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POSTED BY Corbin Pool ON July 11, 2014 Add Comments
Futures End has been enjoying so far, to say the least. I'm finally back covering this book, and yes, I've been missing it the last few weeks. But this issue does a good job of catching you back up to speed. Majority of the writing continues to be pretty solid. I just can't seem to get into the Grifter story. At least not yet. And that's sad, because he seems to be the main focus right now.
Aaron Lopresti is doing the art once again. I have enjoyed his work on…
Tags: aaron lopresti, amethyst, apollo, cadmus, coil, fifty sue, frankenstein, grifter, hawkman, key, lois lane, madison payne, midnighter, omac, patrick zircher, plastique, stormwatch, superman, terry mcginnis, the new 52: futures end, tim drake
POSTED BY Corbin Pool ON May 30, 2014 Add Comments
If I had to give you a highlight reel of what this series has been the past month, this cover would sum it up. Frankenstein is carrying his own arm over his shoulder. Every issue, someone has lost a limb, and the count continues this week.
As far as story goes, this issue is the least busy of the bunch, which is a nice welcome. We follow only four storylines instead of the five we've been getting. Which doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it worked so much better….
Tags: aaron lopresti, amethyst, atom, batman beyond, father time, frankenstein, grifter, king faraday, lois lane, phantom zone, ray palmer, shade, stormwatch, the new 52: futures end, tim drake
POSTED BY Corbin Pool ON March 6, 2014 Add Comments
Well, Gothtopia has ended. John Layman's run is over. I must admit, when I got Detective Comics #27, Layman's introduction to Gothtopia was among my favorite of the stories, and I found it very intriguing. The last two issues, however, haven't lived up to the start of this story. And I think the fault of that isn't necessarily on Layman, but more on Lopresti (on art). And I don't mean to knock on the guy. He did a nice job on art. It's just that his style is so different from…
Tags: aaron lopresti, batman, batman: gothtopia, catwoman, detective comics, john layman, scarecrow
POSTED BY admin ON December 11, 2013 Add Comments
Associated Press broke the news about a new DC comic book series that will be launched in 2014 called The New 52: Futures Ends.
The new series will be written by Jeff Lemire (writer of Green Arrow), Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen (writer of Larfleeze), and Brian Azzarello (writer of Wonder Woman). It will be set five years in the future and will be published on a weekly basis after it has been launched in stories on Free Comic Book Day in May 2014. According to Jeff Lemire he has stated the following about…
Tags: aaron lopresti, batman beyond, brian azzarello, dan jurgens, ethan van sciver, jeff lemire, jesus merino, keith giffen, terry mcginnis, the new 52: futures end
POSTED BY admin ON December 6, 2013 Add Comments
Batman + Man-Bat + Bat Queen + Holographic Batman + Batcave + pseudo-Batcave = one hella-batty issue of Detective Comics.
After being relegated to the back-ups of a long line of Detective Comics issues over the past six months, the brewing conflict between the Langstroms finally spills into the main pages of the series. Will Layman and Co. be able to make it all come together and work effectively? Let’s see…
Detective Comics #26 opens on a group of teenagers wandering through a bat cave. No, not ‘The Batcave’, just a random…
Tags: aaron lopresti, alfred pennyworth, arkham asylum, art thibert, batcave, batman, batman: gothtopia, blond, catwoman, detective comics, francine langstrom, james gordon, john layman, kirk langstrom, man-bat, wayne manor
POSTED BY Ed Grause ON September 20, 2013 Add Comments
This chapter is the wrap up to the I, Batman storyline that we started a few weeks ago. This story started out very strong for me in chapter one but seems to be running out of gas as it crosses the finish line. The entire last chapter is the confrontation between Carver, Bat-Monster, and Batman and although it wraps the story up nicely it does seem to be almost anti-climactic. I suppose there is no other way that this story was going to…
Tags: aaron lopresti, batman, gotham city, legends of the dark knight
POSTED BY Ed Grause ON September 12, 2013 Add Comments
We are right back into the action this week after the first chapter of this story. Last week we did not get to see the abomination that Norman had created but we he plays front and center in this issue. We see that he has created a fake Batman which is best described I think as Frankenstein Batman. The opening scene in the book brings your right in as we see the Monster Batman save a couple from a mugging and then kills…
Tags: aaron lopresti, batman, james gordon, legends of the dark knight
POSTED BY Ed Grause ON September 5, 2013 Add Comments
This week we start off a new adventure in Legends of the Dark Knight with part one of Aaron Lopresti’s I, Batman. This story itself is gripping right from the first sequence. We get the Joker on the first page of the comic and you can not do much more than that to get my attention. Although the Joker is used as support and not the featured part of the story it is still an enjoyable way to start the story. We also get appearances from Killer Croc and Clayface…
Tags: aaron lopresti, batman, clayface, joker, killer croc, legends of the dark knight, mr freeze