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    ‘Dark Knight III’ #1 is triumphant and tragic

    The Dark Knight III #1 is bombastic in its themes and scale and type of art drawn by Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, and Brad Anderson. There are ideological differences between gods and mortals, the law and citizens hinted at or show vividly on the page with blood flowing like red wine on the Gotham rooftops leading to the kind of conflict that spawns one of the biggest, final page cliffhangers in recent memory. More

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    NYCC 2-15: ‘The Dark Knight 3’ Panel Recap

    The first panel at New York Comic Con’s main stage on Friday, October 9 marked the triumphant return of an old favorite as DC Comics editors and creators gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns. They also previewed the upcoming The Dark Knight 3: The Master Race. This miniseries is co-written by original Dark Knight creator Frank Miller and seasoned comics veteran Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets) with pencils from Andy Kubert (Flashpoint) and inks from the legendary Klaus Janson (Daredevil). All of these creators were present at the panel with Miller making a surprise entrance in his trademark fedora to thunderous applause. They were joined by DC editor and moderator Brian Cunningham and publisher Jim Lee, who worked with Miller on the controversial All-Star Batman and Robin. More

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    Top 10 Things I’m Looking Forward to at New York Comic Con 2015

    This year, I will be attending my first ever New York Comic Con with a press pass from Popoptiq.com. I am very excited and a little nervous about getting the chance to rub shoulders with 150,000+ comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and video game fans. (Sorry if I forgot your specific niche.) This year, New York Comic Con is really bringing their A-game as far as panels, guests, and even afterparty opportunities. This year’s guests range from Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto to the casts and writers of upcoming genre TV shows like Sword of Shannara, Ash vs. the Evil Dead, and Legends of Tomorrow and of course, a stacked comics creator lineup from living legends like Chris Claremont and Brian K. Vaughan and relatively new stars like Batgirl artist Babs Tarr and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead artist Erica Henderson. More

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    ‘Ultimate X-Men #4-6- Cyclops, Politics, and the Kubert Bros

    With a dose of political satire, some soaring team-up action grounded in character moments (Storm struggling with her power; Quicksilver’s daddy issues; Wolverine the reformed assassin), and a robust arc for Cyclops, Ultimate X-Men #4-6 is definitely an improvement over the preceding three issues. The “death” of Beast is a cheap storytelling ploy, and I am still skeezed out from Wolverine’s sexual liaison with Jean Grey, but Millar and the Kuberts end this first arc on a triumphant, if dark note albeit with some skeletons in the closet waiting to be brought out for the following “Return to Weapon X” storyline. More

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    ‘Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?’ is a good ending for Batman

    After Bruce Wayne’s death in Final Crisis, DC Comics gave legendary comics creator and novelist Neil Gaiman the chance to pen one “last” Batman story in the vein of Alan Moore’s What Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, which was the last Superman story before Crisis on Infinite Earths. Equal parts love letter and thesis statement, Gaiman and artist Andy Kubert open the comic showing the usual Gotham City skyline, but with the names of important Batman creators, like Bill Finger and Jim Aparo in the background. More

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    Damian: Son of Batman is An Utter Failure

    Damian: Son of Batman Writer: Andy Kubert Art: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Purchase: http://www.comixology.com/Damian-Son-of-Batman-2013/comics-series/11700 There’s a moment in Damian: Son of Batman #1 where our titular hero, the son of Bruce himself, let’s out a groan inducing ‘Holy Crap’. This weak moment in writing, one of many, not only sets the character back 5 years, […] More

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    Joker #1 Casts Its Protagonist in Some Very New Roles

    Joker #1 (Batman 23.1) Written by Andy Kubert Art by Andy Clarke Colored by Blond. Cover by Jason Fabok and Nathan Fairbairn Published by DC Comics Joker #1 is part of DC’s New 52. This comic is another great idea from DC focusing stories on some of the most intriguing villains in comics history. And when […] More

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    Batman 18 Puts the Spotlight on Harper Row

    Batman 18 Writers: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV Pencillers: Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev Inker: Sandra Hope Colorists: Brad Anderson, Nathan Fairbairn Letterers: Nick Napolitano, Carlos Mangual Cover: Greg Capullo One of the things that Scott Snyder has excelled at during his run on Batman (other than handling huge events and breathing new life into Batman’s rogue gallery) […] More