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    ‘Batman and Robin Eternal’ #1 is filled with dark secrets and intense action

    Batman and Robin Eternal #1 is a genre spanning (superhero and possession horror), kick in the pants start to this weekly comic event. Scott Snyder and James Tynion set up a creepy, overarching storyline for the series by exploring the tragic side of being a Robin. (They don’t usually get out alive.) Artists Tony Daniel and Sandu Florea use speed lines, little circles, and every tool in the action cartoonist’s toolbox to give the comic a hyperactive feel as the various Robins swing, kick, and ride into action while wisely utilizing full page spreads for surprise reveals that burst the nostalgia bubble of “Batman and Robin forever”. By the end of Batman and Robin Eternal #1, readers will see the relationship between the Caped Crusader and his various sidekicks in a new, complicated light. 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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    Memetic #1 Offers The Meme That Won

    You are reading this review on a laptop, smartphone, tablet… some sort of personal computing device. How did you get here? What else is dancing, pulsing on the outer rim of this review and where will you click to next? How long have you been at it, staring at this screen in front of you? We live in a world overrun with social-networking, buzzfeeds, text messages, viral videos. Earlier today I received one of those “have you seeeen the [insert trending pic/vid/etc*]?” Commonplace in 2014, but James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan’s new limited series Memetic serves up a somewhat cautionary tale on the new normal. More

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    2014 Baltimore Comic Con BOOM! Studios Panel

    On Saturday, the publishers and creators of BOOM! Studios assembled for a panel in which they discussed BOOM!’s founding and some fun stories from its early days as well as its vision going into its ten year anniversary. There were a few announcements for some potentially groundbreaking projects from creators you may recognize. The panelists were BOOM! founder/CEO Ross Richie, publisher Filip […] More

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    Batman Eternal #1 is a Fast Start to the New Weekly Series

    Batman Eternal #1 Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV Art by Jason Fabok Colored by Brad Anderson Published by DC Comics With a jaw dropping first page (actually the end of the whole Batman Eternal story), Batman Eternal #1 goes full throttle from the beginning and never lets up on the gas. Scott Snyder and James Tynion have […] More

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    Batman #20 is Decent Filler Before Year Zero

    Batman #20 Writers: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (Backup story) Pencilers: Greg Capullo, Alex Maleev (Backup story) Cover: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC After a writer/artist team concludes a big storyline and before they begin an even bigger one, there’s always a little down time. This can be used to develop side characters, wrap up/create sub […] 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