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Batman and Robin #23 Review

If Judd Winick is writing a Jason Todd story it’s an automatic purchase for me. Although he can’t be credited with the creation of Jason Todd (Gerry Conway and Don Newton in 1983) he gets most the credit for the character’s reassurance, or “rebirth,” into the DCU. And for good reason, Winick seems to have the magic touch with Jason Todd, the two make one heck of a team up.

That being said, this issue did not do it for me.

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Batman and Robin #16 Review

And just like that Grant Morrison’s run on Batman and Robin comes to a close, and despite telling a story that at times might confuse even the greatest detective on earth he somehow managed to wrap everything up quite nicely, leaving the story in great position to be picked up by Peter J. Tomasi in #17 and himself in Batman Inc. #1. This also concludes the Black Glove story, which for those with good memory will recall started as far back as Batman #655, Morrison’s first issue in September 2006, as Batman held Joker’s [seemingly] dead corpse and the words “Zur En Arr” crept into the background. So this conclusion has been a long time coming, a treasure hunt to all Bat-readers, and within this issue are the gold and jewels we’ve been searching for all this time.

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Batman #700 Review

A time traveling murder mystery sprinkled with inclusions of Batman’s history, a possible future, and more new characters…did you expect anything less from a Grant Morrison anniversary issue?

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Dan DiDio talks Batman & Blackest Night

  • May 13, 2009 7:17 am
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IGN.com sat down with DC Comics CEO Dan DiDio to talk comics and I thought I would share. They talked Wednesday comics, a new weekly comic series, new writers, prices, Blackest Night, the Multiverse, and of course Batman. Here are some excerpts…

On a new weekly comics series…

“Believe it or not we have a couple of things on the burner right now. I’ll say this about one of them – if 52 didn’t break the studio, I’ll guarantee one of them will break the studio. Everyone’s looking at me like I have fifteen heads on this one. The other one is basically another storyline that will encompass so many of our DCU characters, but I don’t want to give it away just yet.”

On Blackest Night…

“The thing about Blackest Night is that all characters are featured in Blackest Night. It’s a DC Universe event, which is why we aren’t calling it Green Lantern: Blackest Night. Therefore there will be storylines and things that will be intertwining with Superman, the new Batman, the old Batman and Titans.”

Blackest Night preview poster from DC Comics

Blackest Night preview poster from DC Comics

On Batman…

“I think Bruce Wayne’s story is one that needs to be told in the Batman books. That being said, you can’t do a major event without touching upon a major character like Batman in some way, shape or form.”

IGN: Frank Quitely’s working on the first three issues of Batman and Robin. After that, we’ll see a different artist tackle each three-issue block?

DiDio: Correct.

IGN Comics: And Frank Quitely’s coming back for the last three?

DiDio: Frank is coming back at the end.

The full interview can be read here at IGN.com.

It was a pretty good interview, and like most of the times DiDio is questioned he does a good job of not leaking any spoilers. How the whole Batman in Blackest Night thing is going to be interesting. In the interview they talked a little bit about the body Superman is holding at the end of Final Crisis #6 and how that might come into play; perhaps a Black Lantern will take over the dead body but Bruce isn’t actually there (Bruce being the “old” Batman…insert eye roll here). Also the hint of a new weekly comics is interesting but I’m not convinced. I havnt bought one issue of Trinity but absolutly loved 52.

Thoughts?

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Batman and Robin: #3 Cover and Interior Art

  • May 7, 2009 7:20 am
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Released today from both the source and IGN.com was some interior art from Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely’s Batman and Robin #1 along with the cover to Batman and Robin #3.

Granted none of us have read this yet but from the interviews and images it seems like these will be sci-fi heavy stories (a.k.a the flying batmobile, swamp-thing monster coming out of the water, etc.) but I gotta admit, that’s a little bit of a relief for me. We know it’s not Bruce under the cowl (Dick Grayson is the obvious choice) so it doenst have to be a traditional crime and noir Batman story and if there’s one thing we know Grant can do it’s sci-fi, especially when he’s teaming up with Quitely. I still don’t know if I’ll be picking this up or not but it’s nice to know Grant seems to be building something he’s comfortable with.

Batman and Robin Grant Morrison

Batman and Robin Grant Morrison Frank Quitely

Batman and Robin Grant Morrison

Batman and Robin Grant Morrison Frank Quitely

Batman and Robin #3 Cover Grant Morrison Frank Quietly

Batman and Robin #3 Cover Grant Morrison Frank Quietly

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