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Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition.
One of the things that stands out from The Batman Who Laughs miniseries is the newest corrupted Batman, the Grim Knight. This is a Batman who will use guns and is brutally efficient. Writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV deliver an origin issue pulling back the curtain on what made this deadly Batman.
The issue splits between acting as a flashback origin issue and a tie-in to The Batman Who Laughs miniseries. We learn what created this version of Batman as well as his war on crime. We also learn that maybe he’s not quite as indestructible as we think he is showing this is a character who can, and has, been beat. It’s an interesting reveal and delivers something we haven’t seen with some of the other dark multiverse Batmen that we’ve been introduced to.
The origin story itself is the expected spin on what we’ve seen before and there’s enough differences to make it interesting. That history and how it’s driving his actions now, plus the fact that he can be stopped, all create something different from the different Batmen we’ve already been introduced to. It’s yet another new spin and one that really works.
The art by Eduardo Risso with color by Dave Stewart and lettering by Sal Cipriano is fantastic. The styles switch between the present and the past and both are fantastic to look at. There’s an almost painted aspect to the past imagery giving it a haunting feel about it. The use of the blues and grays juxtaposed with the red of blood is eye catching.
The issue is a good one and one and delivers a character I want to see more of. We’re shown a Batman who isn’t just flawed but also isn’t invincible. We see him being defeated which gives us something we don’t see too often when it comes to the character. The dark multiverse shook things up and we can still be surprised with something new like this. A solid addition to the world Scott Snyder is building and he and Tynion deliver a fantastic chapter in The Batman Who Laughs’ tale.
Story: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV
Art: Eduardo Risso Color: Dave Stewart Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy
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The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1
(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Eduardo Risso (CA) Jock
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story!
DC Collectibles is bringing its acclaimed Batman: Black and White statue line to Walmart stores as 4″ mini-figures. The new figures are direct transformations of the company’s acclaimed 9″-scale figures and feature designs from many world-renowned artists including Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke and many more.
Batman: Black and White is DC Collectibles’ longest-running statue line and one of their best-sellers.
But, there’s a twist…
The 4″ line of figures will be packaged in individual blind bags stocked next to DC Comic Giants. Each month a new wave of six figures will be released widening the selection and upping the surprise factor.
The first waves of DC Collectibles Batman: Black and White 4″ figures heading to Walmart stores include:
- Batman by Amanda Connor
- Batman by Darwyn Cooke
- Batman by Jason Fabok
- Batman by Patrick Gleason
- Batman by Frank Quitely
- Batman by Dick Sprang
- Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm
- Robin by Frank Quitely
- Batman by Mike Allred
- Batman by John Romita Jr.
- Batman by Gary Frank
- Batman by Eduardo Risso
- The Joker by Jim Lee
- Batman by Dustin Nguyen
- Batman by Mike Mignola
- Batman by Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
- Batman from Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Batman by Jim Lee
- Penguin by Brian Bolland
- Robin by Carmine Infantino
- Batman by Carmine Infantino
- Batman by Chris Uminga
- Batman by Jae Lee
- Batman by Brian Bolland
The Walmart exclusive Batman: Black and White figures are priced at an MSRP of $5.00 each.
Wolverine: Logan collects the three issue series from Brian K. Vaughan and Eduardo Risso that gives us a moment that “re-forged Logan in the flames of love, death, and destruction.” It features color by Dean White and lettering by Joe Caramagna.
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Image Comics has revealed the first four of a series of virgin editions of highly anticipated new issues—Infidel #1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell, Moonshine #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, Saga #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—each of which will feature back cover quotes from the writers on the importance of their collaborating artists.
The front covers of these variants will be without series logo, Image logo, issue number, or price.
Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino will be available on Wednesday, March 7th.
Infidel#1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell will be available on Wednesday, March 14th.
Moonshine #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso will be available on Wednesday, March 21st.
Saga #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Diamond Code JAN188081) will be available on Wednesday, March 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 5th.
Batman/The Shadow #3
(W) Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando (A) Riley Rossmo (CA) Eduardo Risso
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
The Joker has entered the fray, and he’s been offered unspeakable power in return for helping the Stag kill Batman! It’s up to the Shadow to protect Batman from the pair’s combined onslaught and the mystical powers of Shamba-La! Co-published with Dynamite!
From writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso—the Eisner Award-winning creative team behind the crime classic, 100 Bullets—comes volumer one of a brutal new series that puts a horror twist on a classic gangster tale, Moonshine. The trade paperback of Moonshine, Vol. 1 will collect issues 1-6 of the series and is set to hit stores this May.
Set deep in Appalachia during Prohibition, Moonshine tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, Hiram Holt. Lou figures it a milk run, but what he doesn’t figure is that Holt’s just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Not only will Holt do anything for his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker, bloodier family secret.
Moonshine, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0064-4, Diamond Code FEB170696) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, May 10th and in bookstores on Tuesday, May 16th.
Image Comics has announced that the second issue of Moonshine by 100 Bullets creative team Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso will be sent back to print in order to keep up with increasing customer demand for the series.
In Moonshine Part Two, Gangster Lou Pirlo thought he was stepping up in the NYC mob when he got sent to Appalachia to broker a big moonshine deal. Instead, he stepped right in the middle of a good ol’ fashioned family feud…and when one of the family might be a werewolf, things get bloody right quick.
Moonshine #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code OCT168254), Moonshine #2 Cover A by Risso (Diamond Code OCT160622) and Cover B by Jock (Diamond Code OCT160623) will be available on Wednesday, December 14th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, November 21st.
Image Comics has announced a special cover of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s forthcoming Moonshine #1 in celebration of this year’s Local Comic Shop Day.
The cover will feature black and white art by Frank Miller and will be available to comic shop retailers with Diamond Code JUL168777 and on shelves on Local Comic Shop Day—Saturday, November 19th.
Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia, MOONSHINE #1 tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, one Hiram Holt. What Lou doesn’t figure on is that Holt is just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Because not only will Holt do anything to protect his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker family secret…a bloody, supernatural secret that must never see the light of day… or better still, the light of the full moon.
Moonshine #1 marks the first time Azzarello and Risso have worked together for Image Comics and reunites the Eisner Award-winning creative team that defined modern crime comics with 100 Bullets… and now puts a horror-twist on a classic gangster tale.