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Where to Start with Batman Comics

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Getting into superhero comics is tough. With over 80(!) years of material out there, new readers often have a hard time figuring out what they should read first!

That’s why I’m launching the “Where to Start” series. In these posts, I’ll lay out recommendations for where new readers should start with some of Marvel and DC’s most enduring characters.

First up, we’ll talk about the character that got me into comics, the Caped Crusader himself: Batman.

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Xena: Warrior Princess Returns at Dynamite

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Writer Vita Ayala (The Wilds, Magic: The Gathering – Chandra, Livewire) and up-and-coming artist Olympia Sweetman are banding together to tell new tales of everyone’s favorite warrior princess – in a new Xena series coming this April.

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Art by Olympia Sweetman and Rebecca Nalty
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New Dynamite Humble Bundle Benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

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Dynamite Entertainment JUST went live with their biggest Humble Bundle yet, including:

  • Up to 330+ issues of comics at the highest ($18) tier.
  • Exclusive previews of Dynamite’s upcoming Red Sonja (by Mark Russell and Mirko Colak) and Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep (by Scott Duvall and Vincenzo Federici) series.

Additionally, proceeds from the Humble Bundle go to benefit the non-profit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). You can check out the full Humble Bundle here!

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Bendis and Co. Continue to Impress on Action Comics

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Back in 2017, I asked DC Comics to give the then-recently-arrived Brian Michael Bendis a Daily Planet series. I did so because I knew Bendis would nail the grit, drama, and heart inherent in Metropolis news reporting.

Well, we didn’t get that Daily Planet series, but we have gotten Bendis’s take on reporting in Metropolis – through his current run on Action Comics. And reader, it’s as impressive as I hoped it’d be.

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You’re not even wearing the glasses? Come on, Clark.
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Working at Yuletime: “Klaus” Review at Multiversity

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Hey all, Merry Christmas (or wintertime celebration of your choice)!

I’m taking the week off from writing to celebrate with family. But if you’re looking for your normal dose of comics nonsense, I’d encourage you to check out my recent review of Klaus at Multiversity ComicsKlaus is one of my Christmas favorites; I’ve made a point of re-reading it each winter since it came out. I may even be reading it now, as you’re reading this!

If you’re a regular reader, thanks for taking the time to peruse the blog in 2018. And if you’re just popping by for today, thanks for being here! From me to you, I hope you have a great rest of your holiday season, and that your New Year starts out right.