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DC UPDATE: The Dark Knight Rises

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Alright, I just got home from The Dark Knight Rises. This is listed as a DC Update instead of a movie review because I'm not going to review this movie. At least, not yet. Due to the nature of the movie I can not effectively review it without giving away sensitive information. This movie does not translate to my spoiler free review policy. To that end, I am going to delay my review for one week. A week from this monday I will post my review for all to read. You have until then to see the movie.

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DVD MOVIE REVIEW: Justice League: Doom

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Last year fans of comic books and cartoons based on comic books lost a great storyteller far too early with the untimely death of Dwayne McDuffie. This week, we have been given a gift: Justice League: Doom, Dwayne's last work.

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SCIENCE FICTION UNIVERSITY: Batman, Year One on DVD

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This time, Dr. Starr takes a look at the latest Direct to DVD release from DC. Hidden cleverly in this article is some commentary on criticism and why it's important. It's a different view than we've been exploring in recent discussions and deserves some thought....

Pace, Adaptation and Comic Book Aesthetics

One of my happiest shopping moments at Christmas occurred while walking through Walmart last November and seeing that Batman: Year One (BYO) had been produced as an animated film and released on DVD. I put it on my Christmas list pretty darn ASAP. When I got it for Christmas (thanks, son), I watched it as soon as I could (which was on Christmas day). My reaction was not at all what I expected.

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DC UPDATE: What Are You Reading?

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This is going to be a short column this month, mostly because it has only been a so-so month in comics. We're in the saggy middle section of the New 52 inagural story arcs, most of which I expect to last 6 issues. I will say this, however, if Action Comics issue #7 rolls around and Superman is still running around in the jeans and t-shirt, I'm dropping that book. He should be in his Kryptonian battle suit in that title already. I didn't like the t-shirt look when they did it to Kon-El and I certainly don't like it on Kal-El, especially with the stupid cape tucked into his t-shirt.

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DC UPDATE: Coming Together

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Now that month 2 of DC's The New 52 reboot (man, I am REALLY starting to hate that word) is behind us things are starting to come together and stories are really starting to emerge. Superman is still rocking the jeans and t-shirt look over in Action Comics, Hal Jordan has gotten back his GL ring after it was taken from him and given to Sinestro, after Hal killed Krona at the Climax of the War of the Green Lanterns storyline and Superman has come to blows with Batman and Green Lantern in a DCU handicap match.

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DVD MOVIE REVIEW: Batman: Year One

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Wow. To be honest, that pretty much sums it up. I'm sitting here writing this as the end credits are rolling, and I'm finding myself at a loss for all words except, wow. I'm so at a loss for words that I really don't even know how to begin this review. I'm at a loss for words, of course, because the movie was that good. Very seldom am I blown away by a movie, but blown away truly is an apt description of the feeling this movie left me with.

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DC UPDATE: The New 52: First Impressions

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Now that the first issues have all been released in DC's The New 52 line of reboots, and having read the first issues (at least those of the series I'm interested enough in to keep up with) my feelings are very mixed about the whole thing.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Batman The Brave And The Bold: "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous" (Season 3, Episode 2)

Before I start my review, I’d like to start out by saying hi to everyone here. For the time being, I’m taking over Republibot 3.0’s job of reviewing Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Generator Rex. Being a big fan of the former (and really just anything involving Batman in general. You know, unless it sucks), I was actually quite happy to take up reviewing this show. But enough about me geeking-out about Batman, time to get reviewing.

The Rundown:

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