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Nick White - Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Nick White
  • All-Star Batman #7
  • Birthright #22
  • Divinity III: The Shadowman #1
  • Ninjak #24
  • Snowfall #8

So, apparently last month’s issue of All-Star Batman…the one centered around Mr. Freeze and drawn by Jock?  It was a one-off.  So that made me sad.  This month?  We’ve got a Poison Ivy-centric issue, drawn by Tula Lotay!  And, people?  I don’t like exclamation marks.  I detest them.  But that sentence wholeheartedly deserved it.  But it’ll be a one-off too…so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I just read the twentieth issue of Birthright.  And it, with even more examples, preserved my theory that none of these characters are actually from Earth, nor are any of them actually normal, non-magic peoples.  Let’s not succumb to Star Wars’ axiom that “everyone a Skywalker be.”  I’m gonna sort out when this current arc wraps, give it the duration, and see where it goes.

Not unlike my experience with the tie-ins of 4000 A.D., there’s a Shadowman issue for Divinity III as well…and it surrounds a character I still don’t know much about.  I’m excited to see a story from Scott Wilson, an up-and-coming writer who recently had a story in last year’s Batman Annual #1, and art from Robert Gill ensures a pretty read.  Now just to decide between the Clayton Crain and Marco Rudy covers…

Here’s all you need to know about Ninjak #24: on top of Kindt writing, we’ve got Kings Watch artist Marc Laming on pencils, and an issue that features both Roku, a favorite villain (although…is she?) of mine, and Book of Death villain Master Darque.

You know, I used to think Snowfall was “bad.”  Now…I just think it’s really weird.  And I honestly have no idea where it’s going.  But Martin Morazzo’s art has a scratchy/scribbly feel that I enjoy, and the graphic design work of this book has few equals.