POSTED BY Austen Beattie ON December 13, 2010 Add Comments
You know, sometimes I wonder what does it take to make me enjoy a comic? Is it characters I like getting on with their lives and having fun, while I toil away at a degree I never seem to be getting? Is my own deep dark disturbing nature which makes me think that comics cannot be a beds of roses and sometimes a bad guy has to win? Or maybe just like this convoluted introduction, it is just not giving me a comic where…
Tags: bruce wayne, fabian nicieza, ivan drago, marcus to, promise, red robin, red star, russia, superman, tam fox, tim drake, vladimir kozlov, wwe
POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON December 4, 2010 Add Comments
Things looked a bit hairy on the DC app last week as all of the 24th comics disappeared, save for a free 2 page Doctor Light origin piece, when all the Blackest Night On Black Friday books went up. Well, they are back now so…
DC Digital 11/24/10
Batman: The Long Halloween #6 ($1.99)
Story is progressing nicely at the half way point, featuring Poison Ivy and Catwoman battling it out.
Birds Of Prey Volume 1 #80-81 ($1.99 each)
Issue 80 wraps…
Tags: alan burnett, amazo, batman: the long halloween, birds of prey, bizarro, black canary, black lantern, black mask, blackest night, blackest night: batman, brad meltzer, brightest day, bruce wayne, catwoman, dr light, dustin nguyen, ed benes, grant morrison, identity crisis, james robinson, jla, justice league of america, lady shiva, man-bat, mark bagley, mark millar, outsiders, poison ivy, renee montoya, riddler, selina kyle, solomon grundy, superman/batman, terra, thanksgiving, the question, tim drake, vic sage
POSTED BY David Healey ON November 29, 2010 2 Comments
Does Size Matter?
We all know Batman is a big guy. Off times he’s portrayed as big as Superman. To illustrate, take a look at the picture below from Superman #703.
But hold on now, that’s not the Bruce Wayne Batman, that’s Dick Grayson. So is Dick Grayson as big as Superman now? If we go by the evidence as seen in a recent issue of Red Robin we see the Grayson is only just as big as Tim…
Tags: batman, batman and robin, bruce wayne, damian wayne, dick grayson, red robin, robin, superman, tim drake
POSTED BY Austen Beattie ON November 27, 2010 Add Comments
Red Robin #17 is another solid issue from the series, that I am really starting to enjoy thanks to Marcus To and Fabian Nicieza. The art is always solid from To, and the writing for the most part has been good, apart from one or two issues which have been poor, most notably the Road Home issue, but that was last month, and this is November.
The issue doesn’t really have much in the form of action as it does having a few quick, set…
Tags: batgirl, batman, bruce wayne, bruce wayne: the road home, cassandra cain, catwoman, fabian nicieza, lynx, marcus to, red robin, spiderman, tim drake
POSTED BY Craig George ON November 24, 2010 Add Comments
This new chapter in the life of Batgirl opens with Wendy Harris recounting to Barbara Gordon an earlier conversation she'd had with Stephanie Brown during which the two young women explored the history of the Bat family … Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Steph herself, Barbara Gordon, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne – Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, Spoiler, Red Robin: (almost) everything you need to know about the world of Batman in 10 minutes and 3 pages.
As Wendy and Barbara – Proxy and Oracle – continue…
Tags: barbara gordon, bat-signal, batgirl, batman, bruce wayne, bruce wayne: the road home, bryan q miller, clancy johnson, damian wayne, dick grayson, dustin nguyen, firewall, francisco gracia, gcpd, gotham city, gotham university, grey ghost, guy major, jason todd, jordanna spence, kord tower, newton flitwik, nick gage, nightwing, oracle, proxy, red hood, red robin, robin, spoiler, stephanie brown, tim drake, wendy harris
POSTED BY Eric Hayes ON November 24, 2010 1 Comment
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 marks the culmination of Grant Morrison’s tale of the Caped Crusader's battle against Darkseid’s Omega Sanction. But faithful readers of Morrison’s epic journey with this character are treated to much more. Besides the brilliant story and gorgeous art, we learn the first truth of Batman.
The story begins at Vanishing Point. The future’s final moments before all things succumb to the effects of universal heat-death. With the…
Tags: batgirl, batman, batman and robin, batman: the return of bruce wayne, booster gold, bruce wayne, bryan q miller, carter nichols, clark kent, darkseid, dc universe, dr hurt, grant morrison, green lantern, hal jordan, hall of justice, justice league, lee garbett, metron, pere perez, rip hunter, ryan sook, superman, tim drake, vanishing point, wonder woman
POSTED BY Craig George ON November 14, 2010 Add Comments
Our story opens with a flashback with Batman – Bruce Wayne – giving Stephanie Brown – as Spoiler – a dressing down. His message is clear: she needs to accept that Bruce is in charge and things will be done his way.
Fast forward to current day and Stephanie – this time as Batgirl – is inside WayneTech Research & Development looking on as an unidentified intruder overpowers four of the security guards. As Oracle, via the com unit, advises…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, amazo, barbara ciardo, barbara gordon, batgirl, batman, birds of prey, bruce wayne, bruce wayne: the road home, bryan q miller, cassandra cain, crime alley, damian wayne, devil's square, dick grayson, firewall, gotham city, gotham university, lee garbett, oracle, pere perez, proxy, robin, shane davis, spoiler, stephanie brown, tim drake, vicki vale, waynetech, wendy harris
POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON November 5, 2010 Add Comments
We begin with Supergirl investigating a grisly mass grave in Suicide Slums, and after getting a rude brush off from the cops, she heads off to find Batman. And gets good old Damian Wayne instead! Well, Robin in midst of a tussle with Killer Croc. Kara butts in and of course Robin tells her that he didn’t need the help. Robin offers his assistance despite Kara wanting Dick or Tim, and the two meet up at the Metropolis morgue.
After an x-ray of a body of one of…
Tags: batman, batman and robin, batman: batman and son, black lantern, blackest night, booster gold, bruce wayne, clark kent, damian wayne, dan jurgens, dick grayson, grant morrison, harley quinn, joshua williamson, kara zor-el, killer croc, lex luthor, lexcorp, matches malone, metropolis, metropolis university, new krypton, paul dini, reactron, robin, scarecrow, scooby-doo, sinestro corp, starfire, suicide slums, supergirl, superman, tim drake
POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON November 3, 2010 Add Comments
Funny thing about this story is that this is pretty much in line with what DC was telling everyone a year ago about the new direction this book was going to take. Instead we got a paint-by-the-numbers weak story that was slapped with a trade dress for no discernible reason and a couple of lip service lines of dialogue tying into the event the story was taking place after.
Suffice to say, despite this story taking place in between Final Crisis and Battle For The Cowl, this is…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, batcave, batman, batman: battle for the cowl, batman: the return of bruce wayne, bruce wayne, bruce wayne: the road home, clark kent, dc comics, dick grayson, doctor mid-nite, final crisis, gotham city, jla, jsa, judd winick, marco rudy, nightwing, robin, scarecrow, superman, superman/batman, tim drake, wonder woman
POSTED BY Austen Beattie ON October 5, 2010 Add Comments
Red Robin #16 is a book of two halves for me. On the one half under Fabian Nicieza it is a fun book, that always delivers when it has to, at least so far in his five issue run. However on the other hand, my old complaint of it being a book about Tim being Robin again in all but name still annoys me.
This issue deals with Tim taking care of the new Anarky, who was the old General, who wanted to be Tim’s Joker, confused,…
Tags: anarky, bruce wayne, fabian nicieza, general, joker, marcus to, red robin, robin, tam fox, tim drake