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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2016-11-05 03:00 am

Superman #10: "World's Smallest"



"Boys, you know how you weren't in trouble for wrecking Mister Wayne's Batcave? Well, that may no longer be as true as it was a few minutes ago."
Also, fun with Alfred and brick jokes. Check it!

Superman #5-7

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Writers: Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Artists: Doug Mahnke, Patrick Gleason, and Jorge Jimenez


And now, a highlight of the past three Superman comics!

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Superman #2-3

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"It's one thing to stand up for the right thing, and it's another thing to teach your kid to stand up for the right thing. It's harder. They see through, they know the truth, they're there all the time. They ask hard questions. And it makes you examine your own self. I know as a father, I think about that all the time, about what our kids will think of us, and how we always have this little person watching.

For Superman, you would think that would come easily or naturally, but part of what we're exploring is that although he's not technically human, he actually is human like us. Being a dad isn't a superpower. He's a dad just like everybody else. He's trying to figure this out, just like anybody else.

Whether you've had a dad or been a father, you can probably understand or relate.
" - Peter Tomasi

Writers: Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Artists: Patrick Gleason & Jorge Jimenez

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Superman #1

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"What Pat and I loved doing on Batman and Robin, we want to do it here, with Superman and Jonathan, but explore the father-son dynamic from a whole different angle, because Bruce and Clark are very different people. And Damian and Jonathan are incredibly different characters.

So we've got a story that's right in our wheelhouse now, to explore the father-son relationship for this first arc.

And as Pat said, we're really playing with it from the eyes of a child, looking up at a father, who is someone he loves, but at the same time is a superhero, is an incredibly powerful being. And we'll be showing how Jonathan deals with that.
" - Peter Tomasi

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Patrick Gleason

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Robin: Son of Batman #5

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Writer & Artist: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Mike Gray
Colorist: John Kalisz

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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2015-11-28 06:54 pm

4 Great Moments from Robin: Son of Batman #6

This issue was really good! Lots of moving pieces that turn out to be functional to the story (and arc) as a whole, and a credit to everybody involved, fictional and otherwise. 
 
Let's look at the 4 best moments from this surprisingly contemplative issue about Damian Wayne, what Robin means to him, and the nature of forgiveness.


Everyone knows the 'R' means 'Rabbert'. )

Robin: Son of Batman #4

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Newsrama: So how would you describe the overall tone you're going for with Robin: Son of Batman?

Patrick Gleason: "How about "Punch-you-in-the-face fun! with a dash of 'Awww?'"

Seriously though, it's going to be real high-flying — literally — globe-hopping adventure with Damian and co.
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Writer & Artist: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Mike Gray
Colorist: John Kalisz

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Robin: Son of Batman #3

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"To Damian, Batman is bigger than just being his father. Or just being Bruce. He's also an ideal and a standard. Batman saved him. Batman is the cowl and the legacy that he has to live up to. And we'll see in this book whether or not he will be able to live up to it." - Patrick Gleason

Writer & Artist: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Mike Gray
Colorist: John Kalisz

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Robin: Son of Batman #2

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"The Year of Blood was this period in Damian's life that was this insane run of tests that Ra's and Talia put him through to initiate him into the al Ghul family and to prepare him for his role as the heir to the line. For one intense year, he was charged with specific tests that he had to carry out every day. We've seen that Damian likes to collects trophies. [Laughs] He takes things and holds onto them. And the Year of Blood was something that he held onto, dearly, for some time. And now he sees it as something completely different. Now that his world has flipped and he is a hero, he sees that it might have been dragging him down. It threatens his future and his own legacy. And now he has set out to atone for these sins. And through that, we're going to peel back the layers and see what he got into in the past and how that all affects him now. The actions of his past are still there in the present and there's going to be a reckoning." - Patrick Gleason

Writer & Artist: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Mike Gray
Colorist: John Kalisz

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Robin: Son of Batman #1

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"When Grant Morrison first wrote young Damian, he was being thrown into his father's lap by his mother Talia Al Ghul. We saw a little boy assassin on a journey that eventually led to him taking his first steps away from his old life and down the narrow path that Pete and I tackled as he was becoming the Alpha and Omega of Robins.

Now the question is, where does he go from here? In #1, Damian finds himself at a new precipice, and he has to make the choice to step out on his own and risk the unknown yet again. Only now he has his father's voice, and others, ringing in his ears.

Damian is on the next leg of his journey to find out what his future holds and whose legacy he'll ultimately inherit.
" - Patrick Gleason

Writer & Artist: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Mike Gray
Colorist: John Kalisz

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DC Sneak Peek: Robin: Son of Batman

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"Obviously, with the events spilling out of Batman #40, things are definitely going to be different for everyone in Gotham! But for Damian, we'll focus on his world that stretches far beyond the city. Also we'll look back into his past to see what it means to his future.

I'm interested in unwrapping the layers about how Damian sees himself and what it means to be the "Son of Batman." Talk about pressure! Think about it. No one else can claim that legacy. It is what truly defines Damian and makes him unique as a Robin.
" - Patrick Gleason

Writer & Artist: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Mike Gray
Colorist: John Kalisz

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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-02-06 07:50 pm

DC making radical changes in June - The New 52 is over...

Much of the comic-sphere is abuzz with DC's announcement about what's coming in June after their "Convergence" event ends...

For one thing the "New 52" will no longer be used as a tagline or a concept. (After more than three years, that seems fair enough, it was hardly "New" to begin with... and also, they're down to 49 titles, so it wouldn't even be accurate.

A LOT of info there, and at least one cover scan that I think is worth discussion!

But then... I would! )