For the next 10 weeks, we’ll be posting 10 selections from the upcoming CBH guide to the best 100 DC Comics since Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985). Once released, all 100 will be published together for one mega guide in general chronological order! [Read more…] about The Best DC Comics Since Crisis: #11 to #20!
While not as celebrated a villain as others in the Dark Knight’s rogue gallery, the Scarecrow is still one filled with potential. Like many Batman villains, the Scarecrow is a dark reflection of Batman himself, in this case, through the use of fear and intimidation. The entire reason Batman puts on his costume is to inspire fear in the hearts of evil doers, however with Scarecrow, fear is something he wants to inspire in everyone. It’s something that deeply fascinates him to the point of obsession.
Unlike Joker, Two-Face or even Riddler, Scarecrow gains a lot of his recognition from outside source material, such as his portrayals in cartoons such as Batman: The Animated Series, games like the Arkham Asylum series, and even block buster movies such as The Dark Knight Trilogy where he is portrayed by Cillian Murphy. When it comes to actual comic book stories, good Scarecrow stories are few and far between. But there are fundamental issues and story arcs that show just how impactful or impressive the character can be. While there still really isn’t a definitive Scarecrow story, each of these present the master of fear in a sinister and deadly light. [Read more…] about The Best Scarecrow (Batman Villain) Comics!
It’s 2020, and the world economy is now totally based on comic books. Nations rise and fall with ticket sales. Conventions pop up, demand statehood, and then evaporate on Monday. In every major city, families of 4 are living under the ruined pilot of ABC’s Inhumans while the wealthy demand someone, anyone tell them what a “M.O.D.O.K” is and how much it costs.
As a non-comic fan, you might very well feel left out of the conversation being screamed across social media outlets everywhere. It’s okay, we at Comic Book Herald are finally here to help you.
But we will not demand your conversion. Oh no. Instead, we will take the most common criticisms on Reddit and Goodreads, then turn them into strawmen so we might answer with recommendations.
Fear not. The world gets easier from here.
In a continuity obsessed genre like comic books, the stand-alone graphic novel is a fascinating art form onto itself. Indeed, the stand-alone must achieve two goals: be open enough to invite in any reader, but tight enough to provide a clear beginning and a satisfactory end. (Of course, this means we’ll have to tack on a few misfits at the end) [Read more…] about Best Standalone Graphic Novels Of The Decade