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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 8-23-2017

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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 and companies. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Grimm Fairy Tales: 2017 Armed Forces Edition, Dark Knights: Metal #1, Back Issue #99, The Hard Place #1, Hi-Fi Fight Club #1, Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #4, Shirtless Bear-Fighter #3, and more… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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#Kirby100: Glenn Walker on The Green Arrow

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When most folks think of Jack Kirby at DC Comics, they think of the Fourth World and Kamandi, the older fans might say the Challengers of the Unknown or the Newsboy Legion, or even the Sandman.  Would anyone say Green Arrow?  But it’s true, for seven months in 1958 the King gave us a Green Arrow unlike anything we’d seen before, and it could have been even wilder.  Meet me after the jump for Jack Kirby’s The Green Arrow!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Comic Book Collections Part 2

klausLast week, we highlighted a number of trade paperback comic book collections, perfect gifts for friends and loved ones (or yourself) this holiday season.

If you haven’t already, you can check out that particular list right here.

But maybe you want to kick it up a notch this month.

Maybe you’ve got a special someone that really only likes hardcover books on the bookshelf. Or maybe you’re looking to find something that carries a slightly higher budget than softcover collections.

No worries. This week, we’ve got your back.

Here’s the second installment of our Holiday Gift Guide: Comic Book Collections!

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The Flash S03 E04: “The New Rogues”

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In this episode of The Flash we’re introduced to not just one, but two Rogues from the comics – Mirror Master and the Top. Although there may be some major differences in these villains as they make their way to the small screen. Meet me after the super speed jump for my review of “The New Rogues.”

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It’s Time For The Crazy Necessity Of “Doom Patrol #1” On The Wednesday Run

doom-patrol-1-coverA funny thing happened on the way to the Vertigo Comics section of the comic book stand: It wasn’t there anymore.

Well, it hasn’t been there for some time, really. We’ve been talking about it in semi-regular columns over the years here at Biff Bam Pop! The DC Comics “sophisticated” and “dark” imprint that gave us mature readings of Sandman, John Constantine: Hellblazer, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Shade the Changing Man, Fables, Lucifer, etc., etc., etc., etc.

There are so many. One of your all-time comic book favourites from any publisher is either on that list or should be.

But Vertigo, due to some neglect, some strategic misdirection, and a lot of parent-company interference, withered on the vine’s edge. Currently, the imprint is trying to reestablish itself with creator-owned properties, in the vein of Image Comics, and publishing critically acclaimed series like Sheriff of Babylon and Astro City among others. But it’s a long way from where it once was, when it released mature takes on DC superhero properties.

Today sees the first release of a new, mature, weird, and decidedly Vertigo-esque take on a DC Comics property…but under the umbrella of a new imprint.

Today sees the release of Doom Patrol #1!

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The GAR! Podcast Discusses Captain America and DC Rebirth

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The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world, coming to you from across the vastness of suburban New Jersey via Skype. This week, we’re joined by Pronto Comics writer, editor, and creator of the independent comic Cross, friend of the show, Dennis Knight, and we’re talking about the biggest news in comics of the moment – Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 and DC Universe Rebirth, along with all the usual stuff. See and hear more after the jump.

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Show Me The WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE VOL. 1 On The Wednesday Run

Wonder Woman Earth One coverEverybody’s abuzz about the Wonder Woman appearance in the very dividing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film.

She was, arguably, the one aspect of the film that didn’t isolate filmgoers: everyone seemed to adore her participation in the story and how she was conceived on film.

And that’s a good thing for all of us – and especially for Warner Brothers. Wonder Woman, the movie, is currently filming on location in Italy and is due for worldwide release in June 2017.

Yes. There’s a lot of money riding on the Amazonian Princess.

And so DC Comics is piggybacking on the WW notoriety, releasing the long in development, and anxiously anticipated, Wonder Woman Earth One (Volume 1) hardcover graphic novel today.

The lasso of truth to this story can be found directly after the jump!

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The Long Wait Is Over With KID ETERNITY DELUXE EDITION On The Wednesday Run

Kid EternityI know many who have been waiting for this day for what seems like…an eternity.

My tongue is firmly planted in my cheek, if you couldn’t tell from that side of the Internet. But it’s true. There are many, many people out there, fans of writer Grant Morrison, artist Duncan Fegredo and even publisher, Vertigo Comics, who have been waiting ever so patiently for a beautiful hardcover version of the 1991 comic book three0issue mini series called Kid Eternity.

Count me as one of them.

Follow me after the jump and I’ll encapsulate a…lifetime of waiting…into just a couple of minutes for the Kid Eternity Deluxe Edition hardcover!

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Go Dark, Go Detective With Two BATMAN Titles Today On The Wednesday Run

Batman-GothicIt’s a pretty exciting day if you’re a late 1980’s Batman fan.

At that time, there were some great runs on everyone’s favourite superhero and his monthly comic book titles such as Batman, Detective Comics, and the newly released, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight.

In fact, two specific runs stand out: one by an acclaimed writer (who happened to be aided by an acclaimed artist) and one by an adored artist who brought a sense of visual storytelling to monthly Batman stories that hadn’t been seen before.

If you didn’t get a chance to experience Batman at that time (or if you’d like to re-experience those stories in a new format), follow ne after the jump for the lowdown on some high-flying, but dark, heroics!

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Crisis Classics and Martian Comics

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As DC Comics’ mainstream anchor superhero team, the Justice League has traveled all over the DC Multiverse and encountered many facets and characters of the DC mythos and beyond. From the Golden Age of comics to the year One Million, the JLA has seen it all, and in Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon from Sequart, author Julian Darius takes a look at many of these excursions. Meet me after the jump for more on this exploration of the shared universe.

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