POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON April 2, 2011 Add Comments
Alright, we’ve got a big Bat-Week here on the Digital App.
Batman and Robin #1-6 ($1.99 each)
The first 6 issues of Grant Morrison’s epic of Dick Grayson & Damian Wayne’s adventures. Drawn by Frank Quietly and Philip Tan, this was one of the hottest books of 2009.
Batman: Streets of Gotham #16 ($1.99)
Continuing the Heart Of Hush story, this time delving into the pasts of the Waynes.
Birds of Prey Volume 1 #111-112 ($1.99 each)
It’s Oracle vs. Calculator in # 111 and Lady Blackhawk honors a…
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POSTED BY David Healey ON August 17, 2010 Add Comments
The Art of Batman #700
Our first illustration is something I’ve covered before. I noted how David Finch’s Batman is every bit a crepuscular creature. The looming eyes peering from the blackened face with the wind swept dramatic cape add to the dynamic of a vengeful wraith ready to strike. The use of the buildings towards a vanishing point in addition to the “moon like” Bat signal gives great depth and perspective to the drawing. It very well could be that this picture alone…
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POSTED BY Dane Haji ON June 16, 2010 1 Comment
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 because HEY, IT’S THE 700th ISSUE and it is quite the achievement, and for such a momentous occasion you shouldn’t read about it in a review and have it spoiled and thrown away on a quick read through on your computer screen. You need to hold the book in your…
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POSTED BY Austen Beattie ON March 13, 2010 Add Comments
Batman and Robin #10 scratches the itch that comic fans like me do not like to talk about. A set up issue, that is genuinely interesting, and is enjoyable in its own right. The title of Andy Clarke’s run on Batman and Robin is known as Batman vs. Robin, and we get a nice set up of that here, along with set up for the return of Bruce Wayne.
The issue is based all around Damien finally being comfortable being a member of the Bat-Family,…
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POSTED BY Zach Betonte ON February 1, 2010 Add Comments
The much anticipated delayed issue number seven of Batman and Robin has finally arrived. The elusive writing talents of Grant Morrison continue to pack the panels with action-packed entertainment. However, the issue also marks the first of three issues done by the brilliant Cameron Stewart. Issue number seven keeps Batman and Robin as the best bat title, but does falter in some aspects.
Issue number seven returns the series to the quirky and ridiculous nature of the first story arc. Morrison returns to writing…
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POSTED BY Zach Betonte ON November 21, 2009 Add Comments
The conclusion of the Revenge of the Red Hood storyline is creatively woven together by the very talented Grant Morrison. Philip Tan also continues to provide a solid depiction of the dynamic duo. We also learn that inside, Jason Todd remains to be the most hated character in Batman history.
While Morrison’s second story arc wasn’t quite as enjoyable as the first, it still provided us with some terrific character developments and entertaining reading. I feel that throughout this arc, Morrison did a very solid…
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POSTED BY Jeffrey Brown ON November 21, 2009 Add Comments
Philip Tan must feel like the middle child in a family of celebrities. No matter how solid his art may be, it will never live up to his “older brother” Frank and his “younger brother” Cameron. Tan’s collaboration with Grant Morrison and run as primary artist on Batman and Robin will probably be forgotten once this series is done, but his style and tone continued the drama in an interesting visual direction even if it wasn’t as magical as his predecessor or as anticipated…
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POSTED BY Zach Betonte ON October 10, 2009 1 Comment
The second part of this “Revenge of the Red Hood” storyline, is again a strong performance from Grant Morrison and Philip Tan. Batman and Robin #5 is another action-packed story, and another reason why Grant Morrison is the man to be writing Batman write now.
Issue #5 opens up with the Red Hood and Scarlet again quarreling with Batman and Robin. I think that Morrison does a really solid job when writing the dialogue between the two dynamic duos. I also feel that Morrison’s characterization of Jason Todd is…
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON October 7, 2009 Add Comments
This week, we venture into the particular time that I will refer to as "The Month Bat-Fans Go Broke." Why is that, you ask? Well, there are almost twice as many comics and trades coming out this month than a typical month. What does the first week hold? Well, let’s find out.
Batman and Robin #5
This will be the second issue in the new story arc. If you are still trying to catch up on your…
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POSTED BY Jeffrey Brown ON September 18, 2009 2 Comments
Don't fix it if it ain't broke. Change for the sake of change is never a good thing. These wise adages prove to be true more often than not. Issue #4 of the incredibly successful Batman and Robin monthly marks the title's artistic debut of Philip Tan. In my opinion, Frank Quitely's unique style and cinematic pacing have made every page of B&R a visually stunning work of art. His mastery of creating emotion and action without the need for narration has even pushed Grant Morrison's writing to…
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