Batman Rebirth Trade Post: Batman, Detective Comics & All-Star

As I mentioned when reviewing the first batch of DC Rebirth trades I went through, I’d lost touch with a lot of these characters since the New 52 hit and mostly rewrote the old continuity I loved. That’s not exactly the case with the Batbooks. I’ve read almost all of Scott Snyder’s volumes of the previous Batman series and a few other entries here and there like Batgirl and We Are Robin. Still, I thought it was interesting diving into these new takes on familiar titles and characters. Continue reading Batman Rebirth Trade Post: Batman, Detective Comics & All-Star

Trade Pile: Curse Of Dracula, Batman Contagion & Prelude To AoA

curse-of-draculaOver the past three or four years, I’ve really started digging into the horror side of comics, especially the ones published by Marvel. A few years ago we did a week-long run-up to Halloween showcasing certain scare books, then last year we did the same, but for the whole month of October.

One of the many jewels I’ve discovered in my time reading through these books mainly on the fantastic Marvel Unlimited service has been Tomb Of Dracula. That series is just fantastic and I hope to dig into the whole thing at some point. I’ve also come to realize just how amazing of an artist Gene Colan was. So, while searching his name on my local library service, I was excited to see his and Marv Wolfman’s The Curse Of Dracula which came out from Dark Horse in 1998.  Continue reading Trade Pile: Curse Of Dracula, Batman Contagion & Prelude To AoA

Roseanne Comics Cavalcade: DJ’s Robin Poster

I wish I was better at this whole thing. I tried snapping two separate images of the Robin poster over DJ’s bed (it’s there directly to Darlene’s right, I have no idea what his other posters are, but I think that long, short one is just some animals) and neither of them really give a good view of the poster. It seems like your basic promo or character poster like they used to do all the time back in the early 90s. Once again, I’m shocked at the lack of a comic book poster gallery online, but what are you gonna do? I did a lot of searching, looking through all kinds of image searches, comic sites, poster sites and even eBay and came up with nothing. Well, I came up with something, but I don’t think it’s even close. This poster came with a promo pack given to comic shops in the early 90s. It’s clearly not the same coloring as the poster on the wall and it lacks the moon-looking object, but as we’ve seen with the Golden Age and Death of Superman posters, the ones appearing on the show were sometimes changed for whatever reason. I also thought it might have been the Robin from Robin 3000, but the color scheme on the costume is completely wrong. Anyone got any ideas or have this poster?