Mash-Up Monday Presents: Batman: The Animated Series “Reworked” Arkham Asylum/City Intro
Thanks to TyphoonMovies for providing Batman fans with a reworked intro of the 90’s Batman:The Animated Series. You can now relive the joy of the classic animated series intro with this updated gaming version. This time around, clips from the hit Batman: Arkham Asylum and City games are used to emulate the classic intro in entertaining fashion.
Superman: Secret Identity #1-4 by Stuart Immonen
If you’ve never read this, you need to do whatever you have to do to fix that immediately.
DC is currently rereleasing this in two “DC Comics Presents” issues for $8 each. Imight have to grab them. (the old collection is OOP and expensive)
That’s not a bad shout actually.
When are they out?
Green Lantern #4
The Flashpoint version of Oliver Queen is the opposite of The New 52’s one: a despicable man thinking only of women and money. But maybe it’s time for his sins to start haunting him…
This doesn’t look like the Smallville version of Green Arrow…
The fact I use a TV show as my DC canon isn’t great.
The Smallville version of Green Arrow was probably a blend of Green Arrow and Batman really.
DCnU Green Arrow seems to have been brought in line with that, technology and appearance wise.
Hello dear readers, and let us welcome you to our second installment of Rambling about Comics!
Last week Sam (sjhawkins) and I discussed the end of the old DCU in Flashpoint #5 and the beginning of the new DCU in Justice League #1. We had a lot of fun discussing the issues, and I really hope that our readers enjoyed the discussion too.
This week we’re back to talk about the first load of thirteen new books from DC. Together we’re talking about Action Comics, Animal Man, Batgirl, Justice League International, and Swamp Thing, and Sam tells me about Green Arrow and Stormwatch.
Note: There WILL be SPOILERS ahead, so you are warned, and also, it’s a pretty long post so feel free to scroll ahead to the issue you are interested it.
So read on to see what we thought about the first week into DC’s New 52!
I might just rename this ‘Ryley knows his stuff’.
First time I read it was almost 5 years ago, when I bought it first week of university. For some reason in spite of its brilliance I never collected past v1, mainly because Amazon seemed to lack any stock of many volumes. I think the time is now to get going again.
It’s been on the ‘To buy’ list for a long time. Maybe when I’m all up to date with Scalped and some other series. Brian K Vaughan is always awesome.
File this under another of my “One day” purchases.
So this week brought us the first batch of 13 new DC books, but let’s take a look at what’s on the way for next week:
- Batman and Robin
- Demon Knights
- Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE
- Green Lantern
- Legion Lost
- Mister Terrific
- Red Lanterns
- Resurrection Man
- Suicide Squad
So out of these I KNOW I’m picking up Batman and Robin, Batwoman, Frankenstein, and Green Lantern. Frankenstein is a hopeful one for me, as I’m a fan of Jeff Lemire and the work he did on the Flashpoint Frankenstein mini, but I’m not completely sold. He did sell me, which I knew he would, on Animal Man right away, but this one’s not a character or franchise I’m as attached to. I think it’ll turn out good, and with Ponticelli on the art there’s not a lot to worry about.
Of the others there’s really only one I might look at, and it’s Demon Knights, but as I understand it it seems that this and Stormwatch (both Cornell) may play out hand in hand, and since I’m not getting that I figure I’d may as well skip out on this too. Plus, the most interesting character involved is Etrigan. More likely than not this week will only consist of the four I mentioned before as the ones I pick up.
Batwoman, Demon Knights, Frankenstein and Green Lantern are the titles I’m grabbing for sure, and then we’ll go from there. >.<
So in less than two weeks, the big DC Comics relaunch is finally going to be here. Whether you’re excited by it or completely hate the idea, it’s something that we’ve all heard a lot about. With 52 new books all launching in the same month, it can be a little intimidating, so I’m going to offer my opinions on which of these new books I think will be worth it, and why. Of course, this is biased towards which characters and creators I prefer, so it’s not to say that the books I don’t mention are entirely not worth your time or money.
So here are my picks for the top 10 books (in alphabetical order, and that I’m definitely grabbing) to look at in the DCnU (as it’s been dubbed), and then five more that pique my interest.
Harley Quinn Concept Art for the new Suicide Squad #1
WHAT IS WITH THE FUCKING STIRRUPS????????????
Costume is still whole loads of meh, but the Thor comment is awesome.