To be perfectly honest, I wasn't going to pick up Batman #69. The entire Knightmares story really seemed a little contrived to me, and I wasn't sure if I really cared to read another case of a Batman foe messing with his mind. I opened it up and saw the artwork of Yahick Paquette. I loved his work on Wonder Woman: Earth One, so I gave it a try.
It seems like forever since I reviewed a new comic, much less read a new batman comic. It seems like I only show up in Gotham when something big is happening. However, this issue caught my eye because it's an Amanda Conner one. The preview pages had the feeling that Tom King was giving her a script that suited her talents and were much like the work that she and her husband Jimmy Palmiotti have come to be known for. While I like the creators behind this issue, I really dislike the way Batman has been treated in recent years.
DST had several surprises this year and a packed booth. DST is growing each year and with the addition of Gentle Giant, DST will soon need a bigger booth for Toy Fair! More properties are being added and plenty more could be coming! Some of the highlights include:
DC Collectibles showcased several new lines this weekend. One particular line was a complete surprise and it was the Batman Animated Series figures! Most of us thought this line was done and with the inclusion of new characters, i'm excited once again. We also have new statues, new Luchadores, DC Prime are just a few new lines. We also have that wonderful Death statue and that new Gentle Giant life size Harley Quinn statue as well. In fact, here is a good listing of what's new!
DC Collectibles has revealed several new items including DC iLucha Explosiva and DC Prime. We also have new black and White statues and more DC Essentials. Click through for more.
It's amazing whenever you see Batman go into cosmic or science fiction stories. That's not to say that it's necessarily bad, because sometimes it's really good. It shows the strengths of the character. In the Justice League, we often see Batman in situations that he should not be suited for. Somehow, he manages to show himself to be very adaptable. With Batman and the Outsiders, Batman gave up the more fantastic adventures for those that were more grounded. There were still threats that should have been outside of his skill set. Writer Mike W. Barr proved how adaptable Batman is. Even in the more grounded 1980s, Batman could be taken into space and fight other-dimensional beings. With issue #22, we also saw an artist join that would excel at telling these stories, Alan Davis. It was in that issue we got to see more than the team facing a cosmic threat illustrated by a new artist. We saw the beginnings of the rift between Batman and the Outsiders.
Mezco will be releasing a new One:12 Collective Batman: Sovereign Knight Batman figure and this one looks incredible. This will be a Previews Exclusive and if you missed the last PX exclusive, then this is the one you will want to get. This release will be loaded folks and to me, this version seems to
In the past month there have been two comic book weddings that were touted a little bit. One moreso than the other. In X-Men Gold #30, We had the wedding of Colossus and Kitty Pryde. In Batman #50, we had the wedding of Batman and Catwoman. I'm going to compare the two, as they are very similar tales. In doing so, there will be spoilers.
Today is truly Batman day as Mezco launched the Batman: Sovereign Knight pre-order! This figure looks incredible folks so get going, you know what to do! Check out all the info and images below.
Okay Mezco fans, Batman day will be coming May 1st and Mezco is teasing a new One 12 Collective Batman. This will be an exclusive and with all exclusives HE will sell out. Be on your toes folks and get ready. This one will be hard as Hades to get. More info soon.
DC Collectibles had some surprises that was not announced the other day. The big one was the Jim Lee Superman statue and trust me, this one is awesome. Also shown was The Batman who Laughs. Also the Icons are done but DC has new figures coming to take their place. These figures will be 7″