Batman: Damned #1 (of 3) (DC Comics)
DC’s put a lot of hype behind their new “Black Label” imprint, which allows some of the best creatives at the company full creative freedom behind their vast stable of characters. There’s books from Frank Miller, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and John Ridley coming our way, but the first up is Batman: Damned, from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. DC has a lot of expectations for this line of books, with the hope that this line will birth a new Watchmen or Dark Knight Returns. While it remains to be seen if Damned will reach those levels of popularity and acclaim, it’s definitely off to an intriguing, if strange, start. Read the rest of this entry
Dark Knight 3: The Master Race #1 (DC Comics)
At long last, Dark Knight 3: The Master Race has arrived. The Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello penned series has a metric ton of hype around it, but many (myself included) are wary after Miller’s The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Sure, with Azzarello helping on the scripts and Andy Kubert on art, it’s a good chance we won’t be getting DKSA again, but there’s always the possibility that we could get something even worse as well. While Dark Knight 3 isn’t a complete mess, it’s merely a solid opening issue, not the spectacular groundbreaking first issue it’s been hyped as. Read the rest of this entry
New York Comic Con has wrapped up for another year, and unlike San Diego Comic Con there was actually a good amount of comic book related news to come out of the con. From Dark Horse announcing comics based on James Cameron’s Avatar to Mark Hamill returning to the The Flash, there were a lot of really cool announcements for both comics and comic book based media. So without further ado, here’s a rundown of all of the big news to come out of this year’s NYCC! Read the rest of this entry
The next big Marvel event is HERE! Original Sin, written by Jason Aaron and featuring art by Mike Deodato, kicks off today, and so far it’s a pretty cool murder mystery. Someone has killed Uatu the Watcher, and it’s up to some of Marvel’s top heroes to piece together who killed the big bald guy.
I’ll refrain from the major spoilers for this issue, but I will say that this is one of the better starts to a Marvel event. Jason Aaron doesn’t waste any time setting up this mystery, and gets to the death of Uatu fairly quickly. The stage is set for our heroes from that point, with Captain America calling on the retired Nick Fury (the old white guy one) to assemble a group of heroes to try and find the killer. Read the rest of this entry