We are back for the DC Comics News Spinner Rack
Once a week, your host, Seth Singleton, that’s me, pulls 5 books from the Spinner Rack floating in interdimensional space-time, 5 books published this week by DC Comics and gives you the why about what’s worth reading and why.
Without any further ado let’s give the spinner rack a twirl and pull our first book.
A collection of short stories about The World’s Greatest Detective
Batman’s Longest Case
A case that reveals more clues. It all leads to the Guild of Detection.
“Because every answer, in the end, leads to another question. And that’s the real joy.” – Slam Bradley
Manufacture for Use
This was a
Legend of Knute Brody
By Paul Dini
This a fun and lighthearted story about the worst henchman to ever be a criminal.
This was actually a disguise worn by members of the bat family as a ruse.
The Batman’s Design
By Warren Ellis
A nice story about the Dark Knight’s penchant for predicting and planning and his ability to make chess moves that outthink his opponents by ten steps.
Return to Crime Alley
By Denny O’Neil
An old caretaker from Bruce’s past confront’s the Batman about his violent ways and then defends 4 muggers who tried to attack them.
The Heretic was a strange story about the death of
Penguin is an old man who says he knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman.
Why doesn’t he tell?
Because at the moment he could have destroyed Wayne and the manor, he realizes that if Wayne dies and Batman lives, that Batman would lose his only tether to his humanity and descend into madness.
The Last Crime in Gotham
By Geoff Johns
A final crime. 12 dead and all wearing holiday sweaters Joker is dead and his son is among the dead. And it’s Batman’s birthday.
I’ve seen what it has done for you. He could make you better. “A Hero forged in the light.”
Batman’s Greatest Case
It’s all about a family photo.
I love Martian Manhunter.
So, I’m willing to admit that this review may be biased.
The layers of red and green and the fluid lines around the characters are captivating. Riley Rossmo is a master.
The style brings me back to Green Lantern Mosaic and the art of Cully Hammer and the storytelling of Gerard Jones.
Maybe that’s why I love that J’onn becomes so primitive in order to communicate with the only witness to a murder, an iguana.
By Geoff Johns
The door to the Magic Lands is open and Freddy and Darla are in a Jungle.
I love the art by Eddy Barrows, Ever Ferreira and Adriano Lucas
There is a great sense of history here. Starting with the destruction of Mount Rushmore.
Cool concept of the Human Bomb using his cells to make dermis charges.
I also love The Heartland in the Extradimensional Realm of Ideas.
The story of Miguel saved by Superman but growing up with his Uncle Brant working in a Mayo food truck and Summer the girl who keeps running away,
Which is when the red phone appears.
I admit I never read the original series, but more recent versions have felt darker and morose.
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