LOVE this modern take on DC's Trinity! Also, where can I buy that Wondy jacket?
Owls, schmowls. The real horror story in Gotham arrived in Batman #13 with an eerie cackle and a face hanging off its hinges. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo brought the world’s scariest jester back in a big way, and the story rattled me so much that I was suspicious of every creaking floorboard... Continue Reading →
Hello, dear readers. Just as a heads up this is going to be the last NRRD PROBZ of 2012. It will return on January 8th, so have a wonderful holiday and send in those questions! "Gail Simone got sacked! If I wanted to start reading some Gail Simone books, where do I start?" I KNOW... Continue Reading →
Imposing in scale and length, The Dark Knight Rises takes viewers on a scenic but meandering journey — two hours and 45 minutes — that can test the limits of patience. But that's OK. Thanks to some great acting and incredibly satisfying final scenes, these indulgences are easily forgiven. TDKR wraps up Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy... Continue Reading →
I am back on Stimulated Boredom this week where Dana and I talk about the two sides to the DC comics coin and other various geek and sundry. Enjoy!
"Another Batman book?" — an annoyed Facebook friend I love Batman. He’s a fascinating hero who is ripe for psychoanalysis and, thanks to many talented creative teams and the loving care of his corporate keepers, has had some of the best stories in comics history. I'm also a Grant Morrison fan, so I've already added... Continue Reading →
Last night I was bagging and boarding my comics. I often put on a movie I’ve seen before just to have some background buzz, and I chose the Wonder Woman animated film. The offspring joined me, not to bag and board, but for the movie. Inevitably, she has questions. She is a curious spirit and... Continue Reading →
In the world of many superheroes, killing a villain is verboten. Theoretically, doing so would undermine their moral authority and blur the line between angels and demons — even if the target is a cold-blooded murderer with no remorse and a high recidivism rate. Better to break a few of the bad guy’s bones and... Continue Reading →
Oblivious to our torches and pitchforks, DC is (apparently) pairing Wonder Woman and Aquaman for the upcoming Flashpoint event. Their union will save the world! Whatever. Our investment in BatWondy remains strong and, as should now be obvious, constant. A while back, I stumbled across illustrator Luckico's DeviantArt page and adored many of her pieces.... Continue Reading →
Did Greg Horn go too far with his BatCat illustration?
Author's Note: If fan sentimentality of any kind repulses you, please avoid the following essay. The relationship between Batman and Superman has fascinated me since I was a kid. Equal parts bickering couple, friends, and teammates, they are quite a combo. Their surface differences are interesting enough — Clark's pastoral and idyllic upbringing (minus that... Continue Reading →
Digital artist Martin Koza does the kind of deceptively simple work that grabs you without a lot of bells and whistles. His work ranges from painterly to cartoony, but everything in his DeviantArt gallery is a pleasure to behold. The first image that hooked me was his Amanda Waller, below. This portrait sums her up... Continue Reading →
Ann U.'s illustrations caught my eye the instant I spotted them on DeviantArt, and it led me to even more of her striking art posted on her Live Journal. I cannot resist the work of an artist with a gift for facial expressions and body language, and Ann's drawings radiate personality. The first piece that... Continue Reading →
If a picture says a thousand words, the World's Finest covers of yore are entire novels. Faulkner novels. As in, engrossing and deeply troubling. While this storied title was innocent, action-packed fun for generations of comic book-loving kids, things look very different when viewed from an adult perspective. It's like when you look at H.R.... Continue Reading →
Over the past year, we’ve asked for your opinion on everything from Wonder Woman’s drawers to whether you gave a rat’s ass about the upcoming Green Lantern movie. The results were always entertaining, and frequently surprising. Without further ado, here are the results from polls past: 1. Which version of Diana’s knickers do you prefer?... Continue Reading →
Connecting with writers and artists we admire is something V. and I have enjoyed immensely since starting this blog. They often turn out to be as gracious as they are talented, and artist Celina Hernandez is no exception. Among other things, Celina does the delightful art for Brian Andersen's Reignbow and Dee-Va, and So Super Duper... Continue Reading →
A new year is upon us, and V. and I are excited about all the comics goodness that awaits in 2011. Over the next few days, however, we'll be taking a look back at the moments — the good and the bad — that got us talking in 2010. Though they're in no particular order,... Continue Reading →
As part of our ongoing campaign for DC to make Wonder Woman and Batman a proper supercouple, V. and I are launching the Girls Gone Geek Twelve Days of BatWondy. We’re of the opinion that these two are perfect for one another, and after so many moments of innuendo and imagined make-out sessions, it’s time... Continue Reading →
In case you hadn't noticed, E. and I are pretty good friends; the best of friends actually. While much of our time is spent discussing comics, we, of course, talk about other things. Mrs. Peterman is a happily married gal; I, on the other hand, am unattached, which usually makes me the provocateur of some... Continue Reading →
Separately, the Beatles and Batman are pop culture perfection. I love them both beyond reason. But in the year of my birth, they came together for one trippy comic book experience. In the late '60s, rumors swirled that Paul McCartney had died in a 1966 car accident, and that the Beatles went to great lengths... Continue Reading →
My pull list was full of Bat-related comics this week, but there were also some sparkling shenanigans from the Welcome to Tranquility crew, plus an adorable Tiny Titans-Little Archies meetup. In no particular order: Knight and Squire #1 Writer: Paul Cornell Art: Jimmy Broxton Covers: Yanick Paquette and Billy Tucci Knight and Squire are British... Continue Reading →
Under the Red Hood has some truly gripping moments that evoke the raw sadness of A Death in the Family.
The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 (of 6) Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frazier Irving Covers: Andy Kubert and Frazier Irving Is there any reason DC can't reboot the Dark Knight as a swashbuckling time-traveler with a case of amnesia? In this second installment of Grant Morrison's series, Bruce Wayne is edgier, sexier and more mysterious... Continue Reading →
I read a bunch of comics this week. Here's how they stack up, from best to worst: 1. Batman and Robin #10 During its short run, this title has ranged from brilliant to odd to plain inscrutable — in other words, classic Grant Morrison. Fortunately, things are back on the upswing with Andy Clarke's wonderful... Continue Reading →
Valentine's Day got us thinking about love in comics, and how the romantic chemistry between characters can really enhance or diminish a story. Since we're primarily DC gals, we're presenting a sampling of DCU couples we love — and those that leave us cold. In no particular order: HOT! Renee Montoya (The Question) and Kate... Continue Reading →
My LCS owner and I were doing our regular news-of-the-week chat when I started griping about the Earth One projects DC has planned for Superman and Batman. Gripe is probably too strong a word, because I'm a big fan of Gary Frank, who'll be illustrating the Batman arc. However, I said something about being annoyed... Continue Reading →