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SPOILERS: Get a Beyond the Scenes look into Batman Beyond 2.0 #5 & the newest Batman villain, designed by Sean Murphy
SPOILERS: Get a Beyond the Scenes look into Batman Beyond 2.0 #5 & the newest Batman villain, designed by Sean Murphy
about 2 hours ago
IRON MOUSE The Iron Man Experience comes to Disneyland Hong Kong. Upon entering the ride vehicle our guests will be able to take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure that not surprisingly pits Iron Man, and our guests, against the f...
IRON MOUSE The Iron Man Experience comes to Disneyland Hong Kong. Upon entering the ride vehicle our guests will be able to take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure that not surprisingly pits Iron Man, and our guests, against the forces of evil. This adventure will take place in the streets and skies of Hong Kong, which will make an even more unique and special experience for our Hong Kong Disneyland guests. In addition, guests will be able to meet and take photos with Iron Man. A IS FOR… Hannah Means Shannon runs down her recent work, much of it for Bleeding Cool and shows off a special inscription from a very special someone… see her at NYCC! ISRAEL, BY WAY OF COMICS Israel’s growing pains in comics… What fanzine made the Israel Police arrest a group of high school students on suspicion of having cooperated with Syria? A new exhibition examines the way Israel’s reality – from the national trauma of the 1973 Yom Kippur War to the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin – is reflected by comics. PUNK ROCK BATMAN Sean Gordon Murphy designs Re-Wire, a new bad guy for Batman Beyond 2.0. ROOM FOR CANAPES Ilya is having a book launch next month… at Gosh Comics, London. Tuesday Runaround – Iron Man Experience Comes To Disneyland Hong Kong
about 5 hours ago
The GoodBefore delving into the continued fight from the last chapter, we get to see Commissioner Barbara Gordon in action. Normally she's been shown arriving after the action has already taken place. Even in a scene that just shows her ...
The GoodBefore delving into the continued fight from the last chapter, we get to see Commissioner Barbara Gordon in action. Normally she's been shown arriving after the action has already taken place. Even in a scene that just shows her approach and thoughts on what's going on, you immediately get the sense that she is still perfectly capable of kicking butt.The shock last issue was when Terry, as Batman, found himself facing Robin and Batgirl. When Nightwing showed up, he had good reason to wonder what was going on. Throw in Batman, you know it's going to get pretty crazy.Kyle Higgins cranks up the action as Terry has to fight all four. Too often Terry is shown easily taking down his opponents. If you're wondering what's really going on, you will find out. And when you do, everything becomes even cooler.Aside from the action, there is also plenty of suspense thrown in. Higgins really packs it into this chapter.Thony Silas' art is perfect here. You'll find yourself zipping through panel after panel as the action scenes are fleshed out. This is the next best thing to having actual animated episodes. Let's also take note at how great Rafael Albuquerque's cover is.The BadNothing bad here. This might have been my favorite chapter yet.The VerdictKyle Higgins sure knows how to craft a Batman Beyond story. While there is still a bigger mystery going on, this chapter is packed full of action and suspense. Fans of the series will be thrilled with what pops up and you'll be on the edge of your seat as you read through it all. Thony Silas' art is great and fits the story nicely. The great thing about the digital first format is even if you've missed out on this series before now, you can easily purchase all the previous chapters. And we'll only have to wait two weeks until the next part. With the way things end here, there's no telling what will happen next.
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Obviously, with an event titled "New York Comic Con," there are sure to be plenty of comics-related toys to look forward to. Check out the gallery for pictures of the following exclusives (plus a few extras from horror or TV that snuck i...
Obviously, with an event titled "New York Comic Con," there are sure to be plenty of comics-related toys to look forward to. Check out the gallery for pictures of the following exclusives (plus a few extras from horror or TV that snuck in): 1966 Batman & Robin 2-Pack (6-inch) at A.H. Collectibles, Booth 3058 Rocket Racoon Plush (US$34.99, bundled with Skottie Young lithograph), zombie Magneto bust by Gentle Giant (limit: 300, US$99), Iron Man statues by Beast Kingdom (US$80, choice of Mk.s V, VI, 42, and War Machine), available at Marvel's booth (#1354, Marvel blog) Dr. Evil variant figure (limit: 350) by Captain Action Enterprises, Booth 226 Funko Pop! Metallic Harley Quinn, White and Gold Phoenix (reviewed) at Conquest Comics, Booth 3004 Funko Pop! Stan Lee convention exclusive at Booth 1274, limited to 1,000 pieces Funko Pop! Stan "The Man" Lee (limit 1,000) at Crazy Cat Collectibles, Booth 1555 Funko Pop! Metallic Batman Beyond, Nightwing (and Metallic Nightwing) at Fugitive Toys, booth 410 Marvel Pop! Unmasked Wolverine bobble head, limited to 1,500 pieces (buy), bundled with a GID ver. (limit 500 - buy) at Toytastik, Booth 2544 Hal Jordan and Saint Walker 3.75-inch 2-pack (limit 3,000 - US$29.95), and Poison Ivy (Super Best Friends Forever, limit 2,500, US$24.95) at DC Comics Boutique, Booth 755 Cheetara 14-inch with 5-inch Snarf 2-pack, Walter White (Breaking Bad) in green hazmat suit, 9-inch Creature from the Black Lagoon green and b/w variants, Man of Steel Metz-Itz 3-pack, Axe Cop Wexter plush, and Metz-Itz 1966 Batman and Robin with Batmobile, at Mezco, Booth 1855 Femme Fatales Kabuki (unmasked, US$45) by Diamond Select Toys, Booth 2036 Play Arts Kai Man of Steel (Black ver.), US$79.99 by Square Enix, Booth 1704 (pre-order) Outer Space Men "White Star Edition" by Four Horsemen at Onell Design, Booth 102 There doesn't seem to be enough crossover for there to be confusion as to what is what, so do skip on over to the gallery and have a gander at all of these toys. Scarecroodle also notes that some of these aren't necessarily NYCC exclusives, but are store exclusives that will be sold at NYCC. If I've missed anything, please point me to it in the comments section so I could add it to this post. Read more...
4 days ago
Is that supposed to look like the Nerdist logo on the cover? In the midst of a city-wide crisis, Terry finds himself face-to-face with the original Bat-family! But are they really what they seem? My guess is "no." Inque, Shriek and ...
Is that supposed to look like the Nerdist logo on the cover? In the midst of a city-wide crisis, Terry finds himself face-to-face with the original Bat-family! But are they really what they seem? My guess is "no." Inque, Shriek and Spellbinder will also be making appearances. Batman Beyond 2.0 #5 will be available digital-first at Comixology starting tomorrow. Hit the jump for three preview pages. Continue reading "EXCLUSIVE: Cover and Page Preview of Batman Beyond 2.0 #5" >
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Press Release: Coast City Comicon Announces Comic Guests More than 25 Comic Pros to Appear at this Year’s C4 PORTLAND, MAINE – September 27, 2013 – With less than two months to the third annual Coast City Comicon this N...
Press Release: Coast City Comicon Announces Comic Guests More than 25 Comic Pros to Appear at this Year’s C4 PORTLAND, MAINE – September 27, 2013 – With less than two months to the third annual Coast City Comicon this November 9-10, the C4 organizers are proud to announce this year’s lineup of comic pros who’ll be appearing at the DoubleTree Hilton convention center. Each artist and writer will be available all weekend long to sign comics and merchandise, draw sketches and commissions, and speak on panels on a variety of topics, including how to break into comics, mainstream versus creator-owned comic, horror, sci-fi, superheroes and more. This year’s t-shirt and poster were designed by guests Chris Burnham and Ben Templesmith, respectively. Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated, Hack/Slash, X-Men) Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, TMNT: Secret History of the Foot Clan, Scarlet Spider) Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy, Thundercats, Silver Hawks, Tiny Toons Adventures) Rachel Deering (Diablo III, Creepy, Womanthology, Anathema) Alex de Campi (Smoke, Kat & Mouse, Grindhouse) Christian DiBari (The Warriors, Pale Horse, Cutter, Anathema) Larry Hama (GI Joe, Wolverine, Bucky O’Hare, creator of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow) Alex Irvine (Iron Man: Rapture, Daredevil: Noir, Marvel’s Avengers Alliance) Braden Lamb (Adventure Time, Eisner Award winner) Ed McGuinness (Superman, Superman/Batman, Incredible Hulk, Nova) Christopher Mills (Kolchak the Night Stalker, Femme Noir, Primortals) Matt Miner (Liberator) Ethan Nicolle (Creator of Axe Cop) Mike Norton (Runaways, Gravity, Revival, creator of Battlepug) Yanick Paquette (X-Men, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman: Earth One) Rick Parker (Beavis and Butthead, Deadboy, The Farting Dead) Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time, Eisner Award winner) Douglas Paskiewicz (Mad Magazine, Arsenic Lullaby) Craig Rousseau (Impulse, Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, Perhapanauts) Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, GI Joe, Revival, Ex Sanguine, New Exiles) Ben Templesmith (Fell, 30 Days of Night, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Ten Grand) Mort Todd (Cracked Magazine, Marvel Music, Gargoyles, Joker) Rich Woodall (Johnny Raygun, covers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Powerpuff Girls) JK Woodward (Fallen Angel, X-Men Origins: The Beast, Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2) Coast City Comicon 2013 will be held at the DoubleTree Hilton in South Portland on November 9-10. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $10 for kids and students. For more information, visit coastcitycomicon.com.
11 days ago
SPOILERS: Batman Beyond 2.0 writer @kyledhiggins gives us a Beyond the Scenes look into issue #4...Batman vs. Batman
SPOILERS: Batman Beyond 2.0 writer @kyledhiggins gives us a Beyond the Scenes look into issue #4...Batman vs. Batman
15 days ago
This might be one of those that works better in single issues than in a collection. There are many things I like about DC Comics's weekly offering -- that indeed they're weekly, for one, and for another that they offer a different con...
This might be one of those that works better in single issues than in a collection. There are many things I like about DC Comics's weekly offering -- that indeed they're weekly, for one, and for another that they offer a different content option of new material every day (or they did; I thought I heard some of these were being cancelled and relaunched): Arrow, Smallville Season Eleven, Legends of the Dark Knight, Ame-Comi Girls, the Batman Beyond titles, and so on. I also aesthetically like the horizontal "full screen" format of the books when reading them on a mobile device. It's not Thrillbent or Marvel Infinite, nor does it needs to be; rather it feels like a "traditional" comic book, but designed for digital, and enjoyed these very much when I've had a chance to sample them. Digital issues #1-18 of the Arrow comics, based on the CW TV show, are newly collected in print this week. Unfortunately, these stories suffer some of the same shortcomings that the old Smallville comic did while the show was on the air, as did Star Trek: Next Generation and its spin-offs, the early X-Files comic, and so on -- there's only so much and not much more the comic can do to tell a story that doesn't risk conflicting week after week with the show. [Review contains spoilers] The stories emerge as terribly reductive, and more so from the vantage point of reading between seasons 1 and 2. That the villain China White saw her abusive father murdered and later became one of the killer's assassins changes my understanding of that character really not at all. In another chapter, Diggle feels rage when his military convoy is ambushed in Afghanistan, but ultimately spares an innocent girl's life; Diggle's actions are hardly surprising, nor too does this tell the reader anything new about him. Two chapters are devoted to Huntress Helena Bertinelli's origin, depicting basically the same material as was revealed in the series. And I know I've read before this story where some eager young moviemakers try to film "the Hood," only that time around it starred Superman or Batman or enter your favorite hero here. Possibly these stories had more resonance when read alongside the show as it aired; it's just as possible that these comics revealed Diggle's backstory, or Helena's, before the show did. I don't discount these stories even as just a nice diversion or refresher between show airings; read in a collection, however, they come off as simplistic and repetitive. Despite that I like the digital aesthetic, I wonder if it's in part the weekly digital release that hampers these stories. All of them are "done in one," about 20 digital "slides" or 10 pages, which hardly leave much time for the story to start before it finishes. Whereas the Star Trek comics offered reasonably far-flung adventures, even if they still had to put things back the way they were in the end, the Arrow stories are flashbacks, or follow a formula of "Oliver chases a bad guy, the bad guy surprises Oliver in some way, Oliver prevails." A two- or three-part story would have been welcome here, and surely the writers could find an Arrow-esque adventure for Oliver that wouldn't have conflicted with show continuity. Those writers include, but aren't limited to, Arrow executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim. To their credit, there is nothing inherently wrong with these stories -- all the characters' voices sound authentic, and there's some markedly good on-model depictions of the characters, which demonstrates a careful eye watching this product. I only wish the writers might've given the comics material more room to fly. There's a number of artists here, too, all offering a reasonably similar, cohesive product, and with a muted moody color scheme throughout. Most notable, of course, are the couple issues drawn by long-time Green Arrow writer and artist Mike Grell. There's not much commonality between Grell's Green Arrow and Arrow apart from Grell
19 days ago
Batman is stretched thin when a breakout at the new Arkham Institute puts his greatest foes back on the streets! Plus: One of Superman's greatest foes returns! You do NOT want to miss this!Publisher: DC ComicsOn Sale: September 18, 2013
Batman is stretched thin when a breakout at the new Arkham Institute puts his greatest foes back on the streets! Plus: One of Superman's greatest foes returns! You do NOT want to miss this!Publisher: DC ComicsOn Sale: September 18, 2013
20 days ago
Just in time for Batman: Arkham Origins, the Batman Arkham Bundle collects the first two games with most of the downloadable content packs and garbage that were released. For Batman: Arkham Asylum, you'll be getting the Game of the Year...
Just in time for Batman: Arkham Origins, the Batman Arkham Bundle collects the first two games with most of the downloadable content packs and garbage that were released. For Batman: Arkham Asylum, you'll be getting the Game of the Year Edition which includes Trioviz 3D vision, and the four challenge maps: Scarecrow Nightmare, Crime Alley, Totally Insane, and Nocturnal Hunter. Batman: Arkham City is the Game of the Year Edition version as well, and includes the Harley Quinn Revenge missions, the Catwoman pack, the Nightwing bundle pack, Robin bundle pack, Challenge Map Pack, plus these 12 skins: 1970s Batsuit, Year One Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, Earth One Batman, Batman Beyond Batman, Animated Batman, Sinestro Corps Batman, Long Halloween Catwoman, Animated Catwoman, Animated Robin, Red Robin and Animated Nightwing. The Batman Arkham Bundle will be out on September 23, 2013 for $49.99 on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Reflecting back on games I can't help but think how much Warner Bros. milked the hell out of these releases. [Thanks, Sharkey 1337!]
22 days ago