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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REVIEW: All-Star Batman #4 – Over The Top

REVIEW: All-Star Batman #4 – Over The Top

All-Star Batman #4 is kind of a crazy book. Sometimes I’ll mean that in a good way. Sometimes I won’t. This is leaning a bit more towards the latter, I’m afraid. I’m not sure what it is about the All-Star title that convinces Batman writers to opt for insane excess, but like Frank Miller before him, Scott Snyder seems to have succumbed to just doing whatever cuckoo thing pops into his head. Let me get…

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REVIEW: All-Star Batman #1 – Running the Gauntlet

REVIEW: All-Star Batman #1 – Running the Gauntlet

All-Star Batman #2 continues to deliver on its promise of presenting stories with Batman out of his element, against his biggest foes. The second instalment of the “My Own Worst Enemy” arc ups the ante by finding Batman struggling to deliver Two-Face to his destination while fighting off the attempts by various foes including Killer Croc, Cheshire, King Shark, and others, to free the bifurcated Harvey Dent. It’s an action-packed issue that delivers on big…

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REVIEW: All-Star Batman #1 – The Dark Knight Out of His Element, and Under the Gun

REVIEW: All-Star Batman #1 – The Dark Knight Out of His Element, and Under the Gun

All-Star Batman #1 comes with a lot of baggage. First, it’s written by Scott Snyder, who just completed a five-year run on the main Batman title which could be best described as seminal and may arguably be the definitive take on the modern iteration of the character (until the next one comes along). Snyder’s mission for this All-Star book, in part, is to work with the best artists in the biz, and issue one finds…

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DC releases variants for ‘Dark Knight III: The Master Race’ Book 3

DC releases variants for ‘Dark Knight III: The Master Race’ Book 3

Leading up to it’s March 3rd release, DC has unveiled its slate of variant covers for the third chapter in┬áDark Knight III: The Master Race. In addition to a standard cover by Andy Kubert, readers can get their hands on a 1 in 10 variant cover by Scott McDaniel, a 1 in 25 variant cover by Klaus Janson, a 1 in 50 variant cover by John Romita Jr., a 1 in 100 variant cover by…

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REVIEW: “Superman #32” Is the One You’ve Been Waiting For

REVIEW: “Superman #32” Is the One You’ve Been Waiting For

When it comes to super heroes, there is no arguing: Superman is the granddaddy of them all. In recent years though, the man of steel has fallen on hard times. Despite a strong start under manic mastermind Grant Morrison in the pages of Action Comics, the version of the character who has appeared in the pages of DC comics since being rebooted for the new 52 has appeared inconsistent, off-kilter, and has failed to capture…

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POINT OF ENTRY: World War Hulk

POINT OF ENTRY: World War Hulk

I’ve read Planet Hulk, the preface to World War Hulk. I loved it. I got all snively, it was a great story. It made me interested in a character that I scoffed at before and had zero intentions of reading anything about him. I mean, Hulk, big, green, angry dude. Doesn’t sound that interesting. But Planet Hulk changed that. I cared about his plight. I wanted him to succeed and be happy and have friends….

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