Monday, July 30, 2018

Batman #52 Preview

I had an idea of where this was going to go last issue, and the ending of this one just pushes me further into that direction

(Source: CBR)

Nightwing #47 Preview

I forgot to mention last issue that I think the VR look Dick's got going looks real dumb. Inoffensive, yet still real dumb.

(Source: Black Nerd Problems)

Monday, July 23, 2018

Batman Group October 2018 Solicitations

So we got all these limited color palette covers this month for some gimmick foil thing... I guess DC liked those Metal covers or had ordered too much material! Though it makes some of the series kind of hard to tell apart by the covers. Nothing else big this month really.

DC Launches Batman: Secret Files in October

I was going to stay hush about this one until solicitations, but hey, it's on DC's site right now, so fair game by my book. Here's the solictation text:
Delve into Batman’s case histories and discover brand-new stories by some of comics’ most exciting talents. The BATMAN team of Tom King and Mikel Janin provides a framing sequence, setting up our hand-picked teams of creators to take a look at Bat-mysteries past and present. Featuring a bevy of Batman villains, including a look at how the Scarecrow’s fear toxin affects the common man, and a special story written by Tom Taylor with art by Brad Walker that  teams the Dark Knight Detective with Detective Chimp. 
Further details include Tom King and Mikel Janin (which I'm going to guess is the Scarecrow story) with Jordie Bellaire on writing duties with Elena Casagrande on art. These pages can have old or wrong info, so I'll wait for some official word. Sounds like it may be on on-going anthology, I was thinking it may be a one-shot, but that solicit text makes it seem more like a thing. Nope, one-shot it is.

(Source: DC Comics)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Batman SDCC Round-up

So we're in the second half of SDCC, and looking at the panels I don't see many opportunities for much more news related to Batman, so here's a roundup of a bunch of stuff that got announced:
  • Hey, remember Marc Silvestri had a Batman book to announce? Me neither. But they announced it! Batman/Joker: Deadly Duo, where Batman and Joker team up for some reason... they were talking about how this never has been done or something like that and I'm just going to point out we all forgot about Batman: Europa. No release date given for this one, as is tradition.
  • Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok will release Batman: Three Jokers under the Black Label imprint as a three issue (40pg each) series, that will tie in to regular DC continuity. Considering Doomsday Clock has a big Joker story going on it (lots of Joker next week) I'm sure it won't be confusing at all!
  • Batman's old Hush costume is coming back in Batman #53, but... if you paid attention last month in solicits, that shouldn't be a surprise. 
  • Scott Snyder and Jock are launching a six issue mini series about The Batman Who Laughs in November, bringing in a new Dark Knight who has a fetish for guns. It's apparently going to tie into Justice League quite a bit. Horror roots for Snyder... I thought the full Wytches series was supposed to come back at the same time? 
  • After being rumored for 37 years, Peter Tomasi was confirmed to be the next long-term writer on Detective Comics. He'll be starting his run in December with artist Doug Mahnke with issue #994, and they'll be leading all the way up to #1000 in March of next year. No real details on what his run will be like.
Pretty sure I got all the relevant news. Let me know if I forgot anything.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Batman #51 Preview

I've flipped through this issue, haven't read it in full yet, but I can already tell it's going to be good.

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)

Detective Comics #985 Preview

Well, this preview is a tad bit early. Weird. Issue doesn't come out until the Wednesday following next.

(Source: Comicverse)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #984

I don't know why I'm now focusing on it, but I'm just looking at the "Karma comes to Gotham!" text on the cover and I'm just really bothered by how shitty the typography is.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Detective Comics #984 Preview

Oh wow, this preview has been out there for a few days, huh? Been playing too much Dark Souls and watching too much NJPW, whoops!


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SPOILERS: Nightwing #46

I have a VR headset, all Nightwing needs to do is knock over one of the tracking devices and boom, problem solved!

SPOILERS: Catwoman #1

...I just hate all the text on this cover so much, and the logo doesn't match the vibe and ugh. But hey! Despite everything that's happened this week, this book is new and it's pretty alright!

SPOILERS: Batman #50

I'm going to assume you all were good and didn't read that New York Times article on Sunday, spoiling the results for the wedding... or even the headline only, which spoils the results of the wedding... Regardless, I'm going to get straight to the point... Did Batman and Catwoman get married?

Monday, July 2, 2018

Nightwing #46 Preview

What perfect timing for that headline, haha.

(Source: Newsarama)

Catwoman #1 Preview

Hopefully this book doesn't get overshadowed by the spoilers debacle of Batman #50. Not wild about the flat coloring style, worked for Lady Killer, not really digging it here, other than that, I was pretty happy with this issue.

(Source: CBR)