Avengers AI #10
Batman Superman Annual #1
Detective Comics (2011) #29 (Gothtopia)
Earth 2 #21
Forever Evil #6 (Of 7)
Green Lantern (2011) #29
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #17 (Evil)
Jupiters Legacy #4
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Avengers AI #10
Cataclysm Ultimates Last Stand #5 (Of 5)
Fantastic Four (2014 ) #1 (maybe)
Secret Avengers (2013) #16
Batman Superman #8
Batman The Dark Knight #28
Avengers World #3
Batman And Two Face #28
Justice League (2011) #28 (Evil)
Justice League Of America (2012) #12
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #8 (Evil)
I read this and felt that it deserved to be reblogged. Take 10 minutes to read.
Originally posted on And Another Thing, Hon:There is a legend about Ernest Hemingway, in which the author bets a group of his fellow writers that he can compose an entire short story in six words. No one believes him, so he ups the ante to $10 from everyone who says he can’t. And then he writes the following words on a napkin:
“For Sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”
We can assume that Hemingway won his bet. In the context of the time period, these words — by this particular writer — require only a fragment of imagination to put together an emotionally charged story of hopeful anticipation, heartbreaking loss, and the moving forward of the human spirit. The words are simple; the tale they evoke is profound.
Over the past week, another simple sentence has been in my mind:
Avengers (2013) #26
Secret Avengers (2013) #15
Batman (2011) #28 (Zero Year)
Nightwing (2011) #28
Avengers AI #9
New Avengers #14
Batman Jokers Daughter #1 (maybe)
Detective Comics #28 (Gothtopia)
Earth 2 #20
Forever Evil #5 (Of 7)
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #16 (Evil)
Cyborg was never a character I had previously liked but the New 52 has painted him as a slightly cooler, edgier character and he has definitely won his place in the Justice League. He’s been having a hard time of it since Grid turned up (a very cool concept) and is now attempting a comeback. Check him out in the current run of Jutice League issues. They are definitely worth a read.
I own a copy of Detective Comics #27! If only it was the original 1939 version and not the 2014 ‘New 52′ version. Having said that, I think the recent ‘All-Star roster of creators’ did a pretty good job of putting together some cool stories. I’ve seen varying reviews on it but overall I think it was excellent.
With contributions from Brad Meltzer, Bryan Hitch, Gregg Hurwitz, Neal Adams, Peter Tomasi, Ian Bertram, Francesco Francavilla, Mike Barr, Guillem March, John Layman, Jason Fabok, Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, this is a truly great line-up of talent. The only obvious missing names in my opinion are the likes of Grant Morrison, Cameron Stewart and Frank Quitely.
Obviously, there could have been even more contributors and stories but running at well over double the size (96 pages) this is a comic that gives some nice snapshots to the history of Batman. Asking questions like, ‘who is the Batman?’ and ‘Does Batman every end?’, these are relevant questions not just for the character and the supporting cast but the readers too. It’s clever and I especially enjoyed Neal Adams and Gregg Hurwitz taking Bruce through the ‘Batman of Ages.’
If you have ever enjoyed a Batman comic or film, I’d recommend that you read this issue.
Read the first installment of Gothtopia contained in Detective Comics #27 and have to say it looks like the kind of Batman story that I really enjoy. At the moment it is not entirely clear whether it’s an Elseworlds type of story or whether it’s normal continuity with a drug enduced favour. According to Jason Fabok and John Layman, ‘this is the new reality of the Batverse.’ Not an Elseworlds then, but pretty close. Lovely.
Jason Fabok is one of my favourite artists right now. He has that ‘Jim Lee’ feel to him and each panel is perfect. Layman’s story is lining up to be a villain treat, which is always enjoyable. Bring on Detective Comics #28.
I’ve always got an eye out for new apps especially when it comes to blogging. I’ve previously posted my thoughts on the official WordPress app and also Blogsy. These are the two apps that I have been using over the last year or so. However, I have had issue with Blogsy, mainly for two reasons. Firstly, whilst it looks pleasant on the eye, it is not the most simple for a basic post. Secondly, trying to attach photos and pics is a nightmare and with this blog containing a good amount of pics, that is no use.
Anyway, I have discovered ‘Posts’ a free app that so far seems pretty good. Aside from not having the iOS7 keyboard, it is pretty user friendly, well laid out and allows me to upload pictures with ease. It has basic formatting and allows me to specify a time for a post to be uploaded. Very nice. So far so good and here is my first published post on it.