Friday, June 30, 2017

Looking Forward: July 5th, 2017

July is already here, that means the year is half over. Good? Bad? I don't know. The world's on fire. There's still comics coming out though!
  • Batman #26: We see what actually happens in the War of Jokes and Riddles.
  • Nightwing #24: Now for Nightwing vs the C-list.
Sean Murphy's Batman book is being announced on Wired next week too. I'm going to guess maybe we hear more about DC's new format or whatever their doing. (I'm going to guess it's like DKIII and books come out when the fuck ever with better paper stock)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #959

There's magic, giant robots, fur ball people, demon premonitions of some sort, and even holographic Tim Drake. This issue has it all!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Looking Forward: June 28th, 2017

Late on this post. When I went to make that graphic the first time, the DPI was something real stupid in Photoshop, so I couldn't see any of the text I typed in my normal font size, so I said "fuck this" and went to do something else... for two days. Whoops?
  • Detective Comics #959: Zatanna!
Maximum effort. Good job, me.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Batman Group September 2017 Solicitations

Biggish Month. Metal apparently double ships? Wonder if anyone told Greg Capullo? We're getting the October solicit too for some reason? Then there's a whole bunch of Metal One-shots starting that month, which I'm not sure how I'm going to cover, as I'm not in the business of giving myself more work here anymore. Though I probably will include the Suicide Squad and Teen Titans issues that crossover with Nightwing. We'll see!

Batwoman #4 Preview

Can confirm that the lady up there knows Kate Kane's name. Spoilers.

(Source: Comics Beat)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

All-Star Batman "Ends," gets Reformatted

The language behind All-Star Batman and its status as an on-going, a mini series, or something in between has been muddy at best, all the way from when it was first announced, continuing to today. Recently there was some word that this current arc was the final arc... but there was that long promised Sean Murphy story, and I myself heard there was to be more later, so Snyder came out and said there would be more All-Star and there was some misinterpretations had... but now there won't but, but there still kind of will be. Confused? Great.

So, here's the rundown. All-Star Batman is indeed ending with issue #14 in September. That said, Scott Snyder is still going to be continuing All-Star Batman (name pending, I guess) with the various artists he's lined up to work with including Sean Murphy, Paul Pope, Lee Bermejo and Afua Richardson, but instead of the monthly format, DC is going to publish the book in a prestige format, with a release schedule that hasn't exactly been outlined... I'm going to guess "when they're ready" sort of like Dark Knight III, but hopefully there's some more consistency between issues. With the new format will come bigger issues (dimensions) with better paper quality, and me being a digital reader, all that means dick to me other than "well that's probably how they justify keeping it at $4.99 minimum with no back-up." But what are you going to do?

I'll be interested to hear more about where this goes. SDCC is right around the corner, I bet we'll hear more around then.

(Source: CBR)

Dark Nights: Metal Tie-Ins Coming in September

And this was the last thing I was waiting to be announced, although, the way I heard it way back, it almost seemed like it was going to be like Villains Month or something, which the whole line going heavy metal album cover with armor and shit. I guess what we're getting is a little easier on the wallet.

SO, what are we getting? Starting in September and going through November, various titles including Teen Titans, Nightwing, Suicide Squad, The Flash and more will have special one off issues featuring their characters fending off threats from the Dark Multiverse. Most issues will be written by their usual writers, but will have special guest artists... and all I know is Stejpan Sejic drew that top piece and that's a team book I desperately need.

Also, it's worth noting, Scott Snyder let a few things slip in Metal related interviews. Duke is getting his own book soon, it'll be written by someone new that Snyder either taught or came up through the DC writers program, I forget which. Also, The Outsiders will eventually make their way into Detective Comics at some point. News!

(Source: Bleeding Cool)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Looking Forward: June 21st, 2017

Jeeze, it feels like I haven't done this in a month.
  • Batman #25: Jokes and Riddles, and engagements. Do it. Just do it.
  • All-Star Batman #11: No idea what the First Ally guy is, curious to find out. 
  • Nightwing #23: Nightwing has a habit of teaming up with bad guys, huh. 
  • Batwoman #4: End of the first arc.
Solicits are happening too, I have no idea where the month has gone. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Detective Comics #958 Preview

The robot thing in #950 was probably the story I was least excited by, but this arc is getting pretty talked up here and there, so we'll see.

(Source: Newsarama)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Looking Forward: June 14th, 2017

Metal stuff is starting. Totally snuck up on me.
  • Dark Days: The Forge #1: The Metal preludes were the things that were actually a surprise to me when announced, so curious to see more about them.
  • Detective Comics #958: Is Steph gone? Good. Back to the good shit.
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #11: Sigh... that Oracle is still around.
  • Gotham Academy: Second Semester #10: The end is that much closer. 
Also, E3 is next week. Who knows if WB will announce the new Batman game that has been rumored forever in various states. Last that may have leaked out is that a reset button was pushed, so probably not great to get hopes up. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SPOILERS: Batman #24

So there's like one big thing that happens in this issue and I'm sure most everyone knows it already... I've known about it for while because... reasons, so that being said, I can't really offer up much about it, other than very general thoughts towards the action.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #22

Can't have a proper Nightwing book without blockbuster, can we?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nightwing #22 Preview

Well that sure is a Nightwing preview... now back to...

Fuck 1.04! 1000 credit bronze Mother Boxes 'til I die!!!!

(Source: CraveOnline)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Dark Days: The Forge #1 Preview

I'm looking forward to the insanity this brings. What I've been told about it, man... I was pulling out my copy of Multiveristy just going "wait, what?" when I first heard about the Dark Multiverse a little while back. That said, I do tend to get a little lost when Scott Snyder goes full on "Explain some crazy ass science" mode, but still, very excited.

There's some more art from the Forge and Casting over here, too. 

(Source: Comicosity)

Batman #24 Preview

Yay, Gotham Girl is getting her hair back! Me and comic hair, still a thing I bring up!

(Source: The GWW)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Looking Forward: June 7th, 2017

It's June!
  • Batman #24: There's a thing I heard, it's... eeh. I'm wondering if it happens here. 
  • Nightwing #22: New arc, Blockbuster, and I think Tiger Shark is part of it too?