Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Huh, well Batman Inc. ended

EDIT: There's a good review here about the issue that also brings up some of the problems I had with this title.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Will Ra's Al Ghul have the last laugh?

With Morrison ending his run we'll finally have some answers to some very pressing questions in regards to the family Al Ghul. Where's Talia? Why was Bruce so obsessed with finding different means of bringing Damian back? What about the Lazarus Pits? And just what happened to the Demon Head himself?

Discussed SPOILERS for Batman Inc. and Red Hood and the Outlaws

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Best Blue and Gold Figures?

DC Direct (now DC Collectibles) and Mattel had the best out of the Blue and Gold action figures. So I thought it might be fun to go over them to see which is the best of the best. I don't have the first DCD Blue Beetle but I do have the rest.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Writers' Block: RHATO Tying in the new with the old

I mentioned Jasons' new 52 training, destiny and the All Castle/Untitled here. What Jason can do thanks to the All Caste and some of his language skills are listed here. This has to deal with how Tynion uses parts of Lobdells' story to link it to the Al Ghuls.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It all makes sense

I found this while surfing online. To those who feel Jason Todd shouldn't have mystical connections despite coming back from the dead? I give you this:

It's canon people, Jason was just the only one to realize it.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Red Hood and the Outlaws #22

This one gave me a whole lot of questions on just what is going on in the story. How did Jason come back to life? Who the hell knows because the explanation keeps changing.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Short review: Batman and Catwoman #22

Well, this was a surprise.


Kick his ass Guy!

I will never not root for Guy to win when he fights against Hal.

Buying Options

I might not get All Star Western #22. I heard that Booster was going to appear in this story at least once more but I doubt it will be this issue. Given how I felt about last issue I think I'll flip through it in the store to see if he appears. I mean it's $3.99 for a book I got just for his appearance.

I got the second Demon Knights trade and plan on getting the second Justice League Dark trade. After that I think the only ones coming out that I'll be interested in are I, Vampire & SOS. These are some of the best additions to DC that I sadly had to drop because of transportation, lack of money, etc. (Although I'm apparently one of the few people who got all the Sword of Sorcery issues.) The mystical side does feel richer but the books don't seem to do well. Three of these along were cancelled long before their time.

September looks kind of small for my buy list. I plan to get Ras Al Ghul and the League of Assassins to see if the current plot of RHATO will make anymore sense. Other than that I can't find a single issue that interests me enough to buy. A few would interest me if they explore certain things but nothing makes me feel compelled to buy. It's going to make me go through comic withdraw. Well the reviews might be interesting and sway me into giving something else a try. If they made it I think I would have brought a Rainbow Raider issue just for laughs. No, you know what would have been great? A Max Lord issue or Black Beetle so we'd FINALLY know what was up with him.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Damian Wayne to appear in an animated movie?

Batman and Son, so we'll see how that's adapted and if Damian tries to kill Tim in this version. Because it's not Damian if he doesn't make at least one attempt. Yeah I don't care for some of Morrisons' work by having a intro to Damian is appealing.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Guess who finally got a proper figure?

Who will be rounding off the classic JLI line up? That's right, Ice!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Writers' Block: Booster Golds' abilities

What Booster Gold is able to do without the suit. Dan Jurgens has stated in interviews that he hasn't revealed all the backstory for Booster for a reason. For future stories and such. (I believe from the Gold Exchange by Russ Burlingame. I'd have to go through them all to know for sure.) Still some of it has been hinted at if not mentioned in passing. I'll add to it more but if there's something you think I should add let me know.

Writers' Block: What Jason Todd can do

This won't cover things like agility, speed, being able to take apart bombs, etc. This will mainly have to do with abilities that seem unusual or what languages he knows. The latter will be added just because it'd be amusing to keep track of it.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Capullo Action Figures?

New figures! WOO-HOO! Not the ones I was really hoping for but still, they look good!

Harley Quinn has her own series again

It's not clear if she'll get a new outfit but the one on the cover could be solely for the story.

I'm going to be honest, I never saw the appeal of the character. I never hated Harley but I never got the hype. It might have to do with her going back to Joker all the time. It seems impossible to be her own woman when the writers will keep bringing her back to the same abusive relationship.

Great news for her fans and at least there's a good team on the book. In the meantime I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for a time travel book.

DC Forever Evil Teasers

Found here.

Cue the fear for _____ life. Personally this one's my favorite.

Not just because of us getting a female GL but because the unexpected tag makes it look like something else. "First there was Gal Gardner now prepare for the unexpected Hallie Jordon!" Or Joan Stewart. Kayla Rayner? I'm drawing a blank for Simon's girl name.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ras Al Ghuls' Assassin City Eth Alth’eban

Information on the pitch and idea for the city here.

SPOILER-ish thoughts beneath the cut
Minor edit once I realized who they were talking about at the end.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tynion talks about his villains months books

The Court of Owls and Ras Al Ghul and the League of Assassins. I figured I'd get the latter because it would tie into Red Hood and the Outlaws. It does although it can apparently stand alone. Thoughts about the interview under the cut.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Booster Golds' Mansion

Back in his days of fame and fortune Booster created a mansion for himself. While he would later destroy it when attempting to flee to the future he had offices for Dirk, Trixie and himself. There were labs, bedrooms for Michelle and him, along with other goodies. I love looking at blueprints and maps so I do wish more comics had these sort of things. Not shown is the other side of the house along with the rocket powered doors. Yes, I'm serious.

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Solicits (Mainly bat books) for October

I also guess the direction of a couple of storylines.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Tomasi talks Forever Evil: Arkham War

I bring this up for two reasons, one of which has nothing to do with any of the work Tomasi is doing about a plot that will likely never get resolved. Not unless Lobdell uses it in Superman. The other reason is that Tomasi talks about what's to come in Batman and Robin.

Ah Comics

Yesterday a friend of mine dropped off the Stephanie Brown run of Batgirl she borrowed. She previously read what I had of Cassandra Cains' run and preferred Cass. I remembered she liked Deadpool and mentioned that I had some Cable and Deadpool. She asked who Cable was and I had to explain that he was the son of Cyclops and Jean Greys' clone that was affected by a virus, sent to the future and came back to the present older than his dad. Her reaction was interesting.

Although it was better than my brother-in-laws' reaction when I told him Damian was killed by his adult clone. I'm pretty sure Morrison didn't intend for people to laugh at how he offed a ten year old.

My sister doesn't even want to look at the Buffy comics after she read the summaries online. She thinks their too over the top to bother with. Can't say I disagree.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

DC Collectibles answers some questions

Interesting stuff but this one stuck out.

Question 7: Nicholas asks, “Why are you not releasing many action figures based upon the New 52?”

 In 2012 and 2013, we focused on the core members of the Justice League with the beginnings of some villainy. It was a smaller line than some fans were used to from DC Collectibles but as we mentioned above, we need to be sure that a character will sell in a great enough quantity. Luckily, we have our master toy partner, Mattel making amazing action figures as well. Besides their big retailer toy lines they also have a subscription line of action figures for fans on their MattyCollector site. But we hear our fans loud and clear, so expect to see our New 52 action figure lines more than double in 2014. How much more than double? You’ll have to keep checking in to find out.

Happy Fourth of July!

Although DC claimed Booster was from Canada in DCnU I don't believe it ever saw print. Personally I prefer him being a Gotham guy. *Ahem* Booster has saved president and Rips' gone to lengths to protect people like George Washington.

Uh this was just a misunderstanding, really. Well I assume it was since I never actually read a reprint of this issue.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Andy Kurbert does a Damian miniseries

One that's based around the Batman 666 timeline. Maybe the grieving period has killed my interest but I really don't care. He may be too childish in Lil' Gotham but it's the only place I currently like the character in.

Looking at some Maguire art

Max wasn't always evil I mean we would have seen the signs right?