Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier, Parker) has famously derided both Marvel and DC for their habit of “catering to the perverted needs of forty-five year old men.” He’s not alone in that critique either. All over the comic industry, fans and creators alike have lamented the saturation of mature content and the lack of quality all-ages material. They question whether or not the “adult “comics are turning off younger readers and their parents, and if they are losing a whole generation of readers to the black abyss of “eh, I only really watch the movies.” [Read more…] about GOTHAM ACADEMY #5 Review!
BATMAN #38 Review: “The Gods Must Be Crazy (Quilt)”
My jaw dropped. I’m not guaranteeing that your jaw will drop when you read Batman #38, I’m just saying that mine did. I’ve read every issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman run, and this is easily one of the best. [Read more…] about BATMAN #38 Review: “The Gods Must Be Crazy (Quilt)”
Batman #37 Review! – “Endgame: Part 3”
I would guess that one of the hardest things to do as a comic book writer is to continually top yourself. Somehow, Scott Snyder keeps managing to do just that over his run on Batman. For a story that starts with Batman fighting a drug-crazed Justice League, Snyder is able to find a way to make part 3 of “Endgame” even more intense. [Read more…] about Batman #37 Review! – “Endgame: Part 3”
Batman #36 Review! Endgame Part 2 – Jokerized Justice
Last month, we learned that the Joker is back, and that he had somehow Jokerized The Justice League. This issue continues Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Endgame” story with part two. If Capullo’s excellently creepy cover didn’t tip you off, Batman is fighting a Joker-crazed Superman, and it’s about as terrifying as you’d imagine. [Read more…] about Batman #36 Review! Endgame Part 2 – Jokerized Justice
Riddle Me This?: Detective Comics- Future’s End #1 Review!
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!