Sunday, July 31, 2016

Stack Rundown, 07/31/2016

Today I come to you hat in hand, admitting that I've read a book that I've actively spoken out against in the past and found it to be pretty good. Rebirth man, it does things to you, makes you more receptive to shit you would have passed over before.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Batman #4 Preview

Well, there goes my hopes of Danny Miki being the full time inker on this series.

(Source: Comicosity)

Looking Forward: August 3rd, 2016

The week of books that just had issues the other week!
  • Batman #4: Hugo Strange and Psycho Pirate made their play, so I guess that's gonna be the big thing!
  • Nightwing #2: Nightwing #1 was just yesterday! I guess they're ironing out the shipping schedule and have that luxury.
  • Harley Quinn #1: Speaking of books that just had an issue release yesterday, here's the new Harley Quinn book! How is it different? It's not!
I'll be out of town next week, so posts may come late or not at all if my meager internet access completely fails me. 

Next week is also the release of the Batman game by Telltale, who have made games for The Walking Dead, Borderlands, Game of Thrones, etc. I'm in the world of video editing, I've got an El Gato, figure I'll record my play through of the series, post it here and maybe write a bit about it. My plan is to probably break up the videos into manageable sized chunks, depending on where the breaks are. No commentary, because I hate that shit on play through videos. But again, I'll be out of town, so the earliest I'll be able to do this is the following Sunday, but that's not counting edit, export and upload time. So, sometime in the following week is probably when everything will be ready.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Detective Comics #937 Preview

Pretty sure I saw preview art from SDCC that featured Tim with this whole other new base... I don't know why but I thought it was a Court of Owls base repurposed or something... that sounds familiar right? Batman did something with that I think?

(Source: Crave Online)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stack Rundown: 07/24/2016

This week! I drop my first Rebirth title! Which one will it be! I don't know... given my responses, if you've been reading these posts, it's probably not hard to figure out.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Looking Forward: July 27th, 2016

Pretty big week coming up, two new series launch one ends... only to be relaunched the week after next.
  • Detective Comics #937: Batman probably continues to get his shit rocked from the army of Arkham Knights.
  • Nightwing #1: Nightwing joins the Parliament of Owls but not really!
  • Batgirl #1: Babs goes on a globe trekking adventure, which is probably for an arc if Birds of Prey is to be believed. Surprised this didn't get a one shot. 
  • Harley Quinn #30: The last issue of this series ever! Until August when the new series starts!
SDCC is this week... Yeah, I don't know. DC had a whole bunch of mini series to announce... Kinda doubt they have anything more substantial than that, per tradition.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SPOILERS: Batman #3

The shared universe thing goes real deep in this issue, and I love it.

SPOILERS: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

The birds are back in town, the birds are back in town!

Harley Quinn #30 Preview

Harley Quinn ends next week! ...immediately followed by the new book the following week!

Working on this week's posts right now. Had to set up some AV equipment to make my play through videos of the new Telltale Batman game a little more convenient to record. Have I mentioned I'm doing that here? Cus I am. Will post the videos of my play through, maybe talk a bit about them. Will be fun.

(Source: Comicosity)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nightwing #1 Preview

Just a reminder, this comes out next week. I also say everyone follows Brett Booth's direction, say "fuck it," and thicken that Nightwing symbol up on Dick's chest. It looks too thin and shitty.

(Source: Washington Post)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Stack Rundown, 07/17/2016

Now that the fifth week Wednesday is out of the way, I'm looking forward to these Rebirth books actually feeling like they're coming out every two weeks. So far it's been one shots then the actual book starts, then a week off, then they're back maybe.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1 Preview

Please be good, please be good, please be good, please be good.

Also, the book totally doesn't need the "Batgirl and the" part... there's only three of them! I feel like I'm probably going to say "It should just be called Birds of Prey" every month. Ah well.

(Source: CBR)

Batman #3 Preview

With however many times Batman saves some kid in an alley through his various books, it seems like he has a thing for that or something.

(Source: ComicsAlliance)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Batman Group October 2016 Solicitations

Someone decided to say "fuck the embargo!" and release all the DC solicits today... Just with shitty CMKY but saved as RGB images, along with edited text. Fixed all the images, will take some time to fix the text, but never the less, saving me some time next Monday. CHANGES!? Not really. Mikel Janin is on the next arc of Batman, but that was expected.

Looking Forward: July 20th, 2016

Ah the week of SDCC, with the Rebirth momentum, maybe DC will announce a good amount of stuff? ...god damn it, I do this to myself every year.
  • Batman #3: Batman's going to punch Hugo Strange in the face at some point, that's a given.
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1: I want this book to be good, so badly, you don't even know. I love me some BoP. I hope Helena's time as Matron isn't swept under the rug like Catwoman's time as a mob boss. Still think this doesn't need Batgirl's name in it. Ah well. 
Solicits are due to hit that Monday as well, so if DC has any immediate books to announce for October, they'll be announced before SDCC... Teen Titans is launching in October? I'm actually looking forward to that now since Green Arrow has really turned my opinion on Ben Percy. Chances on Super Sons, Earth 2, or JLA being a thing? Super Sons is pretty much the only one I'd predict to happen this year at some point... but it makes you wonder, what's going wrong there?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Nightwing: Rebirth #1 Preview

Man, I really hope Huntress is allowed to show up in Nightwing and Tim Seeley gets to continue what he started in Grayson. I don't ship characters... but that said, I am looking at a copy of Nightwing/Huntress right now, sooooo.

(source: Uproxx)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Stack Rundown, 07/10/2016

This is what happens when there's a fifth week in a month... nothing ever fucking comes out that week and then you have about 50 books to read the following Wednesday.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Looking Forward: July 13th, 2016

New book next week!
  • Nightwing Rebirth #1: Tim Seeley pointed out that he's like the first writer in forever to work with Yanick Paquette whose name isn't Grant Morrison or Scott Snyder. That's cool.
  • Detective Comics #936: Tec has been on fire since Rebirth, in a good way, here's to it continuing.
Really looking forward to Nightwing. That preview a couple weeks back looks like it's the final issue of Grayson that book deserved. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SPOILERS: Batman #2

DC said these books would come out every two weeks, well it has been THREE! 0 stars! Rebirth is a failure! I AM BROKEN MATT HARDY FHIZ NOW!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Stack Rundown, 07/03/2016

Here I am, hungover and forgetting that I had to do this post. To be fair, I literally only read one comic this week. BOO 5th weeks. I feel like DC definitely shouldn't have skipped Rebirth and just saved this week for some more one-shots. Keep that train rolling!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Batman #2 Preview

Remember when Grundy was Earth 2 exclusive and super into bondage leather?


(Source: AV Club)

Does Sean Murphy have his own Bat project?

Serious question you guys. Because I think he might. You see, Sean Murphy has been tweeting about working on some Batman related shit for what seems like over a month now and I just assumed it was All-Star Batman, since you know, he's been announced to be one of the artists on that. But the more I read, the more he's talking about redesigning a whole bunch of shit and just today he posted a pic of Arkham Asylum calling it a secret project. You know what's not a secret project? All-Star Batman. Soooooooo?

Maybe no one told him he was announced for that book along with JRJR, Jock, etc? ::shrug::