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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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Batgirl Speculation Continues!

In Comic News on June 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

SOURCE: The Source » Let’s speculate a bit more about BATGIRL, shall we?.

DC has decided to tease us a bit more about who the new Batgirl is, releasing its second teaser image.

As opposed to the first one, this image features (presumably) the new Batgirl wearing the classic Barbara Gordon costume, though the boots are a little different. Its pretty sad, but the identity of the new Batgirl seems to have become a bigger mystery for the titles than who the new Batman was.

Batgirl #1 is slated to arrive this August.

VIDEO: The Pull List! Week of May 28, 2009

In The Pull List! on May 25, 2009 at 11:00 am

So this week, I decided to try something new! Your Pull List is now in a convenient, bite size format, in the form of the video below. Its still pretty experimental, but the goal is to start including a lot more video content, since its much easier to digest than long winded articles…though, don’t get me wrong, there will still be plenty of written articles and reviews; we simply don’t have the time or resources to do videos of everything at this stage.

Hope you enjoyed it! Leave a comment and let us know what you think for future episodes.

"Battle For The Cowl": A Retrospective

In Comic Reviews, Comics on May 20, 2009 at 8:19 pm

“Batman: Battle For The Cowl” ended today, with the ultimate revelation of the new Batman and Robin. In case you were wondering, yes, it ended exactly how you thought it would. Dick Grayson is the new Batman, Damien Wayne is the new Robin, Tim Drake is alive somewhere with a series of cuts in his chest (and one can safely bet, a brand new Red Robin costume), and Jason Todd has fallen to a death that fails the litmus test of all comic book deaths: there is no body. Half the characters from the covers played no role in the comic whatsoever, and the sub-plot of Gotham being devastated by a new Black Mask has met no resolution, other than Dick proudly announcing that it was clearly not the work of Two-Face or The Penguin.

So, why do we care? Its definitely a temporary change, even Dan Didio has acknowledged that Bruce Wayne will be back eventually. And the upcoming stories are still by Grant Morrison, who has written one hell of a mess of a Batman story lately. Its been a less than well kept secret that Dick would take over, so there was certainly no surprise or suspense to the ending. Damien is the new Robin, despite the fact that, let’s face it, the character is an annoying brat. In short, Battle for the Cowl feels like a poorly plotted, haphazardly created thing that exists solely to give Frank Quitely more time to draw “Batman & Robin”, which debuts two weeks from now, during what I’m lovingly calling DC’s “Oh Look, We Have A New Batman, He Should Appear In Everything” Month.

The story was good for a few cheap thrills, but all in all, “Battle for the Cowl” falls short of its ultimate goal, and fails to provide anything to give me a reason to care much. Hopefully the coming months and Dick Grayson’s baptism by fire as the new Batman will provide us with something enjoyable.

Review: "Azrael: Death's Dark Knight"

In Comic Reviews on May 16, 2009 at 8:10 am

Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #1After years of the character being dead, Fabien Nicieza has brought back a new Angel of Vengeance. The new Azrael series recently came to a close, but is it worth looking at? The short answer is yes, but only if you’ve been a fan of the character.

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