Posts Tagged ‘New 52’

Flashpoint

Posted: March 7, 2012 by solidjackal in Book reviews, Comics, Flash
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Everything has changed with the Flashpoint.

But before I get into that there is some back story needed for this. One day when Barry Allen was coming home from school he saw cop cars parked outside his house. Running as fast as he could he raced into his house to see his mother lying in a a pool of her own blood, the blame for this murder was placed on his father. Barry know his father did not commit the crime, so he spend his life trying to find evidence to prove it. Alas his father died of a heart attack in prison and Barry could not prove his innocence, during all of this Barry had the accident that made him into the World’s fastest man The Flash. This basically want you need to know for now. I will fill in the rest as I review the book.

This was the cause of the DCU to be rebooted into the new 52 and I will talk a little about the lady in pink.

The story starts off with Barry asleep at his desk and he hears Captain Cold is attacking and another of the Flash’s villains. As normal, Barry runs out to save the day. Only problem he does not have his ring where he stores his uniform and he ends up tripping down the stairs. Then he sees something he thought he would never see, his mom, alive. Barry kinda of happy and confused tell his mom and he is the Flash and needs to find out what is going on, his mom has no idea what he is talking about and when he ask her about the justice league again she does not know. When he mentions the Batman’s name and then she said everyone knows the Batman, so Barry heads to Gotham to see if Batman knows what is going on. Even though things changes, the Batman will always be there (Barry’s mom did not say that by the way), cut to a shot of Gotham and we see the Batman, looking different. A different symbol, Wayne casinos all over Gotham, and he seems a bit more angry than normal. Cyborg approaches the Batman asking him to join a group he is putting together to stop the world from being ripped apart by WonderWoman and Aquaman!

As I write this I wonder if I should actually spoil the story and the characters in the book, you have to read the book. You will be shocked at how Barry tries to get his powers back, who caused the change in the world  and What has happened to Superman? and how does Pandora play into this change in the whole universe(we will actually find this out in the new 52 series). So If you want it spolied for you I am going to post the entire (or important parts) after the break.

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Court of the owls and Talon

Posted: February 15, 2012 by solidjackal in Batman, Comics
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The Court's deadly assassin

Talon.

One of the new villains introduced in the new 52, the fighting skills he has seems to be on par with the Batman. When the owls were first introduced into Batman #2 (man it feel strange from me to talk about comic issues like I have a huge collection but it is slowly growing) it was said that they were in Gotham for a long time and have bases in all of the Wayne’s building. The sheer fact that Batman did not find it or could prove they existed before this is mind blowing. Batman is know to plan ahead he is not two or three steps ahead, he is fifty steps ahead. He prepares for any possibleThe Batman or outcome as well as making sure that the battle will turn in his favour on a drop of a dime.

In the up coming issues, Bruce is putting out a call to the bat family to help him in the fight against the owls. Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, Batwing, Catwoman, the Birds of Prey, Red Robin and Redhood are going to be going up against the court of owls. It will be interesting than Jason, the Redhood is coming to Gotham to “help” Bruce against this.

In the end I hope that Talon and the court do not die off after this fight because I know it is cause chaos and rip Gotham apart. Think about this, the first time Joker went up against the Batman and failed he tried to run away. He tripped and fell on his knife, watching this Batman and Robin left him to die but a police officer arrived on right after they left and called him an ambulance. The Joker was supposed to die right then and there, but instead the editor changed his mind and deiced to tell him live. Can you imagine the Batman with the Joker? (guaranteed Gotham might have been better off but the Batman would not be who he is without the Joker)