HEROES EXCLUSIVE :: DARK KNIGHT III VARIANT BY BRIAN STELFREEZE

October 09, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Exclusives, HeroesCon

When we thought¬†about doing a Dark Knight III store variant we asked our pal Brian Stelfreeze because we knew he would do an amazing job. We had no idea just how beautiful¬†it would be though! Brian has pitted Frank Miller’s Carrie Kelly Robin against Superman, it’s a beautiful composition and it’s available in both color and black white. Pre-orders are open now! The books will start shipping at the end of November right after our in-store signing with Brian! You read that right! Brian will be at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on November 28th!

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STAFF PICKS :: ARKHAM MANOR #1 :: OCTOBER 22, 2014

October 21, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks heather_staff_picksHEATHER’S ¬†PICK :: ARKHAM MANOR #1: Maybe it’s Halloween approaching that has me in the mood to read some creepy Batman comics or maybe’s the pairing of Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal on a new (no prior history needed) Batman title.¬† Either way, Arkham Manor #1 is on this week’s pull list for me.¬† In events currently unknown to me, but apparently explained in the first few pages, Arkham Asylum has been destroyed and the inmates, Dr. Arkham and his orderlies have moved to Wayne Manor while a new facility is being build.

Duggan has made me a current Deadpool reader so I am looking forward to his turn in the Batverse.¬† While not designed to be a comedy, I am hopeful that Duggan’s sense of humor will have moments to shine in the halls of Wayne Manor. ¬† Crystal’s art looks appropriately dark and moody and I can’t wait to see his rendering his of Duggan’s vision.
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STAFF PICKS :: BATMAN ’66 #10 :: APRIL 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: BATMAN ’66 #10:¬†In comics there are hidden gems. Short stories that generations of artists seek out for inspiration. Inside Batman ’66 #10 is one of these stories. Together,¬†David Williams and Kelsey Shannon¬†have crafted some of the most beautiful art you’ll ever see. Here’s a small tease, pick up the issue to see it in all it’s glory.

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STAFF PICKS :: BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 :: SEPTEMBER 04, 2013

September 05, 2013 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picksjustin_staff_picksJUSTIN’S PICK :: BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1: In the wake of DC’s massive roll-out of Forever Evil and Villains Month, it might be easy to overlook a black and white anthology, even if it does feature one of the greatest comic book icons of all-time. Batman as a character tends to attract comics’ top talent, and in that interest, DC has revived the Black & White series. Boasting a stunning cover by Marc Silvestri, this issue is a cornucopia of amazing art and writing, from Chip Kidd and Michael Cho‘s wonderful team-up tale to a Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy yarn by dream team Maris Wicks and Joe Quinones. Bat-luminary ¬†Neal Adams flies solo, John Arcudi pairs nicely with Sean Murphy, and Howard Mackie and Chris Samnee round out this outstanding issue with a truly grisly character study of one of the Caped Crusader’s most intriguing villains. In the sound and fury of all these .1 issues, take a little quiet time with this gem, and revel in the art form we all love and appreciate.

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STAFF PICKS :: TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HC :: JULY 17, 2013

July 16, 2013 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HARDCOVER:¬†You’re probably familiar with the award winning¬†Batman/Manhunter¬†story serialized in¬†Detective Comics 437-443¬†from 1974 written by¬†Archie Goodwin¬†and illustrated by then newcomer Walt Simonson. ¬†It is justifiably famous and considered a classic. ¬†Now DC is offering a very affordable (40 bucks for almost 500 pages!) collection of Archie Goodwin penned Batman tales that includes the complete Manhunter saga along with the equally famous¬†Batman: Night Cries¬†GN with gorgeous art by Scott Hampton,¬†Detective Annual #3¬†with art by¬†Dan Jurgens, 2 short stories from¬†Batman in Black and White¬†with art by¬†Jose Munoz¬†and¬†Gary Gianni¬†and¬†Siege–the story Goodwin left unfinished at the time of his death (and completed by James Robinson) with art by¬†Marshall Rogers¬†from¬†Legends of the Dark Knight #132-136.¬†Goodwin was one of the best writers from the pre- British Invasion mainstream. This is an ideal showcase of Goodwin’s formidable talents.
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STAFF PICKS :: BATMAN GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT TP NEW ED :: MARCH 06, 2013

March 04, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

ANDY’S PICK ::¬†BATMAN GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT TP NEW ED: Imagine if Batman existed in the late 19th Century. ¬†Imagine the Caped Crusader encountering Jack the Ripper. Imagine Bruce Wayne having a sit down with Sigmund Freud. ¬†Imagine all of this drawn lovingly page after page by Mike Mignola, and then imagine¬†his artwork inked by P Craig Russell. Imagine a comic so good that launched the Elseworlds Imprint! Imagine DC publishing a 25th anniversary edition of¬†this Brian Augustyn penned classic¬†that is a must-own at $12.99. Now can you imagine your New Releases pile of comics without¬†Gotham by Gaslight sitting right on top just screaming to be read? ¬†I sure can’t and I’ve got a pretty good imagination.

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STAFF PICKS :: BATMAN #12 :: AUGUST 08, 2012

August 06, 2012 By: Heroes Online Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JASON’S PICK :: BATMAN #12: Scott Snyder started writing Detective Comics when it was Dick Grayson under Batman’s cowl (which he discussed in depth at this year’s HeroesCon!), but he didn’t miss a beat with Bruce Wayne’s return and the jump to writing Batman with the launch of DC’s “New 52.” This issue wraps up Snyder’s game-changing “Court of Owls” storyline/crossover and sets the stage for the coming year of stories. With the Joker’s return in the “Death of the Family” storyline coming soon, it’ll be exciting to see what kind of hints and teases Snyder throws at us in this issue.

 

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