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"Batman And Robin" #2 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 2, 2009 at 9:00 am
"Batman And Robin" #2

Batman and Robin #2

Batman Reborn” Part 2: The Circus of Strange

Writer: Grant Morrison

Artist: Frank Quitely

Colors: Alex Sinclair

The first issue of Batman and Robin was woefully glossed over when review time came up, and I honestly cannot recall for the life of my why that was.  Regardless, the second issue of Morrison’s fresh take on the Dark Knight rounds out a week rife with sidekicks filling out their mentor’s shoes, and this may be one of the best interpretations so far.  Spoilers within!  Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Review: "Batman: Battle For The Cowl" #2

In Comic Reviews on April 10, 2009 at 12:44 am

Batman: Battle For The Cowl #2 (Of 3)Batman: Battle For The Cowl #2 (Of 3)

Writer/Artist: Tony Daniel

Inks: Sandu Florea

Colors: Ian Hannin

The second issue of Battle For The Cowl is here, but can we really say anything more about this series?  It picks up right where the second one left off, with a mysterious second Batman showing up and being identified with a less than shocking reveal (hint: its exactly who you think it is), and the majority of the issue is comprised of this Batman fighting with Tim, while Black Mask’s soldiers attack GCPD and Dick gets all sad and vindictive in the Batcave.

And that’s it.  Nothing really happens in this issue.  Yeah, there’s that last page, but c’mon.  You really think anything serious is going to come of that?  Because this is the second issue of the three part mini, there’s not a lot to happen here, and as a result we’re left with a lot of unresolved threads and lackluster action.  And how is it that Tim, who just bested Lady Shiva in the last issue of his own series, got his ass handed to him so readily in this issue?  And wasn’t Damien trained by the freaking League of Assassins?  There’s a lot of out of character moments and a lot of non exciting action, but hey, the Birds of Prey show up halfway through for their obligatory one panel appearance.  Oh, Batgirl and Spoiler on that cover?  Hope you enjoyed that, because they’re nowhere to be found in this issue.  And wasn’t Wildcat supposed to show up?  Where’s he so far?

There’s basically a whole lot of nothing in this issue, and with only one issue left to wrap it up, there’s a lot of concern as to whether or not the changes this series promises to bring about will be worthwhile.  Besides, I think we all know who’s going to wind up in the cowl at the end, don’t we?

Final Grade: D.  Here’s hoping #3 can pull a turn around.

The Pull List! Week of April 08, 2009

In The Pull List! on April 6, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Normally, I do a much bigger Pull List than this. But this week, we’re only highlighting one issue from each company. Why? Because its a really short week. There’s some strong stuff coming out, but nothing that I can really do a whole write-up about. That said, don’t get your hopes down. Its still a really strong week, just not a week with a large number of releases…and really, isn’t that better on your wallet?

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The Pull List! Week of March 25, 2009

In The Pull List! on March 25, 2009 at 10:00 am

Looks like a pretty solid format has been nailed for the pull list! I’ll be highlighting at least 3 comics from each publisher each week, but I’ll be featuring as an aside other books. I won’t tell you everything, but I’ll tell you what’s coming out that I enjoy and that I think you should check out…not that you shouldn’t check out what’s not in the list!

Yes, I know, I usually have thumbnails of the covers up, but as I’m writing this, my head is exploding with pain. I’ll get them up soon-ish.

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