I’ll be up front about this: I haven’t read Gail Simone’s full Batgirl run, and I can’t be the one to sum up all the good work she’s done with the character.
But I’m a big fan of girl power in comics, and Batgirl: Future’s End #1 is positively bursting with girl power done right.
The premise alone of a bulked-up, Bane-inspired badass Babs running a team of Batgirls should be enough to make you buy this comic, but the way it’s all pulled off makes it worth double the price you’ll pay for a copy.
I spoke to Ray Fawkes and Charles Soule for CTV News ahead of Fan Expo in Toronto this weekend.
Fawkes talked Batman Eternal, magic and being Canadian, while Soule discussed The Death of Wolverine and long-term plans for the character going forward.
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Everything seemed to be falling into place for Batman and crew, meaning it was about time someone pulled the rug out from under them.
That someone is James Tynion IV, who scripts an exciting Batman #21 with artwork from Jason Fabok.
Tynion and Fabok fill a pivotal point in the Batman Eternal saga, tearing apart what resolution we thought we were about to get, and opening up a whole new avenue of excitement ahead. That comes thanks to two revelations, one that’s kind of expected, and another that may truly gobsmack you.
Don’t let Captain Carrot on the cover scare you off: Multiversity #1 is many things, and goofy/wacky/weird are just a few of those things. Grant Morrison’s latest dimension-hopping, 52 universe-encompassing epic is all kinds of wild, and will leave you all kinds of lost, but the man knows where he’s going, and there’s no denying the mad genius behind it all.
The new Arkham universe-set Batman: Assault on Arkham DC animated film feels like a high-performance sports car driving at the speed limit. GThe new standard DC animation is sexy and good to look at, but the other movie elements are full of squandered potential and lazy progression.
If you know the Suicide Squad, you know how this works: government hardass Amanda Waller attaches bombs to a handful of villains and forces them to go on suicide missions for her. If they don’t obey, they get their heads blown off.
Mainstays Harley Quinn and Deadshot are the anchors of the team, while obscure villains King Shark, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost and Black Spider round out the rest of the group for this particular caper. In Assault or Arkham, the Suicide Squad has to retrieve the Riddler from Arkham Asylum, and they’ll have to avoid Batman while doing it.