Batman drops in on his former sidekick, Jason Todd, who's been imprisoned in Arkham Asylum for several months, known only under the name of his anti-hero identity, The Red Hood. Todd's prepping for a transfer to a lower-security prison, and this could mean trouble for Batman... and for that prison's inmates. The first part of Judd Winick's "The Streets Run Red" starts this week in BATMAN AND ROBIN #23. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
Two-Face has always been at least half-insane, but the loss of the scarred coin that keeps him semi-balanced has sent him reeling over the edge. The commissioner calls on Batman's help to stop Two-Face's murderous quest before more innocent lives are lost. Tony Daniel and Steve Scott's BATMAN #710 is on sale this week. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
Last week, we were following IGN's countdown of the top 100 heroes in comics all week on THE SOURCE. They've now posted the top twenty selections--and DC's secured eleven of those spots, with Wonder Woman landing at number five and Batman and Superman claiming the top two spots. Here's the breakdown of the DC heroes who crack the top 20: 20 - Catwoman 19 - Jim Gordon 17 - Barbara Gordon 16 - Rorschach 15 - Dream of the Endless 11 - Dick Grayson 8 - Wally West 7 - Hal Jordan 5 - Wonder Woman 2 - Batman 1 - Superman
When you rush to Free Comic Book Day, you’ll be picking up a copy of the second chapter in Geoff Johns’ GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN. You’ll be super excited to see an exclusive first preview of FLASHPOINT #1. But what will your kids be reading?
DC RETROACTIVE: BATMAN – THE ‘90s #1 Writer Alan Grant and artist Norm Breyfogle helm a tale that spins directly off of the events of DETECTIVE COMICS #613 (reprinted in this issue). When The Ventriloquist and Scarface are released from prison after only one year, they become determined to reclaim their statuses in the upper echelon of Batman’s Rogues Gallery. ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 17 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
DC RETROACTIVE: BATMAN– THE ‘80s #1 Artist Jerry Bingham and writer Mike W. Barr come together to tell the story of someone using the name, appearance and methodology of The Reaper and is stalking the streets of Gotham City and killing off mobsters. The catch? Both men who previously masqueraded as The Reaper are dead. Can Batman get to the bottom of the identity of this mysterious killer while simultaneously shepherding an untried Robin (Jason Todd)? ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 3 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Here on THE SOURCE we spend a lot of time talking to writers about where they get their ideas; we also have the pleasure of showing off a lot of pieces of process artwork from our many talented artists. These are nice peeks behind the scenes, but we sometimes overlook the important process that happens in between these two steps. How does the writer work with the artist to put together a cohesive comic story?