Comic Review: Batman The Dark Knight Returns

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Comic Review: Batman The Dark Knight Returns

Batman The Dark Knight Returns

Batman The Dark Knight Returns

A story about Batman who has been retired for quite some time, coming back to defend the city of Gotham. A well known DC title written by Frank Miller (Sin City, Batman Legends) and illustrated by Frank and Klaus Janson (Thor, The Defenders).

Bruce Wayne is 55 years old and still living in Gotham but things have changed. For starters he has not been Batman for many years. Crime is on the rise and a certain street gang is infesting the streets. Soon Bruce can’t take standing idly by any more and once again he takes up the mantel of the Bat. Now that he is back, Batman is sure to attract the wrath of the underworld criminals and maybe even some old enemies.

Frank miller helped to bring the masses back to Batman with this series. The dystopian future aspect is very cool but the artwork also makes it feel 1980-ish. Also look forward to a big epic battle near the end. Come read what brought so many people back to Batman.

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Comic Review: Batman The Cult

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Comic Review: Batman The Cult

Batman The Cult

Batman The Cult

Batman is brought to the brink of insanity and his ability to maintain control over his body. A DC title written by Jim Starlin (Warlock And The Infinity Watch, Dreadstar) and illustrated by Bernie Wrightson (House Of Secrets, Swamp Thing).

The homeless of Gotham City have been disappearing as of late. They aren’t the only one’s who’ve gone missing, so has Batman. Taken captive by the hoards of homeless and their cult leader Deacon Blackfire. During captivity he is brainwashed to the point that he follows the Deacon without question. Now under his spell he begins to commit crimes for the cult. Can Batman regain control or will continue to be a pawn.

Interesting take on the mind of Batman under duress. For once Batman is unable to withstand the brainwashing of his attacker. Ranked number 6 in IGN’s top 25 greatest Batman comic’s it’s worth your time.

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Comic Review: Batman R.I.P.

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Comic Review: Batman R.I.P.

Batman R.I.P.

Batman R.I.P.

The Black Glove Society is out to destroy everything Batman stands for. A DC title written by Grant Morrison (Flex Mentallo, Action Comics) and illustrated by Tony S. Daniel (X-Force, Teen Titans).

Batman is being hunted by an enemy he has never seen or heard of before–The Black Glove Society. They have the advantage and a plan set in motion to utterly destroy him. Soon he is captured and with the Bats out of the way, the city is theirs to control. The mind of Batman is the last thing the Black Glove Society hopes to control. It’s going to be a lot harder than they think.

There is a lot to like about this comic. Fantastic artwork, some different incarnations of batman and an amazing joker. But it’s kinda over shadowed by how confusing it is. It’s definitely made to F**k with your mind but it really can be hard to follow.

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Comic Review: Batman The Return Of Bruce Wayne

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Comic Review: Batman The Return Of Bruce Wayne

Batman The Return Of Bruce Wayne

Batman The Return Of Bruce Wayne

It turns out that Batman isn’t really dead. Instead he’s falling through time, landing in and out of various historical periods. Bringing Batman back to life with this DC title is author Grant Morrison (Animal Man, Doom Patrol) and different artist for each of the 6 issues.

Batman is alive, it’s just a matter of when. Firstly he finds himself in the paleolithic era living with cavemen. From there he heads to a Pilgrim era Gotham village. Next he lands in the era of pirates and happens to meet a certain famous pirate. Still on the move he finds him self in the western era of Gotham city. The last place he ends up in is the 1950’s as a P.I.. Will he ever make it back to his present time line or will he be doomed to jump across history forever.

Great to see that Bruce is alive. It’s a lot of fun to see the different era’s that he visit’s and the forms/persona’s he takes on. If you want to know how Bruce came back to life this is where you find out.

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Comic Review: Batman & Robin Batman Reborn

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Comic Review: Batman & Robin Batman Reborn

Batman & Robin Batman Reborn

Batman & Robin Batman Reborn

After the events of Final Crisis a new Batman & Robin duo have taken up the mantle. DC Comics Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn is written by Grant Morrison (The Filth, All Star Superman) and illustrated by Frank Quitely (The Authority, Bite Club).

Bruce Wayne has died sacrificing his life to save the world. Now it’s up to Dick Grayson, the one time Robin to becomeĀ  Batman. Damian Wayne, Bruce’s son is now donning the robes of Robin. Together they must learn what it means to work as a team, which is no small task. With a new enemy, Pyg, spreading fear across Gotham City, these new team mates are going to have their hands full.

Dick and Damian really bring a new dynamic to the Batman & Robin series. With such different styles and philosophies they are constantly butting heads. The artwork really shows how sick and demented Pyg really is. I found myself becoming fearful of this new villain.

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Comic Review: Batman Year 100

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Comic Review: Batman Year 100

Batman Year 100

Batman Year 100

It’s 100 years in the future and crime is still rampant in the city of Gotham. Batman is a myth but does he still exist. This futuristic DC title is written by Paul Pope (Catwoman, PHB) and illustrated by Jose Villarrubia (Crossing Midnight, Sweet Tooth).

In the year 2039 Gotham City is a police state where people’s lives are scrutinized and their rights are a thing of the past. Federal agents are constantly at end’s with the Gotham Police as they try to track down the mythical batman. They’re not the only one’s looking for him. So is the grandson of Commissioner Gordon, who wants to see what he knows about the death of a Federal Agent. If this so called Batman does exist who is he? Could he possibly be Bruce Wayne?

This is a very grimy and dirty future full of distrust. Batman is done in a way that is very different from how we remember him. Interesting take on the Batman of the future.

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Comic Review: Penguin Pride And Prejudice

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Comic Review: Penguin Pride And Prejudice

Penguin Pride And Prejudice

Penguin Pride And Prejudice

An in depth look at the man behind the penguin. We are able to see how his past shaped him into the man he is today. This mini series by DC is written by Gregg Hurwitz (Batman The Dark Knight, Foolkiller: White Angels) and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Farmhouse, Spawn).

The Penguin has not always been the feared and respected man that he is today. It’s taken years of merciless work to climb to the top. There was a time when he was nothing more than just a little boy seeking the acceptance of his family and peers. But, this was something that young Oswald was never able to grasp. Instead he had to teach himself that to be accepted you have to take what should be yours.

An origin story about the Penguin that takes you back and forth between feeling sorry for him and being disgusted by him. It’s a perfect blend of the past being woven into his present situation. The artwork gives off a cold and lonely feeling that is very Penguinesq. Another origin story from the world of Batman that you should be sure to get.

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Square Enix Play Arts Kai Batman Variant Action Figure

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Square Enix Announces New Play Arts Kai Batman Action Figure

Square Enix Play Arts Kai Batman Variant Action Figure

Square Enix Play Arts Kai Batman Variant Action Figure

Part of the Square Enix DC Comics Anime line, this Batman Action Figure stands approximately 28 cm (10.5 inches) tall and features multiple points of articulation and comes with a sword, grapple hook gun and multiple interchangeable hands.

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Comic Review: DC Comics Batman 21 Zero Year

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DC Comics New 52 Batman Issue #21 Zero Year

Batman #21 Zero Year Part 1

Batman #21 Zero Year Part 1

Batman Zero Year starts with Issue #21. Part of DC Comics New 52 relaunch, Zero Year is a 11 part story arc that retells the early years of Bruce Wayne leading up to him donning the cowl and cape of Batman.

Unlike, previous origin stories, Zero Year goes deeper into the psyche of Bruce Wayne and also deals more in depth the path leading him to become the Caped Crusader. Fans of the Batman Movie Trilogy by Christopher Nolan will recognize similar elements used to inspire this story arc.

Written by Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake) and artist Greg Capullo (Spawn, X-force), this is a definite must read for all Bat-fans alike!

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Comic Review: JLA Volume 7 Tower Of Babel

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Comic Review: JLA Volume 7 Tower Of Babel

JLA Volume 7 Tower Of Babel

JLA Volume 7 Tower Of Babel

How can you stop the Justice League, the most powerful team on the planet. That is the question posed by writer Mark Waid (The Brave and The Bold, Indestructible Hulk) and artist Howard Porter (Aquaman, Doc Savage) in DC’s Tower Of Babel.

Batman has a plan for everything but what does he do when they are used against him. Someone has stolen files on how to defeat all the members of the Justice League and are implementing them. It’s up to Batman to save his friends and find out who is behind all this. Even if he can do this, will the Justice League ever forgive him?

Great tale about the strongest superheros and how they deal with being utterly helpless. If you are a big Batman fan this is just one more reason as to why he kicks so much ass. But, even he is left vulnerable at some point in the story.

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