REVIEW: Dark Nights – Metal #1: Maddeningly Arcane, But With Promise

REVIEW: Dark Nights – Metal #1: Maddeningly Arcane, But With Promise

This isn’t just a review, it’s an admission. I’m afraid I have to tell you all that I’ve contracted an illness. And DC’s latest event title, Dark Nights – Metal #1, by Batman superstars Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, is the issue that made it clear to me that I am afflicted. I have CBEF Syndrome. If you’re unfamiliar with CBEF, it stands for Continuity-Based Event Fatigue. And with its incredibly dense narrative, tons of…

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REVIEW: Dark Days – The Forge #1 – Impenetrable But Intriguing Metal

REVIEW: Dark Days – The Forge #1 – Impenetrable But Intriguing Metal

DC’s big summer event for 2017 has been announced as “Dark Nights – Metal”, which sees “Batman” superstars Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo re-team to tell a big story involving all the heroes of the DC Pantheon. Dark Days – The Forge #1 is the prequel that kicks off the event to come, and though there’s plenty here to intrigue, drawing from crumbs dropped throughout Snyder’s long tenure as Bat-writer, the issue is also pretty…

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Comic News Roundup 12/26/16

Comic News Roundup 12/26/16

TOP STORIES FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016 Details Emerge About Snyder and Capullo’s Batman Reunion Comic Con Coming to Saudi Arabia Rogue One Box Office Update CBLDF Joins Fight Against Censorship in Virginia   Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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REVIEW: Batman #3

REVIEW: Batman #3

Batman is one of the most iconic characters ever created. Some of the best comic book stories ever written revolves around Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, so it’s a nearly impossible task to write something long lasting. Something that stands out as memorable, creative, unique. Over the last couple of years, DC’s flagship title has been in the hands of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, who churned out some of the best stories of…

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Point of Entry: The Many Masks of Batman

Point of Entry: The Many Masks of Batman

No other characters have such a massive amount of stories written about them as Superman and Batman. Heck, just with their titular series, there’s 773 issues each. With Detective Comics (only starring Batman) and Batman combined, there’s 1681 issues as of publication date. So, where do you even start with that ridiculously towering number!? Good thing Capeless Crusader has an in house comic historian to guide you through the confusing world of comics. Batman, whether he’s…

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Scott Snyder set to leave BATMAN in April

Scott Snyder set to leave BATMAN in April

For the last five years, DC’s flagship title Batman has been headed up by fan-favourite creative team Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. A while back it was reported that Capullo would end his run on the dark knight for a creator-owned title alongside Mark Millar. Once news broke that the single remaining original creative team on DC’s New 52 would be broken up, fans started to wonder whether Snyder would follow suit and leave the book. Now Snyder has confirmed…

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Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the “big two” publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 16th, 2014:   DC Comics ________________________________________ Batman #30 This is the penultimate chapter of the “Zero Year” story arc. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo‘s Batman is facing The Riddler and the damage he has…

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“Batman #21” Introduces Batman’s Origin in the New 52

“Batman #21” Introduces Batman’s Origin in the New 52

Spoilers! Batman is a boy’s only club. I’ll get back to that in a minute. Let’s really look at the inevitable comparison to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Year One story that this one book will be compared to. Honestly, you really can’t compare the two. About the only thing that connects them is that they are a story about Batman’s origin after a reboot of the DC Universe. Miller and Mazzucchelli’s story was a…

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Best of 2012: Thom Obarski

Best of 2012: Thom Obarski

Best Writer: Every one of these authors have managed to capture, define or expand a character in ways I never thought imaginable. Story, theme and character are my primary focus when reading comics; and thanks to these writers heroes have never felt more human, villains as frightening, nor the common man more empowering. 1. Matt Fraction 2. Scott Snyder 3. Darwyn Cooke Best Artist: The backbone of comics is sequential art, thus I based my…

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