Posts Tagged ‘Batman’

CBF #4 : Batman And Welding

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Underwater Welder

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It has been a while since I’ve dipped into the reading and watching pile of comic books, hence we give you a double dose of some of that action.

First off, I rave about Jeff Lemire’s Underwater Welder and how different it feels compared to most standard comic books today. This is where you get Lemire at its finest when he is dedicated to writing and drawing his own book.

I then review DC’s latest animated offering in Batman: Assault on Arkham. It shoots blanks in a few places and misleads you with how much Batman is in the movie, but overall it’s a good package showcasing the Suicide Squad in an old-school heist.

Hit the Play and find out more! Enjoy!

CBF #3 : Guardians of Gotham

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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Even with us a few weeks removed from San Diego, the comic world is still buzzing with lots of great news and accomplishments. We first dive into the superbly awesome take on Guardians of the Galaxy on the big screen and what that means for the cinematic potential of both the Marvel and DC universes.

We also dive into the recent Gotham by Midnight announcement with Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith taking on Gotham’s late night shift of the supernatural. Say what you want about DC being so Batman-focused, they are bringing a great amount of diversity to their titles to get the readership up.

Let us know your thoughts!

CBF #1 : Batgirl Rejuvenated

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Batgirl

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Leave it to me to go on vacation and come back to one of the best things I heard at DC Comics sorely needed in this industry. The direction they will take with Batgirl come this October should bring something fresh and fun amidst the plethora of gritty books we get from publishers these days. The challenge will be if we respond with our wallets or not to this new direction.

Find out more about my thoughts by clicking Play. Enjoy!

What To Watch Out For in Comics – 6|23|14

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

The comic world is a whirlwind to work through with its weekly releases. I’m going to take that burden away from you the best I can and give you some focus on what’s important to check out each week.

Here’s what’s on tap for the week of June 23rd:


Batman #32

I’ll admit it. I thought I could use a break from the Batman abundance after the Joker story. Re-telling the origin story for a New 52 world seemed like the best time to do it, having read so many variations of the origin story. I am glad I did not jump off of that ship.

8 issues into the Zero year epic, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have written/painted Gotham into a corner with the Riddler at the helm. This is the most intimidating you’ve seen out of Riddler and it makes you question how Batman will respond in this penultimate issue to the sprawling storyline.


Justice League #31

Lex Luthor joining the elite DC squad was already enough to win me over. Now we see other Forever Evil side effects happening with a new bearer of the Power Ring. This is what I was hoping for in terms of a shake-up in the New 52 and Geoff Johns sure enough can deliver great new relationships to a team dynamic.


Uncanny Avengers #21

I have grown into a huge Rick Remender fan as of late. I already was a fan when he first came to Uncanny X-Force and then took on Black Science, but it’s been solidified after I finished up the last omnibus of Fear Agent. He truly is a writer that is all about the long-form and the ultimate payoffs – something that can get easily lost in mainstream superhero storytelling.

This issue marks the end of his Avenge the Earth arc, but potentially is wrapping up everything he started back with Uncanny X-Force #1. Of course we know that the world will return to its original form, but it doesn’t take away from the bombastic storytelling and key relationships he’s built over the years. The fact that Remender is getting the next event with Avengers/X-Men Axis shows how far he’s come at Marvel over the years.

CBF Quick Picks #143 : Injustice Prevails

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Injustice Gods Among Us
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I am loving the Injustice Gods Among Us comic right now and apparently so are you what with DC reporting excellent sales for the digital series. This is what they need to offset what didn’t work in the New 52.

Why is the series working so well and what else could DC do to keep interest going into the new year? Let’s find out and hit the Play.

CBF Quick Picks #140 : DC Comics Proving A Point

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Batman #26

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Last week, we talked about why DC should still be a publisher to talk about despite the New 52 lacking in execution. This week, I give you some new releases that showcase why they should be still talked about.