From Goodreads.com "Death of the Family" spans multiple titles: Batman, Batman and Robin, Teen Titans, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Nightwing, and Batgirl. A MASSIVE story in which the Joker attacks every member of the Bat-Family in an attempt to prove to Batman that they are weakening him--that he is better off without support or… Continue reading No One Does ‘Terrifying’ Like the Joker
2) Batman: The Black Mirror From Goodreads.com A chapter from Dick Grayson's time as Batman. This is a mystery to the extreme: A perfect example of Batman being a detective first, and a superhero second. So I don't want to say too much. But I will say that imagery and plot work hand-in-hand to deliver… Continue reading The Darkest Reflections
3) DC's Blackest Night From Goodreads.com The Black Lanterns are death incarnate--and they're coming for everything. Can Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps stand in their way? And what about Earth's other heroes--many of whom have been touched by death themselves. What happens when the Black Lantern takes over those heroes? Does Hal Jordan… Continue reading Aliens, and Heroes, and Zombies… Oh My!
What makes a comic scary? As I start this countdown, I looked over the many (and I mean MANY) graphic novels I've read. Some of them were exciting, and there were even a few that were disturbing... but which comics really best fit with Halloween themes? In the end, I decided that a scary comic… Continue reading You Can’t Outrun Misery….
Comic books have been around for decades--in that time, a lot has changed. You can see how the writing styles became more serious and complex, and how the stories began to tackle larger issues than just "good guy beats bad guy." But today, I don't want to talk about any of that. I want to… Continue reading Rainbow Batman and Super-Mullets: Strange Superhero Fashion
"All the super ladies, all the super ladies, all the super ladies... Now put your hands up!" Let's talk about women in comics. This can be a controversial issue: Are they truly represented, or are they just eye candy? Are they well-written characters or are they simply catalysts for the male hero's evolution? The answer… Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Super-Ladies
I wouldn't be much of a nerd if I didn't take a moment to get excited about this upcoming Saturday. What's so special about Saturday, you ask? Well...it's.... BATMAN DAY! Which got me thinking... what is the best way to celebrate the Dark Knight? The Caped Crusader? The World's Greatest Detective? (Wow... I've never realized… Continue reading Holy Holiday, Batman!
A couple weeks ago, the teaser trailer dropped for The Batman (starring Robert Pattinson and directed by Matt Reeves). It wowed audiences and pretty much shut-up anyone who thought the former Twilight star couldn't pull of a dark Batman. It was edgy and engaging... and is just one element of an onslaught of memes celebrating… Continue reading It’s a Good Time to Be a DC Fan
I thought it would be fun to end August with a nerdy blog all about some of the strangest moments to ever happen in comic books! (Or, at least, the strangest I've come across....) If you have something that can top one of these--and with 80 years of material, I'm sure someone out there does!--then… Continue reading Yes… That Actually Happened
Today's nerdy blog is a little bit different.... A while back, my library's writing group all drew random prompts. Fate was with me as mine was: If you could have any superpower what would it be? *cracks knuckles* I'd been preparing my whole life for a prompt like this. Today, I thought I'd share that… Continue reading The Fastest Librarian Alive