This week on Gotham Weekly, our hosts debate a name change before catching up on All-Star Batman, Nightwing and the last arc or two of Batman. Plus, a little hockey?
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Batman/The Shadow #2
Written by: Steve Orlando, Scott Snyder
Art by: Riley Rossmo
Cover by: Riley Rossmo
Variant cover by: Tim Sale, Chris Burnham
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 24, 2017
The second chapter in the historic team-up of history’s greatest vigilantes is here! The Shadow must convince Batman of his innocence so the two can seek out their true common foe, the Stag, before he takes out Batman’s greatest allies. Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
Batman/The Shadow #1
(W) Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much…
The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike any either hero has faced! This is the unmissable crime series of 2017, so get on board now! Co-published with Dynamite.
This week on Gotham Weekly Alex messes up the intro before he and Joe talk about Batman (obviously); Tom King’s current run on the main Batman title, Scott Snyder’s All-Star Batman, and Nightwing. There’s also some discussion over whether The Dark Knight is still the best comic book movie out there now that Logan has been seen by both hosts.
As always there will be spoilers for the following
Writer: Tom King Art: Danny Miki, David Finch
All-Star Batman #8
Writer: Scott Snyder Art: Mark Morales, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Writer: Tim Seeley Art: Javier Fernandez
DC Comics feels like its dropped the gauntlet down at today’s Diamond Retailer Summit before C2E2 as they announced a new line of books called Dark Matter that emphasizes artists along with writers, with a whole bunch of new characters. The initiative comes after Marvel was criticized for saying artists don’t sell books. At the announcement were Jim Lee, John Romita, Jr. and Andy Kubert.
The initiative comes out of the company’s latest creator summit and fills what they thought was missing from comics and was a chance to “create something different than maybe fans of this generation hadn’t see before.”
The line kicks off in August with Dark Nights: Metal which will be written by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the duo who gave a shot in the arm to Batman and made his series consistently one of DC’s best selling comics. That comic is the launching pad for the rest of the line.
One series is Sideways about a teleporting teenager who was changed during those events. It will be co-written by Justin Jordan and Dan DiDio with art by Kenneth Rocafort. Also launching is The Silencer written by Dan Abnett and drawn by John Romita, Jr. That series is about Honor Guest, the former world’s deadliest assassin trying to live a quiet life in the suburbs before her former life comes back to haunt her. Both of those debut in September.
October sees the launch of Immortal Men by James Tynion IV and Jim Lee. The story is about five immortal siblings who operate in the shadows to recruit individuals to prevent Armageddon. That month also sees Damage written by Robert Venditti with art by Tony S. Daniel. In that series army recruit Ethan Avery is granted the power to unleash an unstoppable monster for one hour at a time.
finally, New Challengers debuts in December written by Snyder with art by Andy Kubert. The comic is a reboot of the classic Challengers of the Unknown with a “new cast” and “new mission.”
At the event Lee said more talent and series would be coming down the road later this year.
It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got one more volume from DC Comics featuring Batman!
All-Star Batman Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy collects issues #1-5 by Scott Snyder, John Romita, Jr., and Declan Shalvey.
Find out what the trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores April 19 and bookstores April 25.
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All-Star Batman #9
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
“Ends of the Earth” finale! It all comes down to this. After months of searching, Batman has found the mastermind behind the blight sweeping the planet, and must face off against one of his most dangerous villains in a battle of wills for the fate of the Earth.
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, along with DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, have officially announced the highly anticipated event, Dark Knights: Metal, rocking comics this summer. The news was revealed at Fan Expo Dallas and streamed worldwide via Facebook Live. Snyder first hinted at the event last year in an interview with him.
The event has been a long time coming being planned out for as long as Snyder has been writing Batman, but this is bigger than Batman. Clues began during the “Court of Owls” story, throught the Joker stories, and there’s big hints in Batman #50.
DC’s new summer blockbuster publishing plans complement DC Universe Rebirth, which is filled with stories about superheroes that push characters beyond their potential to a place where their courage is tested and they persevere in the face of evil. Dark Knights: Metal will examine every choice a hero doesn’t take and every path they don’t walk, and open up worlds that are forged by nightmares.
Dark Knights: Metal is DC at its most heroic, clashing with titans of terror from realms yet to be explored. Though the title and art may look ominous, the event has been said to continue the positive new direction for the DCU including a return of a long dead hero. Look for the first issue on shelves in August 2017.
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.
All-Star Batman #8
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Mark Morales (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
In Shops: Mar 15, 2017
“Hats and Bats”! Underestimate the Mad Hatter at your own peril. Batman takes on one of his most dangerous and deranged foes in a mind-bending tale from the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli!