Over the years, Archie Comics have crossed over with some major properties – Punisher, Predator, KISS. Now the kids of Riverdale are about to meet villains from Gotham City in Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica.
Batman is a character that works regardless what kind of story you’re telling. Sci-fi? Sure! Horror? Of course! Mystery? You bet! Now a hardcover original graphic novel arrived this week that shows he even works in a “real” tale of struggle and redemption.
I love, love, love Paul Dini. The Batman scribe and co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series has an autobiography arriving next year that gives us all a look at his personal life, and the night he was brutally beaten by strangers.
If you have seen the new “giant-sized” Batman: The Animated Series figures, you know that you want to get them all. The new commercial is a bit over the top, but stick around for the end for a big surprise.
If you look in the Guinness World Record under “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever”, you’ll find Batman: Arkham Asylum. Batman: Arkham City is the follow up game coming out this fall, and to tie the two games together, DC Comics has enlisted Pual Dini to pen a six-issue mini-series.
This might come as a surprise to many of you – Paul Dini, best known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series, and a successful run of Batman comic books, is joining Brian Michael Bendis, and the Man of Action crew to bring Ultimate Spider-Man to life. You also don’t want to repeat the same old tropes. As much as I love elements of Spider-Man’s past, I don’t really want to go back in and retell the Gwen Stacy and Green Goblin story in animation just so I can do my take on it. I don’t want to redo
In the future, Gotham’s protector has a new name … Terry McGinnis. After thugs from Metropolis start appearing on Gotham streets, Batman decides that maybe it’s time to pay a little visit to Superman’s city where an old foe is hatching a plan to eliminate the Man of Steel.
Zatanna, the Mistress of Magic, finally has her own comic! Follow everyone’s favorite backwards-talking magician as she fights to protect San Francisco from its supernatural underbelly of crime. First on her list is the mystical crime boss, Brother Blood. Erom retfa eht pumj!
Gotham City has a thousand stories. Most of the time, we’re privy to those being told from the very top; those featuring some malevolent force brought down by the dynamic duo. Occasionally, we’re given a glimpse into how the other half live. Batman: Streets of Gotham #12 is one of those as we get a look at the ne’er-do-well’s handy-man, Jenna Duffy, a.k.a. The Carpenter.
Since Grant Morrisonâ€™s R.I.P., the Joker has been pretty scarce, and some have speculated where the Clown Prince of Crime might have wandered off to.Â Dead? The new Red Hood? Hunting bats in the far past?Â Nope. Turns out heâ€™s been right there waiting to make a dramatic entrance.
There are so many titles and issues that float through Stately Spoiler Manor that getting through all of them in a single week seems overwhelming.Â Fortunately there are some issues that rise to the top as must reads (Blackest Night, RASL, and Unthinkable to name a few).Â This is the case with the second installment of Batman: Streets of Gotham where the streets have been set a flame by Firefly.
The Talented Mr. Elliot We are now well within the time period between when Batman disappeared, and the time when he will rise once again to strike fear in the hearts of the wicked and the vile.Â Who will fill those shoes is yet to be revealed, yet until the dawn of the Big Cowling as it will be called (I got nothinâ€™), DC still has comics to sell.Â The last time we saw Paul Dini writing Batman, he was wrapping up his Heart of Hush story line.Â The ending saw Thomas Elliot penniless, and wander the streets of Gotham.Â