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Nightwing #0 Review

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

NIGHTWING 0 Cover

NIGHTWING 0 Cover

NIGHTWING #0 Review by Jamie Dunst

Tom DeFalco & Kyle Higgins: Plot; Kyle Higgins: Dialogue; Eddy Barrow: Pencils; Eber Ferreira: Inks; Rob Reis: Colors; Carlos M. Mangual: Letters; Barrows & Ferreira: Cover

So this is an issue I’ve been waiting for.  Nightwing’s origin.  How was DC going to mess with the origin that I knew and love?  Thankfully, it wasn’t messed around with all that much.  We start off with Dick Grayson and circus friend Raymond are doing parkour when a security guard gets in the way.  Raymond flips over the security guard putting him in the way of the train.  Dick saves the guard only to get busted by him.  Later on we see Dick’s parents yelling at Dick for breaking the rules and ground him.  Dick does give his mom her birthday gift which is a bracelet with two robins on it.  She loves the gift but tells Dick that he is still grounded.  We then see the argument between Mr. Haly and Tony Zucco and of course the ultimate fate of Dick’s parents.  We see Bruce Wayne talking to Dick about what happened and then later on informs Lt. Gordon that he might be able to help place Dick someplace safe.

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BATMAN #0 Review

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

BATMAN #0

BATMAN #0

BATMAN #0 Review by Jamie Dunst

MAIN STORY: Scott Snyder: Writer; Greg Capullo: Penciler; Jonathan Glapton: Inker; FCO Plascencia: Colorist; Richard Starkings & Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt: Lettering; Capulo & Plascencia: Cover
BACKUP STORY: James Tynion IV: Writer; Andy Clarke: Artist; FCO Plascencia: Colorist; Patrick Brosseau: Letterer

The issue beings 6 years ago with the opening of the Old Gotham Bank when a bunch of thugs wearing very familiar Red masks break in and rob the place.  When the manager tries to stand up to them, on of the Red Hoods (Red Hood Five to be exact) knocks him out with his gun.  The Red Hood leader gives Red Hood Five, his gun since it looks like Red Hood Five’s gun is broken.  The leader then tells Red Hood Five to put the gun to in his mouth.  The Red Hood leader starts to tell Red Hood Five all the things he knows about the real Red Hood Five to know that this one is a fake.  Red Hood Five then fights all the other Red Hoods and makes his escape as the cops show up.

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Top 10: Comic Book Headquarters by Jerry Whitworth

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Comic Art News | 1 comment

Top 10: Comic Book Headquarters by Jerry Whitworth

While most heroes lack a secret place to hang their hat, those that have headquarters hold the keys to a collection of their triumphs and defeats with a space to improve their derring-do. Of course, as we will discover, heroes don’t hold an exclusive market on secret hideaways. I should note, I chose to ignore cities, planets, and countries like Latveria, Atlantis, Asgard, Attilan, Themyscira, and Oa out of personal preference.

Sanctum Sanctorum

Sanctum Sanctorum

10. SANCTUM SANCTORUM

Home to the Ancient One and his servant Wong, the Sanctum Sanctorum is an unassuming three-story townhouse in Greenwich Village marked by some arcane symbol in its loft window. The building would become headquarters to the Ancient One’s protege Dr. Strange, Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, and his Defenders. When one walks inside, however, the space is significantly more expansive than the borders seen outside. A veritably labyrinth of hallways and rooms, the structure was built atop a focal point of mystical energies that shifts with certain rooms always in the same place and others change through the passage of time. Some notable features include an expansive living room and adjoining library, a meditation room, Wong’s storage cellar, a room exclusively for the Orb of Agomotto, and a small courtyard.

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