of weekly Batman issues... I'm pretty okay with not having to write about weekly books again...

annnnnnd cue everything going double ship. SON OF A--

Monday, March 28, 2016

Batman Group June 2016 Solicitations

And here's the official solicits for Rebirth, only Batman and Detective in terms of "new" titles, the rest are some hold overs from what I guess we can call the previous "era."

Batman and Robin Eternal #26 Preview

"Even though she's detested everything I've said up until this point, she's totally gonna join me, isn't that right Harper?" Mother's got some bad logic... ALMOST AS BAD AS THE NONEXISTENT LOGIC IN BVS... Gah, that movie.

(Source: Crave Online)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Stack Rundown, 03/27/2016

Happy Easter, and now I'm going to talk about the commercialized entity that has kicked Jesus out of Christmas, lesbian werewolves, and Cthulhu pants, good wholesome family fun for everyone!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Batman Rebirth: The Good, Bad and Ugly

So quite a day for me. Woke up, saw Batman Vs. Superman... it's a mess and Zack Snyder is barely better than Michael Bay, then came home to everything new involving Batman. Quite a lot to discuss. Lots of good stuff... then some bad... then some "jesus fucking christ, STILL!?" Let's discuss, shall we?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Damian Probably Has a New Partner

DC has been posting animated gifs teasing stuff for Rebirth. We've gotten new pictures of Harley and Killer Croc, Jessica Cruz and now Damian with who I'm lead to believe is Jon Kent, Pre-New 52 Superman's son. There's a book in Rebirth called Super Sons... I'm gonna make the same guess that the rest of the world is and say that this is it.

Remember when a lot of shit happened in The New 52 and the only reasoning was "because New 52," well, welcome to "because Rebirth," I guess... Potentially, at least. If this is what Super Sons turns out to be, I'm going to make the useless plea for someone other than Jurgens (who is writing Lois and Clark where Jon Kent is currently appearing) to be the writer, because while I know people have liked that new Superman book, I find him to be a dreadfully boring writer and that's the exact opposite kind of voice I want to see on Damian.


I guess we'll find out Saturday.

Looking Forward: March 30th, 2016

Easy week is easy!
  • Batman and Robin Eternal #26: Last issue. I'm looking forward to not writing up weekly series for a while... he said on the verge of most DC books going bi-weekly.
That Rebirth stream is going to be live streamed at either 9:30 or 10AM PST on Saturday. Depending on where I am in my day between seeing BvS and a haircut, I may be doing some sort of live reaction posting. Regardless, I'll have more to say about that come Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Stack Rundown, 03/20/2016

Short list this week, one of which is probably my last issue of a series. But let's talk about something and that something is how uncomfortable Humberto Ramos' old man lips make me. JUST LOOK AT THAT! Looks like Logan is totally gonna suck on a butterscotch candy real loudly with all these gross lip smacking noises. UGH. It makes me cringe.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Grayson #18 Preview

::makes tentative noises::

(Source: Graphic Policy)

Harley Quinn #26 Preview

"A long period of time where this book isn't being published despite it being one of DC's most popular titles, wait, what?"

Yeah yeah, I know, probably giving the team enough time to get ahead. After all, DC did want this book twice a month before that was a thing.

(Source: Crave Online)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Batman #50 Preview

Greg Capullo made some bold choices in his decision to design Batman's new costume as a solid black mass!

(Source: Newsarama)

Looking Forward: March 23rd, 2016

I honestly don't know how many more of my usual books I'll be covering come April. Eternal will be done. Pre-Rebirth nonsense with creative teams. I don't know.
  • Batman #50: Bruce returns as Snyder and Capello prepare to leave.
  • Batman and Robin Eternal #25: Harper heel turn!
  • Grayson #18: I probably shouldn't... 
  • Harley Quinn #26: BUT REALLY, the movies will have no influence to the titles!
No solicits to speak of next week... Well, not normally. There will be a live stream from Wonder Con where they announce all the Rebirth details on Saturday at 1PM Eastern I believe. I will have just gotten out of BvS at that point... Who knows what my mood will be!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SPOILERS: Batman and Robin Eternal #24

So we're in the very incremental progression part of a weekly series right before something big, in this case, the ending happens. It's gonna be a short write up!

SPOILERS: Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #3

Typically once you have children, murdering fools in your house probably isn't a great example to set for them, but hey, what do I know?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Stack Rundown, 03/13/2016

I planned to get this post up earlier, but this whole time thing kind of messed that up. Now it's almost 1 and I feel like I just got up. Hopefully President Trump fixes this. We put a wall up in space so we stop moving and time stays consistent. YEAH.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Batman and Robin Eternal #24 Preview

Getting towards the end of an Eternal series? Better throw Calvin Rose in there, per tradition. Also, Damian just being named "Damian" in that spread rather than Robin, aka his name, furthers my conspiracy theory that he'll be buried in Rebirth in favor of Duke.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Looking Forward: March 16th, 2016

COMICS. Less than normal because stupid Flashpoint Rebirth fueled fill-in and inventory like crap.
  • Batman and Robin Eternal #24: If we are to judge this book by the cover, Dick fights Azrael for some reason. Probably because of his stupid hair cut.
  • Poison Ivy: The Cycle of Life and Death #3: How does a plant lady deal with motherhood? I don't know, I bet someone dies. That seems to be the theme of this book. You know... life and death. 
Also, it will be 3/16 in 3/16, so that's like Stone Cold squared day, and because this is apparently what I do now, here's a gif:

Monday, March 7, 2016

Gotham Academy #16 Preview

Behold! Gotham Academy! The lone survivor of the Great Meat and Potatoes Massacre of 2016. The image I chose for this post is somewhat fitting.

(Source: Uproxx)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Stack Rundown, 03/06/2016

In the light of Rebirth, be warned, this post is real heavy on the "why aren't you people reading the great books that deserve to be read!?" shaming. SHAME.

And here's the part where I just start adding wrestling jokes and memes to every post I do. You're welcome.

Friday, March 4, 2016

I'm Just Going to Leave this Here

Remember how Grayson was one of those things the New 52 really nailed? Man was it good. You know what else was real good? The new creative direction that Batgirl got while back thanks to Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr annnnnnnnd now they're doing an Image book. So, count that as another one of those "This should probably continue but--oh, never mind, I guess not" books.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Batman and Robin Eternal #23 Preview

Earlier this week I was going to make a joke about Stephanie just sitting around bored, wondering what everybody else was doing.

(Source: ComicVine)

Looking Forward: March 9th, 2016

Just one book next week, there are other issues, but all from series I used to cover.
  • Batman and Robin Eternal #23: Midnighter shows up, because none of you are doing your "WE WANT GOOD BOOKS" and then actually buying them job, apparently.
Boy, that sounded salty.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SPOILERS: Batman and Robin Eternal #22

You know the Rick James sketch from Chappelle's Show? Well, Damian is Rick James, Dick is Charlie Murphy's face.

SPOILERS: Batgirl #49

Remember when this book was just like "here's a bad guy, punch it," but then the boots came and it started to get sort of crazy? Well this issue is real crazy in the best way possible.