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Jerome Is Back With A Vengeance In Gotham Midseason Premiere Promo

To say that Gotham had a lot of threads to wrap up in last night’s fall finale was an understatement. In short, it had to deal with the escalating Jim Gordon-Penguin-Sofia Falcon situation, Bruce Wayne continuing going off the rails, Tabby trying to make Solomon Grundy recall his life as Butch Gilzean, and the imminent return of Jerome. But, somehow, the producers managed to pull it off in a coherent manner.

Much like many of you reading this, my attention is captured whenever Jerome Valeska puts in an appearance. Having already showered actor Cameron Monaghan’s fantastic performances with a litany of compliments in the past, this time, I’ll instead place the focus on his evolving appearance.

When we last saw him in season 3, it was obvious that the creative minds behind the series were paying homage to Batman: Death of the Family by having Jerome wear
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Here’s When Jerome Will Return To Gotham

Although Cameron Monaghan has never been a part of Gotham‘s principal cast, many would likely argue – and I would agree with them – that Jerome Valeska has easily emerged as the finest villain the series has thus far produced, thanks to sharp writing and the young actor’s incredible performances. Now, that’s not meant to be a knock against Robin Lord Taylor’s Penguin or Cory Michael Smith’s Riddler, but it’s just a testament to how well Monaghan has brought this proto-Joker to life.

When we last saw Jerome, he’d paid homage to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman: Death of the Family by wearing a dead skin mask with such style. But after he’d had all his fun in an amusement park straight out of The Killing Joke, James Gordon succeeded in apprehending the young knave – and punching off his face in the process.
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Is Continuity Bad for Comic Books?

Two weeks ago Bryam Dayley published an article on GeekTyrant that focused on Spider-Man’s return to the “status quo” after the events of Marvel’s Secret Empire, the latest big event spanning story. I realize now that as I type these words that Marvel is already in the middle of another series spanning event full of unique comic book covers and one-shot tie-ins. However, this article is not about the rising and ever continuing trend of big event series crossovers, I will save that for another post.

What struck me about Bryam’s article and the subsequent community comments was the discord over the changing, or rather reversion, of Spider-Man’s character. Spider-Man has undergone many changes over the years, and as an everyman character represents something different to everyone. For myself, Spider-Man was not only the ideal self-sacrificing hero, but a symbol for what the awkward nerd could become.
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New Set Photo Confirms Jerome’s Return To Gotham

Although Cameron Monaghan has never been a part of Gotham‘s principal cast, many would likely argue – and I would agree with them – that Jerome Valeska has easily emerged as the finest villain the series has thus far produced, thanks to sharp writing and the young actor’s incredible performances. Now, that’s not meant to be a knock against Robin Lord Taylor’s Penguin or Cory Michael Smith’s Riddler, but it’s just a testament to how well Monaghan has brought this proto-Joker to life.

When we last saw Jerome, he’d paid homage to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman: Death of the Family by wearing a dead skin mask with such style. But after he’d had all his fun in an amusement park straight out of The Killing Joke, James Gordon succeeded in apprehending the young knave – and punching off his face in the process.
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The Drowned Introduces Us To An Evil Female Batman

So far, DC’s latest mega crossover event, Dark Nights: Metal, has introduced us to some pretty far out characters and concepts, both in the mainline series itself and the tie-ins that complement. And not surprisingly, the one-shots detailing the backstories of each evil version of Batman to hail from the Dark Multiverse have sold like hotcakes, much like the books being penned by Scott Snyder himself.

To date, we’ve become intimately familiar with most of the Dark Knights that Barbatos and the Batman Who Laughs have unleashed on Earth-0, such as the Red Death and the Murder Machine. More recently, we were able to meet the Drowned, who is not only a twisted amalgam of Batman and Aquaman, but also someone who originates from a gender-flipped universe.

You see, where Bryce Wayne is from, she’s the Batwoman and, from what you read above, you likely came to
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Comic Book Review – Dark Nights: Metal #3

Ricky Church reviews Dark Nights: Metal #3…

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo certainly upped the ante in Dark Nights: Metal #3 as Superman and the Justice League are literally on the verge of defeat right at the issue’s beginning. The pair don’t pull their punches either; make no mistake, this is a very bleak issue as all the heroes get their butts kicked over and over again with little likelihood of bouncing back.

Batman is sidelined for much of the issue after being taken by the Nightmare Batmen, a group of alternate Batmen from the Dark Multiverse that are manifestations of Bruce’s worst fears. This leaves Snyder plenty of time to focus on writing Superman, Wonder Woman and a host of other DC characters he’s never written before. Its pretty refreshing and cool to see his takes on sone of the Dcu’s most famous and obscure heroes.
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DC announces Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt

During the Dark Nights: Metal panel at New York Comic Con, DC Entertainment announced a new one-shot tie in to the Metal event entitled Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt, and sees the squadron of evil ‘Dark Knights’ hinting down an unlikely team of heroes determined to save the world. Check out the cover artwork and solicitation for the one-shot below…

Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson

Art by Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis and others

Cover by Doug Mahnke

Continued from the pages of the bestselling Dark Nights: Metal! The Dark Knights ride through the farthest reaches of the Multiverse to track down the unlikeliest of teams: The Flash, Cyborg, Raven and Detective Chimp. The mission: keep these heroes from completing their desperate quest to save all of existence! Plus, Challengers’ Mountain crackles with dark energy that will release an
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Dark Nights: Metal #3 Reveals Who Knows Batman Best

The latest installment of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s opus, Dark Nights: Metal #3, takes a powerful turn as Superman gets sucked into the Dark Multiverse like the gullible nut he is. While most of us thought this was lining up to be another Batman-centric event, it appears as if the Man of Steel was the one who Barbatos wanted all along.

With so much talk of heavy metal, this issue touches upon the event’s music theme rather well, with Damian and Jon’s jam and Batman’s warning to Clark and Diana being significant to the plot. Coupled with the dark imagery, this book could very well be the prototype for Ghost’s next album if you ask me.

From a narrative perspective, there’s an interesting twist as Superman and Nightwing have differing views on what to do next. At first, it appears as if Snyder is
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"All-Star Batman"

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DC Comics' "All-Star Batman" #14, available October 4, 2017, is written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque, Sebastian Fiumara, with covers by Albuquerque and Fiumara:

"...in this final issue of Scott Snyder's run on 'All Star Batman', he and Rafael Albuquerque put 'Batman' to the ultimate test!

"Faced with either losing his future as Batman or the person he loves most...

"...the 'Dark Knight' must decide which ultimate price he is willing to pay..."

In other 'Batman' news, Warners has rescheduled their stand-alone "The Batman" feature, ordering up a fresh screenplay by director Matt Reeves ("Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes"):

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said actor Ben Affleck, still looking forward to starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League
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Preview of All-Star Batman #14

All-Star Batman #14 is out in comic book stores today, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here courtesy of DC Comics; check it out…

‘The First Ally’ finale! In the final issue of Scott Snyder’s high-octane run on All Star Batman, he and superstar artist Rafael Albuquerque put Batman to the ultimate test! Faced with either losing his future as Batman or the person he loves most, the Dark Knight must decide which ultimate price he is willing to pay.

All-Star Batman #14 is out now, priced $4.99.
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Metal’s Batman-Cyborg Hybrid May Be Comics’ Best Tragedy This Fall

This article contains spoilers.

While everyone is buzzing about what’s going on in the Dark Nights: Metal mainline series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo – and understandably so – it’s hard not to think the various tie-ins are giving their bigger cousin a run for its money. Aside from the “Gotham Resistance” arc that’s unfolding in several ongoing titles from DC, the series of one-shots detailing evil versions of Batman hailing from the Dark Multiverse are proving to be essential reads once they hit stands.

The latest offering, The Murder Machine, spotlights a Batman-Cyborg hybrid that may end up going down as one of the better tragedies this medium has to offer for the remainder of 2017. Granted, we’ve yet to get our hands on any subsequent issues and therefore can’t speak for any of the other Dark Knights, but this particular book came as a
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"Justice League: Dark Nights Metal"

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DC Comics' "Dark Nights Metal" #2, available September 13, 2017, starring the 'Justice League' is written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, with covers by Capullo, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.:

"...as 'Superman' and 'Wonder Woman' hunt for a missing ally, 'Batman' investigates a mystery spanning centuries.

"Then when the 'Caped Crusader' discovers a foe even greater than the 'Justice League' could possibly imagine, will Earth's heroes be ready?..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Justice League"...
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Exclusive interview with Scott Snyder on Dark Nights: Metal

Ricky Church chats with Scott Snyder about Dark Nights: Metal…

Last month famed Batman writer and artist team Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo reunited at last for their long teased DC event, Dark Nights: Metal. The series sees Batman and the Justice League exploring a deep mystery of the DC Universe, one that threatens to destroy it if the Dark Multiverse is uncovered and Batman may unwittingly let it through.

Since the first prelude issue, Dark Days: The Forge #1, Snyder has weaved together many elements from his and Capullo’s Batman run, tying together the Court of Owls’ electrum metal to The Joker’s Dionysium to the Nth metal wielded by Hawkman and the Thanargarians. Dark Nights: Metal #1 ended with Batman escaping from the Justice League and their would-be captors with a piece of Nth metal, determined to solve this case on his own for the League’s protection,
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Dark Nights: Metal #2 Unleashes The Evil Batmen And The Dark Multiverse

While Tom King works on his own Batman opus, “The War of Jokes and Riddles,” Scott Snyder continues to defy all expectations by penning one of the grandest comic book events in a long time. In Dark Nights: Metal #2, Snyder and his partner in art, Greg Capullo, along with Jonathan Glapion and Fco Plascencia, crank it up a notch (to 11) and prove it’s good to be bad.

After all the surprises and dinosaur-riding in Dark Nights: Metal #1, things get even crazier in this issue, as Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League track down Batman before he does something that he (and humanity) will regret. Naturally, the Caped Crusader doesn’t want their assistance and prefers to go at it alone, thinking only he can save the world. Typical of the Stubborn Knight, isn’t it?

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Comics Corner: Dark Nights: Metal #2, Ash Vs. The Army Of Darkness #3, Wolfenstein #1, and More

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The alternate, dark world of the Justice League returns with Dark Night: Metal #2 from DC Comics! Also: three covers for Ash Vs Army of Darkness #3, Wolfenstein #1, three Warhammer Blood Bowl #4 preview pages, Clue #4, Curse Words #8, Harrow County #25, Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #7, Rose #6, and Sacred Creatures #3.

Dark Nights: Metal #2: "As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World’s Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth’s heroes be ready?

Art by: Jonathan Glapion, Greg Capullo

Cover by: Jonathan Glapion, Greg Capullo

Variant cover by: John Romita, Jr., Jim Lee, Andy Kubert

Written by: Scott Snyder

Series: Dark Matter 2017

U.S. Price: 4.99

On Sale Date: Sep 13, 2017

Volume/Issue #: 2

Color/B&W: Color

Trim Size: Comic

Page Count: 32."

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Dark Knights: Metal and Paper Girls top bestselling comic books and graphic novels of August 2017

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the bestselling titles for the month of August 2017, with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Metal #1 topping the comic book chart, and Image’s Paper Girls Vol. 3 leading the way on the graphic novel front.

Despite having the top three titles in the comic book top ten, DC has to settle for second place behind Marvel once again in terms of publisher unit and dollar share. Check out the charts below…

Top 10 Comic Books of August 2017

1. Dark Nights: Metal #1

2. Batman #28

3. Batman #29

4. Secret Empire #10

5. Generations: All-new Wolverine/Wolverine #1

6. Secret Empire #8

7. Secret Empire #9

8. Generations: The Mighty Thor/Unworthy Thor #1

9. Star Wars #34

10. Star Wars #35

Top 10 Graphic Novels of August 2017

1. Paper Girls Vol. 3

2. Batman Volume 3: I Am Bane

3. God Country

4. Kill Or Be Killed Volume 2

5. Wonder Woman Volume 3: The Truth

6. X-men Gold Volume 1: Back To Basics

7. Reborn

8. Superman Volume 3: Multiplicity

9. Old Guard Book
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DC’s Batman-Doomsday Hybrid Is Simply Savage

While the mainline series that is Dark Nights: Metal is allowing for Scott Snyder to display his vast knowledge of the DC Universe, we can’t help but love how the various tie-ins that’ll hit stands this fall have an Elseworlds kind of flavor to them. Well, there’s that and the fact that each of them spotlight various evil versions of Batman.

To date, we’ve been offered closer looks at a sinister-looking Flash-Batman amalgam, The Red Death, a sweet mashup with Green Lantern, The Dawnbreaker, and a twisted Batman-Joker hybrid known as The Batman Who Laughs, the latter of which may ultimately prove to get the most attention. Regardless, each of these threats emanating from the Dark Multiverse are bound to turn more than a few heads – if the subject of today’s discussion doesn’t crush them first, that is.

We are, of course,
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Christopher MacBride to adapt A.D.: After Death

Back in December of last year it was reported that Sony had won a bidding war for the feature film rights to Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel A.D.: After Death, and now Deadline is reporting that Christopher MacBride has signed on to write and direct.

MacBride previously wrote and directed the found footage thiller The Conspiracy, and is attached to several other projects, including the graphic novel adaptations Amnesia at Sony and Scout for Studio 8.

A.D.: After Death is set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. One man, years after the discovery of the cure, starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality.
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