It’s my favorite day of the week! It’s New Comic Book Day!
This week, DC Comics continues its quest to turn Batman into an antihero on the level of The Punisher or Wolverine in not one, but two, major releases. First, the Dark Nights: Metal tie-ins continue with BATMAN: THE DAWNBREAKER. Then, Sean Murphy’s take on a world where the Caped Crusader went to far continues with BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT.
With new information coming out of New York City’s Javits Center about every other minute this weekend during New York Comic Con, let’s take a look at some of the more exciting items that have been announced so far.
An adventure from early in their heroic careers brings Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon together in Batgirl, while gods new and old come to blows as Wonder Woman kicks off a new era.
This week’s Dark Nights: Metal tie-in takes us to a world in the Dark Multiverse where Batman steals the power from fellow Leaguer Cyborg. And it’s about as twisted as you’d expect a comic subtitled “The Murder Machine” would be.
From a blog on the other side of the universe, I have returned to The Casual Geekery to report my findings on a film from the past that has it’s roots steeped in nerd dirt. Today, we take a look at the first big screen adaptation of the crew of the Starship Enterprise. It’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and yes they ran with that title, which generates about as much excitement as the film itself.
In this edition, our bumbling hero struggles to find a way to help Betty in the latest issue of Archie, while the daughter of a hero searches for answers in Black Hammer.
Despite usually being a nightmare under the best of circumstances, the American highway has captured the imagination for generations. The open road, the scenery, the Okies traveling down Route 66 for Californy, something about the roads represents a very American ideal of freedom.
Sometimes, an idea is so brilliant, there’s no way it can possibly work. This may be one of those times, but I doubt it. I really want this to get made.
After eight years of having them in storage, I recently got nine long boxes and two egg crates worth of comic books back into my possession. Now, it’s time to dive in and see what’s in there!