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Riddle me this:
What’s better than a fallen Bat, in a lawless city, at the mercy of a question mark?
The answer: Not much, that’s what!
A story nearly a year in the making reaches its exciting, extra-sized conclusion today – and you need to be around for it. Follow me after the jump for the beautiful riddle that is Batman #33!
This past week Life with Archie #36 came out, and if you’ve been paying attention to various news outlets, and the comics press for the last few months, you know it’s the death of Archie Andrews. But that’s not the end of it, it’s not even the tip of the iceberg. We’ll get a bit of background, and learn all about life and death with Archie, after the jump.
There are some big, plans a-brewing when it comes to everyone’s favourite Dark Knight Detective.
It’s been seventy-five years since the first appearance of Batman within the pages of Detective Comics #27 and you can bet that the upcoming San Diego Comic Con later this month will have a plethora of Batman-related programming and announcements. Bat-celebrations get a jump-start this week with the release of two decades-spanning hardcover compilations honoring the character.
Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you about each of them!
Here at Biff Bam Pop!, we love Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. From interviews with comics creator Robin Furth here and here, to reviews of the comic, to even speculative casting of a Dark Tower film or TV series. Now, here’s a sneak peek at the new comic from Marvel, after the jump.
Er, everything old is new again. That’s the phrase, right?
In comics, that particular idiom, if true, probably only applies for a short amount of time. A few years, maybe. Hell, maybe only a few months! In comics, everything old that might be new will revert to its original self.
But that doesn’t mean the process of change can’t be interesting.
And that’s what we get this week. A brand new #1, a brand new re-invention of a classic character that the whole world knows – but never really knew.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you: Grayson #1.
Hey kids! Comics! Well, movie tie-in comics anyways.
You see, one of the most eagerly anticipated summer films is do for release in one month and Marvel, ever the craft marketers, have three new comic book series’ to herald the occasion.
Of course, I’m alluding to the film that I once thought of as a joke, but am now excited to see (in IMAX 3-D, of course): Guardians of the Galaxy! It looks like a lot of fun. And kids should love it – it’s got a badass talking raccoon, foe Pete’s sake!
And those three new comic books out today? All geared for a kid’s fascination!
Follow me after the jump for the galactic low-down!
One of my favourite artists of all time is John Romita Jr. He was the illustrator on the first X-Men issue I ever picked up (#195), and I’ve followed his work ever since. For the most part JRJR has been fantastic, lending his distinctive style to Thor, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and so many more. But a few years ago, beginning with World War Hulk, I started feeling as though the artist had lost his inspiration, at least when it came to superheroes. His work, to my eyes, was no longer popping; sadly, I felt as though JRJR was bored.
A few months ago it was announced that the artist was leaving his Marvel home to work for DC. Honestly, I felt betrayed. How could a man so loyal to the Marvel Universe cross the fence? And then, when I read he’d be working on Superman, and saw some initial sketches, I was dismayed. “He’s done,” I thought.
Today, John Romita Jr.’s first issue of Superman was released, and I couldn’t be more happy to wrong.
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We love our horror, here at Biff Bam Pop!
I know for a fact that there are those of us here (writers and readers) who will check out every. single. horror. related film that gets released in theatres or on Blu-Ray. Yes, even the really cheesy ones. There are those of us here who regularly write (and publish!) horror-centric stories of short and long fiction. And there are those of us here who alter their social plans based on certain Sunday night undead TV viewing. Yes. The Walking Dead. The comic book-turned-television phenomenon.
That series’ creator, Robert Kirkman, returns to the comic book horror genre once again with the brand new series, Outcast.
And all of you lovers of horror can find out about it right after this jump!