For me, the “Future’s End” storyline has been a swing and a miss. Though I was very happy to see Terry McGinnis become part of the Batman canon, there seems to be too much going on. With Brother Eye’s assimilation of everything, Brainiac’s imminent return, and a masked Superman revealed to be Captain Marvel, I was craving something far more simple. Thus, I was very pleased when I read this one shot “Future’s End” issue in “Detective Comics.” [Read more…] about Riddle Me This?: Detective Comics- Future’s End #1 Review!
Happy 75th Birthday Batman! Seventy-five years ago Bob Kane created a character in “Detective Comics”. Batman continues to have a huge impact, not only among comic book fans, but in popular culture as a whole (Dark Knight films, Arkham video games). In honor of the years of entertainment and joy that Batman has brought me and fans across the world, I will review the 75th “Detective Comics Annual” issue. [Read more…] about Detective Annual #3: Seventy-Five Years of Batman
Arrow has kicked off with two great seasons. Season 1 gave us Ollie’s origins and his experiences on the island. It recreated the “Dark Archer” as the vengeful Malcolm Meryln and actually gave him a purpose (unlike the comics). Season 2 was amazing with Manu Bennet’s Slade Wilson/Deathstroke upping the stakes for the Arrow and his team. Clearly The CW knows how to use its villains for this show. After all they’ve included Bronze Tiger, China White, The Clock King, Deadshot and many other DC favorites. Given Queen’s small roster of iconic villains, what new villains are going to challenge the Arrow this season? Here’s a list of some baddies who could give Ollie a run for his money. [Read more…] about Arrow Season 3: Five Villains and How They Can Be Used!
I’ll admit I was not a fan of “Batman: Eternal” when it first came out. I knew it was another ploy to get me to pay $3.99 a week for a rushed comic. For those of you who don’t know, the storyline for this weekly (one year) series is horribly generic. Commissioner Gordon is framed for causing the death of several hundred people on a subway while gang wars break out throughout Gotham. Batman must race against the clock with the help of Jay Bard (a new addition to GCPD) to save his friend and protect the city. To me, it sounded like a revamp of the Batman: Animated Series episode “Shadow of the Bat” where Two-Face and Lt. Gil Mason frame Gordon for bribery. While I did pick up the issues every week (being a loyal Bat-fan), I found them dull, the characters boring, all in all a lackluster project. [Read more…] about “Batman Eternal #18” Review! A Blast of Social Commentary
“Batman: Assault on Arkham” is the latest film in the DC Animated Universe series. The film is based off the popular “Arkham” video game series (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins, and next year Arkham Knight). The film actually takes place between two of the games (Origins and Asylum). The story follows Batman (Kevin Conroy) as he faces the “Suicide Squad” and the Joker (Troy Baker) during a deadly night in Arkham Asylum. [Read more…] about “Batman: Assault on Arkham” Animated Movie Review!