Batman

Batman #4

by Alan Rapp on August 26, 2016

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Batman #4The discovery of the bodies of 27 dead soldiers lead Batman down a dark path which will fill-in the truth about Gotham’s newest super-heroes Gotham and Gotham Girl and their origins as part of Amanda Waller‘s Suicide Squad. Solving one mystery, how Waller’s plan to help Gotham using the Psycho-Pirate and Dr. Strange backfired, leaves an entirely new problem for Batman to face: how to deal with a murderous unhinged super-being looking to stop the city he’s sworn to protect from ever hurting another one of its citizens.

As easy as it is for Batman to find Task Force X’s secret Gotham bunker it’s going to be that much harder dealing with the mess Waller has left in his lap. While Gotham Girl appears to not be a danger to anyone (at least not yet), Gotham is a loaded gun Hugo Strange has turned on the city all to facilitate his own escape.

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Detective Comics #938

by Alan Rapp on August 23, 2016

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Detective Comics #938The Bat-break-out issue features Batwoman leading her time inside her father’s super-secret base to battle the Colony of Batmen to rescue Batman and expose Jake Kane‘s illegal war on domestic soil. Heavy on action, the issue spends the time to highlight each member as Clayface continues to prove useful, Cassandra Cain continues to kick some serious ass (although too much off it off-panel), and the back-and-forth between Red Robin and Spoiler continues to be a highlight of the comic.

Detective Comics #938 delves into a bit of the backstory behind the Colony and Kane’s obsession with a secret arm of the League of Assassins which Batman doesn’t even believe exists.

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  • Title: Batman: The Animated Series – It’s Never Too Late
  • wiki: link

Batman - It's Never Too Late

“It’s Never Too Late” isn’t what you would expect from a Batman cartoon. With this early episode Batman: The Animated Series let fans know that the new series would break the mold when it came to cartoon heroes. The mob war between upstart Rupert Thorne (John Vernon) and old-timer Arnold Stromwell (Eugene Roche) heats up with the abduction of Stromwell’s son. Thorne leads Stromwell into a set-up where the old mobster is apparently killed, but Batman (Kevin Conroy) shows up to save Stromwell’s life and attempts over the rest of the episode to save the mobster’s soul.

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All-Star Batman #1

by Alan Rapp on August 15, 2016

in Comics

All-Star Batman #1Scott Snyder is certainly a glass half-empty kind of guy. All-Star Batman #1 puts Batman and Two-Face on the road. Desperate for a chance to cure Harvey Dent, Batman races to an undisclosed location while the criminal kingpin has put an offer out to everyone. If Two-Face isn’t rescued every piece of dirty and blackmail available to him will be released to the public. However, if someone should find and release Two-Face untold riches will be theirs.

All-Star Batman #1 offers a pretty bleak view of humanity where everyone from a cop to a waitress is willing to kill for the prize. Batman also has to deal with super-villains like Killer Moth, Firefly, and Black Spider. Snyder’s choice to make even Alfred culpable in such scheming leaves a pretty awful taste in my mouth.

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Coming Soon – Justice League

by Alan Rapp on August 9, 2016

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Justice League
  • IMDb: link

Released during Comic-Con, the first trailer for Justice League offers us a look at Bruce Wayne’s (Ben Affleck) attempt to enlist other heroes to fight a looming threat. Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, and Henry Cavill also star. The movie opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

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