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Metal Geeks 109: Stranger Geekery


Joining your hosts this week is Justin from Comical Podcast as they dive into topics ranging from San Diego Comic Con news, including all the latest trailers, Stranger Things, Pokemon Go, Star Trek Beyond, The Killing Joke, Metal Blade band Necromancing The Stone in George Hates Metal, Nintendo NX and unfortunately Metallica.

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: DC Comics – Justice League 3000 #6


Difficult! I know there aren’t many out there that have not been reading anything Justice League and quite frankly, I’m the odd man out, majority of the time. I’ve never really seen much appeal in the joint adventures as I felt often times it was trying to focus on too many things at one time to get a strong point across and be clear on what is going on. To a new reader this was a tough one. More than usually jumping into a series that I have no prior knowledge of. Many references to existing occurrences, developing current story line but hardly explaining items to again, make new readers aware of earlier happenings. It isn’t unheard of, because why take 2 steps forward and 3 back just to bring a new audience up to speed EVERY issue? While it isn’t a bad idea, I understand it, have to track new ground and not keep embellishing on the past. With that said, let’s jump in. BUT! Take fair warning I care not of fact corrections, but admire constructive criticisms, only helps me as a writer and a fan. Makes me want to learn more and to really think outside of the bubble, broaden horizons. Enough of that! LETS GET IT ON!

Opening scene we find Bats, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Firestorm facing off with “The Five.” Entombed deep within the 31st century, they are quickly transported into confinement and apparently there for dissection both mentally and possibly killed off…then their remains sifted through for study. All of this before any real action happens. Coeval, the main blue digital broadcasts himself into the minds of the league at the same time, but in separate conversations, a multi-channel interrogation of sorts. Batman and Wonder Woman, seeking to gain information on how to defeat and access weaknesses have a one track mind. Firestorm however, swears no allegiance to the Justice League, nor Coeval. This revealed after Coeval’s plan to have the League help The Five maintain balance and help destroy the remaining clusters of the resistance.

In each conversation we learn quickly what each character is like and how they have come to survive for so long and in some instances (Super Man) what was sacrificed to make it so. Each conversation is like a different channel. We have three characters still standing on the truths of every Hero, one looking out for himself, abandoning all allegiances, one feeling guilty, experiencing a bit of an ego trip. Lastly we find the Flash, holding his ground until mention of Cadmus not telling the truth, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Super Man learning of their origins after their regeneration after death occurred. He’s being swayed, only for the chance to learn of what he was. There seems a lingering mini story within a story of how the Green Lantern has become miniature sized and almost made into jewelry by a mood swung blue brat named Locus.

While the drawings and panels seem vibrant and detailed driven, I couldn’t fully enjoy this read. Simply for the fact I was really blind. It wasn’t to where I wanted to read it over a couple of times to get it all to make enough sense. Sure I could Wiki read about the prior story but that might just leave me disappointed. While I’ve learned to venture out on new comics and characters I won’t close the book on this one just yet and have it be a bad example of DC creations. There was just too much going on for my liking. I’ll favor my monotone character stories and be happy with guest appearances and references too. Call me one colored but I likes what I likes, but by everyone, especially in comics have things they like in certain ways. I’ll evolve, but slowly, have to learn to accept change!

\m/ \m/ out of 5

-Simon Hernandez

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First Trailer For NBC’s CONSTANTINE Is Online

Constantine - Season Pilot

“Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.”

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Batman: Assault on Arkham Sneak Peek

Available on August 12th on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Batman: Assault on Arkham takes place within the same universe and/or continuity as the Batman: Arkham video game series. Kevin Conroy (Batman The Animated Series, Batman Beyond) returns as the voice of Batman while Troy Baker (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Hawkeye, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Sinestro/Nightwing) reprising his Batman: Arkham Origins role as the Joker.

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Comic Book Releases 5/7/2014

Comic Releases

Necromantical #1, $3.99

Caliban #2 (Facundo Percio Regular Cover), $3.99
Caliban #2 (Facundo Percio Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #53 (Christian Zanier Regular Cover), $3.99
God Is Dead #12 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $3.99

Critter #20 (Cover A Fico Ossio), $1.00
Rex Zombie Killer #4 (Of 4), $3.50
Shahrazad #5 (Cover A Mike Krome), $3.50

Doctor Who The Crooked Man Audio CD, $18.99
Doctor Who Scavenger Audio CD, $24.99

Adventure Time The Flip Side #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Wook Jin Clark), $3.99
Adventure Time The Flip Side #5 (Of 6)(Cover B Melissa Pagluica), $3.99
Adventure Time The Flip Side #5 (Of 6)(Cover C Yale Stewart), AR
Adventure Time The Flip Side #5 (Of 6)(Cover D Kali Ciesemier), AR
Day Men Pen And Ink #1 (Cover A Brian Stelfreeze), $9.99
Dead Letters #1 (Artyom Trakhanov 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Dead Letters #2 (Cover A Chris Visions), $3.99
Dead Letters #2 (Cover B Ron Wimberly), AR
Garfield #25 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99
Garfield #25 (Cover B George Perez), AR
Revelations #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Humberto Ramos), $3.99
Suicide Risk #13 (Cover A Stephanie Hans), $3.99
Woods #1 (Cover A Ramon Perez), $3.99
Woods #1 (Cover B Matthew Woodson), $3.99
Woods #1 (Cover C Paul Duffield), AR
Woods #1 (Cover D Joe Eisma), AR

Comic Shop News #1403, AR

Alley Oop The Complete Sundays Volume 1 1934-1936 HC, $75.00
Angel And Faith Season 10 #2 (Chris Samnee Variant Cover), $3.50
Angel And Faith Season 10 #2 (Scott Fischer Regular Cover), $3.50
Bad Blood #5 (Of 5), $3.99
Conan And The People Of The Black Circle HC, $19.99
Emily And The Strangers Volume 1 HC, $12.99
Fear Agent Volume 2 My War TP (2nd Edition), $16.99
Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight #8 (Of 8), $3.99
Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 AD Archives Volume 3 TP, $19.99
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #11, $3.99
Murder Mysteries HC (2nd Edition), $19.99
S.H.O.O.T. First TP, $12.99
Star Wars Omnibus Dark Times Volume 2 TP, $24.99
Terminator Salvation The Final Battle #6 (Of 12), $3.99
Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 3 TP, $19.99
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys Limited Edition HC, $79.99
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys TP, $19.99
Veil #3 (Of 5), $3.50

All-Star Western Volume 4 Gold Standard TP, $16.99
Aquaman And The Others #2, $2.99
Astro City #12, $3.99
Batman Eternal #5, $2.99
Batman Superman #10 (Jae Lee Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Batman Superman #10 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Batman Superman #10 (MAD Variant Cover), AR
Batman Volume 3 Death Of The Family TP, $16.99
Batman Volume 4 Zero Year Secret City HC, $24.99
Batwing #31, $2.99
DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $7.99
Detective Comics #31 (Francis Manapul Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Detective Comics #31 (Francis Manapul Regular Cover), $3.99
Detective Comics #31 (Michael Allred Batman ’66 Variant Cover), AR
Earth 2 #23 (Gene Ha Regular Cover), $2.99
Earth 2 #23 (Michael Allred Batman ’66 Variant Cover), AR
Fairest #26, $2.99
Godzilla HC, $19.99
Green Arrow #31, $2.99
Green Lantern #31 (Billy Tan Combo Pack Cover), $3.99
Green Lantern #31 (Billy Tan Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern #31 (Michael Allred Batman ’66 Variant Cover), AR
Green Lantern Corps #31 (Michael Allred Batman ’66 Variant Cover), AR
Harley Quinn #2 (Amanda Conner 3rd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $2.99
Hinterkind #7, $2.99
Justice League 3000 #6, $2.99
Movement #12 (Final Issue), $2.99
New 52 Futures End #1 (John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson Variant Cover), AR
New 52 Futures End #1 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $2.99
Saga Of The Swamp Thing Volume 6 TP, $19.99
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4, $2.99
Swamp Thing #31, $2.99
Teen Titans Annual #3, $4.99
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #19, $2.99
Vampire Diaries #5, $3.99
Wake #8 (Of 10), $2.99
Watchmen International Edition TP (New Edition), $19.99
Watchmen TP (New Edition), $19.99
World Of Warcraft Dark Riders TP, $16.99

Black Bat #10 (Ardian Syaf Variant Cover), AR
Black Bat #10 (Billy Tan Subscription Cover), $3.99
Black Bat #10 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Carlos Rafael Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Charlie Adlard Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Charlie Adlard Variant Cover), AR
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Tim Seeley), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Emanuela Lupacchino), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Ken Haeser Retailer Shared Variant Cover), AR
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Michael Turner Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Michael Turner Variant Cover), AR
Flash Gordon #1 (Marc Laming Black & White Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Lone Ranger #24 (Of 25)(Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Miss Fury #10 (Ardian Syaf Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Miss Fury #10 (Billy Tan Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Miss Fury #10 (Carlos Rafael Risque Variant Cover), AR
Miss Fury #10 (Cover A Billy Tan), $3.99
Miss Fury #10 (Cover B Ardian Syaf), $3.99
Miss Fury #10 (Cover C Colton Worley), $3.99
Miss Fury #10 (Cover D Dennis Calero), $3.99
Red Sonja #8 (Jenny Frison Virgin Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Red Sonja #9 (Cover A Jenny Frison), $3.99
Red Sonja #9 (Cover B Stephanie Hans), $3.99
Red Sonja #9 (Jenny Frison Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Red Sonja #9 (Stephanie Buscema Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #9 (Stephanie Hans Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Shadow Year One #8 (Matt Wagner Black & White Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Shadow Year One #8 (Of 10)(Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Shadow Year One #8 (Of 10)(Chris Samnee Black & White Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Ardian Syaf Variant Cover), AR
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Bart Sears Regular Cover), $3.99
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Jae Lee Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Ken Haeser L’il Turok Variant Cover), AR
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Ken Haeser Variant Cover)(Greg Pak Signed Edition), AR
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Takeshi Miyazawa Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella Southern Gothic TP, $19.99

DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Collection Magazine #32 (Legends Of The Dark Knight #64), $20.00
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #57 (Atrocitus Black Bishop), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #6 (Captain America White King), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #7 (Red Skull Black King), $16.00

Amelia Cole And The Hidden War GN, $19.99
Black Dynamite #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Eric Battle), $3.99
Black Dynamite #2 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Tom Scioli), $3.99
Crow Pestilence #3 (Of 4)(Cover A James O’Barr), $3.99
Crow Pestilence #3 (Of 4)(Cover SUB John Lucas), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero Volume 9 TP, $19.99
Gabriel Rodriguez Locke And Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio, AR
Illegitimates #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Kevin Sharpe), $3.99
Illegitimates #5 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Jerry Ordway), $3.99
In The Dark A Horror Anthology HC, $49.99
Jinnrise #10 (Cover A Eduardo Ramirez Viera), $3.99
Jinnrise #10 (Cover RI Sajad Shah), AR
Maxx Maxximized #7 (Cover A Sam Kieth), $3.99
Maxx Maxximized #7 (Cover SUB Sam Kieth), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Volume 4 TP, $17.99
Other Dead HC, $24.99
Powerpuff Girls #9 (Cover A Troy Little), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls #9 (Cover SUB Matt Kaufenberg), $3.99
Rocky And Bullwinkle #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Roger Langridge), $3.99
Rocky And Bullwinkle #3 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Matt Kaufenberg), $3.99
Sinister Dexter #6 (Of 7)(Cover A Antonio Fuso), $3.99
Sinister Dexter #6 (Of 7)(Cover SUB David Millgate), $3.99
Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 4 TP, $19.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Volume 2 #7 (Cover A Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures Volume 2 TP, $17.99

68 Rule Of War #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Nat Jones & Jay Fotos), $3.99
68 Rule Of War #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Jeff Zornow & Jay Fotos), $3.99
Alex + Ada #6, $2.99
Aphrodite IX #10 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $2.99
Aphrodite IX #10 (Cover B Linda Sejic), $2.99
Apocalypse Al #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Sid Kotian & Bill Farmer), $2.99
Apocalypse Al #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Ariel Olivetti)(not verified by Diamond), $2.99
Burn The Orphanage Reign Of Terror #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Sina Grace & Shaun Steven Struble), $3.50
Burn The Orphanage Reign Of Terror #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Andy Belanger), $3.50
Burn The Orphanage Volume 1 Born To Lose TP, $12.99
Clone #16, $2.99
Cyber Force #9, $2.99
Fatale #22, $3.50
I Kill Giants Fifth Anniversary Edition TP, $19.99
Invincible Universe Volume 2 TP, $16.99
Madame Frankenstein #1 (Of 7)(Cover A Joelle Jones & Nick Filardi), $2.99
Madame Frankenstein #1 (Of 7)(Cover B Christopher Mitten), $2.99
Nailbiter #1 (Cover A Mike Henderson), $2.99
Nailbiter #1 (Phantom Variant Cover), AR
Rat Queens #6 (Cover A Roc Upchurch), $3.50
Rat Queens #6 (Cover B Roc Upchurch), AR
Real Heroes #2 (Cover A Bryan Hitch), $3.99
Real Heroes #2 (Cover B Gibbons), $3.99
Real Heroes #2 (Cover C Jock), $3.99
Revenge #3 (Of 4), $2.99
Revival #20, $2.99
Satellite Sam #8, $3.50
Satellite Sam Tijuana Bible, AR
Spawn #243, $2.99
Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth Volume 2 TP, $12.99
Walking Dead #115 (Charlie Adlard Midnight Release Party Variant Cover)(CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99
Walking Dead #115 (Charlie Adlard NYCC Variant Cover)(CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $149.99

Age Of Ultron TP, $34.99
All-New Ghost Rider #1 (Tradd Moore 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
All-New X-Factor #7, $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 (John Romita Jr. Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man Who Am I #1 (Promotional Item), AR
Annihilation Omnibus HC, $125.00
Black Widow #6, $3.99
Castle Unholy Storm HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Cyclops #1 (Alexander Lozano Regular Cover), $3.99
Cyclops #1 (Greg Land Artist Variant Cover), AR
Cyclops #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
Daredevil #1 (Chris Samnee 2nd Printing Cover), $3.99
Deadpool Vs Carnage #3 (Of 4), $3.99
Fire HC, $19.99
Indestructible Hulk Volume 2 Gods And Monster TP, $19.99
Iron Fist The Living Weapon #2 (J.G. Jones Artist Variant Cover), AR
Iron Fist The Living Weapon #2 (Kaare Andrews Regular Cover), $3.99
Iron Man Fatal Frontier HC, $34.99
Loki Agent Of Asgard #2 (Jenny Frison 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Loki Agent Of Asgard #4, $2.99
Magneto #3 (Declan Shalvey Regular Cover), $3.99
Magneto #3 (Mark Brooks Artist Variant Cover), AR
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Brandon Peterson Variant Cover), AR
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Dave Marquez Regular Cover), $3.99
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Fiona Staples Variant Cover), AR
Miracleman #5 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $4.99
Miracleman #5 (Alex Ross Variant Cover), AR
Miracleman #5 (Humberto Ramos Variant Cover), AR
Miracleman #5 (Jim Cheung Variant Cover), AR
Moon Knight #3 (Declan Shalvey Regular Cover), $3.99
Moon Knight #3 (Ryan Stegman Variant Cover), AR
New Warriors #4, $3.99
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Art Adams Interlocking Battle Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Blank Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Deadpool Dancing Party Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Deadpool Dancing Party Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Ed McGuinness Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Gabriele Dell’Otto Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Julian Totino Tedesco Regular Cover), $4.99
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Steve McNiven Teaser Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 Skottie Young Lithograph (Promotional Item), AR
Original Sin #1 Watcher Eyeball (Promotional Item), AR
Original Sin July/August Checklist Postcard (Promotional Item), AR
Punisher #5, $3.99
Savage Wolverine #18, $3.99
She-Hulk #4, $2.99
Silver Surfer #1 (Michael Allred 2nd Printing Cover), $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99
Uncanny X-Men #2 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99
Uncanny X-Men Volume 3 The Good The Bad The Inhuman HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
X-Men Days Of Future Past Prose Novel HC, $24.99
X-Men No More Humans HC, $24.99
X-Men The Adamantium Collection HC, $200.00
X-Men Vs Hulk TP, $24.99

Archer And Armstrong #20 (Cover A Shawn Crystal), $3.99
Archer And Armstrong #20 (Cover B Michael Walsh), $3.99
Archer And Armstrong #20 (Mico Suayan Variant Cover), AR
Shadowman Volume 4 Fear Blood And Shadows TP, $14.99

B.A.R. Maid #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Ivan Nunes), $3.50
B.A.R. Maid #5 (Of 5)(Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $3.50
B.A.R. Maid #5 (Of 5)(Cover C Franchesco), $3.50
Grimm Fairy Tales #97 (Cover A Renato Rei), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #97 (Cover B Giuseppe Cafaro), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #97 (Cover C Ale Garza), $2.99

Star Wars RPG Age Of Rebellion Beginner Game, $29.95

Atlantis Season 1 DVD, AR
DCU Son Of Batman BD + DVD, AR
DCU Son Of Batman DVD, AR
Eureka Seven Part 1 BD, AR
Eureka Seven Part 1 DVD, AR
Eureka Seven Part 2 BD, AR
Eureka Seven Part 2 DVD, AR
Eureka Seven The Movie BD + DVD, AR
Eureka Seven The Movie DVD, AR
Hidamari Sketch X 365 The Complete 2nd Season BD, AR
Lily C.A.T. DVD, AR
Regular Show Mordecai And Margaret Pack DVD, AR
Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 BD, AR
Scooby-Doo Wrestlemania Mystery BD + DVD, AR
Visitor BD, AR
Visitor DVD, AR

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COMIC REVIEW: DC Comics – Batman Eternal #3

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I’m going to get this out-of-the-way early. I, Simon H., have never. EVER, read a Batman series from the beginning let alone its entirety. I’ve read the TPB a few times of “Death of a Family” (The New 52) and it was awesome! Quickly discovering what I’ve been missing. When I found this issue was assigned to me I was a bit tickled because I had jumped on the chance to read a #1 (starting from the beginning) at my local Comic Shop (4colorfantasies.com). Thus far this series has a habit and a beautiful way of painting pictures with words, particularly the accenting backdrop of Gotham. In only 3 issues we meet new characters and plenty of familiar faces. I blasted through 3 issues like no other and since writing this #4 has been released. At first I was a bit puzzled by the fact Eternal was going to be released EVERY week for the foreseeable future, and maybe concerned I’d fall behind. After reading the releases, my mind was put at ease for the fact I wouldn’t have to wait a 2 weeks or a month to get my hands on the next issue.

We see the likes of diversionary tactics of lesser known characters in the early goings to help build to the grander side of things. For instance, Jim Gordon as an old man, gunslinger cowboy, who is responsible for killing a whole bunch of innocent people on the subway by trying to subdue a suspect? Is the commish on his final days? All fingers point to…..No not really, there is always contributing factors to a good guy being put in the negative light. But the stack and pile is getting mighty high and even the Gordon believers are being swayed.

A shadowy figure playing advisor to the mayor of Gotham, hell-bent on restoring things to the way they were. The good ol’ days of gangsters and no masked freaks. The spaghetti modern western type days. The man who was responsible for chasing out this shadow figure (I’ll tell you who it is in a bit), the fishy fiend known as the Penguin is confident in knowing everything that happens in Gotham. He has his fingers on the pulse and is sideswiped to the news of the return of Falcone. The Penguin being the biggest name villain we see in the read so far, is the first to be taken down, his weapon stashes are reported on fire. The proverbial, “take the biggest guy in the yard down first, to make a statement” plays well with this.

This a pretty straight to the point and awesome read. I’d recommend to anyone, new or old to the Bat scene. Sure there are some fill in the blanks if you aren’t familiar with the entire DC universe but it takes élite status for that I’m sure. The mention of war was laid out several times in this read, it led me to my first every “Sound track to your read” kind of mentality. There are bullets, bombs, chemicals, and FIRE! Being the Slayer fan that I am, I couldn’t help but hear Tom Araya’s scream of “WAAAARRRRRRRRR” when Falcone’s face was revealed. Since #3 was the assignment and again mentioned that #4 is out, I’ll leave you with the info I have now and keep the little gem of the continuing story to myself, unless you heed my advice and pick up this awesome run of our friendly neighborhood….I mean caped crusader, the Dark Knight, the White eyed creature of the night, BATMAN!!!

– Simon Hernandez

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First Trailer For Gotham Arrives


As a longtime Batman fan I was skeptical when I heard FOX was going to greenlight a television series called Gotham featuring a young Bruce Wayne and a young Jim Gordon. Now though I didn’t hate Smallville, I didn’t love it either and my thoughts immediately made me think Gotham would be FOX’s version of Smallville. Not what I wanted in a Batman inspired television series. But this was FOX not The CW so I stayed reserved. Then the casting came and I was impressed with the choices. Now we finally have an official look at the show with the first trailer and I’m impressed. The look of the show is perfect and the actors look to be spot on in their roles. Gotham looks really good! The show will air this Fall on FOX and was picked up to full series as well today.

-Mark Neiser

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