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Free Comic Book Day has been and gone for another year, but that doesn't mean that there aren't some bargains to be found. Top Cow have bloody loads of free issues available on their website. I'd recommend all of Think Tank and I'm going to take a punt on Madame Mirage, Aphrodite IX and IX Generation. If you really like what you see, spend some Cash Money on it at the store.

The first thing that I picked up was the Witchblade Animated issue, but the late Darwyn Cooke and Paul Dini. Somebody pointed it my way because it's got The Magdalena in it.

For those of you unfamiliar with her, The Magdalena is the descendant of Mary Magdalene and Christ, and is armed with the spear that pierced Christ's side. She's a legacy, working for the Catholic Church, and there have been generations of Magdalenas. I would love to read a book about the medieval Magdalena, like Lake of Fire, but I don't see it happening.

I'm moderately intrigued by her new series, though I'm not enjoying it as much as Vol.3 )
On to the actual issue for free )
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One of the big names when it comes to Batman villains, the Riddler has worn a number of different variations over the years. From egotistical violent criminal to relic of a more innocent period of supervillainy to Batman's Smartest Foe, Eddie Nygma is curious as he's often subject to far more internal analysis than you'd expect for a man who wears clothes covered in punctuation.

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List of people to blame for this...
Writer for #37: Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmoitti
Writer for #23: Paul Dini
Story Consultant for #23: Keith Giffen
Artist for #24-24: Tom Derenick
Inker for #24-23: Wayne Faucher
Colorist for #24: Tom Chu
Colorist for #23: Pete Pantazis
Artist for #35: Manuel Garcia
Editors: Mike Carlin & Elisabeth V. Gehrlein


I've been wanting to get back to the empty abyss that is Countdown to Final Crisis, but it is such a slog... a dark, unpleasant, and mean-spirited slog that it is hard to get through and muster the energy to do it.

So, let's just skip ahead to the absolute bottom of the barrel. Quite possibly the worst issues of this entire run: #24 & #23, the introduction of Superboy-Prime, aka Superman-Prime at the time.


WARNING: Violence, gore, and vomiting are seen in these comics.

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Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writer for #32: Tony Bedard
Writer for #31: Sean McKeever
Artist for #32: Al Barrrionuevo
Artist for #31: Manuel Garcia
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer

I wanted to focus on these two issues in particular because of a certain point...

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Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writer for #34: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Writer for #33: Adam Beechman
Writer for #32: Tony Bedard
Artist for #34: Jesus Saiz
Artist for #33: Carlos Magno
Artist for #32: Al Barrrionuevo
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer


Let's just get back with Countdown to Final Crisis...

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Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writer for #37: Adam Beechen
Writer for #36: Tony Bedard
Writer for #35: Sean McKeever
Artists for #37: David Lopez and Mike Norton
Artist for #36: Jim Calafiore
Artist for #35: Manuel Garcia
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer


Let's just get back with Countdown to Final Crisis...

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Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writer for #40: Tony Bedard
Writers for #39: Sean McKeever
Writers for #38: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Artists for #40: Keith Giffen and Manuel Garcia
Artist for #39: Jim Calafiore
Artist for #38: Jesus Saiz
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer


Time for the monthly check in with Countdown to Final Crisis. The party never ends.

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Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writers for #43: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Writers for #42: Sean McKeever & Tony Bedard
Writer for #41: Adam Beechman
Artist for #43: Manuel Garcia & David Lopez
Artist for #42: Carlos Magno
Artist for #41: Dennis Calero
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer


Back to Countdown, whether you like it or not.

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Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writer for #45: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Writers for #44: Adam Beechman
Artist for #45: Jim Calafiore
Artist for #44: Carlos Magno
Inkers for #45: Mark McKenna
Inker for #44: Jay Leisten
Colorist for #45: Tom Chu
Colorist for #44: Rod Reis
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer


Hey, it's been a while since we looked at Countdown...let's get back to it now that I'm out of Austen's Action Comics' issues.

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"We all went into it with the best of intentions and we were all very excited. It started out fun, and a neat challenge, but it became more and more trying as the series went on. As with Bedard, Palmiotti, Gray and Beechen, I had very little say. As time passed, we were promised a more prominent role, but the reality was we wound up having less and less to do with it." - Sean McKeever

Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writer for #47: Sean McKeever
Writers for #46: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Artist for #47: Tom Derenick
Artist for #46: Jesus Saiz
Inkers for #47: Andrew Pepoy, Jack Purcell, John Stanisci
Inker for #46: Jimmy Palmoitti
Colorist for #47: Guy Major
Colorist for #46: Peter Pantazis
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer

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Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writers for #50: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Writer for #49: Tony Bedard
Writer for #48: Adam Beechen
Artist for #50: J. Calafiore
Artist for #49: Carlos Magno
Artist for #48: Peter Lopez
Inker for #50: Mark McKenna
Inker for #49: Jay Leisten
Inkers for #48: Don Hillsman and Alvaro Lopez
Colorist for #50 & 48: Tom Chu
Colorist for #49: Rod Reis
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer

I list everyone because no one is walking away without some sort of blame for this.

Warning some violence and light racism.

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"When we originally plotted this story, Bullock and Montoya were supposed to be the main protagonists, but after Paul turned in his script, I decided I wanted to put Batgirl in it, too (I love to draw pretty girls, in case you didn't know). As I recall, Paul's reaction was 'WHAT!!??!!' I explained how I thought we could do it and subsequently wrote most, if not all, of her dialogue myself directly on the boards. I think Paul was ultimately happy with the final result, but you'd have to ask him." --Bruce Timm, Afterword, Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories

'I'd like to see Robin beat that!' )

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