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    Wednesday
    May202015

    BATMAN: EARTH ONE Vol. 1 & 2 (review) AT FORCES OF GEEK

     

     

    Shortly before The Dark Knight Rises closed the chapter on director Christopher Nolans’ cinematic take on Batman, DC Comics released the hardcover original graphic novel Batman: Earth One (2012) written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Gary Frank. 

    Johns, protege to Superman: The Movie’s Richard Donner, became famous for his Green Lantern, JSA and The Flash runs before becoming DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer. The Blackest Night scribe also is the link between comics and movies across the lot at Warner Bros., consulting on everything from Green Lantern to Batman v. Superman and down to the successful Flash and Arrow programs on CW. 

    Gary Frank, artist for Batman: Earth One drew an uncanny Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman in 2009’s pre-Flashpoint Superman: Secret Origin. While many artists have taken on the iconic DC heroes, Frank’s style rises to the top as a modern master. 

    Batman: Earth One Volume 2 featuring the same creative team was released earlier this month.

    Batman: Earth One Volumes 1 & 2 are out of the current DC continuities as we know it, are perhaps meant as chain bookstore (mass market) sellers but the two great hardcovers make great gifts for Batman fans of varied interest levels. Everyone from the enthusiastic FOG! crowd to your more causal The Dark Knight Trilogy or Gotham tv series fans will get lost in this version of the Caped Crusader.

     

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    Wednesday
    May202015

    BATMAN UNLIMITED: ANIMAL INSTINCTS (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    The strange Batsuits with angular black and yellow emblem we’ve been seeing at Target from Mattel have been finally been brought to life by Warner Bros Animation and DC Comics. If you were off-put by the Batman and Robin (1997) look of the things, you are not alone.

    My expectation of an eventual animated property were that of a Joel Schumacher ice rocket, plummeting further into the abyss.

    Expectations mean a lot to Batman fans, and we especially take note when they are exceeded. 
    Bat-fans may be surprised by this with the latest offering, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts 

    Keep in mind though, this isn’t New 52 Batman, this movie is geared toward a younger all-ages crowd.

    Roger Craig Smith reprises his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne from the video games Lego Batman 3 and Batman: Arkham Origins. Charlie Schlatter returns to The Flash role from Superman: TAS and The Batman, Green Arrow appears alongside Nightwing, Red Robin, and Alfred for an alliance that is more Outlaws than Justice League to face down Penguin and the ‘Animalitia’.

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    Tuesday
    May192015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 20, 2015

     

     

     

    COMICS

     
    Awww, Shucks! Donald Duck is ready to be a private dick but will Uncle Scrooge and the nephews get in the way? Check out Donald Duck #1!  She-Hulk leads the ladies into the breech with A-Force #1 series debut that is already causing quite a stir! A-Force is written by Ms. Marvel scribe and Dig emeritus — the lovely G. Willow Wilson! … We can’t pretend not to care about the end of The Ultimate Marvel Universe in Ultimate End #1… Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!

    Monday
    May112015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. May 12, 2015

     

    COMICS

    Last week was Star Wars week, so this week, we popped in Guardians of the Galaxy to come down from that Force high. This week, Peter Quill aka Legendary Star Lord has 12% of a plan in issue #12 as he is still reeling from the Black Vortex. Mark Waid’s Insufferable first took tablets by storm in Thrillbent app chapters, now the social media star Galahad and his old school partner Nocturnus come to IDW in Insufferable #1, glad to see more people will enjoy one of my favorite comics of 2014. Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook from The Sixth Gun give you an Southern Gothic horror story focused on paranormal activity in Harrow County #1. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!


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    Saturday
    May092015

    ADAM EGYPT MORTIMER Goes BALLISTIC on The Cosmic Treadmill at FORCES OF GEEK

    Adam Egypt Mortimer is a filmmaker, author and co-creator of Black Mack Studio’s Ballistic with Transmetropolitan’sDarick RobertsonBlack Mask just reloaded a clip in the form of a beautiful looking trade with the first arc featuring repairman Butch and his sentient Gun.



    Adam hops aboard the Cosmic Treadmill today to talk about garbage island that is our dystopian Repo City State and how it might feel to have an addictive personality lodged into your gun as you battle the cities fiercest gangsters.

    FOG!: Thanks for Joining us today, Adam! Black Mask Studios just released the trade for Ballistic by you and The legendary Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan, Happy). How did you guys meet?

    Adam Egypt Mortimer: I met him at San Diego Comic-Con! We were both drinking late at night at the Hyatt bar — this was years ago when they still had an outdoor patio, before the eventual death crush of overcrowding forced them to shut down that whole scene. Darick and I wound up chatting, he introduced himself — this was back when he and I both still lived in New York. He was in Williamsburg at the time and I made fun of him for it. 

    Somehow that brought us together and we started hanging out a lot in New York, hanging in bars together, talking life, the universe, and comics. Many years later — at another Comic-Con — I pitched him the idea of Ballistic and he fell in love with the bat-winged cars.

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