Comic Book Review – Dark Knights of Steel
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by Seth Harris
6M ago
Dark Knights of Steel (2023) Reprints Dark Knights of Steel #1-12 Written by Tom Taylor Art by Yasmine Putri, Bengal, and Nathan Gooden DC Comics has always loved a “What If?” story. The Silver Age, from the late 1950s to the end of the 1960s, was rife with covers that teased variations on your iconic superheroes. That trend revived itself in the Elseworlds imprint in the 1990s. The Silver Age stories often gave us alternate histories, while Elseworlds placed the heroes in new situations from space and time. Red Son saw Superman’s rocket landing in the USSR instead of Kansas. In Darkest Knigh ..read more
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Comic Book Review – Batman by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale Omnibus
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by Seth Harris
8M ago
Batman by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale Omnibus (2018) Reprints Batman- Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special, Batman- Madness–A Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special, Batman- Ghosts–A Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special, Batman- The Long Halloween #1-13, Batman- Dark Victory #0-13, Catwoman- When in Rome #1-6 and a short story from Superman/Batman Secret Files & Origins 2003 Written by Jeph Loeb Art by Tim Sale There is no dearth of Batman comics at DC these days. Since his debut in Detective Comics #27, followed by a media push with his 1966 TV series and the cultural ..read more
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Comic Book Review – Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Volume Three
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by Seth Harris
1y ago
Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Volume Three (2020) Reprints Batman: The Return #1, Batman Incorporated v1 #1-8, Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes #1, Batman Incorporated Special #1, and Batman Incorporated v2 #0-13 Written by Grant Morrison (with Chris Burnham) Art by David Finch, Yanick Paquette, Chris Burnham, Scott Clark, Cameron Stewart, Frazer Irving Grant Morrison’s Batman run entered its third act with quite a significant speed bump. Eight issues into Batman Incorporated, the book was canceled along with every other DC Comics title to make way for the New 52. The New 52 was an a ..read more
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Comic Book Review – Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Volume Two
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by Seth Harris
1y ago
Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Volume Two (2018) Reprints Batman #700-702, Batman and Robin #1-16, and Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1-6 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Tony S. Daniel, Frank Quitely, Scott Kolins, Andy Kubert, David Finch, Philip Tan, Cameron Stewart, Andy Clarke, Frazer Irving, Chris Sprouse, Yanick Paquette, Georges Jeanty, Ryan Sook, Pere Pérez, and Lee Garbett The Grant Morrison run of Batman is not a perfect thing. The transition from the first chapter to this second has got to be one of the clunkiest, with desperate attempts to try and mesh Morrison’s intentions ..read more
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Comic Book Review – Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Volume One
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by Seth Harris
1y ago
If you enjoy the reviews, podcasts, and other content we make here at PopCult Reviews please consider sending a tip of appreciation through our Ko-Fi. Thanks! Batman Omnibus by Grant Morrison Volume One (2009) Reprints Batman #655-658, 663-683 with material from 52 #30,47 and DC Universe #0 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Andy Kubert, J.H. Williams III, Tony Daniel, Joe Bennett, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Ryan Benjamin, and John Van Fleet Batman has had a wildly varied history over his 80 years as a comic book character. The popular conception of Batman as The Dark Knight started in the 1970s and w ..read more
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Comic Book Review – Batman: Killing Time
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by Seth Harris
1y ago
Batman: Killing Time (2022) Reprints Batman: Killing Time #1-6 Written by Tom King Art by David Marquez I don’t think this is a controversial opinion, but here goes: The most interesting thing about the Batman mythos is his villains. If you had to compare Batman to another superhero based on everything surrounding the character, Spider-Man is your best bet. Yet, Spider-Man is a character often more interesting than many of his rogues while still having some fascinating baddies in the mix. Batman, on the other hand, is a one-note character for me; of course, it all depends on who is writing. I ..read more
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Comic Book Review – Catwoman: Lonely City
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by Seth Harris
1y ago
Catwoman: Lonely City (2022) Reprints Catwoman: Lonely City #1-4 Written & Illustrated by Cliff Chiang In 1986, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns mini-series reconceptualized Batman by telling an out-of-canon story. An aging Bruce Wayne retired from being Batman years earlier, but now Gotham City is falling into a deeper cesspool than ever before. Mutant gangs run rampant, and The Joker has resurfaced. Wayne must become Batman again, this time with Carrie Kelly by his side as Robin. The Dark Knight Returns, while ground-breaking & compelling, is a politically questionable book. M ..read more
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Comic Book Review – Batman: The Caped Crusader Volume One
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by Seth Harris
1y ago
Batman: The Caped Crusader Volume 1 (2018) Reprints Batman #417-425, 430-431, Annual #12 Written by Jim Starlin, Mike Baron, Robert Greenberger, and Christopher Priest (as James Owsley) Art by Jim Aparo, Ross Andru, Norm Breyfogle, Mark Bright, Dave Cockrum, Dick Giordano, and Pablo Marcos Jim Starlin had established himself as the new main writer for the Batman title by this point following a spotty run by Max Allan Collins. While Collins chose to play loose with the timeline, setting some stories earlier and others closer to present day, Starlin shrugs all that off and firmly plants his fee ..read more
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Comic Book Review – Batman: Second Chances
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by Seth Harris
1y ago
Batman: Second Chances (2015) Reprints Batman #402, 403, 408-416 & Batman Annual #11 Written by Max Allan Collins, Jo Duffy, and Jim Starlin Art by Jim Starlin, Denys Cowan, Chris Warner, Ross Andru, Dick Giordano, Dave Cockrum, Kieron Dwyer, Mike DeCarlo, and Jim Aparo Batman: Second Chances collects the issues just before and following Frank Miller’s iconic Year One arc. The stories here focus mainly on establishing a grittier tone for the post-Crisis Batman while developing Jason Todd, who served as Robin. The result is a jumble of small arcs and one-offs that aren’t brought together f ..read more
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Comic Book Review: Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Volume 1
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by Seth Harris
1y ago
Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Volume 1 (2018) Reprints Detective Comics #568-574, 579-582 Written by Mike W. Barr, Joey Cavalieri, and Jo Duffy Art by Alan Davis, Paul Neary, Jim Baikie, Terry Beatty, Norm Breyfogle, E.R. Cruz, Carmine Infantino, Dick Giordano, Pablo Marcos, and Klaus Janson At the same time, Frank Miller was reinventing the Batman mythos in the pages of the titular book; very different things were happening in Detective Comics. It was a very different experience and an example of how DC Comics editorial had not thoroughly planned out the post-Crisis period, much like how ..read more
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