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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Roll a natural 20 with POCKETSS – Free comics!

Kotaku – You Can All Get This Ugly Suit In Arkham Knight Now – Zur En Arrh ugly!? Hell no! It’s a classic!


Talking Comics – Batman/Catwoman #1
Comics Bulletin – Detective Comics #826
Comic Watch – Kill A Man
CBR – The Union #1

Underrated: the Batman: Arkham Knight comic prequel

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way.

This week: the Batman: Arkham Knight comic prequel.

If you’re a gamer and a comic fan, then there’s a really good chance that you’ve played the Arkham series of Batman games. Starting with Arkham Asylum, the sequel (and still my favourite of the bunch) Arkham City, to the finale Arkham Knight, the franchise also delivered Arkham Origins – though this prequel, released after Arkham City, was developed by a different studio and doesn’t compare as well to the other three despite still being a really good game. The games’ story is remarkably robust, and at the time caught a few people off guard with the quality and detail (remember, the first two were released before video game stories were up to the quality you see in God Of War or Red Dead Redemption 2), leaving many a comic fan with the first true experience of playing as the goddamn Batman.

Of course, being a comic based game series, there have been various tie-in series released over the years, which is where this column comes in, with a look at the prequel to Arkham Knight, the series finale.

Written by Peter Tomasi with art by an all star cast of creators such as Vikto bogdanovic, Art Thibert, Ig Guara and Julio Ferreira, this book is far better than your average movie or video game tie in. And yes, it did take me far longer than it should have to realize that this was the second volume, but that didn’t lesson my enjoyment of the story at all. If anything, the best way to really look at this book is as an Elseworlds tale (which ultimately it is, just under a different moniker. where you’re not going to know the full story unless you play the games as well.

This gives the Arkham universe a unique interactive element to them not found in either comics or videogames alone. There’s no harm in not reading this book if you’re a gamer, just as there’s no real reason not to give this a look if you’re a comics fan – though if you’re not familiar with the game’s story then you may have a slightly harder time, but no more so if you started reading a series at the beginning of a story and not at the first issue.

If you’ve been reading comics, especially superhero comics, for some time then you’re going to be used to starting a story without knowing everything that came before, and so if you pick this book up with that in mind then there’s something here that you’ll be able to enjoy.

This a solid story, and one that I’m glad I found on the shelf.

This isn’t one of the defining runs or stories in Batman’s history, but it is a lot of fun – and that’s why it’s a great candidate for today’s Underrated column. Check it out if you ever get a chance.

Join us next week when we look at something else that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

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It’s a new week as the first month of the year comes winding to a close. We’ve got lots on tap coming at you. To get things rolling here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start the week!

Kotaku – The next issue of Jump Square will have an 87-page one-shot Death Note manga. – Nice!

Boston.com – Pow! Three arrested in theft of $250,000 worth of comic books – Glad they were caught.

CBLDF – Jason Reynolds Named Library of Congress’ national ambassador for young people’s literature – Congrats!

ICv2 – IDW Publishing Lost $800,000 in Fiscal Q4, $5.2 Million for the Year – That’s not good. It was a rough year for the publisher with lots of shake-ups. We’ll see if things can turn around in 2020.

Smash Pages – 2020 Eisner Hall of Fame nominees announced – Congrats to all the nominees!

Newsarama – Marvel Cancels Hulu’s Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler Shows – This isn’t surprising. We were expecting the entire line of shows to be canceled after the Marvel Studios shake-up and Ghost Rider not happening at Hulu.

Kotaku – Five-Year-Old Batman: Arkham Knight Gets New Cosmetic DLC – Everything old is new again!


Geek Dad – Runaway Princess
Blog Critics – The Trial of Kitaro

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The weekend’s almost here and we’re heading to Baltimore Comic Con! What are folks doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for work to end and weekend begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Kotaku – Here’s A $900 Batman: Arkham Knight Statue – Let us check our couch cushions.

Polygon – Spider-Man #1, X-Men #1 stolen from friendly neighborhood doorstep, say cops – Grrrrr.

Capeless Crusaders – Riverdale Star KJ Apa in Late Night Car Crash Leaving Set – Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.

ICv2 – ‘Watchmen’ Greenlit for Pilot – Anyone excited for this?

The Outhouser – AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics Will Debut In November – Actually looking forward to seeing what this is about.


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CBR – Batman: The Red Death #1

Comic Attack – Catalyst Prime: The Incidentals #1

Knight Models Reveals Aquaman, Supergirl, Nightwing, and More

Knight Models has revealed its March releases for their Batman Miniature Game and DC Universe Miniature Game. The releases include not only new figures but also a new campaign book.

There’s a couple interesting things of note with this release. The new Arkham Knight Campaign Book comes with an exclusive Arkham Knight (Jason Todd) with sniper rifle. The figure has three different heads to choose from.

This also represents the company’s first “DC Multiverse” release with Catwoman. These releases will include rules for use of the figure in both the Batman Miniature Game as well as the DC Universe Miniature Game.

Being releases this month includes the Batman Miniature Game Arkham Knight Campaign Book, Nightwing, Penguin and Street Demonz, Penguin Lieutenant, and Catwoman. All for use with the Batman Miniature Game.

For the DC Universe Miniature Game releases include Catwoman, Aquaman, Supergirl, and markers for Sinestro Corp, Green Lantern, and Superman.

Entertainment Earth Spotlight: Batman: Arkham Knight Robin Play Arts Kai Action Figure

Batman’s sidekick, Robin, makes his appearance in the Batman: Arkham Knight Play Arts Kai line of highly detailed action figures! The Batman: Arkham Knight Robin Play Arts Kai Action Figure uses interchangeable accessory parts, with 2 variations of this figure: one with the hood over Robin’s head, and one without. His bo staff comes in two variations as well – rod-shaped and shield-shaped, to allow for wide range of poseability. The Batman: Arkham Knight Robin Play Arts Kai Action Figure measures approximately 9 4/5-inches tall x 5 1/8-inches wide x 3 1/8-inches long, comes with a display stand, and comes packaged in a window box. The paintwork incorporates layers of colors as well as slight unevenness and stains to accentuate the powerful presence of a dark hero. In addition, heavy focus on the texture and paintwork of battle-worn armor emphasizes a realistic look.

Normally $99.99, this figure is 66% off, just $33.90.




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Entertainment Earth Spotlight: Batman Arkham Knight ArtFX+ Statue for 59% Off

Arkham Knight is a mysterious character who only wants to make Batman suffer in the Batman: Arkham Knight video game. The Arkham Knight ArtFX+ Statue features Arkham Knight in his unique costume with a camouflaged bodysuit, armored extremities, a low-slung utility belt, the Arkham “A” symbol on his chest, and Batman-inspired helmet with pointed ears. Arkham Knight stands about 10-inches tall. The 1:10 scale statue captures Arkham Knight barreling forward towards his sworn enemy, one arm up to bash through any resistance and the other holding out a pistol at the ready!

The Batman Arkham Knight ArtFX+ Statue also features a modular base system that lets you customize your display with a wide range of options. Display Arkham Knight rushing over rooftops, breaking through a wall, or tackling Batman! With multiple square and rectangular pieces plus a broken window, metal grate, and joint parts, this set is all about building your own diorama base. You can craft your own unique display by combining Batman’s architectural elements with those of his arch-rival Batman sold separately) and show off the 2 fighting in a rich and complex Gotham City Environment! Lastly, as a special bonus every bullet hole in the walls of the diorama is approximately 4 mm in diameter so it can also display Frame Arms model kits or Modeling support goods (sold separately).





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Batman: Arkham Knight Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #6 Out for PC

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that the Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #6 for Batman: Arkham Knight is available for fans who have purchased the game for PC and are connected to the Internet. Beginning Jan. 26, the content will also be available for fans who have purchased Batman: Arkham Knight for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. In addition, as part of the January update for Batman: Arkham Knight, the Batman Incorporated skin will now be available to all players.

This expansive challenge pack allows players to gain focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion throughout their favorite locations from Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight when playing online.

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get, and what will you be reading this Christmas Eve?

While you let us know, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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New York Times – Coming Out as Gay Superheroes – An interesting read.

GamePolitics – Congresswoman Katherine Clark promotes new anti-swatting bill – Good!

Kotaku – Arkham Knight’s New DLC Superbly Spotlights Batman’s Saddest Enemy – Who’s still playing?

The New Yorker – “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and the superhero survivor. – Awesome to see this in the New Yorker!


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Comic Vine – Astonishing Ant-Man #3

The Rainbow Hub – Batman and Robin Eternal #12

Comic Vine – Bloodshot Reborn #9

CBR – Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2

Comic Vine – Extraordinary X-Men #4

The Rainbow Hub – Fight Club 2 #8

CBR – Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1

Talking Comics – Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1

Comic Vine – Robin: Son of Batman #7

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It’s Thanksgiving Day! For folks celebrating, we hope you have a wonderful day and for those that aren’t we’ll have a normal day here at GP!

While you await the Turkey to be ready, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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ArtsBeat – ‘The Walking Dead Experience’ Is Coming to New Jersey – This sounds cool.

Kotaku – Arkham Knight’s New Catwoman And Robin DLC Is A Drag – This game just doesn’t get much love.

Elle – What It’s Like to Be a Woman of Color in Privileged White Spaces – If you read one thing in this list.

Panels – Unconventional Romance Comics! – If you need any suggestions.


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Comic Vine – All-New Wolverine #2

CBR – Archie #4

Comic Vine – Art Ops #2

The Rainbow Hub – Fight Club 2 #7

CBR – Jacked #1

Comics Alliance – Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #1

CBR – Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #1

CBR – Oyster War

The Rainbow Hub – Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #4

The Rainbow Hub – Ringside #1

Comics Alliance – Silk #1

Comic Vine – Silk #1

CBR – Silk #1

Comic Vine – Star Wars: Darth Vader #13

Comic Vine – Venom: Space Knight #1

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