REVIEW: Batman #21 – Pushing All The Right Buttons?

REVIEW: Batman #21 – Pushing All The Right Buttons?

Batman #21 is hampered by the fact that there are certain perfect and indelible works of art that should never be touched or embellished upon. The issue is the opening chapter of an arc entitled “The Button” and it seems to be some kind of attempt to integrate landmark self-contained comic series “Watchmen” into the DC Universe proper. And though writer Tom King and artist Jason Fabok have crafted a fairly entertaining, well-structured and finely…

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Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

In an exclusive report from Variety today, Ben Affleck revealed that he and Warner Brothers have made the “mutual” decision to have him step down as director of the upcoming film “The Batman”. Affleck will remain under the cowl in role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, a role he took on in last year’s “Batman vs. Superman  – Dawn of Justice” before reprising the role in both “Suicide Squad” and in the upcoming “Justice League” film. Affleck will…

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DISCOURSE DISH: Geoff Johns Comments on Justice League ‘Tone’

DISCOURSE DISH: Geoff Johns Comments on Justice League ‘Tone’

This past Thursday, Geoff Johns made some comments to the Wall Street Journal about Justice League.  These comments focused primarily on comics-accuracy and the intended tone of the upcoming film. Of course, instead of just focusing on those comments, Wall Street Journal proceeded to get its nasty value judgments all over the article.  Regurgitating tired anti-DCEU talking points like reshoots, second-week drops, and the factually incorrect idea that ‘Neither Ben Affleck’s Batman nor Henry Cavill’s Superman…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Deathstroke

BACK ISSUES: Essential Deathstroke

Welcome to our new column, “Back Issues,” where each week I’ll examine a character, concept or issue making waves in comics today through issues from the past. I’m hoping this column will remind you of some great stories you’ve always been meaning to read, introduce to classics you’ve never heard of, or even just show you how weird and downright insane some of the stories have been over nearly a century of comic book storytelling….

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Point of Entry: Heroes in space! Green Lantern’s History

Point of Entry: Heroes in space! Green Lantern’s History

  One of DC’s most important characters has always been Hal Jordan. He’s the only character through which we see events that don’t take place on Earth on a regular basis. Green Lantern’s adventures through space are filled with action, mystery, and the unknown, making for a dynamic series that has been many things through the years. He was mainly Earth based for a good deal of the 60s and 70s, eventually readers got to…

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Review: Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

Review: Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

Back in the early 2000’s the Green Lanterns from earth were mostly unimportant characters that continued to float around the DC universe doing what capes do.  However in late ’04 writer Geoff Johns and Artist Ethan Van Sciver started their now famous run with Green Lantern: Rebirth. Its fitting then that the pair would reunite on the emerald knights for one more go around with Green Lanterns: Rebirth albeit with some help from Sam Humphries…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 New Titles For 6/1/16

ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 New Titles For 6/1/16

It’s Back! Today marks the return of ADVANCE SCOUT, where each week here at Capeless Crusader, we select a group of creator-owned and independent (and sometimes not so indie) comic books which are deserving of our readers’ attention. These books represent some of the best work being offered outside of the comics mainstream. Enjoy! Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink #1 Earlier this year Boom! comics brought the beloved franchise Power Rangers to comics in the much…

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PREVIEW: DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1

PREVIEW: DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1

DC Comic’s summer event, Rebirth, which sets the tone for the future of the DC universe, hits shelves tomorrow, May 25. But before you go and grab your copy, take a sneak speak at Geoff Johns’ mind child with this 17-page preview! (WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS)   DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1   Written: Geoff Johns Art: Ethan Van Sciver, Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez and Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics On Sale: May 25, 2016 It all begins here….

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Long-Lost Character Returns in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 (SPOILERS)

Long-Lost Character Returns in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 (SPOILERS)

DC Comic’s universe changing, summer event is just one day away, and with that it’s been revealed that a long-lost character will be brought back to us. (WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW) The fiery-haired Flash, the “missing” Titan, Wally West, a.k.a. Kid Flash, will be returning in the pages of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 tomorrow. Along will the return of Wally begs the question: will there now be two Wally Wests in the aftermath of DC’s Rebirth? According…

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DCEU to Restructure Under New DC Films Division Banner

DCEU to Restructure Under New DC Films Division Banner

Warner Brothers is changing the game in the wake of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice in a big way. While the movie was undeniably not a bomb at the box office for the newly forming DC films universe, the film received a lukewarm reaction from fans and was mostly panned by critics. Seemingly in response, Warner Bros. is now revamping the way it handles its new movie universe. Comics industry veteran and beloved writer…

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