Friday, February 27, 2015

Mystery Grab Bag: Marvel

I saw a sale on these and grabbed a few to try something new. These are the four Marvel books that were put in.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Big Reveal

Catwoman #39 to be exact. Does anyone think this is really a surprise? Well I've seen some comments that suggest some are but it doesn't shock me. I'll be giving my thoughts on this and some other characters I've seen mentioned.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Red Hood and the Outlaws #39

After this its just one more issue to go, a two month break and then the trio are in two different books. It feels very bittersweet.


Supergirl #35

The other comic I got for my birthday and I'm only remembering to review now. This takes place around the time Jason was exposed to Venom although it doesn't quite work into that canon.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Comic Cravings

When you want your books now even though you can't get them because: 
  1. Your titles aren't out yet.
  2. The weather/distance of the LCS.
  3. You have a budget.
  4. Waiting for them to come in the mail.
I miss my books and I'm looking forward to the new ones too.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Darth Vader #1

To say Darth Vader left an impression on me is an understatement. How do you write such a character into a monthly series without taking away his threatening nature? Simple put you don't, you use that to your advantage.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Toyfair thoughts

There wasn't much that stood out at Toyfair, at least not with the DC things. (Well maybe if you like statues I don't collect them.) The character selection mostly put me off with the exception of the non-new 52 Lady Shiva which sadly is part of a three pack. I was hoping for more of the Capullo line and Lil' Gotham. On the Lego side we still don't have a Jason figure although Starfire has one that's bases on the cartoon with pinkish hair. No Booster either. Well at least Firefly is finally getting some action figure love.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Convergence Figures?

Apparently since there are three waves based on older character designs. Batman and Superman have their panties on once more! Wonder Woman is suspiciously absent although there may be more waves to come. These look nice but I won't be getting any since their not my favorite characters. I did consider Blue Beetle Jamie Reyes but I think the Mattel one has a better look to it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Booster Golds' Importance In Convergence

Briefly mentioned in the JLI interview:

Nrama: You mentioned that some characters are busy "elsewhere," and the solicitation didn't mention Booster Gold. But it just seems odd to have "Blue" there without the "Gold." We know Booster is in Convergence somewhere. Any chance for a reunion?

Marz: Booster plays a pivotal role in Convergence as a whole, so there are quite a few demands for his presence across the event.

That said, however, you're right — it seems like there should be some sort of Blue and Gold moment, doesn't it?

Yeah but aren't there more Boosters? Well it's nice to hear that Booster has a pivotal role and a lot of demands for this event.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Believability of the Robins Origins

I saw the new origins of the Robins being debated about and one thing stuck out at me. Not the new origins (which I can accept even if I don't like some details) but the arguing of the old origins. We'll be ignoring the circus kid and assassin child back stories for this one.

If you can believe that a 13 year old Tim Drake can figure out Batman's ID then what's so unbelievable about a 12 year old Jason Todd stealing the wheels off the Batmobile? Hell Winick even gave a reason for Jason being able to do this which is more than I ever saw given for Tim. I have no problem excepting either even with Batman being considered "flawless" in these matters. Since I read the post-crisis origin I can also tell you another reason Jason was able to do this--Batman was visiting crime alley on the anniversary of his parents. Not only was he distracted but it's stated in the issue that no one dared to do any crime on that night because they knew Batman would be there. That's why what Jason did was so gutsy and the fact that he did it actually made Bruce laugh in crime alley on the night his parents were killed.

Friday, February 6, 2015

I just realized...

That Batwoman wasn't on the list of new books/relaunch series. Are they just shelving the characters until they can come up with a relaunch or will she be appearing somewhere else?

C-C-Changes to DC

As expected DC will undergo big changes after the big two month event. So my thoughts on the 24 new or revamped titles ahead.


Monday, February 2, 2015

News I heard recenty

For some reason Barbara Gordon is going to be on the live action Teen Titans show. I was thinking of trying it out but the love triangle and her unneeded presence makes this a pass for me.

Then the interview for the Convergance Batman and Robin arc.