Category Archives: the Wednesday run
It’s Wednesday, July 30, and that means that Biff Bam Pop! is halfway through it’s first week celebrating Batman’s 75th birthday. We’re calling it Batman @ 75. Clever aren’t we?
But Wednesday, July 30th also means new comics have arrived at your local shop! So, I’m left straddling the line of highlighting a cool new comic book release – whilst also keeping the Dark Knight’s birthday in mind.
Now, I don’t have to do that, but I am anyway. This time, I’m doing it for the kids.
Follow me after the jump for the 4-1-1 on DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures #1.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Back in the spring of 1967, at the tail end of the first season of Star Trek, NBC broadcast what would widely considered to be one of, if not the, greatest episode of the science fiction series. Titled “The City on the Edge of Forever”, and staring Joan Collins alongside William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley, it detailed Kirk, Spock and McCoy jumping into the earth’s past in order to fix an inadvertent time-change that would have far-reaching effects in their 23rd century present.
Famed science fiction writer, Harlan Ellison, wrote that episode, which went on to win the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. But his script would get embroiled in long-standing controversy as it was doctored by a host of production writers.
Today, IDW, long-time publisher of Star Trek comic books, presents Ellison’s original script, unaltered, unabridged and undoctored, in a brand new five-issue mini series.
Ladies and gentlemen, Trekkies of all ages, at long last, I present to you: Start Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay!
It’s the summer.
And that means that readers are gearing up for (or are already embroiled within) big summer event comics. Marvel’s got their “Original Sin” mini series happening right now and DC’s struck off on their “Future’s End” title. But publisher Valiant’s got some skin in this game, too – and they’ve been alluding to this particular storyline for the better part of the past year.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I give you the ominously titled: Armor Hunters #1!