The Femme Fatale is well known in detective stories, particularly ones with a noir feel—a woman from an investigator's past returns, bringing mystery, deceit and danger into their life. BATWOMAN VOL. 1: THE MANY ARMS OF DEATH, written by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV, not only plays with the expectations of the trope, it shows how the role may shift based on perspective.
“Elongated Journey Into Night” heralds tonight’s brand new addition to The Flash under the guise of clever wordplay and a vandalized front door. Ralph Dibny has been a long time coming to the show and it was awesome to be able to debut him as early in the season as the fourth episode! Plus, this episode was chock full of #DCTV Secrets that I am dying to get into.
Tim Drake, perhaps better known as Red Robin around the streets of Gotham, has been missing in action for a while after seemingly meeting his demise over a year ago in the pages of Detective Comics.
At the risk of inducing much eye-rolling, allow me to suggest that it shouldn’t be ‘Batman Day,’ it should be ‘Batman Night.’ Right? It would make a lot more sense, and could be a lot more fun—like having Halloween twice within almost a month’s time.
But wow, for a life-long Batman fan of my generation (I was born in 1964), as a kid it would have been impossible to imagine an “officially-sanctioned” Batman Day. Or rather, I imagined it all the time, because I was a geek, but that’s all it would ever be: imagined.
To say that Jean-Paul Valley’s life has been turned upside over the past year is putting it mildly, as anyone who’s been reading DETECTIVE COMICS knows. A newly minted member of Batman’s team, Azrael has found himself questioning his beliefs, and then questioning them again, even as he’s forged a particularly close friendship with Luke Fox.
In this week’s issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, after a run in with Zatanna, Bruce is forced to remember an important piece of Zatanna’s past—but like with everything else, this knowledge comes with a price.
Can Bruce convince Zatanna he can handle the truth? Will their relationship be strained forever? Check out how Bruce takes the news in this week’s issue of DETECTIVE COMICS #960 from writer James Tynion with art by Alvaro Martinez , Raul Fernandez, Brad Anderson (colors), and Sal Cipriano (letters).
Gotham City is no stranger to...tricky relationships. Batman and Catwoman, Nightwing and Batgirl, Harley and the Joker… You get the idea. Those crime fighting (or crime causing) couples that can never seem to decide if they love or hate each other.
We’re back with another Jason’s Picks column! Enough of you out there in comic book internet land liked my musings and choices, so Amanda Waller had to allow me to write another one!
Let me activate my brain, which has been cultivated from many episodes of hosting DC All Access, to provide you with the answers of what DC graphic novels you should pick up at your local comic book shop this month!