Monday, January 29, 2018

Dark Nights: Metal #5 Preview

With the Justice League news recently, I was thinking about teasing "Maybe you're gonna see Martian Manhunter sooner than you think" but I guess DC just did my job for me.

(Source: DC Comics)

Detective Comics Annual #1 Preview

This is basically just an origins issue for Clayface and I'm not sure I need a full annual for that.

(Source: CBR)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Batman Group April 2018 Solicitations

DC has a weird month. So they do things like big teams leave books (like Wonder Woman) and they're just replaced by creative teams with zero promotion and little fanfare... I had pretty much zero idea James Robinson was writing that book for a while. Seems like they're doing the same thing with Green Arrow. Then there's stuff like Tony Daniel is being replaced after three issues of Damage, which sure, we knew that'd happen with the NAoH books, but instead of getting a head for a couple more issues of the series of the character he co created which is the whole point about the initiative... he's drawing a Batman arc... Where's David Finch? Also, two issues of Nightwing this month, two different creative teams, none of which are the main one?

Also, like I guessed, Deathstroke vs. Batman is indeed an arc in the regular Deathstroke book... but it's also about Damian Wayne's paternity... so wtf.

Fucking strange month, that's for sure... I mean, Tom King's next arc is a fucking Booster Gold arc... what?

Detective Comics #973 Preview

Yeah... you know what happens in this issue.

(Source: DC Comics)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Deathstroke vs. Batman coming in April

In some what of a surprise announcement (leak), the Deathstroke creative team of writer Christorpher Priest and artist Carlo Pagulayan will be brininging us Deathstroke vs. Batman in April. I say it's surprising because Batman hasn't factored into the Deathstroke title for quite some time now.

Bleeding Cool provided the leak, but I'm not quite sure if this is a full series or just an arc in Deathstroke, they seem to think series. If it was a full series, you'd like to imagine Batman would get first billing... that said, I can't see DC advertising the cover artist for an arc of an existing title. Solicits are due out tomorrow, so I'm sure we'll learn then.

If it is a full series, I may just cover this. Deathstroke has been fantastic. Priest's writing style may prove to be a challenge to write up, but nevertheless, whatever this turns out to be, of course I'm there.

(Source: Bleeding Cool)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Nightwing: The New Order #6 Preview

Batwoman just isn't a popular character next week.

(Source: Comicsverse)

Looking Forward: January 24th, 2018

Hey, comics are still happening, figure that out!
  • Detective Comics #973: That thing that's at this point pretty easy to predict? Yeah.
  • Nightwing: The New Order #6: In other Batwoman being unpopular news...
Solicits are next week. What are we on... April? Sounds about right.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SPOILERS: Batman #39

More Joelle Jones on Batman... please. Or Wonder Woman, I'll take that too... I'd take a creative team with as much as a vision as the Ruck/Sharp/Scott team did all things considered. WAIT! Batman! That's what I'm supposed to talk about.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #37

I was worried about when this arc eventually went back and did the "this happened in the past because we can put whatever we want in the past, trust us" info dump... and yeah, I didn't like this issue much.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Nightwing #37 Preview

Looking at Janson's artwork in this issue, you really get a sense of how much an inker can contribute to pencils, because it's clear that this is the guy who had been working on Dark Knight III recently.

(Source: AV Club)

Looking Forward: January 17th, 2018

I need to talk about this Batman issue...
  • Batman #39: If you thought Joelle Jone's past issues of Batman were good looking before, get fucking ready.
  • Nightwing #37: Backstory time! I appreciate that they established the threat before going back to tell this stuff.
Dark Matter New Age of Heroes stuff starts next week with Damage #1. Interested in seeing how that all plays out in general.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Detective Comics #972 Preview

If you want to know where this issue goes, check out the cover for the next one... pretty accurate (I tweeted it recently)

(Source: Multiversity)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Looking Forward: January 10th, 2017

I got a guess.
  • Detective Comics #972: That's Clayface as Batman in the scope, Batwoman kills Clayface.
We know she does something. There's literally no reason for her to aim a gun and shoot Batman, there's a Clayface specific annual coming up... remembrance? 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Batman #38 Preview

There's been a lot of hype around this issue, it's apparently already sold out? It's been described as "Tom King's Killing Joke" and...


(Source: Den of Geek)