Between Man of Steel, Superman Unchained and “Zero Year,” it’s not surprising that Superman and Batman have been stealing much of the DC Comics spotlight. But if DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 has taught us anything, it’s that our spotlight is large and easy to share (and it also makes a nifty batsignal, if you turn it upside down and paint a giant bat on it).
It seems to be the eternal question among DC Comics fans. Do you prefer Batman or Superman?
The Beatles once memorably sang, “I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello.” We doubt very much they were singing about Green Lantern—though we kinda wish they were, just for the sheer awesome factor—but we can’t help thinking of that line when looking at this week’s GREEN LANTERN #21. Yes, many of us are still saying goodbye to Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke and savoring the pages of their final issue.
Okay, before we get into this week’s Roundup, we have just one question. Is this not the creepiest Batgirl cover you’ve ever seen, or what?
Yowza! Stuff of nightmares, that.
Now that you’ve enjoyed the free comics you’ve snagged this weekend, you’re probably excited for what’s next. Well, friends and fans, you’re in the right place. The Tuesday Roundup is all about what happens next in the pages of your favorite DC comic books.
Tomorrow’s the first day of a brand new month which means that it’s the perfect time to sample something a little new at the comic store. And as far as DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 goes, it doesn’t get any newer than The Movement.
The title’s All-Star Western, not necessarily All-Star Old Western.
It’s tough being the new kid on the block. That’s true whether it’s your first day at a new job, your first time pitching for the local baseball team, or your first time meeting your new neighbors—when you’re literally the new kid on the block. No one likes being the rookie, the freshman, the cub. You feel like you have much to prove, and it seems like everyone’s scrutinizing your every move.
It’s been a little while since Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained landed a pair of Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (for Christoph Waltz’s sublime performance as Dr. Schultz), and we still have another week until the movie hits Blu-Ray and DVD. And you know what we’ve realized?
Batman’s looking pretty darn sprightly for 900. Of course, we’re not talking years, but issues. If you didn’t already know, this week’s DETECTIVE COMICS #19 is actually the 900th issue of the series, and we’re celebrating with an 80-page issue filled with insightful stories written by series writer John Layman (along with a Bane-centered one scripted by Talon writer James Tynion IV) and set in all corners of Gotham. Of course, it wouldn’t be much of a comic book extravaganza without some…er, extravganzing artists.