Showing posts with label Greg Capullo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greg Capullo. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dark Nights – Metal | Comics

Mysteries of the Dark Multiverse is being uncovered and they threatened destroy the very fabric of the Universe!

On Bermuda Triangle, Batman breaks into a secret Wayne Enterprises site to rescue researchers with help from Aquaman. He then meets Mister Terrific at Lunar Batcave on the moon for the data he gathered from Earth-Two and they both agrees to release Plastic Man from a stasis.

Bruce then shows up at Superman's Fortress of Solitude to access a secret room Clark has given him but the latter points out that nothing could open it. He came prepared along with Mister Miracle to open it for him and Scott Free leaves telling him to turn back immediately as he looks at the cosmic tuning fork of Anti-Monitor.

Hal Jordan of Green Lantern Corps is pulled out of active duty by Ganthet of the Guardians for a secret mission. He sends GL to a coordinate, which led him to Wayne Manor and he ended up inside the Batcave, only to be welcomed by Duke Thomas AKA The Signal.

Though Jordan was caught off guard, he quickly detained the boy and despite his warnings, Hal proceeds as they hear a mysterious voice. Its starts spilling many secrets regarding whatever Batman collects and gathers here. These two eventually stopped at a giant door, behind which they've found The Joker captive behind an energy shield.

The Dark Knight goes to Athens looking for Hephaestus, where Wonder Woman informs him that all Greek Gods have abandoned Earth. She then gives him a weapon of Apollo called the Sunblade before leaving.

Bruce then came across a dying Dubbilex of Project Cadmus looking for an otherworldly Metal before he met with his former lover Talia al Ghul, with whom he traded the Sunblade for Eighth Metal. Back in Batcave, Joker managed to get out of captivity by provoking Duke and starts wrecking havoc until Batman arrived.

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Dark Nights – Metal | Comics

Once he was the Prince of Egypt named Khufu who came in contact with a Thanagarian ship build of Nth Metal. He and his lover Chay-Ara died at the hands of a priest and his servant Hath-Set only to be reborn again. He was reborn as archaeologist Carter Hall, who was trying to uncover the mystery of the Metal and its bond to his reincarnation cycle.

In his quest, he uncovers that a nightmarish future waits for the universe that is from dawn of time to threaten the existence of Multiverse and is connected to the Caped Crusader.

Mongul has taken the Justice League captive on his second War World and forcing them to fight in a gladiatorial arena against killer-robots built by Toyman. During the fight, Batman notices a something and suggests his teammates to follow his actions, which they does and are all consumed by the robots to merge into a giant one to force the alien tyrant to flee.

As they were heading back to Earth, Alfred called in to inform that the mountain headquarters of the superhero team Challengers of the Unknown has showed up in Gotham from nowhere after energy storm of dark lightning.

Aquaman, Cyborg, Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman followed The Dark Knight inside to discover a cryo pod and an inactive Red Tornado. Lady Blackhawk arrives with company and introduces her as Kendra Saunders, also known as Hawkgirl. She explains of a Dark Multiverse and warns them all of an invasion by The Bat Behind The Bat named Barbatos, who has a connection with Wayne family.

When he was shot back in time by Darkseid, the Bat-God decided to use him as a portal to enter this reality. Bruce stole the Nth Metal sample from Blackhawk Island to realize upon analyzing that all of it was true after all and is visited by the known as Dream of the Endless, The Sandman.

Superman and the Justice League wet looking for Batman throughout the world only to led by a band of decoy into Parliament of Trees for an angry Swamp Thing to attack them. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, John Constantine and Zatanna only took the quest further to no result. Finally, he is discovered attempting to go back time and stop Barbatos from ever entering this reality.

All of them realize way too late that they walked into a trap set by The Judas Tribe and they infected Bruce with Batmanium, the fifth Metal to open a portal from which, The True Father of Batman walks in with seven Dark Knights to destroy all.

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Dark Corners of Reality

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A major crossover event that has been in the works ever since "Court of the Owls" at the dawn of The New 52 and even connects back to post-Flashpoint event "Final Crisis", "Dark Nights – Metal" is a masterpiece story created by writer Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman – Ends of the Earth, Flashpoint – Project Superman) and artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn).

These two have worked up the core six-issue limited series that have a number of related tie-in issues that comes in "The Road to Metal", "Dark Knights Rising" and "The Resistance" books to fill the necessary gaps to make things matter by a few other.

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The Bat Behind The Bat

Writers James Tynion IV (Detective Comics – Rise of the Batmen, Detective Comics – The Victim Syndicate) and Tim Seeley (Batman – Night of the Monster Men, Nightwing – Better Than Batman) along with various other creators have contributed to the plot.

Artists Andy Kubert (Origin, Ultimate Iron Man), Ethan Van Sciver (The Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth), Jim Lee (Batman – Hush, Superman – For Tomorrow), John Romita Jr. (Superman – Before Truth, Superman – The Men of Tomorrow) and Tyler Kirkham (The Darkness, Tomb Raider) have also take part in illustrating the arc for readers.

Ever since DC Rebirth, DC Comics has never done a crossover this big and it was actually a scheme to re-introduce many new characters and teams into play. References of classic sagas were mentioned and elements were used to build a new tomorrow. Some of the noteworthy appearances were made by Black Adam, Black Manta, Clayface, Deathstroke, Doctor Fate, Nightwing, Robin, Steel, Suicide Squad, Teen Titans and Vandal Savage.

A link to "Death of The Family" and "Endgame" arc was drawn to detailing the origin of Metal and how it is related to Batman. We are treated with an epic team-up during climax that was most unexpected and it even rivals the awesomeness of the World's Finest duo.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Batman – Bloom | Comics

Since Bruce Wayne's apparent demise, Jim Gordon became the all-new Batman, sanctioned by GCPD. Bruce Wayne was later found amnesiac but alive, living a different life. With Gordon stepping into the shoes of Batman, many new super-powered villains stating to show up and Mister Bloom is one of them. During a conference at Powers International, Bloom showed up, killing many civilians and threatening to kill Geri Powers, before being stopped by Gordon but he escaped quickly.

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Batman – Bloom | Comics

Wearing the Robin "R", Duke Thomas sneaks into the Iceberg Lounge to find a connection to Mr. Bloom by acting as Robin, only to be confronted by the Black and Whites of Gotham's organized crime. Duke made a narrow exit from the grasp of Black Mask, Penguin, Great White Shark and Ventriloquist.

Geri Powers introduce a whole new army of robotic-suits to Jim but he wants to catch Bloom on his own. In their next encounter, Bloom turns Gordon's very own Batsuit "Rookie" on him but after some struggle, Batman manages to turn the table and arrest the villain. However, a dozen more like Bloom shows up throughout Gotham.

They tear up the city and Jim is rendered bruised and bloodied. With hundreds of seeds hidden around the city, there would be many more of them. Meanwhile, as Bruce tries to recall who he was after Duke talked some sense into him, an unnamed person approaches him on the park bench and requests him into not going back to what he was, who strikes an uncanny resemblance to The Joker and appears amnesiac like him as well.

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Wild, Bloody Meadow!

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Drawing a previous cliffhanger from "Superheavy" arc, renowned writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Superman Unchained) and master artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn) has eventually reaches to a conclusion with the storyline "Bloom", that collects issues #46-50 from the second ongoing volume of Batman monthly series from DC Comics in 2016.

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Let Madness Consume

Connecting a lot of dots from the previous events in The Dark Knight's life, we came to know that his greatest enemy has also made it out alive and awaiting a return to the big-game. Several other villains have made guest-appearance and Duke Thomas from "We Are Robin" movement also growing into the shoes of a new sidekick. Running into the continuity of Prime Earth, the climax of the plotline leads to "Epilogue", the final story of The New 52 era.
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Batman – Superheavy | Comics

After taking down The Joker and saving Gotham from the clown's madness, both Batman and his enemy seemed to perish. To fill out the void of a hero to protect the city, Jim Gordon took the alias of Batman by donning a new mechanical Batsuit, sanctioned by GCPD. With constant persuasion from Geri Powers of Powers International and inspiration from his partner Detective Harvey Bullock, Gordon finally agrees to become the hero that Gotham needs.

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Batman – Superheavy | Comics

In Little Cuba, Commissioner Maggie Sawyer and officer Edmonds were trying to engage a creature made of bioelectric energy when the Batplane showed up and the new Batman jumps into the rescue. Gordon took it down by tracking the man Precious Precious of the Whisper Gang with help from Julia Pennyworth.

A man walking by the side of a park discovers Bruce Wayne sitting alone in a bench, who is mostly amnesiac now and doesn't remember his past. Julia checks onto Jim to see his progress and then, he is called in for another situation. A former street-level crime boss Gee Gee Heung has suddenly creating a lot of trouble with his new-found superpower. Many of Gordon's recent arrestees of such incidents start dying and apparently, some magic seeds are responsible.

Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne was helping at his girlfriend Julie Madison's rec center, where Jim Gordon surprise visits him regarding the seeds but Bruce declines to help. A new villain named Mr. Bloom is giving away seeds to criminals with his own hidden agenda to spread out his weeds to create a garden.

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Jim Gordon; All-New Batman

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In the aftermath of the events of "Batman – Endgame", both Batman and The Joker were presumed dead and to replace The Dark Knight with a new one, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Superman Unchained) and artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn) has came up with the idea of making Jim Gordon the all-new Batman in "Superheavy" storyline in 2016, from DC Comics.

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Dead Flower Dolls

The storyline collects issues #41-45 from the second monthly ongoing Batman series and features cameo appearance from Superman in his civilian form as well as one of Gotham's organized crime-boss Penguin. The storyline of The New 52 ends in a cliffhanger and is later concluded to the following one titled "Bloom".
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Batman – Endgame | Comics

While still dealing with an exposure to Fear Toxin from Scarecrow recently in form of vivid nightmares, Bruce Wayne was slowly catching up to his loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth and his daughter Julia Pennyworth in one of his Bat-bases. When these three were catching up, Wonder Woman suddenly comes crushing out of nowhere, pushing Bruce against the wall and then taking him to the Robinson Park while stating her and the League’s intent to kill him. It led him to instruct Alfred for proceeding with his plan "Fenrir".

A cloud of gas is released throughout Gotham covering almost ten square blocks and people were panicked for an evacuation. Upon clearing the area, Bruce gets into a brawl with Diana in his Justice Buster suit and pummeling her hard as she does not hold back. She is taken down by a relic and before he catches a break, it quickly turned into a street fight with the arrival of Aquaman and Flash. He was prepared for Cyborg or Green lantern to show up after defeating this two but the worst has yet to come. He was hoping for Superman not to show up but the Man of Steel made his grand entry eventually.

From Gotham Royal Theater, this super-human brawl between Batman and Superman broke in and got out of hands soon. His extended grin followed by a maniacal laugh revealed that it has all been orchestrated by The Joker, who’s behind all these mess and has returned once again. In spite of his efforts, Big-Blue couldn't shake off and The Dark Knight goes all in before finishing it off with a Kryptonite gum just to restrain his overpowered opponent. Batman barely got out alive from at the end of the fight with a rogue Superman using numerous feats at his disposal but left devastated in the end.

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Batman – Endgame | Comics

After taking care of his friends in Justice League, he goes back to Batcave suggesting Alfred and Julia to go into hiding but they both decided to stay and help. Looking for clues, Bruce visits the ruins of Arkham Asylum and came across Eric Border, who starts catching up of the old times. He traps Batman into Joker's cell and slowly reveals himself to be the Clown Prince of Crime, who's been hiding in plain sight all along. Locking him up there Joker released an airborne "Joker Toxin" to infect the whole city with his insanity.

The Clown assures to a Caped Crusader in his paralysis from the gas that he won't stop at nothing this time. Back in Batcave, it took all of his will to shake off the effects on him only to learn a city-wide spread of madness by the gas and Alfred was unable to come up with an antidote as Joker is using something unique this time. So, looking for patient zero to find a solution, Batman quickly heads to look for him in Gotham Presbyterian Hospital and informs Jim Gordon about it asking if he knows anything about it.

As The Dark Knight gets busy with infected horde, Gordon starts going through old records for history of tragedies it had in past, where he finds Joker's face in the background in many photos of incidents. The then maniac attacked Jim Gordon at his home but got shot at heart only to come back shortly when Gordon was making a call and stabbed him with an axe before addressing Batman on phone by his real name. Then he intrudes the Batcave and had an encounter with Alfred that would surely leave a mark on one of them.

Back at the hospital, Batman finds out his parents' killer Joe Chill is patient zero to his surprise and he finds himself in a mock-up situation of that night in Crime Alley, where a boy named Duke Thomas takes his place. Batgirl, Bluebird, Red Hood and Red Robin as well as super-villains like Bane, Clayface, Killer Croc, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Mister Freeze and Scarecrow comes forward to make a last stand for Gotham. After saving Duke, The Dark Knight goes to seek out and face the Clown for one last time.

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The Joker Strikes Again

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Since the beginning of The New 52 from DC Comics, the duo of writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Superman Unchained) and artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn) has been proving themselves not only as one of the finest collaborators in the comic-book industry but they also are one of the best creative team for a Batman monthly ongoing series ever. Following the massive build-up of The Dark Knight’s Prime Earth mythology, Batman’s greatest enemy, The Joker is back for business and not fooling around. Derived mostly from the second publication of Batman series from issue #35-40, "Endgame" storyline also contains some tie-in issues to be added for the reading.

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The Pale Man Triumphant

Major stories like Court of the Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year are also hinted in certain points of the plot and many fan-favorite heroes and villains made their appearance in this tale! The part Nightwing plays in Batman's plan against the maniac was also twist even he didn't expect. Showing up in all the old press photo background to indicate he has been out there for a while and probably even immortal, The Joker really played a dark prank on many good-guys. Following this arc, the maniacal clown does not return until the ushering of "DC Rebirth" and his origin got revised a bit.
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