POSTED BY Chris Karnes ON April 11, 2014 Add Comments
While I consider myself a huge fan of the '66 Batman TV series, I confess I never thought there would be a resurgence in popularity with a toy line and ongoing comic book based on TV series. DC Comics has now released a 160 page trade paperback containing Batman stories from the '40s, '50s and '60s from which certain episodes were based on and adorned with an Amanda Conner cover.
What you'll get: A surprising introduction from Michael Uslan. Uslan, the executive producer of the Batman/Dark Knight movie franchise, who if not despised…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, amanda conner, barbara gordon, batman, batman '66, eivol ekdal, harriet cooper, james gordon, joker, killer moth, mad hatter, michael uslan, mr feeze, mr zero, penguin, riddler, robin, zelda the great
POSTED BY Josh Clayton ON January 24, 2014 Add Comments
This month’s Nightwing feels a lot like a film, and in that sense will probably function as a coping mechanism for the fans that are determined that Nightwing will appear in Man of Steel 2, the Justice League movie and so forth. Upcoming DC movie discussions and speculations aside (it just has to be called World’s Finest, Batman vs Superman is so clunky…), this issue succeeds in terms of both substance and style, giving us a spread of character moments and dialogue across our familiar characters, such as Nightwing and…
Tags: joey, kyle higgins, mad hatter, marionette, michael pearson, nightwing, will conrad
POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON January 18, 2014 Add Comments
Batman: The TV Stories ($11.99)
Collects stories covering nine books ranging from 1948-1966 of plots that would be adapted for use on the Adam West Batman TV show. The collection includes stories featuring Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Mr. Freeze and the debut of Barbra Gordon.
Teen Titans Go! (2013-) #3 ($1.99)
The tie-in with the current Teen Titans cartoon continues with Starfire signing the team up for a popular reality show.
Young Justice Vol. 1 ($9.99), Young Justice Vol. 2.: Training Day ($10.99)
Continues the legal digital aggregation of the collection…
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POSTED BY Corbin Pool ON January 10, 2014 Add Comments
Here we have William Cobb, a Talon, sleeping in his chamber, peacefully, while Bane is talking to him. Trying to coax him into waking up. Bane quickly gives up, pulls Cobb out of the chamber, and starts shaking him until he wakes. This ends up working more quickly, and Bane shows him around his lair, and convinces Cobb to be his crime fighting partner.
They come upon a group of villains taking each other on. Similar to last issue, on villain takes down another, only to be taken on by another,…
Tags: bane, court of owls, forever evil: arkham war, mad hatter, mr freeze, mr zsasz, peter tomasi, scarecrow, scot eaton, talon, vortex, william cobb
POSTED BY Corbin Pool ON December 13, 2013 Add Comments
Mr. Freeze and Mad Hatter are retrieving the Talons from the incoming Man-Bats. Freeze notices that they are one Talon short, but they continue on anyway. We then see Croc, as he has seemingly saved Scarecrow from Bane, and is taking him inside Wayne Tower. Scarecrow offers Killer Croc Wayne Tower, as he has plans to run the city elsewhere. Croc declines at first, but soon accepts Crane's offer.
We then catch up to a fight amongst the villains going on in the streets as Bane captures Ogilvy, and turns him…
Tags: bane, blackgate, forever evil: arkham war, frank miller, killer croc, mad hatter, man-bat, mr freeze, ogilvy, penguin, peter tomasi, scarecrow, scot eaton, wayne tower
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON November 1, 2013 Add Comments
For our final image this week, here is another series of panels from the Mad Hatter story. Bruce remembers throughout the plot of the night his parents were killed, but mainly that before the evening, his mother had read him "Alice in Wonderland" on that particular rainy day. The entire story he is in emotional freefall whilst pursuing the Hatter. A truly chilling story, and also a heart-warming one, by the end. Cheers, Bat-fans.
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Tags: alice in wonderland, batman: haunted knight, mad hatter
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON October 29, 2013 Add Comments
For our next image, we have a splash page of Batman chasing Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter on top of a train car. I'm always impressed by any artist that can show movement like this in one panel. Jim Lee did it several times throughout the Hush series, and Tim Sale never fails to impress with his own ability at this. Just more proof that comics are simply films on page.
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Tags: batman, batman: haunted knight, jim lee, mad hatter, tim sale
POSTED BY Sartaj Singh ON October 23, 2013 1 Comment
Getting into the character of Batman must seem like a tall order these days, for one, where does one start? Do you go for the animated series or for the video games or worse yet do you even dare to go near the comics, with it’s near seventy-five year history and dense continuity. While the initiated would recommend various stories that range from The Long Halloween to The Killing Joke, if I was asked by a newbie to the character, I would recommend “The Beginning and My…
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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON October 17, 2013 Add Comments
Throughout the story, Batman encounters several members of Gotham’s assorted Rogues’ gallery. Pictured here are Solomon Grundy, the Joker, the Mad Hatter, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harvey Two Face, and the Scarecrow. Not pictured are Calendar Man, and the Riddler. Each play a unique and interesting part in the story, and are ultimately acting in response to the holiday killings in some way or other. Except for Catwoman, whose involvement does revolve around Carmine Falcone (which is explored more in another book by both Loeb and Sale). My favorite moment with a Rogue…
Tags: batman, batman: the long halloween, calendar man, carmine falcone, catwoman, james robinson, jeph loeb, joker, mad hatter, poison ivy, riddler, scarecrow, solomon grundy, starman, tim sale, two-face
POSTED BY Ryan Blair ON September 18, 2013 Add Comments
As an epilogue of sorts to the Mad Hatter story that concluded last week, we find ourselves still in the UK at the beginning of this week. At a celebration honoring the dynamic duo’s capture of the Hatter, Batman is quickly distracted by an overlooked clue! Racing to the British batmobile with Robin and Alfred, the boy wonder questions where they are off to. The Dark Knight explains that during their recent battle with the Hatter and his hovercraft he noticed that Big Ben (the giant…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, batman, batman '66, clock king, jeff parker, mad hatter, robin, sandy jarrell