No, I'm not kidding. It's no secret that I'm a Robin(s) fan, but perhaps even more than Jason Todd, Damian Wayne is controversial among the Bat-faithful. There's no middle ground with him, and the readers who loathe him really loathe him. I understand that because, let's be honest; Damian is — to borrow a word... 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 →
Teen Titans #88 Writer: J.T. Krul Art: Nicola Scott, Doug Hazlewood (ink), Jason Wright (color), Adam Hughes (variant cover) Letters: Sal Cipriano When I got back into comics several years ago, I fell hard for Geoff Johns’ Teen Titans. I’d enjoyed the Wolfman/Perez stuff back in the day, and it seemed to me that Johns’ modern... 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.
Despite the fact that they all run around in silly costumes, some caped characters get more respect than others. If you say you’re a Batman fan, even his harshest geek critics won’t make fun of you, at least to your face. But saying that Robin is one of your favorites leads to snickering and the... 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 →