Norm Breyfogle passed away on monday. He was the artist teamed with writer Alan Grant that were the creative team on the Batman that I grew up with.
So after reading about how we’re actually going to get a Joker origins movie, I started thinking about The Dark Knight and howit portrayed the Joker. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that with one fundamental change, the movie could have been a lot more interesting.
Superhero comics, as we know, are just big soap operas. And there is nothing that soap operas love more than a wedding. In fact, we’ve had two weddings (from both Marvel and DC) in recent weeks that have, well, had their complications: Marvel’s wedding between Kitty Pryde and Piotr Rasputin and DC’s wedding between…
James Witbrook over at io9 wrote a sort of blurb/review editorial hybrid about Batman Ninja and mentioned that the story makes no sense. There is a reason it doesn’t make sense, and you can read more about it from this Gamestop article with interviews from its English language writers:
Remember that time Tufty got kicked to the kerb by a flying rodent? Me neither. However, it seems that the Caped Crusader was out there teaching the Green Cross Code years before Dave Prowse got in on the act.
Today, DC Comics unveiled their new “edgy” imprint, “DC Black Label.” It will include darker stories done by a variety of well-known writers and artists including:
Doomsday Clock is a 2017-2018 comic book mini-series that will act not only as the culmination of the story arc introduced in DC Rebirth #1, but also as the sequel to the seminal classic Watchmen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons in 1986. Doomsday Clock is written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by…
Tom King’s broad strokes approach to the Dark Knight has been one of the best parts of his run on Batman. He adheres to the spirit if not the letter of the canon and has managed to finally bring Batman and Catwoman together in a realistic, satisfying way. The Annual is simply divine.
So Justice League has finally arrived and it’s sure to make money — yes, domestically it’s a disappointment, but it still made over $281 million if you count international sales — and so the time has come to look to the future of this cinematic universe.
So I read Dark Nights: Metal #2 today and I came across the panel above. I’m sorry for spoiling those of you who haven’t read it, but I just have to explain what is happening, because reading that panel made me think that this comic was either the dumbest or most awesome thing I had ever read.
I’m not sure when it was exactly. Or where for that matter. Some coastal town where the family retreated for a holiday. Ramsgate, Broadstairs or Margate? Maybe Portsmouth? There was a pub that provided an element of shelter on a rainy evening with a family room that provided a joyful step back in time.
Today, Gizmodo UK have a handy reading list of what they consider the best of 2000AD’s lawman, Judge Dredd. It misses my favourite Dredd story, The Dead Man, (the slickest bluff ever) but they do have the follow on, Tale of the Dead Man, tucked away in one of those volumes. Hopefully the John Cassavetes story as well.
On May 6, Hulu will release the documentary Batman & Bill, about about how Bill Finger, perhaps the man most responsible for the Batman mythos, was never credited until very recently and why.
A while back I posted an article about Harley Quinn, exploring in part how her relationship with the Joker has been portrayed over time and the pros and cons of Quinn’s evolution as a character. What I didn’t talk about at the time was a major player in Quinn’s characterization: Poison Ivy.
Hello fellow Gothamites. The insanity has returned to drive us mad and make us question our life choices. Actually only one life choice, why do we watch this show?
Look, okay, yes, NBC’s Powerless does kind of look like a trashfire of comedy cliches. But they totally didn’t make up a brand new Wayne cousin! He’s just from the Silver Age of Comics and only made one appearance!
Tom King’s run on Batman so far has been pretty good, although not quite as good as his previous runs on The Vision and Omega Men. His characterization of Batman has been traditionally dark, with a new heartbreaking twist as part of his origin, and the recent “I Am Suicide” storyline showed a Batman who wasn’t in a…
Folding Ideas has a new video and it’s just as interesting as usual, looking at how Batman kills and if it matters.
So I’ve already gone through what I thought were the best returning comics of 2016. Now it’s time for the best comics that started in 2016. Yes, this does mean that some of these comics only have two or three issues out, but if so, it just means those two or three issues are really goddamn good.
I was going to write a Top Ten list of best DC Rebirth books, but I quickly realized that there was way more than ten books on my list and also I had way too much to write about them. So instead, let’s look at one book that you may not be reading, but which is absolutely amazing: Trinity by Francis Manapul.