Now that DC has established its cinematic universe with Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League, I wonder who else from the source material will be making an appearance in the cinematic universe and what stories would DC and Warner Bros. use. With Ben Affleck’s success as Batman I decided to cast some other heroes from Gotham that we might possibly see in ol’ Bat’s film future. I decided to cast the Robins and propose some story lines that would be an awesome segue for the boy wonder. Now I know what you must be thinking… NO!!!! Leave Robin out of the DCEU! Didn’t you see what happened before? Batman and Robin crash and burned the entire franchise!!
I know, which is why I am proposing to cast all the iterations of Robin and not try to combine Dick Grayson and JasonTodd into one character. That being said, we know that the new take on Batman is after the death of Robin. Although it’s not specified in the films I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that they at least got that right and the Robin in question is Jason Todd. If that is the case, then Dick Grayson’s Robin has already come and gone from the Batcave and is now Nightwing. So who do I think would be a good Dick Grayson?
Can you believe that the Summer is just about over? By the time the first day of school rolls around, the big box chains will already have the Halloween banners up. We cannot get a rest! I say we just whittle it down to two seasons: warm & cold. DONE!
However in the toy world, the fourth quarter means holidays, and holidays means shopping. Lots of shopping, which means that the big toy companies (and the little guys as well) are going to spare no expense as to what Junkies should keep their eyes peeled for once the leaves start to change and the flurries begin. Here are some of the coolest items that I have had my eye on all summer because we are always looking out for you toy Junkies that happen to be rabid Wednesday comic book pull-list cowboys and girls. Take a Fall trip to one of Midtown Comics’ three NYC locations for these upcoming goodies because nothing beats NYC in Autumn.
In the blue corner, we have the Last Son of Krypton: Superman! And lurking over in the shadows, we have the Dark Knight: Batman! Everyone knows the Man of Steel is way more powerful than the Caped Crusader, but despite being just a human, Batman should never be underestimated! Thanks to his resources and brilliant mind, Gotham’s hero was able to build a suit that allowed him to take strikes from the immensely strong Kryptonian. This suit first appeared in Frank Miller’s iconic comic The Dark Knight Returns, and it recently made its big screen debut in Batman v Superman. Now, this ridiculously cool-looking armored Batman can make an appearance right in your collection!
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This week, we’re on vacation! But that doesn’t mean we forgot about you! Gregg has a chat with super star comic writer Scott Snyder about his new book All-Star Batman!
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Scott Snyder returns to Batman’s world, and he’s teaming-up with artist John Romita Jr.! The first issue of All Star Batman will be available on August 10th, and the wonderful writer will be at Midtown Comics Downtown to celebrate the debut issue of his new comic with the Caped Crusader! Do you want to meet him and get some comics signed? We think it’s pretty safe to assume the answer is yes! Well, all you need to do is enter the contest below.
Article by Gregg Katzman; cover by David Finch and Jordie Bellaire
This week, six DC Rebirth comics go on sale: Justice League: Rebirth #1, Batman #2, Aquaman #2, Green Lanterns #2, Superman #2, and Green Arrow #2. Well, I’ve read Batman #2 (by Tom King, David Finch, Jordie Bellaire, Matt Banning, and Danny Miki) and I’m here to tell you that it’s awesome. Were you planning to read Batman #2 no matter what I say about it? Odds are the answer is yes for many of you, but some of you out there may still be on the fence, or maybe you completely forgot that a new Dark Knight comic is available tomorrow. If you’re one of those people, hopefully the upcoming babbling will convince you to give it a shot. And for those already looking forward to the comic, I hope this gets you even more excited to read the Caped Crusader’s upcoming issue. Now, I’ll stop with the vague praise and get a little more specific, but don’t worry, this article is spoiler-free!