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Comic Reviews: Venom and Batgirl!

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venom2016150-cov-232536Venom #150 (Marvel Comics)

Now that Eddie Brock is back in the symbiote, it’s time for a super sized special. With Venom reaching 150 issues thanks to Marvel’s method of renumbering series but still counting them so long as they can charge an extra couple bucks when the time is right, the Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval series is poised to finally get on track after a few aimless opening issues. Ever since it was revealed that Eddie Brock would be returning as Venom, it seemed like the entire book just kind of came to halt. We all knew that Eddie Brock was coming back, so paying any attention on the new guy seemed like a waste of time. Read the rest of this entry

On Legos and Batman

tumblr_oamjsvdyom1qjvd0ko1_1280After two weeks as the reigning box office champ, it’s not outside of the realm of believability to call The Lego Batman movie a sizeable hit.  It’s fun; action packed, and most importantly, features an aspect of the Dark Knight that’s been sorely lacking in the past decade: family. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Batman: The Killing Joke


Batman-The-Killing-joke-movie-posterBatman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Starring: Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Ray Wise

Directed By: Sam Liu

SPOILERS

Reuniting Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy as Joker and Batman, The Killing Joke is one of the most hyped up DC releases of the year. However, it’s also one of the most controversial releases as well, and not because of what you’d expect (okay, it’s also partially because of that too). Bringing back Hamill and Conroy (as well as Tara Strong as Batgirl), Killing Joke is a faithful adaptation of the Batman/Joker story, but the additional material added to pad out the run time sticks out like a sore thumb. It’s so disjointed that I’m actually going to split up the review score. It’s that jarring. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman Arkham Knight Batgirl and Harley Quinn and Jonesy!

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imagesBatman: Arkham Knight Batgirl & Harley Quinn #1 (DC Comics)

She has one of the better Arkham Knight DLC missions, and now Batgirl is starring in her own Arkham Knight one-shot special issue. With Harley Quinn tagging along, Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl & Harley Quinn is a look into the origins of the “Arkhamverse” versions of Barbara Gordon and Dr. Harleen Quinnzel, and while this isn’t a masterpiece of the comic book art form, the Tim Seeley and Matthew Clark issue is still a really solid comic. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Star Wars and Batgirl!

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 Star_Wars_1_Cassaday_cov-720x1067Star Wars #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Marvel is expecting big things from Star Wars #1. The first title to be released since Marvel gained the Star Wars brand after Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, the series features Jason Aaron (arguably Marvel’s top writer) and the legendary John Cassaday on art. Marvel’s been pushing this book like crazy, and they’re predicting this to be one of the top-selling comics of the past few years. Thankfully, it’s damn good. In fact, it’s better than good; it’s pretty damn awesome actually. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batgirl and All-New X-Men!

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 Batgirl_Vol_4-32_Cover-1_TeaserBatgirl #32 (DC Comics)

It’s the start of a whole new story arc in Batgirl, and of course that means that Barbara Gordon is going to have a whole new mess of problems to deal with. Spinning out of events of Batman Eternal and Barbara’s previous adventures, Batgirl #32 is another solid entry in writer Gail Simone’s series, and teases some pretty cool things to come as well.

Currently Barbara Gordon has a lot on her plate. Her kind of boyfriend is suing her father (the famous Jim Gordon); her father is also in jail, she still feels responsible for the “death” of her serial killer brother, and the crime boss Knightfall continues to pester Batgirl at every turn. To make matters worse, Barbara gets an offer from her formerly dead college roommate to Munira to help her spy organization take Knightfall down, and if Barbara rejects Munira’s offer, she may have to kiss her life goodbye. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man and Batgirl!

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Superior_Foes_of_Spider-Man_Vol_1_6_TextlessThe Superior Foes of Spider-Man #6

Hey you. Yes, you! Why aren’t you reading The Superior Foes of Spider-Man? It’s one of the best titles Marvel is producing right now, and easily deserves your $3 every month. Issue six of Nick Spencer and Steve Leiber’s book chronicling the misadventures of Boomerang, Speed Demon, The Beetle, Shocker, and Overdrive isn’t quite as laugh out loud funny as the previous one, but it’s still full of incredibly fun moments that will leave you absolutely floored. Read the rest of this entry