Tag: graphic novels
DC Comics gives the King of Atlantis his own team of super heroes to lead in Aquaman and the Others Volume 1: Legacy of Gold. The graphic novel collection gathers together issues 1 through 5 of the new series with Aquaman #1 and Aquaman Annual #1. The captivating book is written by comic mainstays John Ostrander (Suicide Squad, Firestorm) and Dan Jurgens (Booster Gold, Superman).
DC Comics continues their crusade to pull in new and youthful readers with Teen Titans: Earth One Volume One. The publisher’s fresh visions of Batman and Superman were major hits on the New York Times Bestseller’s List, so they’re doing something right. Its target audience will no doubt embrace the book thanks to Jeff Lemire’s knack for identifying with and communicating the angst and feelings of awkwardness many adolescents deal with.
Batman Volume 5: Zero Year – Dark City continues writer Scott Snyder’s electrifying retread of the Dark Knight’s early years as a crime fighter in Gotham City. He finds himself going up against Edward Nygma, who calls himself the Riddler, and a disgraced bone researcher dubbed Doctor Death after a series of medical tragedies. The book collects Batman issues 25 through 27 and 29 through 33 of the monthly title.
Two worlds collide again in DC Comics’ event graphic novel Forever Evil. The book collects all seven action-packed issues of the limited series. Although many might say they’ve tread familiar ground before through Grant Morrison’s JLA: Earth 2, there’s a lot of intrigue and excitement to take in here.
I was rather upset at the news that DC would be killing off Damian Wayne. I really didn’t see why they should off the character just when he was hitting his prime. Everybody knows that nobody stays dead in comic books so it was just a matter of time before he popped up again somehow. That somehow was Andy Kubert’s “What If?”-styled limited series Damian: Son of Batman.
Films based on the Holy Bible are as popular now as they were in the 1950s and 1960s when studios gave us epics like The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told, King of Kings, Samson and Delilah, and many others. Recently, Son of God made quite an impact in cinemas and there’s plenty more coming our way. Ridley Scott’s Exodus tells the tale of Christian Bale’s Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt. Nicolas Cage will help those seeking answers to the disappearances of loved ones and face the disastrous consequences of being Left Behind.
The world of the hit video game expands even further with Injustice: Gods Among Us Volume 2. Set in an alternate universe, it’s an open invitation for writers to take our beloved super heroes in directions we never thought we’d see them go in. Anything goes and anything will when preserving the continuity of the “real” DC Universe isn’t an issue. As you read this review, keep in mind I’ve never played the game. My opinion of the book is based solely on what I read.
It’s safe to say the first annual Batman Day was a success for Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Parks Mall in Arlington, TX. Crowds of children and their parents were in attendance to celebrate the anniversary of the Dark Knight’s 75th birthday. Although the super hero’s first appearance was in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics, its publisher DC decided to postpone the big celebration until July 23rd.