REVIEW: Batman/The Shadow #1: Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Men?

REVIEW: Batman/The Shadow #1: Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Men?

Batman/The Shadow #1 may not be the first time that the Dark Knight has met his more direct literary antecedent, but it may be the flashiest and most high-profile team-up of the two legendary characters. It boasts a script by two of DC’s top writers in Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando, with evocative art by Riley Rossmo. The opening issue certainly proves that the creative team knows what has made these two properties so resonant with…

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ADVANCE SCOUT 7/2/14 Lean Summer Cuts

ADVANCE SCOUT 7/2/14 Lean Summer Cuts

SITUATION: In the United States, this week is all a prelude to the 4th of July. It’s our Independence Day, and it’s also when Hurricane Arthur is supposed to make its way up the East Coast. While many people will be enjoying grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and maybe a few illegal fireworks here and there, this doesn’t mean that you’re left without some high-quality choices as far as comic books go. And if you’re…

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QOTD: Do Pulp Heroes Still Resonate?

QOTD: Do Pulp Heroes Still Resonate?

From The Shadow to Starlight to Flash Gordon and Shutter, comics are in the midst of a resurgence of characters and themes which first came to prominence nearly a century ago. Do these characters still intrigue you, or are their concepts dated beyond repair? 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,…

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