Tom Bondurant’s weekly DC-focused Robot 6 column, Grumpy Old Fan, is always an insightful read. This week he examines writer Dan Jurgens’ Aquaman and the Others #1, but along the way he diagrams Aquaman’s path to this new second series. In addition, he also offers this hilarious caption to the above image “I hope Jurgens names the trident ‘Mr. Pokey’”
Jim Lee covers Detective #27, which features a retelling of Batman’s very first comic appearance by Brad Meltzer and Bryan Hitch. Find out what Meltzer’s planning for the story in this interview at Robot 6.
In memory of Nick Cardy, 1920-2013.
Hadn’t seen this cover by Michael & Laura Allred before it showed up in solicitations this week.
BATMAN ‘66 #9
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU and RUBEN PROCOPIO
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MARCH 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
They’re caught in a trap – and they can’t walk out! Make that several traps, all arranged by Zelda the Great! Zelda’s trying to learn new tricks for her stage act, and she wants Batman and Robin to show her how to escape them…whether they want to or not. Plus: the Dynamic Duo heads west for a showdown with Shame!
O’Shea’s Offhand Opinions 2013.7
Action Comics #26 (Pak/Kuder): It appears that DC Comics has finally found the perfect creative team for Action Comics: Writer Greg Pak and artist Aaron Kuder.
Few writers have the skillset to write as engagingly fun stories as Pak. His Superman smiles and brings a smile to the reader’s face.
This issue marks my first exposure to Kuder’s work. Much to my delight, it is nice to see someone who can draw action (and monsters) as well as Art Adams. I had been meaning to check out Pak’s writing on Action Comics, but my purchasing decision was sealed by Kuder’s kinetic art.
For Action Comics #26, I give an overall rating of 9 out of 10 rating. (10 being best)
[CBR offered a preview of Action Comics #26]
Scott Dunbier tweeted “Just scanned Jack Kirby’s original art for New Gods #1 for the upcoming New Gods Artist’s Edition. It’s incredible!”
A fun way to spend one’s Saturday.
SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY ephemera
J. Caleb Mozzocco picks out 10 surprising entries from Capstone’s DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia, by Steve Korte and Art Baltazar, which looks absolutely delightful.