Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Detective Comics #975 Preview

Ah, look at young Kate, so adorable and into revenge killing, like all the little children are in Gotham.

(Source: Comics Beat)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SPOILERS: Batman #41

Welcome to the "I know who Batman is" club, Poison Ivy, enjoy your stay until either the universe is rebooted or no one ever acknowledges the fact and logic behind her having this knowledge.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #39

Break time! Back to the past where we learn that... the Judge just got away again... Yeah, I think we already got that, as it's been told to us many times. Ah well.

SPOILERS: Batman and the Signal #2

More metas more problems, am I right?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Batman Group May 2018 Solicitations

May is here! And with it, a little change, and if you read between the lines, maybe a little more come June?

We already know about the Nightwing creative team change, but with creators of other books maybe hinting they're moving elsewhere, I'd probably take note of any book in this round of solicits that has the story arc ending... here we've got Batgirl and maybe Birds of Prey well, that one's just straight up canceled, seeing concluding stories.

There's also other stuff to take note of in Gotham and the rest of the DCU. James Tynion will be wrapping up his time on Detective Comics this month, which is sad. I remember him saying he had plans to go to #1000, would have like to have seem him achieve that... but I guess that's up to Peter Tomasi now? Then there's no Titans books of any sort in May, which is probably due to No Justice, so those books might be quite a bit different in June. There's some other stuff here and there that I know I'm missing, but the summer should be pretty interesting.

Nightwing gets a New Creative Team in May

Hey! News! I'm going to guess more of this may be coming, but I don't know anything for sure... I will say that here's a part of my Nightwing review for tomorrow that I wrote this morning:
Who knows... maybe when May solicits come out, something will be up, as April just seems to be inventory issues (I'm writing this Tuesday morning, so I've yet to see, and I probably won't care enough to go back and change this once we learn what's up in May).
And god damn it, I'm still not changing it, also god damn it, I'm a wizard!

So anyways, the short story is Benjamin Percy formerly of Green Arrow and (at least as of now) currently Teen Titans, will be taking over writing with Christoper Mooneyham on art. I'm not familiar with Mooneyham, but a quick google search has me thinking "well let's see how he draws Nightwing" cus a lot of the stuff I'm seeing is very stylistically different than that of Dick Grayson, Percy on the other hand, while I had some serious issues with his New 52 stuff... which I thought was just dumb, I've really enjoyed Teen Titans and Green Arrow was pretty fucking awesome, so I'm cool with that.

Also random thing to note, apparently editor Katie Kubert is back at DC? I somehow missed that, as I assumed she was still at Marvel where she and Mike Marts landed a couple years into the New 52. Well, she's back, and part of the Bat office again apparently, as Ben Percy revealed she's editing his run of Nightwing. So that's cool. Her and Mike Marts were attached to a lot of the Batman stuff I loved prior to the New 52, so I've got high hopes!

Read more about the change at the source!

(Source: DC Comics)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Batman #41 Preview

Just a half naked Batman punching his elderly butler, your average issue of Batman. It's no "Quiet, or  Papa spank" but it'll do.

Also, be prepared for people to be mad about Ivy! Why? I don't fucking know. I've read the issue and it seems alright. But I guess if Ivy isn't portrayed like a saint bestowed upon the earth by God, everything is terrible.

(Source: CBR)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Nightwing #39 Preview

I feel like these cut away issues create weird pacing problems... somewhat lessened by the twice monthly schedule, but still.

(Source: Comicsverse)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SPOILERS: Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

Look man... this is some Grant Morrison ass Grant Morrison shit. There's a point towards the end where Detective Chimp starts losing his cognitive thought and that's pretty much how I feel trying to explain this, so I'm going to keep this as simple as possible.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #974

The old comic book saying is ain't no body dead until you see a body... well in this case, the body is everywhere.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1 Preview

So we get Detective Chimp's origin, and then things go full on Grant Morrison from there... like everything is music, maaaaaaaaaaaan, Morrison levels of weird.

(Source: CBR)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SPOILERS: Batman #40

No, Bruce and Diana aren't going to be a thing that ruins everyone's good time... save that for Brave and the Bold, SARCASTIC WINK.

SPOILERS: Batman: White Knight #5

Batman sure isn't happy when he doesn't get his way, that's what I've learned from this series.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #38

There comes a time in every young Nightwing writer's life where they have to do an over the top fan service scene.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

DC Brings Change in the Spring

So the day most of this news broke, I was in the middle of a 14 some odd hours between my jobs and then tonight I spent most my time moving my computer from one case to another, so forgive the lateness...

BUT HEY! Things are happening at DC. You've probably heard. It all started with the news that Scott Snyder, James Tynion and Joshua Williamson will be taking over Justice League (Snyder) and some more unannounced JL family titles. It all starts with No Justice, in May (June?) and Harley and Damian are on a team together so that should be fun.

Then of course DC went full Bendis with Brian Michael Bendis. He's taking over Superman, launching with a weekly mini-series, then taking on the writing duties of both Action and Superman. His creator owned comics are coming over to DC and he's getting his own imprint... No, he's not taking over Batman like some thought he teased on twitter. Though I'll bet his imprint is basically Ultimate DC where he can have his own Batman. That said, in the same Bendis news, we got word of a new one shot called DC Nation #0, which is the predecessor of a free magazine DC will be releasing... remember when they did that already and only had like one or two issues?

Anyways, DC Nation, which was probably the FCBD issue at some point, but not anymore, will be released May 2nd, the Wednesday before FCBD, for $0.25, free on digital (can't charge less than $0.99 for some stuff.) Included in this issue, we get stuff for No Justice and Bendis' Superman run, but also a short story from Tom King, Claymann and Jordie Bellaire about Joker finding out Batman and Catwoman are getting married... Given Tom King's record, I'm preparing for a fucked up Joker. And with that news, the wedding is apparently set for #50.

Lots of new stuff. This isn't all apparently. Scott Snyder has teased more to come. Bleeding Cool is reporting that Peter Tomasi might be jumping over to Detective, with Tynion being busy with Justice League stuff, and something else possibly. I wouldn't mind that, though I would have liked to have seen Tynion get to issue #1000 like he had said he wanted to, but we'll see. Chris Wildgoose, the artist on Batgirl bounced off that book for anew DC project yet to be announced. Outgoing Green Arrow writer Benjamin Percy stated that his next book is set in a city much more suited for his "dark sensibilities" and uh... Gotham fits that? He's got experience writing Black Canary, I'd like to see his take on Birds of Prey. Ultimately, I think a good handful of DC books are due for a refresh, like Birds and Batgirl, so lets see what news comes in the upcoming weeks.

Friday, February 2, 2018