Dark Nights: Batman The Murder Machine

Batman the murder machine coverBatman The Murder Machine is the second of Dark Batmen origin tie-in series for Metal.  It was written by Frank Tieri and James Tynion IV, and drawn by Riccardo Federici.  If you haven’t read Metal, then I suggest you do.  But know that at the end of Metal #2, Batman from the Dark Multiverse came through a portal.  The first origin issue was Batman The Red Death.  In that issue, a Batman was trying to steal the Speed Force from The Flash.  In this issue, Things aren’t so clear cut.

Here, we have a Batman that is constantly re-watching a recording of his rogues gallery killing Alfred.  The Justice League try to get him to come to terms with it.  Instead, he approaches Victor Stone about something he had been working on.  He had created scan of Alfred’s mind, but needed Cyborg’s help bringing it online.  Thinking Batman could use his father figure, Cyborg helps him.  Of course, things go terribly wrong.  (more…)


Justice League trailer

So, here we have a trailer for the upcoming Justice League.  There’s a lot of stuff shown, but I don’t think you can really tell from the trailer if Warner Bros. has really changed their ways.  Sure, the movie looks good, but visuals aren’t what people have complained about in Zack Snyder movies.  I’m probably over-thinking it, but it definitely seems like WB wants us to think Justice League will be a bit less grim.

First thoughts are that I really think Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman are going to determine if this movie is any good.  Does the movie get bogged down introducing those characters, or do their appearances flow naturally with the pace of the movie?  Also, where’s Superman?  Yes, I know what happened at the end of Batman v. Superman.  But really, is anyone expecting him to not show up in Justice League?  Personally, I don’t think you should put Superman in any of the marketing.  If/When he shows up, let it truly be a surprise.

DC Nation – 6/2/12

Welcome to this week’s edition of DC Nation.  With last week’s season finale of Green Lantern, there was only a new episode of Young Justice.  Today’s episode of Young Justice is titled “Bloodlines.”  A speedster from the future comes to the present on a mission.  The short segments included part 2 of the story featuring The Atom, and a new Teen Titans cartoon.  There was likely a third thing in there, but since Green Lantern was a rerun, my DVR did not record it.

Young Justice:  Invasion – “Bloodlines”
February 28.  Nightwing is going through Krolotaen intel gathered by Martian Manhunter that says they were searching for a metagene.  Nightwing is interrupted when a device materializes within the cave.  Out pops someone who takes the name Impulse.  Eventually, Nightwing is able to subdue Impulse.  Red Arrow and Cheshire continue they’re search for the real Roy Harper.  Impulse says his name is Bart Allen, and he’s from the future.  Impulse tries to prove who is by knowing Nightwing and Robin’s real names, which is news to Beast Boy.  Someone arrives at the cave, and Impulse takes the opportunity to vibrate out of his cuffs and escapes.  Nightwing tracks Impulse to Central City, and warns Barry Allen that Impulse.  Impulse gets to Barry, and calls him grandpa.  Barry questions how this is possible since he doesn’t have any kids, and Iris tells him she’s pregnant.  Wally West also shows up, having been called by Nightwing.  Iris gets a call from her boss at GBS, informing her that there’s a new villain downtown calling for Flash’s blood.  Impulse tries to convince Flash to let the League handle things, but Flash runs off.  Impulse chases off after him.  Flash and Impulse are unable to get close to this guy, Neutron, because of a wave he is emitting.  Apparently, this villain is being controlled by the Krolotaens.  Red Arrow and Cheshire try to infiltrate a building, but are captured.  (more…)