Strange mythic things are afoot in Gotham as Ceto, mother of monsters, has risen from her watery grave. Will Batwoman and Wonder Woman be able to stitch together this tear in the fabric of reality or has the end finally come to Gotham? Should you be worried? Major Spoilers has your review!
Or – “The Immediacy Of First-Person Dialogue…”
I am saddened to say that, of all the comics I’m behind reading, I’m probably furthest behind on Batwoman. The last thing I remember reading was issue #4, and then there’s a huge blur. I looked up from that comic in a brand-new year, and suddenly it’s nearly October. Will Batwoman still hold the same power after a prolonged absence? There’s only one way to find out, as your Major Spoilers review awaits!
J.H. Williams III is doing the art on Batwoman again, and Major Spoilers thinks that’s a really good thing! Read on to find out just what this reviewer thought of Batwoman’s first New 52 encounter with Wonder Woman!
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The Hydrology arc concludes as Kate confronts the Weeping Woman and her own past in the gorgeous Batwoman #5…
Or – “The Wild, Wild World Of Batwoman!”
So, yes. This book has been announced quite a few times, if memory serves, and I was starting to worry that we’d NEVER find out what happened to Batwoman after Bruce Wayne so rudely took back Detective Comics from her last year. But is the New-52-Batwoman the same character we’ve come to know since ’52?’
I hear there was some talk of Batman at one of the DC panels today at San Diego. Take the jump for our Major Spoilers summary of announcements (or lack thereof).
We’ve been waiting for the official word from DC Comics, and now it is here. Want to know what is going on with Batwoman, Catwoman, and Barbara Gordon as Batgirl? Take the jump already!
The Thanksgiving week is a really weird one. It makes for a short work week, which is nice, but the four day weekend, where we stuff our gullets with turkey and spend the next three days in a stuffing filled haze can be a bit overwhelming. Such is the case with DC Comics and the plethora of Batman titles released each week. Since I’m such a Batman fan (he said with much sarcasm), here’s a rundown of the past week’s Bat-titles.
A trope is a recognizable theme used in storytelling. The kidnapped princess, the final battle, the training montage, these are all tropes we have seen again and again. Usually recognition of a familiar trope is a good thing, it lets the audience know how they should feel about things and sets them up either for a satisfying conclusion or an excited twist. But what happens when a trope goes stale? When you can’t watch two hours of TV without seeing the same situation over and over, like the writers just emptied their cliche bladders all over the place? Some themes have suffered this fate, through excessive use now they accomplish the opposite of what the writers want. They take the viewer out of the experience. What follows is a list of tropes that I find tiresome, troubling and most of all, trite.
There’s a new Batwoman series coming our way, and DC just shared a cover image from JH WIlliams III.
Or – “There Are Old Pilots And Bold Pilots, But Few Old, Bold Pilots…”
I saw recently that a clinical study proved that January 25th is the most depressing day of the entire year, scientifically and unequivocally. While I don’t disagree with that sentiment (especially as it regards the attendance of employees in Midwestern United States call centers) I find it fascinating that somebody actually got paid to try and figure out something that silly and (let’s be honest, here) banal. Still and all, it’s the kind of story that you read and go, “Yeah, I can see that.” Thus, to ease your slowly-receding ennui (and Stephen’s not-so-slowly receding hairline) I give you another batch of coverage of comics you might have read, but forgot to laugh at the first time… Rapid-Fire Style!