Showing posts with label Judd Winick. Show all posts
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Night of the Owls | Comics

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Night of the Owls | Comics
During the period of Wild West in 1880's, Gotham City was visited by Amadeus Arkham and Jonah Hex for investigation purpose. Then Hex encounters a female Talon assassin of the Court for the first time that resembled to his dead wife a little and to a point, he was even manipulated to work for them. Alan Wayne, Edward Elliot, Theodore Cobblepot and Burton Crowne saw a street performer make his way to Haley's Circus that originated the Grayson surname as "Gray Son of Gotham" and how he got involved with the Court in the upcoming years. As the existence of Court of the Owls is now revealed by Batman after ages, the armies of the ruthless Talon assassins are sent out to take control of the city and destroy anyone who comes in their path.

Batman and his expanding Bat-Family are also caught in the middle of the battle and are trying their best to save the citizens of Gotham from the wrath of the Court and its members. As they all are desperately busy fighting these undead killers, the Wayne Manor fell under attack and Bruce came up with a new combat suit of armor to confront the attackers. Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Robin, Catwoman, Birds of Prey and others are also confronted by the deadly Talons. Meanwhile, Nightwing also discovers more of his clouded past and about his bloodline that proves a connection to the Court. It’s a deadly and dreaded dark night upon for the vigilantes of Gotham as they might finally meet their ultimate defeat at the hands of evil.

For more information on the Night of the Owls, you can check out these links below.

Night of the Owls (Comics) Wikipedia

Night of the Owls (Comics) DC Wikia

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Assault of The Court
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The Talons Strikes

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Night of the Owls is a major comic event and the first ever crossover in The New 52 continuity of the DC Universe after the ‘Flashpoint’ timeline. This event starts at the aftermath of Court of the Owls storyline and tied to ‘City of Owls’. Writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Superman Unchained) and artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn) served the core plot for the Batman titles which is the main focus of this crossover. Other Bat-related monthly ongoing titles were also part of the main event that tied the entire crossover.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Green Arrow – New 52 | Comics

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Green Arrow – New 52 | Comics
Living under the shadows of his Robert Queen, Oliver Queen had a determination on person level from his childhood as he becomes a master of whatever he chose to excel in. Robert wanted his son to learn the way of their family business whereas Oliver kept himself busy in archery, fencing and passing time with his good buddy Tommy Merlyn, just to piss his father off. There was an oil rig in Pacific that Oliver used to party which is once attacked by a terrorist named Iron Eagle who wanted to loot the oil. Ollie took it upon him to fight the pirates and he incapacitates their leader but unfortunately the detonator that was rigged to the explosives strapped on everyone goes off anyway and the blast killed everyone except him, drifting him to a distant island.

To survive on that island for a year with nothing but his skills, he honed himself and fought mercenaries there. By the time he was back in Seattle, he was changed and he starts spending his nights hunting while using his fortune to fund his war against crime as Green Arrow. He learns about a boy named Roy Harper who tried to hack into Queen Industries. Roy eventually becomes his partner Arsenal but later left and joined Red Hood and the Outlaws. Ollie faces trouble with his company Q-Core and an assassin who targeted him (The Midas Touch). Meanwhile, he visited Metropolis and back in Seattle, he met with Hawkman for a brief team-up. During his career he had a run in with Steve Trevor, Justice League, Count Vertigo and the legendary assassin Deathstroke.

For more information on Green Arrow – New 52 comics series, you can check out the links below.

Green Arrow – The New 52 (Comics) Wikipedia

Green Arrow – The New 52 (Comics) DC Wikia
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Following the end of his New Earth continuity with the “Flashpoint” crossover event, Green Arrow found himself in The New 52 (Prime Earth) timeline with his own monthly ongoing series. Oliver Queen’s journey in Prime Earth began in a fashion somewhat similar to the “Green Arrow – Year One” limited series but the take on his character was a bit different. Writers J.T. Krul, Keith Giffen (Aquaman, Doctor Fate), Ann Nocenti, Judd Winick (Batman – As the Crow Flies, Battle for the Cowl), Jeff Lemire (Justice League Dark, New 52 – Futures End), Ben Sokolowski, Andrew Kreisberg and Benjamin Percy were aided by the team of artists Dan Jurgens (Booster Gold, Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey), Ignacio Calero, Harvey Tolibao, Steve Kurth, Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man/Thundercats), Andrea Sorrentino, Daniel Sampere, Patrick Zircher (Cable & Deadpool, Suicide Squad – New 52) and Fabrizio Fiorentino to mold the entire series focused on him.
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Batman – Under the Hood | Comics

A buried past from many years ago comes back to haunt The Dark Knight as a brutal vigilante named Red Hood.

Years ago, when his first Robin, Dick Grayson was fired from duty for disobedience to his master (Nightwing – Year One), The Dark Knight started working alone again for some time. Even before when Tim Drake was drafted into this holy war against crime as The Boy Wonder, a brave, young boy from harsh streets of Crime Alley was recruited to a life-long crusade against crime.

That young boy, Jason Todd has eventually become the second Robin because of his unique potential after Batman apprehends him while trying to steal tire of Batmobile and soon Jason have learnt many feats of combat from his new mentor.

Though he was always overseen by Batman whenever they were on patrol, Jason was quite capable of defending himself on his own. However, the boy had a very bad-temper which would always get the best of him. Batman was afraid of this ever-so reckless attitude and often argued with him to rectify his mind-set.

Eventually, Jason got tricked and captured by The Joker in one instance and has nearly beaten him to death with a crowbar before leaving him for dead, rigged with explosives. Jason dies in an explosion before Batman could have ever reached out to rescue him in time (A Death in The Family).

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Batman – Under the Hood | Comics

Years after, a mysterious figure suddenly starts terrorizing Gotham City criminal underworld that is currently dominated by a new crime-lord known as Black Mask, aided by right-hand man Li. This mysterious identity proclaims himself to be Red Hood and not only his actions have changed the tide of criminal underworld, it also drew Batman's attention.

He has been taking money from underworld goons and killing many of the drug-dealers in Gotham on occasion. To stop him for good, Black Mask starts assembling his men from everywhere and even enlists help from reputed super-villain Mister Freeze.

Meanwhile, Nightwing visits Gotham to accompany his mentor and they ended up following Red Hood, who led them to one of Black Mask’s secret shipment that turns out to be Amazo, an android that was originally designed to defeat every members of Justice League and now it has turned against The Dynamic Duo.

Although, this killer-robot is a pretty tough opponent and a force to be reckoned with, by working together, The Knight and his square managed to successfully take down Professor Ivo's amazing android and in the middle of this chaos, Red Hood managed to slip a crate full of Kryptonite to blackmail Black Mask.

Hiring Mister Freeze against Gotham's new vigilante menace proved less than effective. Plus, a timely intervention from The Bat and his second-in command has calmed the situation pretty quick. As Red Hood continues to hinder crime businesses all over the city, his true intentions and alignment still remains unclear to everyone.

In the mean time, the Clown Prince of Crime was sitting in the Fun House of an abandoned carnival, where Red Hood enters and savagely beats him down with a crowbar. When the latter finally removed his mask, it was revealed to be long presumed-dead Jason Todd.

For more information on Batman – Under the Hood storyline, you can check out these links below.

Batman – Under the Hood (Comics) Wikipedia

Batman – Under the Hood (Comics) DC Wikia

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Red Hood's First Strike

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Batman – Under the Hood

Released on 2005 from DC Comics, "Under the Hood" is a thirteen part storyline by renowned comic-book writer Judd Winick (Green Arrow, Green Lantern) and artists Doug Mahnke (Final Crisis, Justice League Elite), Eric Battle and Shane Davis, which ran into first monthly ongoing Batman comic series along with an Annual issue.

 Following the release of controversial "A Death in the Family" storyline in 1988, Jason Todd dies in action and after more than a decade in the wake of “Infinite Crisis” crossover event, he is brought to life in "Under the Hood" storyline as a new anti-hero of Gotham. Bringing Jason back in a new avatar really did wonders for his character as people really liked him as Red Hood more than his time as Robin.

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The Joker Gets Payback

Events of this storyline was slightly hinted in previously released “Batman – Hush” and “Batman – As the Crow Flies” story arcs from the same publisher. Those tragic panels from "A Death in the Family" storyline is re-created again in an homage with the characters in reverse roles, serving The Joker as a victim to Jason Todd's vicious torture this time.

Script of this book was later adapted into a DC Universe Animated Original Movie titled, Batman – Under the Red Hood, releasing in 2010 and it was a nice adaptation. Actor Jensen Ackles portrayed Jason Todd's role through his voice-over work and it was impressive.
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