Batman – the new 52 is a refreshing re-launch that is slowly introducing us to a new a battle for Gotham City, one between Bats and Owls. This is a battle I didn’t see coming but one that is slowly hinted at in issue one, with issues 2 to seven bringing the owls into the fore and issue eight begins the ‘Night of the Owls’.
If you haven’t heard about Saga by now, where have you been? Under a rock? One of the best new comics Image has published in years, Brian K. Vaughan returns to the comic industry with a hit.
Hello and welcome back to the (at the moment in time weekly) Comic Asylum brought to you by the good folks at Inter-Comics and myself. It has been quite an eventful week since #002, yeah I ended up getting a free taxi home from the police Saturday night for being very drunk.
I decided to create this Top 10 because I’m frustrated when people ask me, “What’s your favourite comic book?” Usually I ramble for forty, fifty minutes before the boys in blue arrive and escort me away for harassment.
Hello and welcome to the next part of the best of Judge Dredd! Part two focusses on the storyline entitled ‘The Day The Law Died, which in itself is a tale of epic proportions. While not as lengthy as The Cursed Earth, it is still just as good and more than earns it’s place in my best of list.
If you have been following the New Avengers you know that this tie in has taken a different path in order to give more information about the Phoenix Force. In order to tell its story, we have to travel back many years and learn of another Phoenix Host…Fongi, who was also an Iron-Fist.
A member of the new Phoenix Five comes to visit the Avengers Academy, and it doesn’t end well. The story focuses on Juston and his Sentinel that he is trying to reprogram. Juston believes that he can reprogram it to do good things (like not kill mutants) but this doesn’t sit well with X-23 (the female clone of Wolverine) who wants to destroy the Sentinel based on its previous history.
This is the one that changes everything. We have been on this incredible, emotional roller coaster since last September. Scott Snyder chose a different route than many of the other Batman comics that are currently available, in that he didn’t want to start his interpretation of the Dark Knight with the same villains that everyone has known for years. He chose to showcase something more meaningful, something that has been built into the mythos of Gotham City as far back as the late 1800s. Something that would truly reinvent the way we not only look at Gotham City and its rich history, but also the Batman series as a whole.
With the Ends of the Earth Story Arc reaching its conclusion last issue (with a less than impressive conclusion), The Amazing Spider-Man kicks off it’s new arc in issue #688 “No Turning Back” with two classic Spider-Man baddies! Morbius the Living Vampire and the Lizard!
Silver Surfer: Requiem was published by Marvel Knights in 2007 as a four-issue miniseries written by J. Michael Straczynski, with art from Esad Ribic. Initially released to coincide with the Surfer’s first cinema appearance in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer the miniseries tells the story of Norrin Radd as he learns that his days are numbered.
By Ari Carr As you may or may not be aware I’ll be writing a very special Judge Dredd segment in honour of the posters and website that have been recently released for the upcoming film, starring Karl Urban as Dredd and has absolutely nothing to do with the disaster from 1995 starring Stallone. (See my blog for a longer rant about that film!) All ranting aside, part two of the Dredd segment will be a look at some of Dredd’s best stories from the last thirty years, as detailed through the boxes and boxes of 2000AD comics I currently
“Is this era of comic book / superheroes being cool here to stay or is this just a fad?” Just a simple conversation starter between two friends and then I got his reply; “I think it’s a fad. Not for fanboys like us but everyone else. They did Batman and Superman in the 80s only to ruin it and it will be the same this time around”.
Jamie Delano (Hellblazer, Dr. Who, and Captain Britain) and Leandro Rizzo produced my favourite comic last week and I’m itching for the next issue. For all you Walking Dead fans out there I would be so bold as to say Crossed kicks Walking Dead’s ass pretty hard, even with Walking Dead’s #100 coming up. Why?
Planetoid can be described as a planetary survivor genre. It starts with a man driving a space-ship that runs out of control and crashes into a planet, where everything is a desolated wasteland created by remnants of mechanical parts of a civilization that once lived there.
The writers of The Incredible Hulk have been subtly playing with the relationship between Banner and The Hulk since the start of this new series. It all begins coming together at the end of issue 7.1 and where the writers clearly subvert the mantle of “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry”.