Once again, I must apologize for being late with this column. I was in Kansas City for Planet Comicon, which I enjoyed greatly, but con crud caught up with me as I was heaving 40-pound boxes in the bitter cold. I was doomed! Since then, however, Marvel has yet again decided to give their books another new start.
I’ve been intrigued by all the recent discussion about Marvel’s position in the marketplace and what’s the cause of the recent decline in sales.
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!
He’s known as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight and the world’s greatest detective! But where did Batman get all his neat toys and villains? Learn everything about Bruce Wayne as we hop back to 1939 and reveal the secrets of the Golden Age Batman!
The heroes, they are a’ changing! If you’ve been reading the main titles featuring both Batman and Superman, you know that the heroes we see in this book are radically different from the ways they were about two months ago. Superman’s powers are downgraded and there’s a different guy in the big armored Bat-suit. Of course, with two different people interacting in new situations, the relationship between these characters is going to be back to square one. That can be fun to read, though!
After my review of Batman Beyond, the character and his world have been on my mind. Everything about Neo Gotham and its inhabitants is so interesting – familiar and different at the same time. Even old man Wayne isn’t quite as gruff as Bruce in his prime. Today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day takes a look at Bruce in a way I haven’t seen before.
Press Release Each year, Diamond Select Toys sets up at Comic-Con International in San Diego, ready to show off their upcoming products to the large crowds. And with that many DST fans in one place, they also like to bring new products that will go on sale for the first time ever on the show floor! This year is no different, and DST is ready to reveal the exclusive items that will be available at their booth (#2607), including some that will be offered through other retailers at Comic-Con, and a few that will only be available through DST!
I often hear that my reviews are too positive, that I should rag on things I don’t like as well as promote things I think are the best of the week. Hey, I’m just trying to help you readers get the best product for your hard-earned money, after all! Well, this week I’m going to talk about the Bat-book that’s coming to an end soon. Once I read issue #4, I understood on a reader’s level why it won’t be around much longer. That title is Arkham Manor.