Everything is better with Batman – even therapy! This week take a look at Paul Dini’s True Batman Story, and share some news of the world. We also review Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens #2, Dawkhawk: Heart of the Hawk, Dragon Age Dark Fortress #2, and Nightwing #79. So, what are you waiting for? Take the jump and take a listen to all the fun and conversation, right now!

NEWS

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel Snares New Directing Trio (EXCLUSIVE)

A new directing team has joined the Spider-Verse. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers (a current Oscar nominee), and Justin K. Thompson have been tapped by Sony Pictures Animation to direct the sequel to the Oscar-winning animated feature ” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Vin Diesel to Star in Movie Version of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Game

Mattel, the popular toy company, intends to turn yet another children’s game into a big-screen extravaganza. The company’s film division has announced plans to develop Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em, the tabletop game featuring battling robots, as a live-action movie starring Vin Diesel.

‘Wings of Fire’ Animated Series Ordered at Netflix From Executive Producer Ava DuVernay

The ” Wings of Fire” books by Tui T. Sutherland are being adapted into an animated series at Netflix with Ava DuVernay set to executive produce. The “Wings of Fire” books have sold more than 14 million copies around the world to date. Netflix has ordered 10 40-minute episodes of the series.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
LADY BALTIMORE: THE WITCH QUEENS #2
Writer: Mike MIgnola, Christopher Golden
Artist: Bridgit Connell
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 21, 2021
The witch queen Yelena has called the hexencorps down on the Baltimore estate, but Lady Sofia Baltimore’s eclectic band of allies has some surprises in store for the cursed hordes. Meanwhile, Sofia’s fight takes a sudden new turn when an old acquaintance reveals some startling new knowledge about Lord Baltimore himself!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

MATTHEW
DARKHAWK: HEART OF THE HAWK #1
Writer: Danny Fingeroth/Kyle Higgins/Dan Abnett
Artist: Andrea Di Vito/Mike Manley
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 14, 2021

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ’90s hottest hero in three spectacular stories! First, an untold story from Darkhawk’s early days by creators Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley! Then explore the winged hero’s cosmic years by Dan Abnett and Andrea Di Vito. Finally, find out what the future holds for Darkhawk by Kyle Higgins and more!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
DARKHAWK: HEART OF THE HAWK #1
Writer: Danny Fingeroth/Kyle Higgins/Dan Abnett
Artist: Andrea Di Vito/Mike Manley
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 14, 2021

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ’90s hottest hero in three spectacular stories! First, an untold story from Darkhawk’s early days by creators Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley! Then explore the winged hero’s cosmic years by Dan Abnett and Andrea Di Vito. Finally, find out what the future holds for Darkhawk by Kyle Higgins and more!

Rating: ★★★½☆

ASHLEY
NIGHTWING #79
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 20, 2021 Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Bludhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help from his friends – past and present.

Rating: ★★★★★

DISCUSSION

DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY
Writer: Paul Dini
Artist: Eduardo Risso
Publisher: DC Comics/Vertigo
Cover Price: $9.99 (Digital)
Walking home one evening, Dini was jumped and viciously beaten. With several broken bones and a shattered face, Dini experienced an arduous recovery process, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television, including the Joker, Harley Quinn, and the Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, or perhaps because of it, Dini also always imagined the Batman at his side, constantly chivvying him along during his darkest moments.

While most know the Caped Crusader as the all-abiding icon of justice and authority, in this surprising story, we see Batman in a new light—not as the dark avenger, but the savior who helped a discouraged man recover mentally from a brutal attack that left him unable to face the world.

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