Comic Book Review: Does Catwoman #1scratch an itch, or just bite?

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Catwoman is on the prowl again. DC’s New 52 slips on the leather cat suit and whip and gets a little rough, so be prepared, and know your safe word, because Catwoman is back. Watch out for your family jewels. Like most of the New 52, this book sets about re-introducing the status quo for the character in this new continuity. Like most of the Bat-books, not much is really changing here for the character, except for what has to change to reflect the larger editorial decisions at DC. Brought to you by Judd Winick (Batman, Green Lantern) with interiors … Continue reading

The New 52 – Running Down Week THREE of the DC Relaunch

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OK, you know the drill by now. Each week DC has 13 books.  Here’s where I go through them and tell you what I think. If you are keeping score it breaks down like this ON MY PULL LIST: 14 INTERESTED IN ISSUE TWO : 5 ON THE FENCE: 2 NOT LIKELY TO CONTINUE 5 You’ll notice I am including Justice League in this batch.   Yes, it came out on August 31st, but it’s designated a “3rd week” book, so issue two will not come out until October 19th, with the rest of the books listed below. This week was … Continue reading

Read of the Week! 4/27/11

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JUSTICE LEAGUE Generation Lost #24 Story: Judd Winick Pencils: Aaron Lopresti Inks: Matt Ryan Cover: Dustin Nguyen Alt Cover: Kevin Maguire & HiFi Publisher: DC A $4.99 Comic 48 pgs It’s on. Finally. The JLI vs. Max Lord. God I wish the current JLA book was this good. But I am not going to waste your time complaining about the state of the JLA, your hear to read what I have to say about the best book to come the week was. A year ago, when this series started last May, along side the much more ballyhooed BRIGHTEST DAY, I … Continue reading

Read of the Week – 4/20/11

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ZATANNA #12 Story: Matt Sturges Art: Stephane Roux, Covers: Amanda Conner Publisher: DC A $2.99 Comic I can’t say I have a strong history with the Maid of Magic, Zatanna.  She was a character I was familiar with, but she always seemed more of supporting character, but thanks to Paul Dini’s love for the character, she has finally gotten her own ongoing series.  Now a year old, I have been picking it up, and have been enjoying it. The book has a light tone, even when dealing with some pretty dark and macabre subject matter.  Zatanna often fights demons and … Continue reading

The Exile’s Read of the Week 3/23/11

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BATMAN, INC #4 Story: Grant Morrison Art: Chris Burnham Covers: JH WIlliams and Yanick Paquette Alternate Cover Publisher: DC A $2.99 Comic This is not the book I thought I’d be writing about this week. I casually mentioned last week that I’m not a huge Batman fan. I’m not saying I’m not a fan. But on my rank of characters, let’s say he just misses the top five. (Dick Grayson, however is in the top five.) I wasn’t sure what to make of this title when it first came out. I’m a child of the 80’s, when Batman, as a … Continue reading