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"Batman: Arkham Asylum"'s Scarecrow revealed!

In Gaming News on July 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Batman: Arkham Asylum” is shaping up to be pretty damn spiffy.  Both Derk and I have played the PS3 demo of the game, and found it to be a lot of fun and just gorgeous to look at.  The delay for the game really sucked, but fortunately it’ll be out in a just a few short weeks (Currently, the release is slated for August 25th).

Last week, GameStop let slip an exclusive look at their pre-order challenge maps, and with it came a look at the game’s redesigned Scarecrow.

The Scarecrow in Batman: Arkham Asylum

The Scarecrow in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Now, I’m not entirely sure what’s up with the Freddy Krueger styled glove with hypodermic needles…I just know YEESH!  As someone who hates needles, that’s terrifying.  An interesting redesign that obviously doesn’t touch the classic, but certainly keeps in line with what we’ve seen of the game so far.

Source: Arkham Asylum’s Scarecrow Design Is Bioshock Creepy [Kotaku]

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"Batman: Streets of Gotham" #2 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm
Batman: Streets of Gotham #2

Batman: Streets of Gotham #2

City on Fire

Writer: Paul Dini

Pencils: Dustin Nguyen

Inks: Derek Fridolfs

Colors: John Kalisz

Streets of Gotham and the Manhunter second feature continue their freshman story arc, as Gotham City tries to recover from the loss of its Dark Knight.  Spoilers within!

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"Blackest Night" #1 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 15, 2009 at 9:38 pm
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Blackest Night #1

Blackest Night

Writer: Geoff Johns

Pencils: Ivan Reis

Inker: Oclair Albert

Colors: Alex Sinclair

Covers: Reis, Albert & Sinclair; Ethan Van Sciver & Hi-Fi

At long last, the Blackest Night is here…and its surprisingly good!  Spoilers within!

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"Wednesday Comics" #1 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 12, 2009 at 10:26 pm
Wednesday Comics #1

Wednesday Comics #1

DC’s been doing the weekly thing for about 3 years now.  “52” was a bit slow in the second act, but ulitmately a damn good series.  “Countdown/Countdown to Final Crisis” was kind of a wreck.  And I dropped “Trinity” after about 5 issues.

They’re giving it another go with “Wednesday Comics“.  I’ve been trying to put words to this review for a while, and I simply can’t.  15 characters by 15 creative teams, in 15 one page stories told in the style of the Sunday funnies.  The teams they have working on this book are simply top notch.  They’ve tapped talents the like of Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Neil Gaiman, Jimmy Palmiotti, Karl Kerschl and more.  Even Dan Didio is getting in on the action with “Metal Men”.  There’s not a lot to say other than its really, really, really good.  And its only 12 weeks long, meaning DC may have finally learned their lesson about how long a good story lasts.

There’s not a lot I can say about this issue.  Either this review would go on for an eternity as I ramble about each story, so I’m gonna say this instead.  Buy this book now.  Its that good, and you owe it to yourself.  If you want to know more about a specific story, leave  a comment about what you want to know, and I’ll reply as quickly as I can.  Hopefully, before next week, I’ll think of some way I can do this that won’t take you all day to read.

Wednesday Comics” #1 gets an A for being just damn awesome.  And for those who are wondering, the two I’m most excited about are easily the suspenseful “Batman” tale by Azzarello and Risso, and the classic feeling “Flash” story by Kerschl and Fletcher.

Batman #688 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 12, 2009 at 11:33 am

BM688COVER Story: Judd Winick

Art: Mark Bagley and Rob Hunter

Colors: Ian Hannin

Cover: Tony Daniel

Publisher: DC Comics

In this month’s Batman, we see that Gotham’s Police Department have fallen in love with the “new” Batman. On the other side, Penguin is perturbed about the way things are being ran around him. Two-Face, however, knows there’s something a bit strange about this “new” Batman that is patrolling the streets of Gotham. Does this book stack up to the amazing Batman and Robin books? Find out after the jump!

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