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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 6-7-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Batman #24, Secret Empire #3, Secret Empire Uprising #1, Predator: Hunters #2, Slayer: Repentless #3, Grimm Tales of Terror #6, and the first Infinite Seven trade collection… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Travel Back in Time with “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” in November

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When Ben Affleck was first announced as portraying Batman in the recent DC Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, plenty of Batman fans expressed outrage. It was just a few years after Christian Bale hung up his cowl there was yet another version of the Caped Crusader hitting cinemas? Not to mention that contingent of fans who were still invested in Michael Keaton as Bats (or George Clooney… or Val Kilmer… I mean, those people exist, right?).

What about those old school diehards who still think Adam West was the best Batman of all time? (Hey, there’s room for all of us in the Batverse!) Well, good news, Batfans! There’s a new movie with Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin. And if you’re wondering how much CGI it will take to erase 50 years, there’s an answer: none.
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RIP Darwyn Cooke

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It is always a terrible thing when someone you love, even if you don’t know them personally, is ripped from you suddenly. Only yesterday the world learned of comics writer/artist Darwyn Cooke’s battle with cancer, and just as suddenly, like Bowie and Prince, the man was torn from us. Meet me after the jump to remember Darwyn Cooke, one of the most innovative talents in comics.

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Defiance S03 E10: When Twilight Dims the Sky Above

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The introduction of the Omecs and General Tak to the cast of “Defiance” in season three was brilliant. Our heroes are only as interesting as their adversaries make them. Lee Tergesen’s ear eating, head spiking, General Rahm Tak brought some great old fashion fun to the series. But, it was the Defiance ladies who stole the show on last week’s episode. Amanda is made an offer by the Votanis Collective, but she’ll need Stahma’s help. Read the rest of this entry

BBP! Celebrates Batman @ 75: The Bat-Signal Shines Forever On

batman imageIf you’ve been a regular visitor to this site over the past two weeks, you know that the Biff Bam Pop! crew of writers has happily been neck-deep in bat-flavoured musings.

If you’re just hearing about all this “bat-stuff” now, here’s the why: Batman turned seventy-five years of age this year, didn’t ‘ya know?

Follow me after the jump for a final word (for now) on one of the world’s greatest pop-culture icons!

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BBP! Celebrates Batman At 75: If I Did It – The Dark Knight

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I have made no secret of my great dislike for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. I’ve written extensively on it both on my own blog and here at Biff Bam Pop!. I still don’t like it. And therefore I can’t think of a better candidate for the next installment of If I Did It. Meet me after the jump for just a few ideas of how I’d do The Dark Knight differently.

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BBP! Celebrates Batman At 75: The Batman of Earth-Two

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While he is essentially the Golden Age version of the hero, the Batman of Earth-Two is quite the mysterious creature. In truth, he has only made a handful of comics appearances designated as such, and thus makes him even more mysterious. Meet me after the jump, and we’ll explore the friends, the family, the enemies, and the man himself – the Batman of Earth-Two.

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BBP! Celebrates Batman @ 75: Batman’s Ladies: The Good, The Bad and the Crazy

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There have been enough articles written on Batman to wallpaper every home in America, but for Batman’s big 75th Anniversary I wanted to cover the women from television and film who had crossed paths with the Dark Knight. What did they think of the big guy and were they friend or foe? Head to the Batcave to find out.  Read the rest of this entry

Bring The (Inner) Kid To DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures #1 On 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.

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Celebrate The Bat & The Clown On The Wednesday Run

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!

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