Harley Quinn #0

DIG012676_2Harley Quinn #0. What can I say about this book?

I went in thinking it was pretty much DC’s attempt at Deadpool (and it is), but there was something about the journey in this book that was a lot of fun.

Seventeen artists “compete” for the job of illustrating Harley’s new series. Each page is done by one of the artists while Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (the writers) converse with the Clown Princess of Crime.

It took me a bit to understand the flow between the writers and Harley, but once it clicked it was a lot of fun. Harley gives her opinion of each artist – which is a fairly decent list that includes pages by Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Jim Lee (Superman Unchained), Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and a slew of others.

Bouncing from artist to artist made the book more fun than I expected it to be, especially when artists like Baltazar and Timm showed up with their signature cartoon styles. It may have also distracted me from the story, which I must say, wasn’t strong… and probably wasn’t supposed to be.

The end of the book came pretty suddenly as Harley seems to wake from a dream, get a surprise from her special somebody (Mr. J) and gets an offer from an agent. It doesn’t give too clear of a direction for the series, but it does look like it could be fun.

In the end, I think I’m going to stick to Deadpool until Ms Quinzell proves herself.

Variant Giveaway

Last month our local comic shop, Comics Cubed, decided to help us get more exposure on our Facebook Page. Shawn, who owns the shop, gave us several challenges that related to how many LIKES we had. In the end we were awarded with six variant edition comic books to give away to you!

In order to be entered into our Variant Giveaway, though, you have to do a few things. (None of it is hard, we promise.) All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget below! We’ll announce the winners on Facebook January 1 2014, so be sure be to keep your eyes peeled! Good luck!

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Batman & Robin – 024

At last, we have finally reached the film dedicated to icey one-liners, rubber nipples, and bright colors. Join us as we review Joel Schumaker’s second attempt at a Batman flick: BATMAN & ROBIN. And what’s up with all of this plastic surgery Batman is having done?

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Lilly Bristol: Dinosaur Wrangler

As a father of a four-year-old, finding good books that will keep your hoodlum entertained is a plus. Thanks to Josh Alves, Lilly Bristol: Dinosaur Wrangler and the Town a Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! is a keeper.

Josh is an author and illustrator that I’ve followed and talked to on Twitter for a couple of years now. I’ve enjoyed seeing his work, hearing his passion for children’s literature and getting the chance to review his new book before its release. So, let’s dive in…

lilly-onya-kittyLilly Bristol is a simple story about a girl who has adventures in Dinosaur World with her saber-tooth kitty and pterodactyl friend Onya. In this particular story she is called to take care of a tyrannosaurus that is destroying a town. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but it’s safe to say your kid will love it.

The book is written in a Dr. Seuss-like rhyming style, which Josh Alves pulls off flawlessly. These kinds of books are some of my favorite to read to my daughter and they’re some of her favorites to listen to right before bedtime. One of my favorite parts of the writing is that it doesn’t talk down to kids because it is written for kids.

From the bright colored-characters to the simple, yet perfect backgrounds, Josh’s art work is wonderful for little kids and is a pleasant treat for parents. Although I read a PDF version of Lilly Bristol: Dinosaur Wrangler, I can say that a physical copy of the book will look wonderful on your kids’ bookshelf.

If you’d like to pre-order Lilly Bristol, just follow this link to Josh’s site.

Batman Forever – 023

Our friend Adam McDorman came back to our hometown of Kokomo, Indiana, and joined us in our discussion of Joel Schumaker’s takeover of the Batman franchise.

What did we think of Batman Forever? You’ll have to listen to find out! Also, we want your feedback for the rest of the Batman films! Comment below, on Facebook, or give us a call.

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Batman (1989) – 021

Are you ready for us to talk about Tim Burton’s Joker? Wait. That’s not right… Batman. We meant Batman. Sorry.

With gangster mimes, a Batman that seemed a little tormented, and an insane Joker, this is the Batman film with the darkness that fans of Frank Miller’s work wanted and it is said that Tim Burton delivered. Do you agree? Do we agree?

Batman: The Movie (1966) – 020

As the first true installment of our Batman on Film series, we go to the way-way back machine and visit 1966’s Batman: The Movie.

This flick – if you’ve never checked it out before – stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. It also stars a slew of the Caped Crusader’s enemies, including The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and Catwoman (Lee Meriwether).

We get goofy jokes, melodrama, and Bat Shark Repellent. What more could you ask for?

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