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Batman and Robin Vol. 3: Death of the Family by Peter J. Tomasi – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Batman and Robin Vol. 3

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Peter J. Tomasi’s third Volume in the Batman and Robin series, a tie in to the titular Death of the Family, with artwork from Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray – featuring Bruce Wayne as Batman and Damian Wayne as Robin. This is published by DC Comics as part of their New 52 Relaunch.

“An excellent swansong to Damian Wayne – Tomasi has made me care about the character a lot more than I would have otherwise. He proves that he’s a strong and gifted writer and whilst this series may not always receive as much attention as Snyder’s Batman Tomasi proves with this collection it’s certainly worthy of it.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Black Beetle Vol. 1: No Way Out by Francesco Francavilla – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

The Black Beetle Vol. 1

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the graphic novel focused on the adventures of Dark Horse Comics’ pulpy superhero The Black Beetle, with Francesco Francavilla (Batman: The Black Mirror & Green Hornet: Year One) at the helm of both writing and artistic duties. This graphic novel can be read as a standalone collection with little knowledge of the character required.

“The main attraction to the Black Beetle in No Way Out will be the absolutely stellar artwork of Francesco Francavilla, but Francavilla manages to craft a strong narrative thread that makes this comic a must read for fans of pulp-era superheroes with a fun and engaging storyline that comes highly recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Batgirl Vol. 3: Death of the Family by Gail Simone & Ray Fawkes – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Batgirl Vol. 3

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes a review of the third Volume of DC’s New 52 Batgirl series, written mainly by Gail Simone. If you haven’t read Batman Vol. 3 and Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 (or at least know of the events that happen in the series unless you want to skip #18 ) I wouldn’t recommend reading this book until you have caught up. 

An excellent collection that continues one of the best DC series out there – Batgirl ties in very well with the Death of the Family arc as well as strongly progressing with the James Gordon Jr. arc – making this a must read for any Batgirl fan.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 01.09.2013

Batgirl 23

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the first comics round-up for September.

“After two fairly good story arcs, Justice League Dark heads downhill with the addition of writer Ray Fawkes even as JMS’ second installment of Wonder Woman: Odyssey impresses as much as the first. Greg Rucka continues to impress as usual with the second and third issues of his creator-owned project with Image, and I dip back into the Marvel Now universe with Young Avengers with a somewhat tepid first arc.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An awesome new arc for Batgirl gets underway, Captain America reaches its penultimate issue in Dimension Z, and Chris Roberson’s Masks delivers an impressive but flawed union of Dynamite Comic’s strongest heroes.~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan by J. Michael Straczynski [Bane of Kings]

Before Watchmen Nite Owl Dr. Manhattan

Bane of Kings reviews the Before Watchmen Omnibus which collects Dr. Manhattan and Nite Owl’s pre-Watchmen adventures, as well as a two-part Moloch storyline.

“Now this is how Before Watchmen should be done. Awesome stuff.” ~The Founding Fields

Before Watchmen: Comedian / Rorschach by Brian Azzarello – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Before Watchmen Comedian Rorschach

Bane of Kings reviews Before Watchmen: Comedian / Rorschach, written by Brian Azzarello and published by DC Comics.

“An immensely disappointing take on two of Watchmen’s most important characters. Watchman fan or not, this is one to avoid.” ~The Founding Fields

Hawkeye Vol. 1: My Life As A Weapon by Matt Fraction – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Hawkeye My Life as a Weapon

Bane of Kings writes a review of Hawkeye Vol 1: My Life As A Weapon by Matt Fraction, with art from David Aja, published by Marvel Comics

“The best Marvel title currently on shelves at the moment – if you’re a comic fan and you haven’t read an issue of Hawkeye, you’re doing it wrong.” ~The Founding Fields

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Smuggler’s Code by Justin Aclin – Advance Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

The Smuggler's Code

Bane of Kings writes an Advance Review of the graphic novel entitled Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Smuggler’s Code by Justin Aclin, published by Dark Horse Comics.  Expect this graphic novel to hit shelves on July 9. 

“If you’re a younger reader, this is certainly worth checking out. Fun and entertaining.” ~The Founding Fields

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan by Mateus Santolouco [djinn24]

TMNT-Secret-History-of-the-Foot-Clan-1_C

djinn24 reviews the upcoming graphic novel by IDW Publishing, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan, publishing on June 25th, 2013.

As a turtle fan from way back I loved this book, we need more! ~ The Founding Fields

Avengers vs. X-Men by Brian Michael Bendis – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Avengers vs. X-Men

Bane of Kings reviews Avengers vs. X-Men, the trade paperback edition collecting issues #0-12 of the superhero brawl that sees two of Marvel’s main superhero teams clash.

Given the great potential of the creative team on board this book, not to mention the idea, the actual execution is somewhat flawed.” ~The Founding Fields