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Those Two Geeks: Episode Two

The hosts of Gotham Weekly return with a new name and a new episode count as they move aware from being a Batman centric podcast into the wider world of nerd and geekdom. Think of it as our very own Rebirth!

But don’t worry, Bat-fans, once again despite the new name there’s still a lot of Batman talk this week  as Alex and Joe sit down to talk about some of the things from SDCC that caught their eye, Superman #27, Batman #27, 

This week’s Comic Club (the feature we don’t name in the actual podcast), in which our hosts assign a comic to the other in order to discuss it on the episode should have been Kill or Be Killed #1 and  Dark Days: The Casting #1, but if you’re wondering where it is, the segment never made to the episode due to time constraints.

As always, the Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jc_hesh if you have suggestions for a future Comic Club comic for them to check out.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here so who’s doing geeky things? We’re prepping for San Diego Comic-Cin with so much to do! Anyone seeing any movies? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Newsarama – New The Batman Director Abandons Affleck/Johns Script For ‘New Story’ – Wait until the credits for the film…

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Bloodshot’s Day Off #1

CBR – Calexit #1

Talking Comics – Dark Days: The Casting #1

ICv2 – Golden Kamuy Vol. 1

The Spectator – Other Russias

CBR – Spider-Men II #1

Talking Comics – The Unsound #2

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

DC Comics – DC Remembers Sam Glanzman (1924 – 2017) – Our thoughts are with his friends and family

NPR – Let’s Get Graphic: 100 Favorite Comics And Graphic Novels – This is a pretty great list.

Newsarama – DC’s Earth One Line Returns With Green Lantern – Looking forward to more Earth One graphic novels.

North Texas Daily – UNT comic book collection highlighted in summer exhibition – This is pretty cool to see.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Calexit#1

CBR – Dark Days: The Casting #1

Newsarama – Dark Days: The Casting #1

Comic Attack – Harbinger Renegade #5

Newsarama – War for the Planet of the Apes #1

Review: Dark Days: The Casting #1

The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?

One of my biggest issues with DC Comics is the decades of continuity and history. As someone relatively new to their comics (new being 6ish years) I still feel like there’s so much I don’t know and unaware of. That’s why events that feel like they mine that history make me nervous as a reader. That’s why I was pretty happy with Dark Days: The Forge, the first issue leading up to DC’s next big event.

Much like The Forge, Dark Days: The Casting mines that history but presents the overall package in a way that’s still enjoyable for those who might not know it. Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, Dark Days: The Casting takes us further into the mystery that has been plaguing Batman. It also takes advantage of the Multiverse, a concept that makes DC really stand out and it takes advantage of it in a way that feels new still. But, what Snyder and Tynion really do is build the tension. Through various threads the mystery is deepened and the players laid out on the table and even though this layers on so much to DC’s history, it still works and works really well.

Andy Kubert, John Romita, Jr., and Jim Lee deliver art that’s fantastic and characters like Batman, Joker, Green Lantern have never looked better. The mood of the comic is delivered on the page like a setting can define a scene. And boy do these creators throw a lot in there. The settings, characters, and each moment each feel epic in scale in a way that the concept of event comes across. It all is getting me even more excited for what’s to come.

Events have a bit ho-hum lately in comics but DC feels like it’s setting up a potential classic here with two comics that lay the groundwork for whats to come and build a mystery that when all the pieces fall into place feels like it’ll pay off. This is the prequel, not really meant to be read on its own. It has a goal to set up what’s to come and get us excited and it achieves that in every way.

Story: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV Art: Andy Kubert, John Romita, Jim Lee
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.45 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Dark Days: The Casting #1

Dark Days: The Casting #1

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Andy Kubert, John Romita (CA) Scott Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $4.99

The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Paul

Top Pick: Jean Grey #4 (Marvel) – Jean Grey is doing everything she can to see that she doesn’t suffer under the power of the Phoenix, like her “other” self did…and I am here for all of it! This has been a really great series with a strong lead character who isn’t taking crap from anyone, especially a cosmic fire bird. Her search for answers has been fun, and I am really looking to the inevitable showdown with the big bird itself.

Hulk #8 (Marvel) – This series has been a great read, following Jen as she struggled to keep her anger in check, but now that her Hulk has been released, it’s going to be more interesting to see how she learns to balance life as Jennifer and her new Hulk persona, or if one will take complete control. If you’re not already reading this book, I recommend jumping on board.

Weapon X #5 (Marvel) – This has been an exciting crossover with Old Man Logan, his team and Amadeus Cho. The team is tracking down the Weapon X program to shut it down for good, and along the way we’re getting some decent character interaction and action. I am excited to see if Weapon X’s ‘batch H’ prototype is released, because that will be a showdown not to be missed.

 

Brett

Top Pick: American Way: Those Above and Below #1 (Vertigo) – John Ridley is back and returns to the series he completed 10 years ago. It’s 1972 and tensions are rising in this heroes in the real world take that blew me away with its first issue.

Catalyst Prime: Accell #2 (Lion Forge Comics) – I loved the first issue and can’t wait to read the second. Just a lot of fun.

Centipede #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I know this being on here might seem crazy, but the first issue is a lot of fun and hits the right buttons for us that grew up playing Atari.

Dark Days: The Casting #1 (DC Comics) – A bit heavier in DC lore than I like, but it’s setting up what feels like one hell of a mystery and one hell of a battle to come.

S##t and P##s (Retrofit Comics) – This indie publisher has never disappointed and this is no exception. A dark journey into a sewage processing plant built on top of the ruins of a failing civilization. The custodian of this horrid place encounters all types of things that should not be in this science fiction adventure.

Early Preview: Dark Days: The Casting #1

Dark Days: The Casting #1

Written by: James T Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Art by: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Various, John Romita, Jr.
Cover by: Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Variant cover by: John Romita, Jr., Andy Kubert
U.S. Price: $4.99
On Sale Date: July 12, 2017

The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?

The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!

Early Preview: Dark Days: The Casting #1

Dark Days: The Casting #1

Written by: James T Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Art by: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, Various, John Romita, Jr.
Cover by: Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Variant cover by: John Romita, Jr., Andy Kubert
U.S. Price: $4.99
On Sale Date: July 12, 2017

The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?

The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!

Dark Days: Metal Begins with Dark Days: The Forge. Are You Ready to Rock with a First Look?!

DC Comics is bringing you that sweet, sweet sound as Metal kicks off with two ground-shaking preludes—starting with Dark Days: The Forge in June and continuing with Dark Days: The Casting in July.  The New York Times best-selling writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV collaborate with iconic artists Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr. to bring these stories to life— laying the foundation for whats to come and showing you the first look into Metal and Dark Matter this year.

Dark Days: The Forge begins with a discovery, and a secret. Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the Multiverse! What has he discovered? And how does this connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?

Spearheaded by Snyder, Metal and it’s preludes will expand the DCU as we know it— revealing that the world of our favorite DC characters still has many areas left uncharted. Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League think they’ve been to every corner of the Multiverse—but a looming threat is coming from a place they never knew existed. Welcome to a crazy, melt-your-face, hard-rock space adventure like you’ve never seen before.

Welcome to the Dark Multiverse.

It’s Dark Days Ahead for the DC Universe

DC Comics has announced a massive event this summer, writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV collaborate with iconic artists Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr. for Dark Days: The Forge #1 and Dark Days: The Casting #1.Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of THE FORGE and THE CASTING will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.

Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of The Forge and The Casting will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.

Snyder in the announcement says that Dark Days posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when he started on Batman. This is something that’s been hinted at over the years with Easter eggs and clues. The event ultimately leads to huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC. The two issues are a prelude to an event that’s been developing for years.

Visually powering this event is a master class of artists, including Kubert, Lee and Romita Jr., who will drive DC’s initiative to bring artists to the forefront of the storytelling process. Beginning with Dark Days, these writers and artists will collaborate to develop new ideas and characters, that further enriches the DC Universe.

DC has said to expect more information about the comic event at upcoming conventions like WonderCon, Fan Expo Dallas and C2E2 over the coming months.