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Covers I Love: The Blockbuster Goes Bat-Mad!

Much like Blockbuster himself, this one should be a no brainer…

Come on, do I even need to spell it out? This is a picture perfect piece of comic book cover art. And the back cover is just as great as the front, albeit for entirely different reasons…

And while we’re looking at this issue, it behooves me to point out that you can get 13 of the original stats for this issue for what seems to me to be a decent price in the auction below.

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Batman/Daredevil: Kings of New York

In 2000 this crossover comic teaming Daredevil with Batman was released. Sometimes I like crossovers and sometimes I don’t. In this case these two superheroes complement each other very well. Both have similar backgrounds and personalities. The story revolves around Catwoman stealing something valuable of Kingpin’s and bring it to Gotham city. Daredevil follows and joins up with Batman. It turns out that Scarecrow is behind the crime. If you get a chance pick this up from bgifford.iv. I think you will enjoy it.

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All Over Bat-Print.

For some reason, I went on a mini-searching spree for all over print Batman shirts last night. I found a handful…

For starters, just so we’re clear, THIS is not an all over Bat-print:

THESE are all over Bat-prints:

I gotta admit though, I wish that first one was actually an all over print. I’m a retro kind of guy, and besides, the blue and gray Batman is the one I grew up on.

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Bootleg Joker Tee?

Over at Tee Till Death, we see a lot of bootlegs. Goes with the territory. But I have to be honest, while I have seen plenty of bootleg superhero toys and comics, I have never seen an actual bootleg superhero tee shirt. I believe that has now changed…

I see no DC trademark anywhere on here, and I have never seen a legit piece of DCU memorabilia with out one yet. Plus the artwork, much as I like it, is well… seems pretty amateur by DC standards. That said, this is one cool looking shirt, and if anyone has any info on it I’d love to know it.

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Good Morning Comic Noize!

Think about how great your day would be if you had been woken up by the dulcet tones put out by this vintage Batman and Robin alarm clock!

Robin: Time to GET UP and out of bed!
Batman: Good boy Robin, very well said!

No cup of coffee could be stronger.

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Aurora Models Rule.

I’ve said so before. Many times. But it’s been awhile since I’ve stumbled upon any. So I’m real psyched to see the 4 of these (5 if you count the 2nd Batman model) up all in row courtesy of seewolfesplace.

The Hulk has that sick metallic sheen, and Batman is pretty pristine looking, but I think I like the Superman one the best. Sure, it’s beat. That’s why I like it. It looks it’s age.

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Super Plants?

I legitimately never had a clue that there was enough crossover business between comic book fans and fans of gardening to justify the merchandising coup that is DC superhero planters…

You learn something new every day. Definitely cool to see Captain Marvel filling out the 4th spot.

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It’s Not Like It Was A Good Idea To Begin With.

These are the most hideous things I have ever seen. I don’t care if they’re vintage from 1989 and in near mint condition. They’re HIDEOUS. And this guy dares to ask $450 for them. Seriously.

If you REALLY have to have a pair of Converse Bat-stars, at least go for the used pair with the $9.99 starting pair. It’s not like some dirt and scuffed soles are going to make them uglier.

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Batman Has The Best Rogue’s Gallery.

I think that’s considered common knowledge. And I’m sure it’s common knowledge around here how much a fan I am of villain-centric comic book covers. So obviously these are right up my alley. Especially the second. Killer Croc never gets the respect he deserves, and that giant bat-logo looks sick.

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Chase.

I think we all know by now that I am really into the… shall we say, espionage and political intrigue side of the DC Universe. Suicide Squad, Checkmate, Manhunter… those are my jams, so to speak. So it’s only natural that at one point, I picked up a run of Chase.

The basic gist of it is that Chase is a super hero despising agent for the DEO, which is basically the DCU’s superhero/villain watchdog group. She’s one of the proverbial watchers of the watchmen, with the twist being that Chase herself is the child of a murdered super hero and has her own super power. As such she does things like try to figure out Batman’s secret identity and accompany the Suicide Squad on a mission. Sounds awesome right?

Well honestly it’s actually a little more “meh”. The plotting is fine, and the concept is solid, but the layouts and artwork are really hard to deal with, as they mix up normal comic art with lots of printed word snippets that are meant to demonstrate things like computer transcripts, which often get so wordy that it honestly becomes boring. One of the reasons I couldn’t stand that Morrison written Batman issue that was 90% written word is because if I want to read a book, I’ll read a book, know what I’m saying? The Teen Titans issue and the ones featuring Chase’s apparently homeless (?) private eye friend fall flat, and the fact that the last issue ended up being one of those obnoxious 1,000,000 tie ins is hardly the type of closure you want to have, especially in one that was only just getting rolling.

That being said, Chase is still worth a read, especially because she pops back up later on down the line as a supporting character in the excellent 00’s version of Manhunter (where they tie up some of the loose ends regarding Chase and her family history). The Suicide Squad and Batman issues are the stand outs, as mentioned.

Worth a look, especially for cheap.

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