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Category Archive: Comic Editorials

Review: Batman: Under the Hood-Volume 1

Jason Todd. The name now invokes dread for comic book fans for several reasons. The first being the obnoxious punk who fans couldn’t get to the phone lines fast enough to kill off. The next a...

Review: Red Robin #14

Red Robin #14 is the second part of Fabian’s “Hit list” storyline, and also, his return to Tim Drake's life.   Last month I wrote about how it was great to see Fabian back...

Review: Batman and Robin #13

What can be said about Grant Morrison that hasn‘t already been said? I won’t bore you with quotes that praise not only his work, but his overall genius. What I will say though is that I...

Review: Batman Beyond #1

And so after the Superman/Batman Annual, and a cameo in Batman # 700, it appears Terry McGinnis is ready for his close up, Mr. DeMil…errr Beechen! And so the 6 issue Batman Beyond mini-series,...

Review: Justice League of America #46

Dick Grayson, leader of The Justice League of America’s adventures continue with issue # 46 and part 2 of the epic summer crossover with the JSA Brightest Day banner event. Well, not much to...

Review: Superman/Batman #73

Alright, after our brief excursion into a possible DCU future, we return to our regularly scheduled Superman/Batman programming (same Supe/Bat-time…) with # 73 and again with Levitz and Ordway...

The Year of the Batmen: Part 5

Character Profiles Part One The State of the Dick Grayson Batman   In this year of the Batmen, we are being treated to many different types of Batman characters portrayed by different...

Review: Birds of Prey #2

Following my enjoyment of the first issue of the relaunched Birds of Prey series – not to mention the critical acclaim that the issue received – I had extremely high expectations when I...

Review: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3

Bruce Wayne’s epic journey through time continues in THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3. Having narrowly survived the perils of both prehistoric and puritanical Gotham, Bruce now finds himself thrust...

Review: Detective Comics #866

For a man who needs no introduction in our little world, we would expect nothing but the best in-between our old favorite comic book’s pages or at least a hint of the quality this man has...

Review: Red Robin #13

Red Robin #13 is a book I want to love. Is it the fact that Marcus To is slowly becoming one of my favorite consistent artists at DC, and making me feel like a proud parent watching their child grow...

Review: Azrael #9

When I think of Azrael, I think of Micheal Lane kicking the tar outta some random thug with his duel swords, and maybe a good story to go with it. This issue fails in just about most of that...

Review: Batgirl #11

After the dark, threatening close to Batgirl #10 this, the third of the four part 'The Flood' story-arc, opens with quite a different tone, and it's immediately clear not everything is as...

Bat Bulletin

The 700 Issue Feat   700 Issues for Batman’s main title. Obviously not taking into account the Issue # 0 (during the 1994 Zero Hour event), Issue # 1,000,000 (during the DC One Million...

Review: Batman #700

First off, let me state that I think that every Batman fan reading this that hasn’t read this issue yet should go out to their local comic shop and pick this issue up before they read this...

Review: Superman/Batman Annual #4

Before we get started on this issue, let’s do a little history of the future lesson.   Following the end of The New Adventures of Batman & Robin, or Gotham Knights as the series is...

Review: Detective Comics #865

When this issue came out I have to admit I wasn’t exactly ripping the bag open and whipping through the pages. In fact I wasn’t even thinking about reading it until I had read through the...

Review: Batman #699

Editor's Note: This was sent in before the release of Batman #700. We were just able to post it.   So, we’re almost there. To Batman #700 I mean. Issue #700 has been touted by DC and...

Bat-Bulletin

A Look at 700 Issues of Batman   Despite the title, we are not going to look at all 700 issues of Batman. Today marks a very rare occasion in comics. A comic book series makes it to seven...

Review: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1

The story begins with a tribe of cavemen who go by the name of The Deer Tribe and who upon discovering a space vehicle crashed wonder if its part of the sky that fell. They then notice a trail of...

Review: First Wave #2

Batman finally makes his return in the second issue of the “First Wave” series along side Doc Savage and the Spirit. And for all his fame and notoriety he gets one panel....

Review: Justice League of America #45

In the 1960s, writer Bob Haney got the idea to take all the younger characters in the DC Universe and mash them together as a team. Not unlike the very successful Justice League Of America. And so in...

Bat-Bulletin

A Bat-Bulletin about The Return of Bruce Wayne   It’s interesting isn’t it?   A iconic hero who has been a mainstay of the company since FDR was in the White House dies in midst...

Review: Birds of Prey #1

I'd been looking forward to reading this book since it was first announced that the title was being relaunched and I'm pleased to report that my expectations were not only met but exceeded....

Review: Superman/Batman #72

And now we kick off yet another new chapter in the saga of this title! First off though, fans of Superman should be welcomed by the return, of sorts, to the world of writer Paul Levitz, most known...

Review: Batgirl #10

When I discovered that regular, and one of my favorite, artists Lee Garbett was being joined by a second artist – Pere Perez, who I understand takes on solo pencil duties later this summer...

The Year of the Batmen: Part 4

Concept Art: Part 2   In this, the fourth entry of the Year of the Batmen, we’ll continue to examine how Batman is depicted artistically. Characterization, mood and message will be...

Review: Red Robin #12

Red Robin #12 marks the end of the Chris Yost run on the title, and with it, the culmination of the story he has been telling about Tim Drake since issue 1, the only question is, was the story worth...

Creator Spotlight: Grant Morrison

Greetings everyone, and welcome back to Creator Spotlight. In this piece, I take a look at the highly successful and controversial Grant Morrison. You either love him or you hate him, I love him, but...

Review: Superman/Batman #71

Oh the things to say about this book. First of all, the story did seem okay for what it was, and I consider it decent popcorn entertainment, so for face value, it did entertain.   Pretty much a...