In the words of a long forgotten King, “Winter is coming.” If you don’t want to be stuck with last year’s winter fashions, you are going to want to check these custom made DC hoodies for all your nerdy-staying-warm needs.
It’s been a terrific week for fans of Superman and Batman, and we get to celebrate that here at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast with a special 94th episode!
First up is a great interview with Nightwing and upcoming Batman Beyond scribe Kyle Higgins, who talks about both gigs and how he got into writing for the Batman family of comics. He discusses the current storyline with Dick Grayson in Chicago and gives a couple of hints about what we might expect in the coming months.
Then I talk with Dave Romeo from Comics on the Green in Scranton, Pennsylvania, about how his great store is doing (and the industry as well). Their site is located at comicsonthegreen.com!
Everything wraps up my “faster than a speeding bullet” review of the new Superman film Man of Steel, so don’t miss it!
Bit harder tracking down the full names of the artists behind this wonderful bit of Batman Family art, but it looks like Angela Kim and Jessie Wong are the dynamic duo behind this dynamic duo.
We wrap up our look at the various Robins with Dick Grayson by Coran Stone.
I think many of us were wondering what would happen to Dick Grayson when Bruce Wayne finally reappeared on the scene screaming incoherently about time travel, Jackie Chan, and Billy Pilgrm and wanting his job back. The New York Times broke the answer today with the news that we won’t have one, but TWO Batmen running around the DCU.
Starting in November, DETECTIVE COMICS, BATMAN and BATMAN AND ROBIN will feature the ongoing adventures of Dick Grayson as Batman, with Damian as Robin. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne will take center stage in the pages of Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s BATMAN INC. and writer/artist David Finch’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT.
While it is an interesting concept, it isn’t the first time we’ve seen multiple people beneath the cowl. But if this is really an ongoing, it will be quite a different world for the citizens of Gotham and those that deal with Batman and don’t know his secret identity. These characters will instantly recognize there are two different people under the cowl (this is going to cause Jim Gordon no end of headaches), or there are going to be those that think Batman is bi-polar – one moment he’s bashing in your teeth and screaming that he’s the God Damned Batman, and the next he’s slapping you on the back and spouting flippantly while doing acrobatics from the rooftops.
I’m sure this will come up in some discussion this week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, but for now, we’ll leave it up to you, Dear Reader, to spout your thoughts on the news.
Once again, Matthew and Stephen are back to weigh in on one of the titles released this week.Â As their Robot Overlord, I have proclaimed the rotund duo review Blackest Night: Batman #3.Â Will they agree or will they end up fighting to the death?
Too often, people get locked into one style of art and close their minds to all other interpretations of the human (or alien) form.Â The point of the art appreciation moments is to take a look at what everyone else is doing, and reflect upon the work.Â It might bring to mind good thoughts or bad, disgust or adoration – the bottom line is you’ve been exposed to that work and thus should gain a greater appreciation to all art in general.
Today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day comes from Adriana Ferguson, who’s been a great friend to the Major Spoilers site, and the Major Spoilers Podcast.Â When not co-hosting the Super Future Friends Podcast, and working her day job, she’s cranking out her own art.Â We just talked about Adriana’s “We Are Legion” sketchbook that arrived at the Major Spoilers HQ this week, so we thought it would be nice to take a look at some of her other work.Â In today’s installment, we find Bruce Wayne comforting Dick Grayson.Â It’s a nice quiet moment and Adriana’s art shines here.
Batman #689 continues Dick Graysonâ€™s incremental takedown of the Penguinâ€™s many underworld schemes, thanks to tips from an anonymous source.Â But like any good would be kingpin, Oswald Copplepot isnâ€™t going to take these attacks lightly.
Aw yeah, Tiny Titans!
The second installment of Grant Morrisonâ€™s Batman and Robin hit the stands today.Â Now that the euphoria of the first issue has worn off, how well does this issue hold up?
Seattle, Washington, 1969.Â The home of bottomless steak fries
This ainâ€™t your daddyâ€™s Robin, and thatâ€™s because your daddy grew up reading Dick Grayson in the pixie boots, and heâ€™s Batman now.
or – When G-Mo got his caps back
I picked up Batman and Robin #1 today and sat down to read it with great trepidation.Â I havenâ€™t been the greatest fan of what has happened to the Batman titles over the last three years (as evident on the site), and certainly was not a fan of the person behind the curtain pulling the strings to shape the DCU to his world view.
I made sure to only drink water throughout the morning to keep the body and mind pure, and ate a light lunch so as not to upset my constitution.Â I took my time reading the first issue that features Dick Grayson as the new Batman, and Damian Wayne as the new kid-side-kick.
Iâ€™m done reading.
I donâ€™t feel like throwing up.
In fact, to borrow a phrase from Rodrigo – â€œI liked it.â€