Tag: graphic novels
DC Comics unleashes the Joker's maniacal fury in Batman Volume 3: Death of the Family. It's frightening how they take the crazed Clown Prince of Crime and make him even nuttier than he was before the "New 52" reboot. The Joker had some loose screws before, but circumstances have pushed him even further over the abyss and the Dark Knight's family and friends are going to suffer for it.
Batwoman Volume 3: World's Finest continues the supernatural storyline of the past two collections. It includes issues 0 and 12 through 17 of the monthly series. I love supernatural yarns, and a blending of all the urban legends and myths is a dream come true.
DC Comics keeps reader anticipation at a fever pitch with Justice League Volume 3: Throne of Atlantis. Although it stars all the members of the Super Friends, the book gives one of the team's highly unsung heroes the limelight he deserves. Aquaman and the battle over his undersea kingdom is the center of attention in this collection of Justice League issues 13 through 17 and Aquaman 15 and 16.
Catwoman Volume 2: Dollhouse consists of issues #7 through 12 of DC Comics' New 52 monthly title. Writer Judd Winick continues penning the tales with artist Adriana Melo favorably handling a majority of the penciling. Guillem March steps in to illustrate for a couple of issues in the middle.
Swamp Thing Volume 2: Family Tree is the perfect example of DC Comics' dedication to the world of horror comics. It collects issues #0, 8 through 11, and the first annual of the series. There are times I wonder what this intensely graphic and gory book is doing on DC instead of Vertigo.
Even Jonah Hex can't escape the diabolical clutches of the Court of Owls. The bounty hunter finds himself facing the scourge of the Batman Family within the pages of All Star Western Volume 2: War of Lords and Owls. He can't escape his fate and ends up confronting the crooked upper crust of whatever new town he rides into.
With the release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1 recently on Blu-ray, interest in Gotham City's champion for good is at a fever pitch. A few graphic novel collections have been published or re-issued lately that give more insight into the Caped Crusader's world. There's literally something for everyone whether you like his solo work or pairings with the extended Bat-Family and Justice League. Right off the top of my head, I have four sitting on my desk to write about.
The Dark Knight Rises is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on December 4 and interest in the Caped Crusader is at an all-time high. Many people are wondering where they can get more background on DC Comics' most famous super hero. Thankfully, there's a few graphic novels out that can satisfy anyone's appetites for more Batman.