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Review: Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 takes Batman and Joker’s head, deeper into this mysterious world in an attempt to figure out who is responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as “the Plains of Solitude.”

Writer Scott Snyder delivers an interesting but at times confusing issue. Batman’s journey takes him through a world that feels more like something out of a nightmare than an actual post-apocalyptic landscape. Worlds shrink down, trips through the underworld, it all feels too dreamlike in ways. Batman’s journey comes off as set pieces rather than a flowing narrative.

And all of that might be on purpose. Snyder peppers the issue with hints as to who Omega is and I’m still not entirely convinced this isn’t all in Batman’s mind. There’s a lot to keep you guessing on a lot of aspects of the issue.

The art by Greg Capullo is as fantastic as expected. He’s joined by Jonathan Glapion on ink, FCO Plascencia on color, and Tom Napolitano on letters. The team brings Snyder’s nightmarish world to life delivering just enough details to shock and have you linger. There’s a brutality to the action that’ll give you pause and have you staring at the page.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 isn’t a bad issue at all. It’s a chapter in the greater narrative and will fit fine in the end. However, the dreamlike flow of the issue creates a choppy narrative that at times is jarring and others makes no sense. It’s just not as good as the far superior first issue.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: FCO Plascencia Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane’s Spawn #300 Covers Revealed

Image Comics has revealed the highly-anticipated Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane covers and the Greg Capullo covers for the upcoming milestone Spawn #300 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn. These covers are just four of many exciting cover reveals to come on the #Roadto300!

The record-setting Spawn #300 hits stores on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, August 5. 

  • SPAWN #300 CVR A MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190014
  • SPAWN #300 CVR B B&W MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190015
  • SPAWN #300 CVR C CAPULLO – Diamond Code JUN190016
  • SPAWN #300 CVR D CAPULLO VIRGIN – Diamond Code JUN190017
  • SPAWN #300 CVR E CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190018
  • SPAWN #300 CVR F B&W CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190019
  • SPAWN #300 CVR G CAMPBELL – Diamond Code JUN190020
  • SPAWN #300 CVR H OPENA – Diamond Code JUN190021
  • SPAWN #300 CVR I ALEXANDER – Diamond Code JUN190022
  • SPAWN #300 CVR J PARODY VAR MCFARLANE – JUN190023

Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301 when SPAWN becomes the longest-running creator-owned comic in the world. 

Preview: Nightwing #62

Nightwing #62

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Greg Capullo
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $4.99

After the epic conclusion to the Burnback saga, it’s clear that while he may have forgotten his past, Ric Grayson’s innate skills and instincts as a team leader elevate Team Nightwing to a new level. But what does that mean for the Blüdhaven PD, and what does that mean for a man who is looking to live a life without the baggage of his past to hold him down? Ric seeks comfort in Bea’s arms, but may find answers in another’s Talons as we dive headlong into the Year of the Villain! Plus, Lex Luthor delivers the Court of Owls the means to own what they covet most: Ric Grayson.

Nightwing #62

McFarlane Sets a Record with Spawn #301

With its 301st issue, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn becomes the longest running creator-owned comic book in the world!

Spawn launched to record sales of 1.7 million copies when its inaugural issue was released in 1992, helping to cement the early days of Image Comics as a game-changing, new era in creator-owned comic books. Now, 27-years later Spawn, and Image Comics remain hallmarks of the comic book industry.

As a testament to the longevity of Todd McFarlane’s seminal creation, and to Image Comics’ revolutionary call for creators’ rights to own and control the characters and comic books they create, Spawn’s 301st issue will be a truly historic release, as McFarlane’s award-winning, fan-favorite superhero, will become the longest running creator-owned comic book ever.

To continue the celebration that begins with the deluxe sized, 72-page issue of Spawn #300, McFarlane will return, once more, to pencil and ink interior story pages for the record-breaking Spawn #301. Showcasing his unique blend of larger-than-life action and visual world-building, McFarlane will usher in Spawn’s next creative evolution in his signature “hyper-detailed” style that has been an inspiration to artists and storytellers across all genres of entertainment media.

Joining Todd on Spawn #301’s superstar creative team will be legendary Spawn and Batman artist, Greg Capullo, critically-acclaimed illustrator, Jason Shawn Alexander, top comic artists, Clayton Crain, Jerome Opeña, and Francesco Mattina, along with more surprises, including more top-tier comic book talent.

Spawn #301, a 48-page full-color comic book will be in stores September 25, 2019. Also available will be black and white Spawn #301 “Artist Edition” variant showcasing McFarlane and Capullo’s original, inked artwork.

This record-breaking, history-making, oversized issue will retail for $4.99.

SPAWN #300 hits comic shops on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 5:

  • SPAWN #300 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUN190014
  • SPAWN #300 CVR B B&W MCFARLANE – JUN190015
  • SPAWN #300 CVR C CAPULLO – JUN190016
  • SPAWN #300 CVR D CAPULLO VIRGIN – JUN190017
  • SPAWN #300 CVR E CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – JUN190018
  • SPAWN #300 CVR F B&W CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – JUN190019
  • SPAWN #300 CVR G CAMPBELL – JUN190020
  • SPAWN #300 CVR H OPENA – JUN190021
  • SPAWN #300 CVR I ALEXANDER – JUN190022
  • SPAWN #300 CVR J PARODY VAR MCFARLANE – JUN190023

SPAWN #301 hits comic shops on Wednesday, September 25. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 2: 

  • SPAWN #301 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUL190084
  • SPAWN #301 CVR B CAPULLO – JUL190085
  • SPAWN #301 CVR C VIRGIN CAPULLO – JUL190086
  • SPAWN #301 CVR D ALEXANDER – JUL190087
  • SPAWN #301 CVR E CRAIN – JUL190088
  • SPAWN #301 CVR F OPENA – JUL190089
  • SPAWN #301 CVR G VIRGIN MATTINA – JUL190090
  • SPAWN #301 CVR H PARODY MCFARLANE – JUL190091
  • SPAWN #301 CVR I B&W MCFARLANE – JUL190092

Those Two Geeks Episode Forty Two: We Have No Idea Any More

After an impromptu hiatus, the geeks are back (again). They talk about a lot of Batman, the at the time unconfirmed news that Robert Pattinson is the new Dark Knight and go on a rather large tangent at the end as they forget they’re recording.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jc_hesh if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Mondo Reveals New 80 Years of Batman Prints

Tomorrow Mondo has the final drop of remaining prints from their 80 Years of Batman gallery show. This week they shift the focus on the more modern era of the Bat as we highlight comics from the last 30 years of Batman history.

Joining these posters will be a brand new enamel pin and t-shirt using the Mondo Comics Code Authority created for these faithful poster reproductions.

These posters will be available tomorrow (6/11) at a random time via mondotees.com.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight by Mike Mignola. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight by Mike Mignola

Batman 497 by Kelley Jones. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

Batman 497 by Kelley Jones

Batman: The Long Halloween by Tim Sale. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by Lady Lazarus. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

Batman: The Long Halloween by Tim Sale

Batman 1 (New 52) by Greg Capullo. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

Batman 1 (New 52) by Greg Capullo

Batman 37 (New 52) by Darwyn Cooke. 36″x20″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by Lady Lazarus. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

Batman 37 (New 52) by Darwyn Cooke

Batman 24 (Rebirth) by David Finch. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 200. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

Batman 24 (Rebirth) by David Finch

MONDO Comics Code Authority Enamel Pin. 1.25″ H Soft enamel pins on 2″x2″ backings. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships Worldwide. $8

MONDO Comics Code Authority Enamel Pin

MONDO Comics Code Authority Tee. Sizes: XS – 4XL; Next Level Black 100% Cotton Tee with sewn-on hem tag. Manufactured by Industry Print Shop. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships Worldwide. $20

MONDO Comics Code Authority Tee

Review: Batman: The Last Knight on Earth #1

What, what, what!? Batman: Last Knight on Earth reteams Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Batman, and it’s amazing!

Story: Scott Snyder
Art: Greg Capullo
Color: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Review: Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 is not what you expect. While it begins with Bruce Wayne waking up in Arkham Asylum, the story spirals into a journey down the rabbit hole where you question what is reality and what’s not. I’m not sure if what’s presented is real or a hallucination by the end of the first issue.

Scott Snyder teams with long time collaborator Greg Capullo to achieve an impressive feat. Aided by inker Jonathan Glapion, colorist FCO Plascencia, and letterer Tom Napolitano, the debut is a feather in the cap for the DC Black Label imprint.

Snyder delivers a story that’s a wild ride where you go through the mirror into an unexpected experience. With an Elseworlds like feel, the story is fantastic with twists and turns that are fun in some ways. Snyder introduces concepts that’s fresh and new. This is something he’s done so many times before during his time writing Batman. Those concepts also suck you in so you want to see what comes next.

Snyder also has it down as to who Batman and Bruce Wayne are. There’s a drive, a sense of right, that sucks you in and makes you cheer for him. Snyder also continues some concepts introduced in his Batman run. It’s a nice wink and nod to all that Snyder and Capullo have added to the Batman myth.

The art of Batman: The Last Knight on Earth #1 is fantastic but that’s not a surprise considering the creative team. There’s use of the art and character design to help drive the story and world build. Every character introduced and every location has you wondering what happened. In some cases it helps inform you. The details here are key and a prime example of showing, not telling.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 is a wild ride of a debut. I’ll leave you wondering what is real and what’s a hallucination. It’ll also want you to immediately come back for more.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: FCO Plascencia Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 (of 3)

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 (of 3)

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jonathan Glapion (A/CA) Greg Capullo
Prestige Format
In Shops: May 29, 2019
SRP: $5.99

Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.

And…he was never Batman.

So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it…

From the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the team that reinvented Batman from the emotional depths of “Court of Owls” to the bombastic power of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, DC Black Label is proud to present the bimonthly, three-issue miniseries BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH, published at DC’s standard comic trim size.

This could be the last Batman story ever told…

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