Writing thirty-five issues of a series is a considerable undertaking for anyone, but when they’re thirty-five of the most critically acclaimed, character-defining issues in modern super hero comics, that’s something worthy of celebration and maybe a little awe. So it is with Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman, which wraps up this week after over three years of phenomenal, intelligent storytelling with WONDER WOMAN #35.
Summer’s over, and for thousands of children nationwide, school is once again in session. Buses are gassing up, times tables are being memorized and mountains of homework is being assigned (well, it sure feels like mountains!). We realize that education is extremely important, but whether you’re currently facing a new semester or retirement, we think everyone can agree that going back to school in the fall has never been much fun.
Yes, we know it’s technically a Batman movie, but considering the prominent role they play in the story, Batman: Assault on Arkham could just as easily be called a Suicide Squad film. Set within the Batman: Arkham Asylum universe, in continuity with the bestselling game series, Batman: Assault on Arkham focuses on a mission gone bad, as the Squad is sent on a mission to Arkham only to see it take a turn for the insane after Harley Quinn frees the Joker.
Why should the adults have all the fun? While here at DCComics.com, we tend to think of characters like Kal-El, Bruce Wayne, Diana of Themyscira and Hal Jordan as ageless, they’re clearly well over the legal drinking age. And that’s fine. It allows us to believably present Bruce Wayne as a brilliant entrepreneur and philanthropist overseeing a multi-billion dollar company when he’s not fighting crime, or Hal Jordan as a former test pilot who would be a logical candidate for a Green Lantern ring. There’s a level of drama that’s only possible when our characters are adults.