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Freeze Frame 9/18/2015

From Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #11 by Marco Rudy
From Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #11 by Marco Rudy

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Freeze Frame 8/21/2015

From Birthright #10 by Andrei Bressan & Andriano Lucas
From Birthright #10 by Andrei Bressan & Andriano Lucas

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Freeze Frame 7/17/2015

From Siege #1 by James Stokoe
From Siege #1 by James Stokoe

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Freeze Frame 6/19/2015

From Justice League Of America #1 by Bryan Hitch
From Justice League Of America #1 by Bryan Hitch

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Freeze Frame 5/22/2015

From A-Force #1 by Jorge Molina
From A-Force #1 by Jorge Molina

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The Brain Asks Patrick Gleason About Robin: Son of Batman

At Nothing But Comics, we’re excited to read the upcoming Robin: Son of Batman series from DC Comics, by writer and artist Patrick Gleason.  So we tasked DC Comics super-villain the Brain with asking Gleason an important question about Robin’s pet bat-creature, Goliath.

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Sneak Peeks: A Rundown of the new DC Previews

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Whether you are a DC reader or not, one thing is for certain: Convergence is coming to an end. What does this mean for you? It means new DC titles are going to be hitting your local comic book shop. If you are like me and struggle to jump into DC books, there is no better time than now to dip your toe in and test that water. DC is even putting up some lengthy previews on Comixology, providing you a sneak peek of what is to come. To even further aid in your decision making, I have compiled a list below of the previews that excite me.

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Review of Robin War #1

cby Tom King, Khary Randolph, Alan Maurcet, Jorge Corona, Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong, Emilio Lopez, Chris Sotomayor, Gabe Eltaeb, Sandra Molina & Rob Haynes

The opening of the Robin War crossover has some fun moments and poignant allegory but even being oversized, it still feels like it’s trying to cram way too much into a single issue. It ends up being a story that is messy and all over the place with little to latch onto.

Robin War starts off with one of the self identified Robins accidentally killing a police officer and the city council overreacting by outlawing all Robin related clothing. From there it becomes an everything and the kitchen sink situation. In addition to the Robin gang of DC’s excellent We Are Robin series, Robin War features Damian, Red Hood, Red Robin, Grayson, Jim Gordon Batman, the Court Of Owls, Talon and a twist at the end that’s rendered a mute point for anybody that’s paid attention to Grayson solicitations. Writer Tom King does his best to add poignancy and character work to the story and he manages some great moments. There’s a particular part where Duke get’s arrested for wearing red sneakers and ultimately escapes with some great shit talking for good measure that’s particularly entertaining in a very Tom King way. Yet, those moments are few and far between for a plot that feels like it’s only reason for progression is to add more character’s to the issue and does little to utilize King’s skill in creative story structure that’s marked his work on Grayson, Omega Men and The Vision. Not helping is the many illustrators and colorists of varying quality spread throughout the comic that gives the book a disjointed feeling. Using different artists in a single issue can be a strength when applied properly as a means of shifting perspective or settings but here, it just feels like it’s patch-worked with no overarching connection and that ultimately hurts in the visual narration.

Robin War may end up reading better once it get’s into the individual crossover issues and can give the story some breathing room but in it’s debut, it feels bloated and by the numbers while lacking in any kind of story beyond it’s premise.