POSTED BY Micah Evans ON January 30, 2013 Add Comments
As Nightwing’s Death of the Family tie-in comes to a close, Dick is once again stripped of everything he holds dear. Well, almost everything. Technically this book is acceptably written and nicely illustrated, though long time Nightwing fans will understandably have mixed feelings about where this leaves Dick standing in the DCU.
The book opens with Nightwing frantically working his way across Gotham rooftops to Amusement Mile and Haly’s circus. The Joker has left an invitation for him carved into the body of a former love interest. Dick knows all of Haly’s…
Tags: amusement mile, batman, batman: death of the family, bludhaven, dc universe, detective comics, dick grayson, eddy barrows, gotham city, haly's circus, joker, kyle higgins, nightwing
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON August 31, 2011 Add Comments
Most of you may be aware that today marks the day for the historic launch of DC Comics' relaunch of the entire line of superheroes. Last night at comic shops all over the country, midnight releases were held for not only Flashpoint #5, but the first of the New 52, Justice League #1. I remember sitting in one of the DC Universe panels at C2E2 and listening to them hype up Flashpoint. I just kept thinking this is the same line they say every time there is an event. Brian Azzarello was in attendance and said a specific line…
Tags: barbara gordon, batgirl, brian azzarello, c2e2, dc comics, dc universe, dick grayson, flashpoint, justice league, nightwing
POSTED BY Jon M Wilson ON August 26, 2011 1 Comment
Welcome to this new column series, Batman in the New 52, where each week, I will be taking a look at what Batman is up to in DC's new continuity. If you take a look at the spread of titles being published from August 31, 2011, it is clear that DC thinks very highly of their "Batman family" of characters. Of the fifty-two titles in September, eleven of them fall under that banner, and…
Tags: action comics, batman, batman in the new dcu, batwing, batwoman, bruce wayne, catwoman, damian wayne, dc universe, dick grayson, flashpoint, james gordon, jim lee, justice league, nightwing, robin, silver age, superman, talia al ghul, teen titans, tim burton, wonder woman
POSTED BY Austen Beattie ON August 15, 2011 Add Comments
Before I started writing this review, I did something I normally don’t do, I looked up some other reviews for this final issue of Secret Six, and to my surprise, the reviews I found all praised the book and said they’d be sad to see it go, and it truly was a heart-wrenching final issue.
Well, now for my thoughts:
I never want to read a comic written by Gail Simone ever again.
We start the issue with Bane and his girlfriend in bed, and Bane’s lady friend…
Tags: bane, catman, dc universe, deadshot, dr light, gail simone, huntress, jeannette, jim calafiore, king shark, knockout, liana kerzner, penguin, ragdoll, scandal savage, secret six
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON August 11, 2011 Add Comments
One of the interesting things about the relaunch of the DC Universe is that for the first time in nearly twenty years, Tim Drake will not be featured in a solo title. When Tim was introduced to fans his popularity took off very quickly spawning not one, but three mini-series that led to the solo series titled Robin, which last for close to two hundred issues. After Robin ended and Tim moved on to the his next role, he had a new series called Red Robin that still followed the character alone. This September, that changes.
Instead of giving Tim…
Tags: dc universe, red robin, robin, teen titans, tim drake
POSTED BY Austen Beattie ON August 1, 2011 Add Comments
As Red Robin reaches its quarter century issue Tim Drake celebrates by taking part in an issue that tries to be action packed, but in the end comes across as shallow and contrived and the slightest bit dull.
Red Robin #25 handles the main plot threads of Tim being forced to impregnate Promise’s sister, but with the help of Cassandra Cain, in her guise of Blackbat, he escapes and finds his way to the hideout of the main villain of the storyline….
Tags: blackbat, captain boomerang, cassandra cain, dc universe, digger harkness, fabian nicieza, lucius fox, marcus to, promise, red robin, scarab, tam fox, tim drake, vandal savage
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON July 22, 2011 Add Comments
DC held their second panel for the New 52 today. Again the panel featured a lot of discussion relating to the entire DC Universe and did not have a ton of news related to Batman. But here are the highlights.
-Didio stated that he pushed for Detective Comics to stick with its numbering and his bosses pushed the idea that is would not be held as something beside a gimmick unless all of the titles were renumbered.
-Justice League takes place 5 years in the past compared to what is occurring in the Bat-books.
-Batman is portrayed as more of…
Tags: batman, dc universe, detective comics, justice league, sdcc 2011, spoiler, stephanie brown
POSTED BY Craig George ON June 20, 2011 Add Comments
Our story opens three weeks ago as two young women – "Misses Lachess" – stand in an office in an impressive-looking building before a smartly dressed, elderly businessman known as Mr. Tripe. Tripe refuses the women the opportunity to sit as he explains he enjoys disadvantaging others on first meeting. Lighting a cigarette he produces an ink-blot image and asks what they see.
The answers – a bunch of flowers, pretty flowers – disappoint. Rather surprisingly the women are asked to temporarily…
Tags: a-team, alexa deborah merkel, barbara gordon, birds of prey, black canary, dawn granger, dc universe, dinah lance, dove, gail simone, gotham city, guy major, hank hall, hawk, helena bertinelli, huntress, jesus saiz, lady blackhawk, mission impossible, nei ruffino, oracle, question, ragdoll, renee montoya, zinda blake
POSTED BY Melinda Hinman ON June 16, 2011 Add Comments
Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance was written by Brian Azzarello, with art by Eduardo Risso. Falling under the Flashpoint banner has some heavy implications within the last week. Originally when the mini-series and one-shots were announced, it was with the idea that most things under the Flashpoint banner could be considered and Elseworlds/What-If tale. Now, we're to understand that it's going to have long-term consequences within the…
Tags: brian azzarello, dc universe, eduardo risso, flashpoint, flashpoint: batman-knight of vengeance, gilda dent, harvey dent, hush, james gordon, joker, oswald cobblepot, poison ivy, scarecrow, thomas wayne
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON June 9, 2011 Add Comments
There has been a lot of speculation as to what will be occurring in the Bat-books when the relaunch happens in September. With the announcements on Monday of Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon returning to roles they have held in the past, a lot of fans are concerned as to how exactly this will be explained, or more specifically does events from the history of Batman disappear? Scott Snyder, who was announced as the new writer on Batman cleared up some of these things in an interview with Newsarama and laid out the basis of hoe he…
Tags: barbara gordon, batman, batman and robin, bruce wayne, damian wayne, dc comics, dc universe, detective comics, dick grayson, greg capullo, nightwing, scott snyder