Tag Archive for DC Comics

Must Have: The Flash

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Batman: Endgame, vol 7

Batman Vol7 Endgame cover

“I don’t know what to do. These are uncharted waters.” So Batman observes about midway through the Endgame arc, collected in volume 7 of his New 52 series. Jim Gordon has taken an axe to the chest, the Joker has…

Batgirl: The Batgirl of Burnside

Batgirl of Burnside cover

  The Batgirl of Burnside is a new take on Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl that retains its core character. This change is symbolized by the series’ numbering: this trade is volume one, but it’s comprised of issues 35–40 of the New 52 series. Confused readers may wonder which rules…

JSA Omnibus, vol. 1

JSA Omnibus Volume One Cover

  Justice Society of America Omnibus represents several things. For comics fans and historians, it represents the rebirth of the superhero team, both their original forms and the legacies they have passed down. For DC fans, it represents the early…

Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories

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Recently I read and reviewed The Joker: Clown Prince of Crime, a collection of Joker stories in a new trade paperback. This sample of Joker’s 1970’s-era escapades whet my appetite for short story comic collections, and luckily for me, DC Comics has put out another book…

Batman: The TV Stories

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The campy action of Adam West’s 1960s portrayal of Batman has been coming back in great leaps and bounds over the past year. It is now being referred to “Batman ’66” and fever is high. The release of the first…

Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edition

Marshal Law cover image

    When executed with creativity and gusto, satire can transcend its subject matter and move into a realm of unexpected thoughtfulness.  Characters who perhaps were intended to be broad strokes instead take on surprisingly sympathetic aspects.  While the whole…

The Joker: Death of the Family

cover image Joker Death of the Family

Okay, so it’s no secret that I’m in love with Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo’s run on Batman. They’ve had a couple of great and grandiose story arcs in 2013, which I’ve certainly enjoyed reading. However, the problem I’ve always…