Archive for the ‘Batman’ Category

By Todd Matthy

2012 has come and gone and what a year it has been. We saw two comic book movies achieve critical acclaim while grossing over a billion dollars. We saw the Rock return to the wrestling ring. We saw the Avengers and the X-Men square off with one another and Disney buy Star Wars. So what were the best moments of 2012. Click below to find out. (more…)

Y&P at New York Comic Con: Talking to Writer/Artist David Mack | YandP.tv.

 

Y&P at NY Comic Con 2012: Photo Parade | Y&P.

Review: Batman-The Dark Knight Returns Part One | Y&P

Review: Batman-The Dark Knight Returns Part One | Y&P.

By Todd Matthy

Chuck Dixon is one of the most distinguished creators in the comic book industry. During his tenure on Batman he not only created Bane but was an instrumental part in the creation of “Knightfall” and “No Man’s Land” both which served as inspirations for “The Dark Knight Rises.” But Chuck is more than just Batman. He wrote Punisher for Marvel, adapted J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” into a comic book, and is currently writing GI Joe for IDW. I recently had a chance to talk with Mr. Dixon about how he created Bane, the process of turning a novel into a comic book, why there won’t be any “Lord of the Rings” comics, what CrossGen was really like, and his thoughts on Bane/Bain Capital controversy. (more…)

By Todd Matthy

What sort of person goes out into the pouring rain to attend a screening of The Dark Knight Rises? This guy. So was it worth it? HELL YEAH! Want to know why? Read on but be weary, there are a few MINOR SPOILERS…. (more…)

 

By Todd Matthy

As a life long comic book fan I’ve had to constantly deal with people who look down upon the medium saying it’s only “for kids” or “nerds” and other juvenile statements. But when I read Tim Marchman’s article from the May 25th edition of The Wall Street Journal, and his condescending and scathing remarks about the medium I love, I could no longer stay silent. So, Mr. Marchman here’s your receipt. (more…)

 

 

 

 

Arkham Asylum…the Play?! | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

My play gets a shout out on Comic Book Resources from Brian Cronin of “Comics Should Be Good.”

When discussing “Holy Terror,” Frank Miller has been very upfront that it’s a propaganda piece. Its goal is to paint the enemy in the most awful light possible to rally support. So when I read people like Wired.com’s Spencer Ackerman saying it is “completely uninterested in any nuance or empathy toward 1.2 billion people he conflates with a few murderous conspiracy theorists” I ask, “Why should it?” It’s propaganda. Propaganda is supposed to be one-dimensional. Did you expect it to be anything else? So onto the next question, is it any good? (more…)

By Todd Matthy

As many of you now know DC Comics has announced they are renumbering their entire line in September. The renumbering is supposed to reflect significant changes to their continuity. While I’ll wait and see before I pass judgment, right now I’m not excited.

Don’t get me wrong, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee on “Justice League” is a dream team, it’s about time Grant Morrison got to write a Superman ongoing, Brian Azzarello’s “Wonder Woman” has me interested, and Geoff Johns faces his greatest challenge when he and Ivan Reis revive “Aquaman.” But still, there is something missing. After thinking about it I realized what the reboot is missing: new voices and perspectives. (more…)