Monday, November 30, 2015

February List

I might get one or two more but I'm still debating it. Including prices for those issues.

Digital DC comics sale

The cyber Monday sale that's a buy one get on free deal. I got a dozen comics with this mostly back issues from the post-Crisis Batman/TT era.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

More TMNT !

I'm not visiting my sister and my brother-in-law this year since she's too busy with work. I did get some more IDW TMNT TPBs from them though. I was hoping that was my gift. Even if I don't like Robin War in December at least I'll have the turtles and Back to the Future. I think there's something like 12 or so volumes in trade so I still have quite a bit to catch up on.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Booster Gold Tarot Card

Found here. I looked up the meaning which suits him well. Granted the description is the normal card but the meaning still applies. Sort of, depending on the canon I guess.

"The Six of Wands depicts a man wearing a victory wreath around his head, riding a white horse through a crowd of cheering people. The white horse represents strength, purity, and the success of an adventure, and the crowd of people demonstrates public recognition for the man’s achievements. The wand held by the rider also has a wreath tied to it, further emphasising success and achievement. He is not afraid to show off to others what he has accomplished in his life so far, and even better, the people around him cheer him along."

Finished Shopping

I'm still waiting for one item to come in through the mail and waiting to hear if I'll be exchanging gifts with others but I'm pretty much done. If anyone else wants to give gifts we'd do gift cards anyway. But it's such a relief to have it all done so early.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

We really need more holiday specials in comics. I always enjoyed them.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Short Review: Titans Hunt #2

The first issue wasn't very impressive maybe the plot will go faster now?


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Another Robin War Interview

This sounds like it can go either way. I just don't want the standard "these characters are useless and/or a problem" despite them having a lot of experience. The in fighting can be tiresome and the concept needs to be balanced right to not make any of the good guys look bad.

Sending gifts

There's something profoundly satisfying about being able to Tetris all the presents you're sending into one box. At least until you see how much it costs to ship it.

Green Lantern Lost Army #6

The final issue and the last we'll see of this group until the new year.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Rip Hunters' live action TV appearance

The new trailer shows Rip, the Time Sphere ( I'm not sure if that ship is supposed to be part of it) and the effects of time travel.

The Middle Children

One of the few things most bat writers hooked on to from RHATO is Jason Todd and Tim Drakes' closeness. Since it looks like we're getting a repeat of DOTF with these two facing off again in a forced death match I thought it might be a good idea to talk about them.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Celebration of 75 years of Green Lanterns

A video showing the changes over the years and various GLs from Earth.

What's up with Bruce?

Some confusion I have over this and problems I have.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Books I got

I finally used my gift card for the buy two graphic novels get one free deal. I realized I never read Batman Haunted Knight and don't actually own a copy of DKR. Which is odd, I thought I did. Still I've been exchanging/borrowing books with people for awhile. For my third book I had a hard time picking. It came down to Wolf Among Us and a Harley Quinn title (pre-Flashpoint.) As much as I love the video game I've been hearing the comic wasn't as good. I'm not a Harley fan, I don't care either way but I thought it might make a nice gift for my sisters' birthday. She's not as big a fan as some but she likes Harley.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Batman/Superman #26

Lately I'm more than a little hesitant to get issues with Bat family members doing cameos because a lot of writers have gotten the characters wrong recently. Doing things that make them unlikable and/or makes no sense. I don't even look at spoilers for a certain title because it's pretty much guaranteed to tick me off. While I didn't think Greg Paks' first Batman/Superman annual was perfect I did think it was enjoyable and he had a pretty good handle on one particular character. Let's see how he handles three bat kids interacting with Superman.


I can't get behind Arkham Knight

Everything is just so contrived, nothing really gets explained, things are pushed into the plot that other versions did so much better and I'm expected to think Batman gives a damn? Nope.

Short Review: Doomed #6

The last issue of the series which continues the team up with Superman.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

DC Tarot Cards

A look at them here. I don't use them but they are interesting to look at.

Short Review: Green Lantern Lost Army #5

Will we get anymore answers? Will we get more questions?


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Frank Miller wants to do...

Part 4 of the Dark Knight by himself. Strange wording since he's supposed to be co-writing 3.

He also wants to do Nancy Drew type stories with Carrie Kelly.

Monday, November 16, 2015

DC Solicits for February 2016

Not too many to get this month but maybe a few to comment on.

How trades edit back up stories

I know that back when Booster Gold had the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle back up stories they were edited into their own TPB. Up until now I've either seen the back up split up from the main book in trades or all the back ups combined into the back of the TPBs. What did Marvel do? They put the Spider Island and Spider-girl stories back to back like they were issue to issue.

Meaning you have to read Spider Island then Spider-Girl back again and again instead of simply separating the two. Why is it put together this way?

Star Wars Womens' Fashion

It's always great to see outfits marketed towards women.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

It'll be coming soon

Black Friday and Cyber Monday, etc. I managed to get a good chunk of my shopping done early but I'm always curious what sales are going on. I still have a gift card for BAM but I can't think of any comics/graphic novels I want to get that are out. Their currently having a buy two trades get a third free deal. Any recommendations? I'm interested in DC (mainly Bat books), Star Wars, and pre-OMD Spider-Man.

Short Review: Back to the Future #2

More stories about Marty and Doc.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Neal Adams variants

I'm amazed it's another month with RHA getting another variant. Some of these cover have the older version of the character and others have the new ones.

Preview: Titans Hunt #2

I read this one because I'm not sure if it's going to get better or not.


Dark Knight Prequel

Found here. So we get to see another version of the most famous Robin death. Honestly I've always been a little bit fearful what Jason would be like in Millers' world after we saw what became of Dick. How can his uniform be noticeably different if it's always been shown as the iconic version? In fact it was the place of origin for the case.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

First Looks at Robin War #1 and Grayson #15

Robin War #1 and Grayson #15 which are part 1 and 2 of the event. I was surprised to see these so early. I haven't actually watched them but I might check it out later.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jeez I just looked online

At the reactions to RHA 6. Another controversy. So just to clarify my feelings on it.

SPOILERS AHEAD not just for this issue but a small one for a panel of Batman/Superman 26.

Red Hood/Arsenal #6

Last month left on the most unexpected cliffhanger with a character that hadn't been mentioned or alluded to beforehand. Given the future solicits for the Robin War tie in next month, the Titans Hunt stuff and this character turning up in January I'm not sure how all of this will fit in canon.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Preview: Batman/Superman #26

Found here. I haven't read it yet since I'm thinking of getting it. I wonder if Pak will write Tim or Damian. Or books like Gotham Academy will have Jason appear in a nice cameo.

Valentines' Day covers from IDW

I thought this was a cute idea.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Do you look at previews?

I find myself avoiding the ones I'm getting to be surprised and every once in awhile reading ones I don't plan on getting. It's a pain since most of the sites I visit seem to post spoiler things without a warning meaning I have to avoid them for awhile.

Justice League Darksid War Green Lantern #1 Preview

Found here. I skimmed it and it raised a question.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Predictions for Pull List

How I think I'll feel about books coming out until January.

Is it too out of character?

I've been thinking of the bat characters recently and some of their questionable actions. Whether writers are taking them a little too far. This focuses on Bruce, Dick and Alfred.

Short Review: Kanan The Last Padawan

This is a Star Wars series based on the story of Kanan Jarrus from the animated show Star Wars Rebels. He escaped order 66 and now we get to see how.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Short Review: Green Lantern Lost Army #4

The question of right and wrong has been raised. Can the Green Lanterns save anyone including themselves?


Friday, November 6, 2015

Short Review: Green Lantern Lost Army #3

The team is stuck in another universe with two of their foes. Things aren't looking good.


Batman Animated Figures

I LOVED tv series but as far as the figures go I prefer the first look over the later style change.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Short Review: Green Lantern Lost Army #2

With all the comics I've been getting recently I forgot about GLLA. I'm going to be catching up before the mini series since there aren't many issues in either series. I figure why trade wait.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Star Wars Character Posters

Found here. I don't know why people are giving Carrie Fisher crap she looks great. Although her poster isn't facing dead on like the others or cover her eye.

DC Comics Cafe in Singapore

This place looks like a lot of fun. I wish there was something like this around me. I love the design (although it surprised me that they have Arkham Knight, DC Pre Flashpoint and new 52 characters together.) Most of the food looks good although I'm not sure about some of the prices. It would be amazing if this café connected to a comic store and you could read your purchases while waiting for your food. It does say there's a retail store but I'm not sure if that means they sell comics or just clothes, toys, etc.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Disney Retiring Slave Leia look

According to artist J. Scott Campbell there's talk that Disney will no longer be allowing any products to be made with the costume. A look that actress Carrie Fisher wasn't thrilled about when filming Return of the Jedi.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Exclusive Robin War #2 Cover

Found here. Old costumes on Jason and Damian. Plus Jason has a gold section of his helmet?

Grayson #12

Despite not caring for the trade I've been looking forward to this issue.


Supergirl TV series

I saw the first episode and here's some thoughts.


Grayson trade finished

Some overall thoughts below.