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With a Joker that looks as different and unique as Leto's, we're probably not going to get the classic Harley Quinn outfit either? Regardless, keep in mind that Batman himself said it best during Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's currently ongoing Endgame minisereis - the Joker always returns, with a different look and modus operandi...always. If Batman has alredy been operating for decades in the Dccu, who's to say that the Joker hasn't undergone similar transformations and that the current look is but one of many such guises he's worn? The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015 Joker's debut in 1940's Batman #1. The Joker [is he or isn't he immortal] today in Batman #39 from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. »
The Joker is immortal. At least that’s his claim in “Endgame,” the current storyline in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman comic series. Forget Jared Leto’s haircut— this is the biggest Joker event going. For the first time, he seems to be explaining his history of countless returns from the grave.
Resurrection is a huge part of superhero comics, certainly. Most characters have died a dramatic and hyped-up death, only to return a year later with a half-hearted excuse. But Joker’s ability to cheat death goes beyond even the most flexible comic book mortality rules.
Through his seventy-five years in comics, movies, animation, and video games, he’s been shot, stabbed, dropped down smokestacks, and fed to sharks. Sometimes he seems truly gone for good. More often, it feels inevitable that he’ll return, leaner and meaner than ever. Because Joker just keeps on truckin’.
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- Nathan Hastings
When DC's Convergence event finishes up, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will launch a brand new Batman series... but it won't be Bruce Wayne in that much-maligned robotic suit. Cbr has been sent a scanned page from the Divergence Fcbd release, and it reveals that none other than a moustache-less Jim Gordon will be taking Wayne's place as Gotham City's new Caped Armoured Crusader. Plus, it seems he'll have the backing of the Gcpd. Bleeding Cool have added a few more details, and it seems Gordon is responding to the question "are you ready to be Batman?" This is a pretty big deal and is bound to stir up some controversy, but I think Snyder and Capullo have earned the benefit of the doubt with most fans. It does beg the question: if Gordon is Batman, what the heck happened to Bruce Wayne? I guess we'll have to wait until »
Attending WonderCon this past weekend, Gotham executive producer John Stephens and cast members Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot) and Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma) were on hand to discuss the Batman prequel series, with Stephens offering up details on a trio of villains we can expect to see making their debuts on the show.
“We always want to walk the fine line of the reality of our world. Walking right up to that line where super-villains live. So there are a lot of characters from Batman lore that fit that bill. People like Victor Freeze – who’s a science villain. You can play a lot of his abilities without going into the world of superheroes… Clayface and Mad Hatter are both villains we’re going to bring in [as well]. They both have great backstories and great personalities. Clayface especially is a character I want to [explore the origin of].”
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- Gary Collinson
Gotham producer John Stephens revealed at WonderCon 2015 that three more notable villains from Batman’s rogue’s gallery will debut during the second season of the Fox TV series. Mr. Freeze, Clayface and the Mad Hatter will all be appearing in the show’s sophomore year.
Fox’s Gotham, the story of a young James Gordon and an even young Bruce Wayne navigating the corrupt underbelly of crime-ridden Gotham City 15 years before the Dark Knight makes his debut, has already been renewed for a second year, and the producers are now talking about what they have planned for the fall season.
On April 13th, Gotham returns from a six-week hiatus when the final five episodes will air. But what happens after that? Gotham producer John Stephens spoke at WonderCon about some of the plans the production team has in mind for the show in year two. As with the first season, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
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After the conclusion of John Wagner’s latest Dark Judges story last week, Ian Edington and Simon Colbey take over for this speedily read instalment of Dredd. It’s a filler issue through-and-through, similar to how Scott Snyder punctuates his Batman arcs with one-shot tales, which nicely regrounds Dredd after his recent space-bound escapades. The story itself is narrated to a class of trainee Judges, asking them why Dredd has spent five minutes every day for the entirety of his career standing sentinel at the Pirenesi Pastabowl – the oldest and busiest interchange in Mega City One. It’s a tactical move. More people – potential perps, killers, heist planners – pass through this point each day more than anywhere else. How many must have been put off by seeing that unforgiving chin? Simple, elegant and wonderfully told.
Not much, though, can put off a giant, »
- Oli Davis
Batman scribe Scott Snyder is moving forward with a risky and unique set of tales that he has wanted to do for some time in the realm of Batman. The stories are out of continuity, so this won't be a permanent change, but starting in Batman #41 we'll see Batman's new robot suit. We don't know why or for what purpose just yet, but online speculation is flowing. The only criticism I have prior to reading is that the ears make it look like a robot bunny suit, rather than a bat. What do you think Bat-Fans?
- Matt MacNabb
With comic book writer Scott Snyder revealing that the current ‘Endgame’ story arc will see a major shift in the status quo to Batman mythos, and it appears that part of that will be a drastic new look for the Dark Knight in the form of an armored Batsuit…
“I’m not going to spoil [the ending] specifically, but I can tell you unequivocally, it is the boldest, weirdest, biggest thing we’ve ever tried on the book. I’m not being hyperbolic: You’ll see it, and you’ll be like, ‘I can’t believe they’re doing that,’ Snyder tells Comic Book Resources. “What we’re doing in June — I hope fans like it. I love it. My favorite stuff is the stuff where we take the biggest risks on the book. I honestly think this might be our best thing, in concept, so far. I promise. Just wait until you see. »
- Gary Collinson
Some people consider the Court of Owls to be the pinnacle of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo's run on Batman. Now, their villainous creations make their animated debut in Batman vs Robin. This animated film from director Jay Oliva, is a direct sequel to last year's Son of Batman. Batman vs Robin will be released on April 14, 2015. "Beware the Court of Owls, that watches all the time..." Well, we don't know about the Court, but we're sure going to be watching this episode of DC All Access all the time since it features an exclusive clip from the upcoming "Batman vs. Robin." Plus, we look at our diverse digital first comic slate with Senior Vice President, Editorial Strategy Hank Kanalz, hear from you about your DC Comics pull lists, and give you a chance to win a signed Batman: The Court of Owls Books and Mask Set. »
Well, that's certainly a pretty different look for Batman! Talking to Comic Book Resources, Batman writer Scott Snyder had this to say about the title's new staus quo following Convergence. "I'm not going to spoil it specifically, but I can tell you unequivocally, it is the boldest, weirdest, biggest thing we've ever tried on the book. I'm not being hyperbolic: You'll see it, and you'll be like, 'I can't believe they're doing that.'" The critically acclaimed scribe promises that it will be something fans can embrace rather than change for the sake of change, and describes it as, "A transformative story that ends and burns down everything, and starts something brand new. We toyed with calling it "All-New Batman" afterwards because it's so different. Greg was just like, "I'm up for it! Let's do it! Let's surprise them! Give them what they don't know they want!" I was like, »
It's time for a new type of Batman - Boy Wonder. At least, that's the premise from the team of writer Lee Bermejo and artists Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph. Their intriguing, We Are Robin series will not feature Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown or Damian Wayne. Instead, the lead of the series will be Duke Thomas, a young African-American teenager who made his comic book debut in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman: Zero Year. Duke is a key figure in the "Robin Movement" a group of Gotham teens who make it their mission to protect and serve their city. Bermejo told USA Today that 'We Are Robin' is a "chance to expand the Robin character past teenage white kids who all look the same." Bermejo has stated that the series will also explore just why Batman would ever allow teenagers into his dangerous world of crime-fighting. »
Britain has a long, long history of staging comic conventions. The first one was held in a Birmingham hotel in 1968 which had a young Alan Moore as a guest. The success of the event paved the way for overseas guests to jump across the pond such as Frank Miller, Jim Steranko, and the late Gil Kane and appear at various events in the country.
As Ukcac became a well known convention amongst fans and creators across Britain. Held at various parts of the country, it was the stomping ground of various British creators, such guests included Will Eisner and John Buscema it gained recognition as convention organisers staged the prestigious Eagle Awards, which many Bronze age enthusiasts will recall Uncanny X-Men and Master of Kung Fu winning best dramatic comic book.
Although there was a slow period, where the focus at events was celebrity and anime but a resurgence soon »
- Neil Patel
The fallout from Joker's new origin is causing all types of problems for Batman in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Endgame. With the Joker seemingly a neigh-immortal like Vandal Savage and Ra's al Ghul, is there any hope that Batman can save Gotham from the Pale Man? "Endgame really changes everything. You'll see it reflected in every Bat book." If you're a Batman fan, you need to read Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Endgame," the current storyline that continues in today's Batman #39. And if you're reading "Endgame," you're going to want to watch this DC All Access clip featuring Snyder, in which he discusses what's up ahead, the inspiration behind the story, and which villains he may be tackling next. To read Batman #39 digitally: https://www.readdcentertainment.com/B... You can download the first issue of "Endgame" here: https://www.readdcentertainment.com/B... Be sure to watch this »
“Endgame” part 5. The Joker is back! The penultimate issue of the Clown Prince of Crime’s horrifying return! Plus, in the backup story, the inmates and Mahreen finally learn the truth about The Joker! Batman #39 Written by Scott Snyder Backup story written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV Art and cover by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki Backup story art by Dustin Nguyen Harley Quinn Variant cover by Jill Thompson 1:25 Variant cover by Andy Kubert On sale February 25 »
Last month, I was going through a pile of old comics. At the time I was getting ready for a signing, and looking for an issue of Incredible Hulk #1 for writer Jason Aaron to sign for me. While I was going through my many piles, I found some gems I had forgotten about, including some signed issues.
You are probably wondering how I could forget about my gems. Since I am lucky enough to live in NYC, I spend a large amount of time and money going to every comic book signing I could. I had a variety of reasons for going. Some events I went to because of the book, some for the creative team and some just because I had nothing better to do. What’s $4 for an issue just to hang out with cool people for an hour or four?
Doing this, I’ve met great people »
- Molly Jackson
The Joker is not just Batman’s most known adversary, he’s probably the most iconic villain in comic book history. And in Scott Snyder’s Batman #38, he’s getting a new origin story that you probably will never have guessed.
According to the new comic, The Joker encountered a meteorite years before his time in Gotham – which is the same meteorite that gave Vandal Savage his immortality and there’s a corrupted version of its radiation that Ras Al Ghul bathes in to get his immortality.
So, yeah, The Joker is an immortal. And is older than Gotham itself.
Check out the images from the comic below:
“For me, I wanted to make something that felt real and was believable, while at the same time was mythologically big and epic,” Snyder told IGN, adding the story goes back as far as Death in the Family. “The way the story is, »
- Luke Owen
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that it acquired the feature film rights to Descender, the forthcoming comic book series from New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire and New York Times bestselling comic artist Dustin Nguyen. Josh Bratman will produce the film with Lemire and Nguyen attached to executive produce. The first issue of the eagerly awaited series will be published by Image Comics on March 4, 2015. Here's what Lemire and Nguyen had to say about the adaptation in a joint statement.
"It was a competitive situation for Descender, and we are thrilled that it ended with Sony Pictures acquiring the series. We know that their film translation will do justice to the original comics, and we are thrilled with their belief in the franchise potential."
A sprawling, science-fiction space opera full of mystery and adventure, Descender is a rip-roaring, heart-felt cosmic odyssey about a little boy looking for home in »
When Unshaven Comics released its first publication, The March: Crossing Bridges in America, digital comic bookery was still mostly magic. The next year, when we released Disposable Razors #1, a glut of apps flooded the market promising the future for the indies, and ComicMix was knee-deep in online readers. Our books remained ink and paper. Our sales climbed.
The next year, a few of the apps went the way of Star Trek Voyager and Deep Space Nine. Disposable Razors #2 remained a glossy non-app. By the third issue, fewer apps remained commercially viable. Front-runners were forming, and Unshaven met every fan questioning when we’d offer our wares online met with the same confounded faces. Three more years passed, and we remained stubborn. And finally today, I’m happy to say we’ve joined the digital age.
You still can’t get our books digitally as of this posting… but it’s happening none-the-less. »
- Marc Alan Fishman
Wonder Woman #38
Written by Meredith Finch
Art by David Finch
Published by DC Comics
When it was announced, the main draw of Meredith Finch’s run on Wonder Woman was that it would be something new. Barring Scott Snyder’s Batman, Wonder Woman was one of the few New 52 books which retained a long term writer and artist team. While Brian Azzarello’s work with Diana Prince was controversial at best, it was imbued with a unique gritty American Gods sensibility. That’s not to say returning Azzarello would in any way be an improvement, but it would be more interesting, for better or worse.
The main problem with Finch’s current Wonder Woman arc is just how soulless the proceedings are. The three plot lines of Diana coming to terms with being the God of War, helping the Justice League track down the cause of a uncanny natural disasters, »
- Grant Raycroft
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros Animation have released the first trailer for Batman vs Robin.
The trailer offers a first look at the animated feature, which sees the on-screen debut of the villainous Court of Owls (via IGN).
Director Jay Oliva's film features the voices of Jason O'Mara (Batman), Stuart Allen (Robin/Damian Wayne), Sean Maher (Nightwing), David McCallum (Alfred), Jeremy Sisto (Talon), Weird Al Yankovic (The Dollmaker), Grey Griffin (Samantha), Robin Atkin Downes (Grandmaster) and Peter Onorati (Draco).
The story centres around the fractious relationship between Bruce Wayne and his son Damian, who was raised in secret by his mother Talia al Ghul and the League of Assassins.
Batman vs Robin will premiere at WonderCon, Anaheim, in April. »
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