Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Aquaman #13

Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

The finale of “The Others.” Aquaman pushed to the breaking point! Who is Black Manta working for?

Page Count: 32 | Price: US$2.99 | On Sale Date: Oct 31 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Joker's Back!

Nightwing #13
"The Hunter"

Art by Andrés Guinaldo and Rod Reis

Batgirl is panicking upon finding out about the Joker's return. She knew this would happen sooner or later, she just didn't expect it now when she does not feel ready to confront him. But she has made a decision: she is going to hunt him down and make him pay for what he did to her.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jumbo Mera

Art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Rod Reis

Death of the Family

Batman #13
"Knock Knock"

Batgirl finds out the Joker is back in Gotham
Art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Batwoman in Batgirl #13

Batgirl #13
"A blade of memory"

Art by Ed Benes and Ulises Arreola

Monday, October 22, 2012

Batwoman 13 :: Stygian Descent

Writers: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
Artist: J.H. Williams III

Alright, pay attention and take copious notes, because class is in session, and J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman are going to tell you how it's done. "Stygian Descent" is a sensorial experience unlike any other you have lived before while reading a comic book. Batwoman and Wonder Woman search for Medusa in a tartarean prison, but instead they find themselves in the tendrils of the goddess Nyx.

The interpretation of darkness in this issue is dantesque: the lack of sight is compensated with an overwhelming description of sounds, smells, and textures that are worth a thousand light bulbs; it is indeed terrifying. Batwoman's reaction to Diana is almost funny; like a roadie who is in front of the rock star for the first time, and the amazon herself has never felt so divine before. Meanwhile, contrasting the tone of the story, a Phoenix slowly rises from the ashes, and little by little her brightness intensifies. This, dear reader, is how comic books are made.

Art by J.H. Williams III and Dave Stewart

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Batgirl 13 :: A Blade of Memory

Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Ed Benes

A bloody mess. That's how Batgirl is left after being stabbed in the abdomen by her new nemesis, Knightfall. Charise's role in the death of the Carnes family is revealed, but regardless of her involvement in that crime, her actions after that are what show how damaged she truly is. Meanwhile, Batgirl, running on fumes, proves she is a hero through and through; she is there to help the defenseless, despite their past sins; this belief system of hers will soon be put to the test.

Even though the clash with Knightfall is cut short, Gail Simone provides a pretty scary view of the many dangers Batgirl has surrounded herself with; the past year has been all about building a world for her to play in, but now that game is about to get deadly. Even if she makes it out unscathed from the Joker's attack on the bat-family, there are terrible menaces waiting for her on the other side. Beautiful art by Ed Benes, and a pretty cool die-cut cover; this issue's got it all.

Batgirl by Ed Benes and Ulises Arreola

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Batwoman #13

Written by: J.H. Williams, III and W. Haden Blackman
Art by: J.H. Williams, III

Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up!  Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up! (We’re so excited we had to say it twice!)

Page Count: 32 | Price: US$2.99 | On Sale Date: Oct 17 2012

Birds of Prey #13

Written by: Duane Swierczynski
Art by: Romano Molenaar

The team crosses paths with a cult of assassins that has ties to Katana! A new arc starts in the wake of a team member’s betrayal.

Page Count: 32 | Price: US$2.99 | On Sale Date: Oct 17 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Batgirl #13

Written by: Gail Simone
Art by: Ed Benes

The epic conclusion to KNIGHTFALL is here! Batgirl clings to life as her greatest adversary unveils her deadly plans for Gotham City.

Page Count: 32 | U.S. Price: US$2.99 | On Sale Date: Oct 10 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Who's Who :: Batgirl

Taken from Batgirl #0

The daughter of Police Commissioner Jim Gordon, Barbara Gordon was raised in Gotham City, knowing firsthand the dangers inherent in living there.  A classic overachiever and determined student, she struck out on her own as Batgirl in an attempt to help both Batman and her father in their mission to protect the citizens of Gotham.

Quickly reined in by Batman and trained to be a more effective hero, Batgirl became a valued member of his team along with the first Robin, Dick Grayson. Tragically, Barbara's life was forever altered when the Joker shot her in her civilian identity while attacking her father. She was paralyzed from the waist down, and it seemed as if her time as Batgirl had been ended permanently.

But Barbara did not give up. Working herself to the absolute limits of her physical and mental abilities, in time she regained the ability to walk. Taking things a step further, she made the daring choice to retrain herself and return to patrolling Gotham City as Batgirl.

Her second chance at being Batgirl hasn't been wasted, as she's confronted several new foes as well as assisting against The Court of Owls' attacks on Batman. Batgirl has also been known to take on missions with her friend Black Canary and the Birds of Prey team.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Who's Who :: Batwoman

Taken from Batwoman #0

On her 12th birthday, Katherine "Kate" Rebecca Kane was taken hostage and held for ransom along with her sister and their mother. The rescue operation led by Kate's father, Colonel Jacob Kane, resulted in the death of Kate's mother and sister. After her stint in the U.S. Army ended in scandal, a brief encounter with Batman inspired Kate to embark on a crime-fighting mission to clean up the streets using gear stolen from the military.

When confronted about her actions by her father, Kate agreed to let him train her, and she donned the Batman-inspired suit he had created. Kate becomes known as Batwoman and brings her own brand of justice to Gotham City.

Batwoman turned down an offer to join Batman Incorporated, preferring to stay in control of her own mission to fight evil as she sees fit. Instead, she's joined forces with the D.E.O. in an effort to take down a growing contingent of supernatural criminals slithering their way into Gotham.