Dynamite continues to bring back old pulp heroes this month with The Black Bat #1. Having never heard of the Black Bat before, I was curious to see just what this character is all about. Is this issue a worthwhile introduction to The Black Bat? Major Spoilers finds out!
Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces that Black Bat #1, the first issue of an ongoing series reinventing the classic masked vigilante, will debut in May 2013 and combine the storytelling talents of writer Brian Buccellato (DC’s Flash) and interior artist Ronan Cliquet (Green Hornet, The Shadow Special). Bolstered by the character’s appearance in Masks, one of 2012′s best-selling independent comics, the pulp hero’s solo series debut welcomes a host of superstar artists aboard for cover art duties, including J. Scott Campbell, Joe Benitez, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan, and in his Dynamite cover artwork debut, award-winning artist Marcos Martin!
As the Speed Force continues to act buggy and shot-put things and people through time and space, Barry Allen and Gorilla Grodd finally face-off in a battle of wits. Possibly. Who will be victorious? Major Spoilers finds out after the jump!
Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash has been through the wringer over the last few months: his best friend Doctor Elias Darwin has betrayed him, Barry was forced to fake his death, and the Rogues have returned. Also, Gorilla (or King) Grodd and his gorilla army invades Central City as Flash battles the Rogues. Could anything get worse for the speedster?
A Constantine family reunion! Ol’ Uncle John has found his long-lost nephew… and then proceeded to tie him up and accuse him of all manner of body horrors. Is this new found kin the monster John expects, or might he have escaped the Curse of the Constantines? Read on!
Barry Allen is the fastest man alive. Protector of Central City, the Flash leads the way for the Silver Age in the comic book industry, until his heroic death in 1985. (You know, when death actually meant something.) For almost twenty years, the Scarlet Speedster has remained dead, one of the longest runs for a superhero. With the new 52 launching, it seems appropriate this Flash should lead the way again. What does the new era have in store for our resurrected hero?
Barry Allen has been back for about two years now, resurrected from the dead after he sacrificed his life to save the multiverse in 1985. His second life has been pretty rough; he lost his mother, went back in time to rescue her only to reboot the entire DC Universe (see Flashpoint). Now, in this universe, he NEVER married Iris West, his sidekick and protege Wally is missing, and superheroes are public enemy number one.
Good going Barry.
Patty Spivot’s still mourning Barry Allen’s death, so who’s this guy in the red pajamas that showed up in Keystone City? Why does Mick Rory have a fire in his belly, and what’s he got to prove? And will Leonard Snart give the new bartender, Al, the cold shoulder? All this and more, in The Flash #11, reviewed by Major Spoilers!