Friday, April 29, 2016

The Importance of the Origin Story

Unless it's a beloved or interesting origin I tend to get bored but the origin story is important. It not only informs us of where the character came from it tells us who they are.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Red Hood and the Outlaws art

Looks like part of Jason's origin is canon again. I'm not too thrilled on how much older he looks in the art though. Still this was always something I loved about his origin. Taking it away removed some of his gutsy nature.

Marcus To Bat Kid Art

Dick and Tim found here and Dick hugging Jason here. Tim being attacked by Damian (with Skeets?) found here.

Plus Batgirl Steph and Black Bat Cass here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

No Death Day Comic?

A story I'd like to see tackled at some point.

Short Review: Green Lantern Corps Edge of Oblivion #4

I love the text on the cover. Guy Gardner: Muzzled (Finally!) The GLs have almost as much bondage as Wonder Woman and bat books.


Timelines are giving me a headache

DC wants to make the universe younger then certain writers say years have passed while other books barely have any time pass. Damian is always a ten year old. It's annoying to the extreme especially since they ignore so much to try to have it both ways.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Roy Harper's Behavior Part 5

Red Hood and Arsenal #9 revealed another part of Roy's life he kept from Jason. Something that makes their friendship a little more interesting when you think of it.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Young-er Justice

I was thinking about Super Sons and all the current super kids. These are the only ones I can think of that would work in this canon.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Red Hood/Arsenal #11

After some technical difficulties I read this and finally have a chance to review it.


Rip Hunters' Real Name

According to Legends of Tomorrow it's...


Friday, April 22, 2016

Some problems with Digital Comics

I've praised digital comics in the past so it's only fair that I talk about some of the problems I've experienced.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Superheroes Undercover

Since this is going to be a plot in one of the books I'm reading I thought it might be fun to go over a few different types of undercover missions some characters have done, some of the consequences and how it might affect the new storyline.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Short Review: Lois and Clark #1

I'm going to get Super Sons but I need to know the backstory of one of the stars hence I'm getting back issues. Happily the older issues are marked down a dollar. This series tells the story of a couple from the old DCU raising their son in the new DCU. My digital comic reader wasn't working so well for awhile so here's hoping it doesn't hinder reading or downloading anymore.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rebirth Designs

There are some slight changes and some major ones. New 52 Robin designs here.

Monday, April 18, 2016

July 2016 DC Solicits

Let's see what we got for the second month of Rebirth.

Exploring what a Resurrection Means

A characters dies and comes back to life usually with very little development happening from the actual death. Most of the time characters--including the one who died--treat it like an unexpected vacation with very little consequence. But what if the death and resurrection are given weight and importance? What if their actually explored?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Two Years of Interconnecting stories

Until 2018 all DC books will apparently have a plot thread going through the titles that will connect to an upcoming storyline. Which sounds like it could get annoying fast if it isn't done right.

Or a waste of money if it's just something like Pandra showing up in the background. But Johns sounds like the right guy for the job so fingers crossed that this will add to a growing story without detracting from the solo titles.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

You know who else would make a good super son?

Have theses guys team up with  Rip before he became a Time Master.

How long does it take you to read a comic?

I read someone say five minutes while another person suggested you should take more time to study the issue. It depends on me. I brought a couple comics with me to read during my break at work but I always had to rush so I stopped doing it. I usually read them while I'm writing out my reviews to remember phrases and art details. That takes longer especially when I have a lot to say about a particular issue and reread sections. I'm a little fussing about it since I hate being interrupted. Bad issues I either speed read through or drop for awhile out of frustration.

Well they explained it

Not only was the name explained but also Rip's coat. I didn't see that coming.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Rebirth Books I'll be trying so Far

I wasn't too excited with the Rebirth titles when they were first announced but new information has me willing to try out a few books.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Scott Lobdell Podcast

It seems like DC wanted to call the book Red Hood and the New Outlaws. Which doesn't work for me so I'm glad they didn't do it. I wrote what I could of the interview. (*1) I prefer reading interviews to listening so this is more for commenting purposes and in case I need to check back on this interview later on.

Bruce has a bat on his undies

How can this keep your ID secret Bruce? Actually I think he likes branding more than Booster Gold.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The "Villain" take of the Dark Trinity

Summed up here.


Thoughts on some Rebirth news

Some intrigues me while others don't work quite as well. Keep in mind I haven't read everything.

Old School Super Sons

I hope we get something like this in Super Sons. Maybe Super Sons the Teen Years?

On another note do cities put up tons of Superman/Batman posters? I'd be mad about being forced to wear the same costume as my dad.

Potential Artemis Controversy ?

I have no idea how she will be written but Artemis started out controversial. Back in the days of the "replace the original with a successor to show how great the original is" days Artemis took over as Wonder Woman. She met with a domestic abuse victim and things didn't go too well.

Monday, April 11, 2016

When Booster Gold meets Batmite

It goes pretty much how I expected based on these scans.

Thoughts below.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

I can't believe they did that

In regards to Rip Hunters' family in Legends of Tomorrow.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Who is Superwoman?

While DC kinda let the cat out of the bag it still raises some questions.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Red Hood/Arsenal #10

Their out of Gotham now and going back to go back work.


June Reading List

I've given this some thought and I might try out a couple books.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Back to the Future #5

More from the Browns.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Green Lantern Corps Edge of Oblivion #3

Be honest, Guy is the star of this series. Right? Well he's certainly getting a lot of attention.


Short Review: Titans Hunt #6

Halfway through the 12 part series.


Monday, April 4, 2016

Red Hood/Arsenal #9

Yes, Jason and Roy are still in Gotham. Something neither are particularly happy about.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Short Review: Titans Hunt #5

My most "meh" read as far as current series go. The one that even without lapsing in my reviews I normally forget about what happened between issues.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Short Review: Green Lantern Corps Edge of Oblivion #2

I'm finally getting back to reviews before I'm too far behind. It helps that I also have some time off.


Friday, April 1, 2016

The "Dark" Trinity

I haven't read much about this although I've heard very little has been revealed about it so far. Some general thoughts on this trio.