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Review: Batman #59

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Tom King

Artist: Mikel Janin

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Clayton Cowles

Summary

After a meeting with the Penguin, Batman makes his way to Arkham Asylum, ready to confront Bane once and for all! Expecting to put an end to the madness Bane has caused from inside its very walls, Batman finds himself facing surprising opposition–the…

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1966 Batman Villains

1966 Batman Villains

by Scott Christian Sava

“Injustice 2” Releases Unused Character Design…

The makers of Injustice 2 have released concept art for a number of characters that didn’t not make the roster’s final cut.  Despite having a large roster that included, not just DC heroes and villains, but also characters like Mirage Studios’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Mortal Kombat’s Subzero, there will still additional characters that were under consideration and rejected.

The concept art…

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NYCC 2018: GOTHAM Roundtable Interviews

At this year’s New York Comic Con, DC Comics News Editor-in-Chief Josh Raynor had the pleasure of sitting down with the cast and crew of the hit FOX series, Gotham!

These roundtable interviews included Executive Producer John Stephens as well as stars of the show, including Camren Bicondova, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Chris Chalk, and Sean Pertwee.

JOHN STEPHENS

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Review: Archie Meets Batman ’66 #3

Review: Archie Meets Batman ’66 #3

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[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writers: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci

Artists: Dan Parent, J. Bone

Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letters: Jack Morelli

Summary

The historic crossover mini-series rolls on! Gotham’s villains have infiltrated Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe to enact their plans of mind control! But when one of Pop’s best customers sees the action taking place, will he be able to…

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Regular

Written by: Jake Black

Illustrations by: Scott Buoncristiano

Summary

Using illustrated cutout screens, Batman: Flashlight Projections allows children to project their favorite scenes and locations from the Batman universe at home with a flashlight. They can read along and answer the call of their very own Bat-Signal, play the part of Robin, and fight off The Joker with this one-of-a-kind tour through the most action-packed moments from the Batman universe.

In addition to the exciting and memorable scenes based on the iconic DC Super Hero Batman, a blank page in the back lets kids create their own projection.

Now anyone can now be a citizen of Gotham City and watch the adventures of the world’s greatest detective—Batman!

Positives

I believe it’s extremely important to foster a child’s imagination, and comic books are the perfect way to do that. With fantastical settings and characters, comics are a beautiful breeding ground for creativity. And now Insight Kids has come up with a unique way to foster that love of comics while giving parents a chance to connect with their youngsters.

As a parent myself, I found this to be a very enjoyable read.  It’s great to be able to share my love of comics, especially Batman, with my young child.  Luckily, Batman is her favorite superhero, so when I showed her this book, she was ecstatic.  She couldn’t wait to crack it open and try it out.

This book contains six beautiful scenes to shine on the wall, and accompanying them is interesting information about Batman and the heroes and villains that surround him.  The artwork by Scott Buoncristiano is absolutely gorgeous.  It’s simplicity at its finest.  And the quality of the book itself is great, with hard, sturdy pages that won’t easily get damaged and strong plastic from which the images are projected.

Negatives

This truly is a great piece of DC merchandise, but the one thing about it that I wish was different is that I was hoping it would be more of a story as opposed to just information about the Dark Knight.  It is presented in a way that’s palatable for kids, but I think being an actual story with accompanying scenes would have been a much better way to go.

Verdict

Overall, this is a great piece for any DC lover, and if you have kids, it’s a nice way to introduce them to, or expand their love of Batman and the world of DC Comics.

Review: Batman: Flashlight Projections – Heroes & Villains

Written by: Jake Black Illustrations by: Scott Buoncristiano Summary Using illustrated cutout screens, Batman: Flashlight Projections…

Matt Reeves Turns In Script For ‘The Batman’

Matt Reeves Turns In Script For ‘The Batman’

Last month director Matt Reeves said he would be turning in the first draft of his script for The Batman.  The word out of DC Films was that Reeves was aiming for after Labor Day to turn in his script draft.  Now word has come down that Matt Reeves has turned in his script for The Batman not too long ago.

Now with the script on the desk for Warner Bros. executives, casting news might be coming…

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Review: Batman: Kings Of Fear #1

Review: Batman: Kings Of Fear #1

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Scott Peterson

Artist: Kelley Jones

Colors: Michelle Madsen

Letters: Rob Leigh

Summary

Legendary artist Kelley Jones makes his triumphant return to the Dark Knight in this explosive miniseries written by former BATMAN editor Scott Peterson! Batman’s been overseeing Gotham City for years now and isn’t sure how much of a difference he’s…

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Review: Harley Quinn #48

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Writer: Sam Humphries

Artist: Alisson Borges

Colors: Gabe Eltaeb

Letters: Dave Sharpe

Summary

‘Clown For Hire’ Part One, follows the story of Harley as she returns from Apokolips and has to face the worst part of being a fully functioning adult. Paying her bills!

She has two days left before she, and her friends are evicted from her home. Harley…

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Gotham Star Wants More Screen Time With Some M…

Gotham Star Wants More Screen Time With Major Villains

Everything comes to an end, even a Batman story.

In 2019 the prequel Batman show Gotham, that has aired on Fox since 2014 will come to an end. The show has had great ratings and built a very strong fan base with both its audience and critics.

Through the seasons, Bruce Wayne and Detective James Gordon have met an array of the Rogues Gallery.  We’ve met Victor Zsasz, Ra’s al Ghul, Scarecrow,…

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