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Preview: Batman #90

Batman #90

Written by James Tynion IV
Art and cover by Jorge Jiménez and Tomeu Morey
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Welcome to Gotham, Jorge Jiménez!

Jorge Jiménez (Super Sons, Justice League) joins James Tynion IV and Tomeu Morey with Batman #90, delivering his signature style to DC’s bestselling comic book series!

In the latest chapter of “Their Dark Designs,” the mysterious master criminal known only as the Designer once brought together Gotham City’s greatest criminals to plot the perfect crime, and now his plan has been unleashed upon the city in all its might. Batman will go to any length to uncover the grand design, but Catwoman is the one who holds the greatest secret. If Batman wins against the Designer, he will lose everything!
 

Check out Jiménez’ interior inks for Batman #90—featuring Harley Quinn, Catwoman, the Designer, the Joker, Riddler, and Penguin—next to Morey’s colors, to see what’s coming up soon for Batman!

Batman #90

Review: Batman #88

Batman #88

The mystery of the Designer continues as Batman #88 continues the Batman adventure being spun by writer James Tynion IV. Catwoman has been dragged into the conspiracy of the perfect crime. What that is? We’ve yet to find out but the web being weaved is vast and intriguing.

Tynion’s take on Batman is one that isn’t uber-powerful and precision perfect. There’s a flaw there that we see a few times in the issue. That flaw is physical, mental, and emotional. There’s a half step mission from the usual finesse that we expect. Batman feels a bit more blunt instrument than usual as he smashes a car through a wall or punches his way through enemies, even if that means he might be hit and cut.

Much like the previous issue, this one is a piece of the overall puzzle though a bit more friendly as far as a starting point. It teases out a lot which will be explained later but relies less on events from previous issues. Yes, it continues them but the issue is plotted in a way that you don’t necessarily need to know the details.

The art by Guillem March with color by Tomeu Morey is pretty solid. There’s a great attention to detail for instance the folds of a costume. The issue also features various tones going from traditional superhero to horror in just a page. The art still delivers a cohesive feel. That’s helped by the colors which have a palette for each segment but overall connect. Clayton Cowles‘ lettering especially helps as the horror tone is enhanced by the lettering giving the issue shifts in tone that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

Batman #88 is a solid piece of the puzzle. It teases out so much that spells drama’s coming but in the end it’ll be judged as to how this arc sticks the landing. As a single issue, it’s entertaining and can be a starting point for new readers which is impressive a few issues in. It has us wanting to see where this all goes which is a solid accomplishment. To get us to want to read more, then a comic has done its job in entertaining.

Story: James Tynion IV Story: Guillem March
Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation:
Buy

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Celebrate Your Favorite Robin with Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Decade Variant Covers!

On March 11th, 2020, DC celebrates the legacy of Batman’s crimefighting partner in the Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, a special Prestige Format one-shot with top creators paying tribute to the teen hero originally dubbed the Boy Wonder. Today, DC reveals seven of the eight open-order decade variant covers spotlighting the various eras of Robin!

Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclar’s 1940s variant cover will be released at a later date, as well as the color version of Jim Cheung and Tomeu Morey’s 1990s variant cover.

Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 will feature decade variants by:

  • 1940’s variant cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
  • 1950’s variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
  • 1960’s variant cover by Dustin Nguyen
  • 1970’s variant cover by Kaare Andrews
  • 1980’s variant cover by Frank Miller
  • 1990’s variant cover by Jim Cheung and Tomeu Morey
  • 2000’s variant cover by Derrick Chew
  • 2010’s variant cover by Yasmine Putri

From the high-flying adventures of Dick Grayson to the tragedy of Jason Todd, the enthusiasm of Tim Drake and the arrogance of Damian Wayne, the persistence of Stephanie Brown and the rebelliousness of Carrie Kelley, the mantle of Robin has been worn by many, but always represents one thing: a hero.

Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1with a main cover by Lee Weeks, includes contributions by writers Marv Wolfman, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Tim Seeley, Tom King, Judd Winick, James Tynion IV, Amy Wolfram, Robbie Thompson, Adam Glass, and Peter J. Tomasi, and artists Tom Grummett, Scott McDaniel, Mikel Janin, Kenneth Rocafort, Freddie Williams II, Javi Fernandez, Nicola Scott, Dustin Nguyen, Andy Kubert, and Frank Miller.

Review: Batman #87

Batman #87

The second part of “Their Dark Designs” delivers an interesting chapter in Batman #87. While it builds upon the mystery of who is bankrolling this latest attack on Gotham, it’s the character interactions that stand out.

Written by James Tynion IV, the issue brings in new pieces of the puzzle, the Riddler and Penguin. Each are part of the game being played and both are also targets of the mysterious bad guy. Their interaction reveals who is and who isn’t behind the hiring of Deathstroke and his crew. And, it’s their interaction that sets the tone of the comic and focus.

Tynion continues to lay out the new status-quo for his vision of Batman. Without an Alfred to guide him, there’s a conscious effort to display what Bruce/Batman’s attitude is at this point. Whether it’s talking with Lucious, Catwoman, or Bullock, each scene gives us an idea of what we should expect and where Batman is at this point.

The issue also continues whatever the big picture plan is. Like a good heist story, the concept is already convoluted with being captured and needing to escape. There’s more to it but it’s best to not think about the details at this point. As more is revealed, hopefully the “why” of those details of this issue will make a bit more sense. For now, turn your brain off.

The art is where I’m most mixed on the issue. Guillem March both nails it and doesn’t. Details of characters feel lost at times lacking a crispness we’ve seen in other recent Batman artists. But, the layouts of the pages are inspired. There’s some very solid work delivering different perspectives that create an engaging flow of a read visually. Tomeu Morey‘s colors stand out as well, especially in the beginning. March delivers his vision for the Riddler and Penguin and each are more monstrous than we’ve seen recently. Morey’s color helps drive that home with a sickening palette for each. Riddler’s curved body mimicking a question mark is a nice touch and detail.

Batman #87 is a fine second chapter. There’s solid action and moments for characters but it feels like a chapter. The comic doesn’t have quite enough to stand on its own. It’s part of the puzzle and features too much of a mystery to totally praise. As part of the arc, it’ll be quite good but as a single issue, it lacks a little and doesn’t stand on its own.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Guillem March
Color: Tomeu Morey Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Batman #86 and Doomsday Clock #12 Sell Out and Go Back to Press

DC Comics has announced that both Batman #86 and Doomsday Clock #12 have sold out and are going back for a second printing. Both will be available January 29.

With “City of Bane” over, Batman #86 kicks off a new direction from a new creative team.

Writer James Tynion IV, artist Tony S. Daniel, inker Danny Miki, colorist Tomeu Morey, and letterer Clayton Cowles take things over beginning “Their Dark Designs.”

Batman #86

Doomsday Clock is over and the finale has sold out. Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson, and Rob Leigh deliver an epic showdown between Superman and Doctor Manhattan and this is your chance to check out how it all ends!

Doomsday Clock #12

Get an Early look at Batman #88

Batman #88

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Guillem March
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Cover by Tony S. Daniel
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020

The conspiracy that will rock Batman’s world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and…Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke finally takes down Batman?!

Batman #88

Batman #87 Continues the New Era of Batman. Get a First Look.

Batman #87

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Guillem March
Color by Tomeu Morey
Cover art by Tony S. Daniel
In Shops: Jan 22, 2020

DC Comics Proudly Presents “Their Dark Designs” Part Two!

The Riddler has been lying low since his humiliating defeat as part of Bane’s army—but as costumed assassins start to make their way into Gotham City, Edward Nygma may have the answers he’s been looking for. Or at least, the answer to why Deathstroke is trying to kill him!

Is it possible that Batman’s tussle with Slade Wilson was all just a ruse to get the killer closer to his true target? A new era continues with Batman #87 by writer James Tynion IV and artists Guillem March and Tomeu Morey, on sale in two weeks!

Batman #87

Review: Batman #86

Batman #86

Writer Tom King’s epic run on Batman has come to a close and a new creative team is on board. Batman #86 plants a flag for a new direction and new perspective on the iconic character. In doing so, it provides an intriguing start with a lot of potential.

James Tynion IV takes over writing duties on the DC Comics flagship title. His Batman is one that’s still reeling from recent events and his war with Bane. This a reflective Batman who finally wants to do more than just don a costume. It hints at a question that lingers the character, if he can do more as Bruce Wayne than as Batman? Tynion seems to be exploring this concept and hinting at more economic strength than just physical for the duality.

There’s also new dynamics hinted at. Lucious Fox is front and center taking over the gap left by the death of Alfred. Selina too slides into a role as Bruce and Batman’s surrogate.

We also get hints as to the big bad. With feints and zigs and zags Tynion is building out an intriguing battle ahead that feels like it’ll test Batman and Bruce Wayne alike.

Guillem March‘s art is fantastic with some jawdropping spreads and panels. With color by Tomeu Morey and lettering by Clayton Cowles, the art is wonderful to look at. There’s a different tone presented as well with a slight optimism in a way. Details hint at the turn that Batman/Bruce want to take for the city and it moves beyond the imposing depressing city that has been present for years. There’s interesting tones in the story and the art captures them perfectly matching the new direction and vision for the series and character.

Batman #86 is a new beginning and the next steps for the character. Long-time readers should be interested at what’s hinted and winked at to come. New readers can slide into the comic without a need to catch up with what they’ve missed. The issue is a fresh start in many ways and hints at the next evolution of the character.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Guillem March
Color: Tomeu Morey Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Get a First Look at Travis Moore’s Legion of Super-Heroes #3 Interiors

Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ryan Sook and Travis Moore
Inks by Wade von Grawbadger and Travis Moore
Color by Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Ryan Sook
Variant Cover by Jim Cheung and Tomeu Morey
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Meet the new Legionnaires in Legion of Super-Heroes #3, on shelves January 15th, as they head to a secret undercover mission on the first man-made planet: Planet Gotham. Every page of this new DC epic plants seeds and ideas that will blast out across the DC Universe for months to come! Also, you knew there was no way Jon Kent was going to leave his best friend behind! Welcome to the future, Damian Wayne! (This is such a terrible idea!)

And, while the mission on Planet Gotham is top-secret, here’s your first look at Travis Moore’s interior pages from Legion of Super-Heroes #3, set on Rimbor, home planet of Ultra Boy.

All this, and Monster Boy is on the loose! #LongLiveTheLegion

Legion of Super-Heroes #3

DC Releases an Early Look at Batman #85 and Batman #86

Batman #85

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey
Lettering by Clayton Cowles
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019

Batman #86

Written by James Tynion IV
Interior and Cover art by Tony Daniel, Danny Miki, and Tomeu Morey
In Shops: Jan 08, 2020

It’s a new day in Gotham City.

It’s a new day for Gotham City—and for Batman. With Bane vanquished and Alfred gone, Batman has to pick up the pieces and step up his game. But he’s not the only one with a new plan for Gotham: Deathstroke has returned, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything. 

A whole new chapter in the life of the Dark Knight starts January 8th, 2020, as the epic art team of Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki and Tomeu Morey are joined by new series writer James Tynion IV! Here’s your first look at Tony Daniel and Danny Miki’s interior pages from Batman #86, as well as a sneak peek at Tynion’s kick-off to 2020’s Batman run by Guillem March, Tomeu Morey and Clayton Cowles, a three-page story in Batman #85, on sale December 18th.

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