POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON December 11, 2010 Add Comments
Batman: The Long Halloween #8 ($1.99)
We are now in the May portion of this iconic tale, but the Scarecrow is the featured villain! And Bruce is on the run from Gordon’s men.
Batman: The Widening Gyre #1 ($0.99) and #2 ($1.99)
First two issues of the Kevin Smith/Walter Flanagan title that will get a second volume pretty soon.
Birds of Prey, Volume 1 #84-85 ($1.99 each)
Concludes the 2005 Battle Within story arc featuring Oracle battling a tech virus and Huntress being brought back into…
Tags: alan burnett, batman, batman: the long halloween, batman: the widening gyre, birds of prey, bruce wayne, dc comics, dustin nguyen, grant morrison, huntress, identity crisis, infinite crisis, jim gordon, jla, justice league of america, kevin smith, multiverse, new gods, oracle, scarecrow, solomon grundy, superman/batman, walter flanagan
POSTED BY Erik Rinard ON December 2, 2010 1 Comment
It’s hard for me to read a comic illustrated by Jock without getting a bitter taste in the back of my mouth. I know I can’t blame him for how things worked out between Greg Rucka and DC Comics, but Jock’s troubled run with Batwoman in Detective Comics does have the misfortune of being one of the last things Rucka wrote before splitting with the company. So it’s more than a little eerie for Jock’s return to Detective Comics to coincide with the release…
Tags: batman, batwoman, bruce wayne, dc comics, detective comics, dick grayson, greg rucka, jim gordon, jock, killer croc, scott snyder
POSTED BY Melinda Hinman ON December 1, 2010 Add Comments
Batman and Robin 17 was originally solicited as a Peter Tomasi book, only to be changed somewhat last minute to a Paul Cornell and Scott McDaniel book. With Tomasi's work on Brightest Day, it only makes sense.
The issue opens a new story arc after the last issue's big reveal of Bruce Wayne incorporating Batman. Indeed, this story makes several references to that arc, including the Batman Inc. symbol on the cover.
The opening scene is set in a church, a crowd demanding…
Tags: absence, alfred pennyworth, batman, batman and robin, brightest day, bruce wayne, damian wayne, dick grayson, gcpd, grant morrison, jim gordon, paul cornell, peter tomasi, robin, scott mcdaniel, una nemo
POSTED BY Nick Wheatley ON November 30, 2010 1 Comment
So the big rumor flying about at the moment is the possibility of The Dark Knight Rises borrowing ideas from the comic book story arc 'Prey' or even adapting it completely. With psychologist Hugo Strange involved, who is expected to be portrayed by Tom Hardy. For those of you who aren't aware of the story arc 'Prey' (you clearly haven't been following BBFB, go back and listen to my review of the story here) here is a quick recap.
Hugo Strange triggers the creation…
Tags: batman, batman begins, batman: prey, bruce wayne, catwoman, chris nolan, christian bale, hugo strange, jim gordon, jonathan crane, max cort, scarecrow, the dark knight rises, tom hardy
POSTED BY Dane Haji ON August 1, 2010 1 Comment
After reading Detective Comics #867, my head was left unsettled and unbalanced. It was hard for me to tell if this was a good issue or not. On the one hand, you have a pretty good beginning, the ambiguity and anticipation really rings true, while on the other hand, after those first few pages, the story becomes bland and uninspired, only serving the fact that this issue only has a certain number of pages and the promise of said pages is completely forgotten as it force…
Tags: batman, bruce wayne, david hine, detective comics, dick grayson, gcpd, jim gordon, joker, oracle, scott mcdaniel
POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON July 20, 2010 Add Comments
Neal Adams, one of the titans of the industry, returns to the world of Bruce Wayne in this 12 issue mini series. Adams's resume is that of one of the founding fathers of the Bronze Age of the medium in the 1970s, as well as a champion of creators rights. Read Superman vs. Hollywood for a look at how Adams was influential in Superman's creators getting a cut of the movie's profits.
We begin the story, both written and drawn by Adams, with Bruce…
Tags: batman, batmobile, bruce wayne, james bond, jim gordon, man-bat, neal adams, riddler, robin
POSTED BY Dane Haji ON July 14, 2010 Add Comments
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 think Morrison‘s work makes room for a larger critical debate both on the validity and the consciousness he presents within the pages he produces and the characterization on the psyche of the superhero. While people will agree with him, even more people will disagree. Where one person interprets…
Tags: batman, batman and robin, blackgate, damian wayne, frank quitely, frazer irving, grant morrison, jim gordon, joker, professor pyg
POSTED BY Craig George ON May 1, 2010 Add Comments
Following one or two reservations – okay, I'll say it, disappointments – with the previous issue I'd really been looking forward to seeing the return of a more familiar Batgirl with this release. 'Batgirl Rising: The Flood' marks the start of a new four-part story-arc that begins aboard a train screeching along the tracks through Gotham City. From the conversation between the driver and his Control it's clear something is amiss, that the driver isn't able to stop the train. Inside one of the carriages a middle-aged man…
Tags: barbara gordon, batcave, batgirl, calculator, gotham city, jim gordon, nick gage, oracle, phil noto, stanley lau, stephanie brown, wendy harris
POSTED BY Zach Betonte ON February 24, 2010 1 Comment
Once again, the DC Comics solicits have lead us astray. No you say? Unfortunately, yes. While we all could have expected the latest issue of Streets of Gotham to be the second part of Mike Benson’s two part arc, the solicits said otherwise. The previews stated that Paul Dini would be returning to the title, however, he didn’t. None the less, Benson pens the conclusion to the “Hardcore Nights” storyline.
Some fans may be disappointed with issue number nine, but not me. Benson doesn’t present the reader with…
Tags: batman, batman: streets of gotham, bruce wayne, derek fridolfs, dick grayson, dustin nguyen, harvey dent, jeremy haun, jim gordon, kate spencer, manhunter, marc andreyko, mike benson, paul dini, two-face
POSTED BY Apple de la Fuente ON January 29, 2010 Add Comments
DESIGNED BY ANDY KUBERT
SCULPTED BY OLUF HARTVIGSON
In today's review, we have the Batman family Multi-part statue. Now I was really excited that Andy Kubert did the drawing for this statue and felt with DC's black and white series of statues that this would be awesome…..well not so fast. The sculptor Oluf Hartvigson did not do the greatest of jobs on this piece. The characters themselves look like they could of used a bit more detail and maybe some…
Tags: andy kubert, batman, jim gordon, oluf hartvigson