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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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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Comic Book Movie Buzz: Zack Snyder Talks Batman vs. Superman Production

Comic Book Movie Buzz: Zack Snyder Talks Batman vs. Superman Production

Mark Hughes of Forbes spoke with Zack Snyder last week about the upcoming Batman/Superman on various topics. Of late, the internet has been abuzz about whether we are soon to see the new Batsuit while DC is touting Batman’s 75th Anniversary. Snyder squashes that notion in this article while discusses several other items on the film like tone, influences, and ideas for the story. Snyder on when we will see the Batsuit: Unfortunately, I don’t even…

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EDUCATION: Teaching Watchmen by Joshua Bastean

EDUCATION: Teaching Watchmen by Joshua Bastean

Who Teaches the Watchmen? by Joshua Bastean Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Josh Bastean, and I teach high school English in a low-income area of the US. The school I teach at has received extremely low marks on nearly every federal and state scorecard for the past several years. The graduation rate was below 60%, and the average GPA was below 1.9. This year they went through a changing of the guard…

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REVIEW: “Ozymandias #1”

REVIEW: “Ozymandias #1”

You read it here first: Ozymandias may very well be the sleeper-hit of Before Watchmen. Admittedly, when I first heard about this event I was more interested to see what would become of fan favorite characters like Nite Owl and The Comedian. However, after a single issue of Len Wein and Jae Lee’s Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, I found myself heavily invested in the journey of titular anti-hero Adrian Veidt—perhaps more so than anything else released…

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REVIEW: “Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2”

REVIEW: “Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2”

Perhaps by luck, kismet, or design, the release of Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2 falls during comic-con week. As I mentioned in my previous Before Watchmen review, Minutemen is being set up to be the most important arc in the event. The other titles each cover individual characters in the second generation ofWatchmen that, while mostly very solid books, are covering characters that have already been given a great amount of detail and history in Allan Moore’s original. Minutemen continues to be revealing, cinematic, pulpy,…

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