Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Mera



Thanks to Blog follower R Duncan for the reminder!


Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Aquaman 5 :: Lost

Not much to report about this issue, since as expected, it was an Aquaman-centric story.  Mera made a brief cameo in it as you may see above.  One really cool thing, though, was the teaser for next month:


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Birds of Prey 5 :: Chokepoint

If the purpose of the Birds' enemy is to confuse them, then he certainly achieved his goal, and in the process is dragging us along.  "Chokepoint" by Duane Swierczynski turns everything upside down for readers and characters, throwing us all into new situations that seriously disrupt the flow of the story.  I am sure there is a bigger picture to this, but the plot felt like a do-over of issue #4.  An interesting moment between Canary and Katana makes Tatsu look a lot less creepy, and Poison Ivy seems to have never really left her villanous roots -pun intended.  


The art by Saiz, Pina, and Chung is more refined and not as rough as in previous issues; their Batgirl, particularly is very well done.  Speaking of Batgirl, the circumstances of her joining the team are still unclear, and there is a back-and-forth between her willing and not willing to be a part of it.  This issue might look better as part of a whole, but it is hard to judge it as a single book; only when the arc is finished we'll know whether it was truly worth the reading or not.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mera Meets The Manta Men

So now that Hostess has filed for Chapter 11 protection just two years after emerging from bankruptcy, it seems a good time to feature the final Hostess ad featuring Mera.  In previous ads for Fruit Pies, Twinkies, and Cup Cakes she had played some minor roles, but this time, the entire ad is dedicated to Mera and Aqualad.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Batwing #8


Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Cover by KEN LASHLEY

Batwing vs. Massacre! The culmination of Massacre’s rampage and destruction of Africa’s first team of heroes, The Kingdom! The battle between Batwing and Massacre crashes Gotham City as Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing join the fight in a massive, action-packed rumble you won’t want to miss! And the shocking identity of Massacre is revealed at last!

On sale APRIL 4 | 32 pg | $2.99 US | RATED T

Friday, January 20, 2012

Birds of Prey #8

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ

Rumor has it that Dinah Lance – a.k.a. Black Canary – killed a man with her sonic scream, and she’s been running from the law ever since. But it wasn’t a mere punch that shattered the victim’s skull.  Now, something far more dangerous than the law is hell-bent on taking down Black Canary: a cunning enemy who knows her every weakness, both physical and psychological. The only things standing between Dinah and certain death are her friends and teammates: Batgirl, Katana and Starling. But will they still want to protect her after they learn the truth about what she was up to for the past three years?

On sale APRIL 18 | 32 pg | $2.99 US | RATED T

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Batgirl Goes to Court...

Batgirl Cameo in Batman #5.  Art by Greg Capullo

...Court of Owls, that is.  Batgirl will be participating in May's Batman event, "The Night of the Owls," which spins out of the pages of Batman and touches several other Bat-family comics.  The event is coordinated by Scott Snyder, and Batgirl's story will be written by Gail Simone.

Batgirl #8


Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

The metahuman thief and killer Grotesque has set his sights on the perfect woman to add to his collection: Batgirl! Also, we reveal the other traumatic incident in Barbara’s life – one you’ve never heard about before! It’s a Gordon family secret that has never been revealed! You must not miss this story!
 
On sale APRIL 11 | 32 pg | $2.99 US | RATED T

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Batwoman #8


Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by AMY REEDER and ROB HUNTER
Cover by AMY REEDER

Six lives moving through different points in time, all heading toward a crossroads.  Batwoman faces gnashing teeth, claws and otherworldly powers. But can she defeat the villains of Gotham Harbor?  Maro, an arcane wizard, harnesses violent magics to create the vile creature known as The Hook.  Kate Kane struggles with living multiple lives and how that affects her relationship with Maggie.  Detective Maggie Sawyer transports a double agent named Sune.  Jacob Kane still holds onto hope for a life that he so desperately needs in his.  DEO Agent Cameron Chase covertly aids Batwoman in abducting one of the villain Falchion’s inner circle.  The creative team’s unique take on spy stories continues!

On sale APRIL 11 | 32 pg | $2.99 US | RATED T+

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Unmasking Batgirl



The Adventure Continues in Tiny Titans #48

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Batwoman of Two Worlds


Inspired by the cover of Flash #123 (1961) "The Flash of Two Worlds", this nice pinup by Andy Price pairs up the original Batwoman Kathy Kane with the modern version of the character, Kate Kane.  Just prior to the New 52 relaunch by DC, Kathy Kane had been reintroduced into continuity in the pages of Batman Inc.  It is unknown whether she is still the original Batwoman in the DCnU.