This week, Spoilerite Silvergray asks the all important question, “Who is the better businessman, Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne?” YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO! VOTE!
This comic has almost always been in the top 5 comics in terms of sales during the last few years, and I would say it has ranked the same in terms of quality as well. As a Batman fan, it’s been a terrific ride. There’s at least one more issue to go, and I’ll be both happy and sad to see it arrive. It’ll be the end of a fantastic era. As you can tell, I’ve already started grieving! But until then, issue #50 has hit the stands!
As you watch the second season of Fox’s Gotham (which begins tonight), be sure to keep your eyes peeled for something special! Sometime during this season, you’ll see credit being given to Bill Finger, often referred to as “the co-creator” and “co-architect” of the Batman mythology. And when you watch next year’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film, look for the same thing to happen. When the announcement via the Hollywood Reporter that this was going to happen was released last Friday, I was overjoyed … and I still am!
I’ve often wondered, does the person inside the suit HAVE to be the guy/gal we’re used to? Normally, I’d say “yes,” the reason the character is a classic is because the combination works! But Mr. Snyder, Mr. Capullo and Mr. Miki are giving me pause with their “new” Batman, Jim Gordon in what my brother calls the “Transformers” armor.
Some characters work no matter what universe he or she is in. For instance, Spider-Man dealt with other incarnations of himself in the Spider-Verse saga. Honestly, I couldn’t begin to count all of them! My favorite hero is also one that thrives in many different settings. The Batman, this version from Earth One, has returned in the second volume of that series, and it’s an excellent sequel.
DC Comics has told everyone that their comics universe would be a very different one after the “Convergence” event ended in May. This past week, we discovered just how true those words were when illustrations of the new costumes for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman were revealed. As always, reaction to these changes was mixed, reminding me very much of the time before the New 52 hit stores.
It’s appropriate that I’m reviewing this concluding bookend to the end of the “Robin Rises” event for DC Comics. After all, I did review the first comic in this, which was called Robin Rises: Omega. From an end comes a new beginning.
Ah, another new comics week, another new Batman family #1! Don’t get me wrong – as a long-time Bat-fan, I love all the new titles coming out in the Bat-universe. My only fear remains, what happens should the Bat-bubble burst? Hopefully, that won’t happen for some time to come because there’s at least one or two more books coming out soon! ARKHAM MANOR #1 Writen by: Gerry Duggan Art by: Shawn Crystal Variant Cover by: Eric Canete Published by: DC Comics Cover price: $2.99 Previously in ARKHAM MANOR: “When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s
When something catches on, even for a while, it’s not unusual to see that come back in one form or another. That’s often referred to as a “revival.” Star Trek is a good example of this. It did well on television and movies, so now there’s a new series of films … oh, and comics, too! There have been a few examples of this in comics recently, so I thought I’d discuss them! GOODBYE AGAIN, ‘BATMAN BEYOND’ As a long-time fan of Batman: The Animated Series and its several follow-ups, I was thrilled when DC Comics revived Batman Beyond, a
DC Comics has announced a new series of one-shots that takes a look at Bruce Wayne’s return and how it affects those around him. Welcome to BRUCE WAYNE: THE ROAD HOME, eight one-shots that cover the city of Gotham and beyond, from Dick Grayson and Damian to the Birds of Prey to Red Robin to Commissioner Gordon in stories told by some of the industry’s brightest stars, including Adam Beechen, Fabian Nicieza, Mike Barr, Pere Perez, Ramon Bachs, Marc Andreyko, Cliff Richards and Bryan Q. Miller, featuring a connecting, 8-part cover by superstar artist Shane Davis. Eight one-shots!? For those
For quite some time I have been meaning to combine my interests in comic book heroes, ancient Japanese poetry and strawberry milkshakes. I really couldn’t work the last one in but if you and I are ever at Sonic together remind me to pick some up. Anyway, here’s some stuff I wrote while I was supposed to be paying attention to a presentation during my day job:
ROBOT OVERLORD: Now that my central processors have been adequately repaired, it’s time to return to a normal schedule… MATTHEW: I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a not so regular schedule considering today is a holiday. ROBOT OVERLORD: SILENCE! It’s time for your two favorite meat bags to dive back into an important comic book of the week, and give their thoughts on Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2.