THIRD EYE PICKS OF THE WEEK: BATMAN #26 *ZERO YEAR* — For over two years, we’ve raved and ranted every month about how freakin’ good this title has been — with Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo absolutely crushing it on each and every story arc, and folks: that’s not changing anytime soon — BATMAN is still the best DC Comics book on the stands.
Capullo is defining himself as THE Batman artist of this decade, and Snyder’s well-crafted storytelling makes each and every issue a masterpiece.
This week’s issue #26 continues the events of ZERO YEAR, as GOTHAM CITY is thrown into total chaos by the Riddler, and Batman must work alongside a young Jim Gordon to keep everything from falling too far into disarray.
ZERO YEAR has been one of the coolest of the arcs so far, with it’s first chapter kicking off in issue #21, and rolling from there — showing us a crucial look at the very first year of BATMAN working in Gotham City, as well as many of the major events that shaped the Dark Knight, it really is one of the best things to come out of DC in a long time.
Wanna get on board with the Capullo & Snyder stuff? You can either start where ZERO YEAR begins with issue #21, or you can go all the way back to the beginning (which we recommend ’cause of how awesome the whole run has been) with the BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS graphic novel, collecting issues 1-7 of the series into one volume.
From there, we can catch you up with the next two graphic novels, and then all the single issues leading up to this week’s BATMAN #26.
THIRD EYE PICKS OF THE WEEK: DEAD BODY ROAD #1 *Meet creator JUSTIN JORDAN this Saturday at THIRD EYE!* — Folks, many of you know that we’re huge fans of Justin Jordan’s work on the STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE & the LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE.
This incredible new piece of work from Justin Jordan and the incredibly talented Matteo Scalara (BLACK SCIENCE) is one of our most anticipated IMAGE titles of the winter, and we cannot wait to see how it turns out.
The base concept around DEAD BODY ROAD is very reminiscent of a ’70s revenge flick: man’s family is killed, he swears to enact vengeance, and fro there, we get one hell of a trip.
Imagine the Punisher — if written by the man who brought you LUTHER STRODE. Sounds awesome? Yeah, we thought so!
The men involved in Gage’s wife’s death must pay, and if it turns him into a monster himself — then so be it.
Emotionally and mentally drained, there’s no elaborate plan for Gage, just one mission: revenge!
We don’t want to give too much away, but folks: this is THE best revenge story we’ve seen done in comics since Garth Ennis’s work on PUNISHER MAX.
There’s so many interesting characters who’re lurking beneath the surface of the story, and you can just tell that by the time this mini-series concludes, the roles of many characters will have changed drastically.
One part QUENTIN TARANTINO, one part THE PUNISHER, DEAD BODY ROAD lives up to the high expectations that we had for it, and we think you’re going to love it.
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