Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bruces' Birthday Pic

A day late but I found some great fanart of Bruce and the boys. I love how only Dick seems comfortable, Tim/Damain are glaring at each other while Jason and Bruce don't seem to know why this is happening.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

DC writers

Don't just write the Robins (or any character for that matter) with one personality trait. Tim isn't the only Robin that's smart, Jason isn't an unthinking brute, Dick isn't flirty all the time and Damian isn't better than everyone else. Far too often writers have dumbed all of them down to make them easier to write. Their skills are conveniently forgotten, they downplay one or more for the sake of the ones they like and basically have stories with cardboard cutouts. That's not just short changing the characters it's insulting to the readers. So please DC, don't continue this annoying trend in the future.

This doesn't just apply to whoever is writing the books these characters star in. In fact I find this problem usually happen in other books the Robins appear in, not surprisingly I've heard it's still a problem with Eternal and definitely was present in Robin War.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A lot of Rebirth Information

So far I'm liking what I see.

Thoughts below.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

DC Solicits for May 2016

Toy Fair is over and the solicits were delayed due to the holiday. Not much to talk about.

Monday, February 15, 2016

How short was Jason?

I know they drew him short and it's been mentioned a few times but--

--he needed to sit on at least one phonebook to drive? This will never cease to amuse me because this is the current tallest Robin we're talking about.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentines' Day

Normally I'd post something about a comic book couple but I'm drawing a blank on any couples that I like that are currently together. Pre-Flashpoint Lois and Clark are still together in Jurgens book, I think? Bruce was in a loving relationship for awhile...

Anyway have a good day.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Toy Fair Lego DC and Marvel

For DC we have Killer Croc Sewer Smash with Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, Katana, Red Hood and Batman. Which I heard from another site is $79.99. Likewise the set Scarecrow Harvest of Fear which has Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) looks to be around the same price.

I only looked at Marvel out of curiosity. Lo and Behold they have a Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider! ...For a set that's REALLY expensive looking. They also have the Ultimate Jessica Drew...who goes by Spider-Woman not Spider-Girl.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Back to the Future #4


DC Accessories Wish List

We got a couple of accessory packs but what would be great to see with some of our favorite characters? What about deluxe figures?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

DCC Toyfair stuff

This is supposed to be all of it including the things I previously linked to. Capullo has another line that's just JLA members and Bat-Gordon/Robo-bat.

More from DC Icons line

More figures, these are from the DC Icons line.

Swamp Thing from “Dark Genesis” (September, $28)
Wonder Woman from “The Amazo Virus” (September, $28)
Cyborg from “Forever Evil” (September, $45)
Deathstroke from “The Judas Contract” (September, $28)
Darkseid and Grail two-pack (October, $100)
Batgirl based on the Batgirl of Burnside, with motorcycle (November, $60).

And some accessory packs. I'm only interested in the accessory pack with Ch'p. There are some great sculpts here but none of my favorites. Batgirl has two head sculpts but for some reason DCC still isn't doing maskless heads? With all these sneak peeks I don't know if Toyfair will release anything else I'll be interested in. So far I don't plan on spending much on the upcoming stuff.

Harley and Batman figures

Harley Quinn is getting her own toy line and the animated Batman line gets more characters. I'm interested in maybe a few Batman figures but honestly I rather have a set of Robins (Dick, Jason, Tim and Damian) in their uniforms. It's the first time they all have their own individual costumes DCC, I'd like to display them together.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Scott Snyder leaving Batman

Mentioned here. Capullo is doing other projects too. Snyder was always a mixed bag for me with some of his work being brilliant, some so-so and while others didn't work for me. At this point I'm more worried about who's next.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Short Review: Green Lantern Edge of Oblivion #1

I'm really behind on my reviews.


Monday, February 8, 2016

The Robin War Event Overall Review

Just to give an overall impression of what this event was like and the many things that didn't work as well as a few that did.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Some Tim Drake Robin Designs

These are by Norm Breyfogle. It's really interesting to see some ideas that were toyed with especially since some of them came back later on.

Why I didn't like Batman and Robin (the comic)

More below

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Robin War #2

The last issue. Yay.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Character Guide Books

I like flipping through these books and always check a certain entry to see how it's written.

Titans Hunt #4

I'm just skipping down my pull list.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I knew skipping was a good idea

I've been doing a good job of ignoring BaRE for the most part but every once in awhile I hear something. It's usually something that makes me glad I didn't get this series. The Harper thing is one of those reasons.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enemies Old, Enemies New

I had to put down RW#2 after a few pages. I realized I never got around to reading a lot of my TPBs and needed a break to read something good. Thoughts on the second IDW trade.


Rebirth Rumors

It'll be interesting to see how many of these are true. If nothing else these things are good conversation pieces.

Potential SPOILERS ?