REVIEW: All-Star Batman #6 – Those Who Favor Fire

REVIEW: All-Star Batman #6 – Those Who Favor Fire

All-Star Batman #6 kind of exemplifies the unique approach writer Scott Snyder is taking to this unconventional Batman series. With one arc already under his belt (a hellish road-trip with collaborator John Romita Jr), Snyder takes an entirely different tack with this issue, a new arc with Jock leading the art team. It confirms the jazzy, experimental and unconventional approach Snyder wants this series, ostensibly his last kick at the Bat-can, to have. And like…

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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 Annual #1 – Holy Holidays, Batman!!

REVIEW: Batman Annual #1 – Holy Holidays, Batman!!

Look, I’ll admit I’m a sucker for Xmas issues of super-hero comics. I can’t really explain why. Maybe it’s because I once owned a DC Digest book called “Christmas With the Super-Heroes.” In any case, I’m a sucker for them, rank sentimentality and all. With Batman Annual #1, we get an anthology of stories all centred around Xmas, and the results are remarkably cohesive and enjoyable. The first story, written by Tom King with David…

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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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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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Jim Lee will join SUICIDE SQUAD post DC’s Rebirth

Jim Lee will join SUICIDE SQUAD post DC’s Rebirth

Following DC’s announcement that they would relaunch much of their comic line after the event Rebirth in June, speculation began as to what sort of creative teams the publisher would put together for their books. There has been a persistent rumor that former Batman scribe Scott Snyder would shift to Detective Comics, however DC has now confirmed a move that will raise some eyebrows. Legendary artist and current DC co-publisher Jim Lee will be part…

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DC Reportedly Seeking Creator Exclusive Contracts in Advance of REBIRTH

DC Reportedly Seeking Creator Exclusive Contracts in Advance of REBIRTH

For weeks, there has been a change brewing at DC Comics. In late January, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio released a simple image of a blue curtain with the word “Rebirth” emblazoned across it, sparking a flurry of speculation across the internet as to whether the company would be undertaking its second reboot in less than a decade. While Johns was quick to downplay the reboot talk, posting a…

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