Watchmen, Rebirth, and the DC Universe

When I saw the first trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, my reaction was, basically, “That looks as much like a sequel to Watchmen as it does a sequel to Man of Steel.” To be clear, by Watchmen, I’m referring to Zack Snyder’s 2009 movie based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986 … Continue reading Watchmen, Rebirth, and the DC Universe

Things I’ve Been Reading: Batman Adventures Volume 2

Batman Adventures Volume 2 DC Comics Written by Kelley Puckett Art by Mike Parobeck and Rich Burchett If you were to ask me who my three favorite Batman artists were, you could make a decent guess at my age. Or at least, when I was really reading comic books. Those three artists would be Jim … Continue reading Things I’ve Been Reading: Batman Adventures Volume 2

Harlan Ellison’s Batman ’66: The Lost Episode

Batman ’66: The Lost Episode DC Comics Written by Len Wein, based on a television treatment by Harlan Ellison (inspired by “The Crimes of Two-Face” by Bill Finger) Art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez For the last two years, DC Comics has been publishing original comics based on the Adam West Batman television series, ranging from … Continue reading Harlan Ellison’s Batman ’66: The Lost Episode

Why Harlan Ellison’s Batman Story Isn’t “Lost”

At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, DC Entertainment announced Batman ’66: The Lost Episode, an adaptation by Len Wein and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez of a Harlan Ellison story for the Adam West Batman television series that would have seen the Caped Crusader do battle with Two-Face. A Harlan Ellison-penned story for Batman? you say. How … Continue reading Why Harlan Ellison’s Batman Story Isn’t “Lost”

Robin Rises Omega

Robin Rises Omega DC Entertainment Written by Peter Tomasi Art by Andy Kubert and Jonathan Glapion Several years ago, Grant Morrison introduced comics audiences to Batman’s son, Damian Wayne. The product of an encounter with Talia al Ghul, the daughter of long-time foe Ra’s al Ghul, Damian had been raised by Talia and trained in … Continue reading Robin Rises Omega

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1 IDW Publishing/DC comics Written by Chris Roberson Pencils by Jeffrey Moy Inks by Philip Moy A starship streaks by. Her lines are somewhat familiar — saucer, secondary hull with a navigational deflector, two cylindrical warp nacelles — but there are some details that are unusual — the saucer has a … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes Crossover

ADDED (10-22-2010): These are my pre-publication thoughts. My thoughts on the first issue itself can be found here. END This week, IDW Publishing made me very happy. At San Diego Comic-Con, they announced that, with DC Comics, they will be publishing a Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover by novelist Chris Roberson and artist Jeffrey Moy: … Continue reading On the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes Crossover

On My 2011 Shore Leave Schedule

We come to it at last, the great battle of our times. No, wait. That’s not right. Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup. No, that’s not it, either. Oh! I’ve got it! Next weekend, July 8th through 10th, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, is Shore Leave, a science-fiction and fantasy convention. … Continue reading On My 2011 Shore Leave Schedule

On Cyberspace and the New Batgirl

The shoe that I’ve been fearing to drop since last week dropped today. The new Batgirl in the DC Universe will be Barbara Gordon, not Stephanie Brown. For me, that’s a big deal. I mentioned in passing last week that I absolutely adore the current Batgirl series. I didn’t want to love it — Stephanie … Continue reading On Cyberspace and the New Batgirl

On Flashpoint and the New DC Universe

Two weeks ago, I ruminated on DC Comics’ Flashpoint event and what it might mean for Batman comics. Well, earlier this week, DC Comics announced what’s coming down the road — the DC Universe as we know it will change radically in September. Comics fandom has been beside itself since Tuesday trying to figure out … Continue reading On Flashpoint and the New DC Universe