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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? Anything really good you’ve read?

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Kotaku – The Ultimate Cosplay Hero – Well ok then.


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Comic Vine – Batman #30

CBR – Batman #30

Comic Vine – Batman: Eternal #2

Comic Vine – Deadpool vs. Carnage #2

The Book Monsters – The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza

Comic Vine – Harley Quinn #5

Comic Vine – Hulk #1

Comic Vine – Justice League #29

Comic Vine – Nova #16

Comic Vine – Sinestro #1

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #31

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #21

Comic Vine – Ultimate FF #1

Comic Vine – Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #3

Comic Vine – Wonder Woman #30

DC Comics Announces Robin Rises: Omega

The hunt for Robin is over, but Batman and Ra’s al Ghul continue the family feud.

Batman isn’t quite the same without his sidekick Robin, the last being Damian Wayne who was killed off in the series Batman Inc. in 2013. It looks like it’ll only be a few more months for Batman to be Robin-less, as a new Robin will be taking his side. Who that Robin is, isn’t being said.

Since Damian’s demise, the series Batman and Robin has turned into Batman and... featuring numerous different individuals. The series has featured a “Hunt for Robin” storyline as Batman has being trying to figure out how to revive the boy, while his grandfather, the villain Ra’s al Ghul, has stolen the body as well as his daughter (Damian’s mother) Talia al Ghul’s body.

In July, we get the one-shot Robin Rises: Omega which sees the struggle between Batman and Ra’s al Ghul becoming something bigger with the involvement of forces from Darkseid’s world, Apokolips. One we later DC’s Batman and Robin returns with issue 33 which picks up right after the one-shot and finds Batman in conflict with the Justice League as he decides to pursue the Chaos Shard back to Apokolips. Both are written by Peter Tomasi.

Look for Robin Rises: Omega #1 with art by Andy Kubert and Jonathan Glapion on July 16 and Batman and Robin with art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray on July 23.


Review: Batman: Eternal #1

Batman_Eternal_Vol_1-1_Cover-1_TeaserThe Batman corner of the DC universe is filled with some of the most colorful and iconic characters in all of comics. Batman’s rogues gallery and allies flesh out a world adding interesting flavor and color to it all. With the launch of Batman: Eternal we’re promised a greater exploration of that world, instead of revolving around and focusing on the center that is the Dark Knight. A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. That’s a pretty grand promise and high hopes for this, a new weekly series, so does it hold up to the expectations?

In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law! Kicking off in an interesting way, cementing the idea this first story isn’t Batman centric, we’re introduced to a new Gotham PD officer, fresh off the train, almost a reflection of the early days of Jim Gordon. The new officer, Bard, is talked to that there are sides to choose within the Gotham PD and that things won’t always be great for Gordon, a foreshadowing of what to expect in the first issue, instead of letting the story itself just play out.

The story is pretty good though, setting itself up like the beginning of a police procedural television show just before the credits role. What’s solid though is an interesting mystery being set up. There’s not only the issue with Gordon that finds him on the other side of the law, but also something in the beginning that’s has a nice bookend in the issue about it. The interaction of all of the characters is fantastic as well. The verbal jousting and patter is realistic and flows nicely.

Fabok’s art is fantastic for the issue. Each character looks unique and is identifiable, but the art style fits the gritty setting that is Gotham and Batman’s world.

I can’t say I’m totally blown away by the first issue, but it’s nice to see the Batman universe fleshed out to give us more than a man dressed as a bat. A good start that is best to see how it plays out.

Story: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley Art: Jason Fabok
Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

“Batman: Strange Days” – Bruce Timm’s Batman 75th Anniversary Short

A brand new short from producer Bruce Timm featuring a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition Available Now!

Today Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition is now available for digital download on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.  Developed by Armature Studio, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition enhances the core pillars of the previously released handheld version of the game with high-definition visuals, an all-new map system, new enemy encounters, difficulty levels, and batsuits.

Previously only available for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS, and created as a companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition features enhanced high-definition 2.5-D graphics and, 5.1 surround sound. Players will be able to guide their way through Blackgate prison with the new navigational system created for this version of the game. In addition, they can suit up with the exclusive Zero Year Batsuit skin which players can unlock by registering for a Warner Bros. ID account.

Set three months after Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman is summoned to restore peace and order within the walls of Blackgate Prison. Players will explore the depths of the island penitentiary as Batman investigates and realizes that there is more to the henchman uprising than initially meets the eye.

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Happy 75th Batman!

Today is the 75th anniversary of the release of Batman‘s first appearance in Detective Comics #27.


DC Celebrates Batman¹s 75th Anniversary

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC ComicsBatman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero.  Highlights of the anniversary program, which started with the lanch of www.Batman75.com, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame.  There will also be 75th anniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.


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It’s new comic day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? Check out some comic news you might have missed below.

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CBR – “Mind MGMT” Screenwriter Will Pen “The Wolverine” Sequel – Interesting.

Kotaku – Crimea’s New Attorney General Reacts to Her Internet Fandom – So weird.

Kotaku – Future Batman Glows In The Dark (And Is Really Old) – Some cool art.

CBR – Allison Types: Is Competition Always Good? – A good read and good ideas.

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CBR – Ms. Marvel #2

Gotham Reveals Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle


Fashion Spotlight: Abed Rises Mixes Batman and Community

Ript Apparel today has a design that mixes Batman and Community‘s Abed! Abed Rises from Six Eyed Monster will be for sale on March 17, 2014 only!

Abed Rises by Six Eyed Monster

Abed Rises


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