I’ve been following Harper Row since she debuted in Batman comics a few years ago, because I think she’s a perfect choice for a new Robin. Even with Duke Thomas now filling the sidekick roll (another solid choice), he’s not Robin, so there’s still hope for Harper!
At any rate, today’s new issue of Detective Comics drops a pretty interesting tidbit about Harper. I don’t remember anyone ever mentioning that she was bisexual before, but here we go!
I think this is great news! I am all about adding diversity to comics and all entertainment, and new LGBT characters are always a plus. So this is a cool move on the parts of DC and writer James Tynion IV, who is also openly bi.
And it’s another reason why Harper should be the new Robin!
I’ve been pondering for a while now the best way to express my thoughts on the current state of Robin at DC Comics. This month’s election has helped put everything into a new perspective.
Damian Wayne as Robin is like Donald Trump as President.
Yes, he’s an interesting and entertaining person, but he’s sullying an honorable position, has pushed better candidates to the wayside, and it’s probably going to be a while before everything straightens back out again. Until then, we’re just stuck.
Provocative headline aside, I’m just not happy with the current state of Robin at DC Comics. Robin is one of my all-time favorite comic book characters, and with Damian Wayne sporting the ‘R’, I just think both characters are being wasted.
Damian is a R.I.N.O.
Robin In Name Only.
Join me after the jump to find out what I mean.
Happy Halloween, everyone! Or close enough! Sadly, there weren’t any spooky comics on my pile this week. It’s like everybody forgot about the holiday! Though I suppose the fact that the greatest comic book Halloween story has already been written might deter others from trying. Oh well.
Still, at least we had some good comics this week from some of my favorites. Power Rangers, Ms. Marvel and Detective Comics were all a blast. This week also saw the debuts of the new Prowler series from Marvel and the new Teen Titans from DC. You’d think I’d be super psyched about both of those things, but you would be wrong. Comic Book of the Week instead goes to the new Silver Surfer for a particularly fun and enjoyable done-in-one story.
The latest issue of Civil War II also came out this week, but ugh, that thing is a definite stinker now. And I’m starting to fear the sort of impact it’s going to have on other, more fun comics. Will Miles Morales come out of Civil War II as anything other than damaged? Will Captain Marvel ever be a hero again? Civil War II is barely a story, but it doesn’t seem like Marvel is ever going to learn any lessons about putting out crappy, long-delayed, status quo-altering event comics.
Comic Reviews: Batgirl #4, Detective Comics #943, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #8, Ms. Marvel #12, Prowler #1, Silver Surfer #7 and Teen Titans #1.
Not a very big week for comics, I’m afraid — unless you count the launch of the Gamer Girl & Vixen Kickstarter today! Gamer Girl & Vixen is my own, self-published comic, and we’re trying to raise money to put out a 100-page graphic novel this year! Click the link and come check out the project. We’re even letting everyone read the first issue for free to see if you’ll like it or not! Any henchies interested in pre-ordering my comic are much appreciated!
In the regular comics world, this was a quiet week with few titles released. But that makes it perfect for the final issue of Batman and Robin Eternal! I’ve been slacking on covering this series, especially since it turned out to be pretty darn good. Batman and Robin Eternal #26 gets Comic Book of the Week!
Join me after the jump for my take on the entire 26-issue series. I rather enjoyed myself.
Comic Reviews: Batman and Robin Eternal #26 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6.
Another week, another new batch of All-New, All-Different Marvel comics! I’d love to read and review every single one, but I’m a busy man, especially this week. Did you hear about that murder at the church in upstate New York? That’s right in my backyard, and as the local newspaper reporter, I’m all over that stuff!
Fortunately, I still found time to read some new comics! And it was another good week! I scoped out the first issues of Chewbacca and New Avengers, and enjoyed a few of my favorites from DC Comics, like Starfire and Harley Quinn. But the clear standout and winner of Comic Book of the Week is Ms. Marvel #19.
Was there really any doubt?
I can’t wait for this series to come back from hiatus!
Comic Reviews: Batman #45, Batman and Robin Eternal #2, Chewbacca #1, Harley Quinn #21, Ms. Marvel #19, New Avengers #1 and Starfire #5.