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The Shadow / Batman TPB

The Shadow / Batman crossover is a unique beast. I read it, I enjoyed it, but the entire time I was trying to figure out if I missed something. It consistently references a shared backstory between the two heroes. That backstory is amazing, and completely plausible, but it never gets more than referenced. So I went back into these two heroes past. Back. Back. Back to the 1970s, when they first met. Too far. How about six months before this series first went to print, and the Batman / Shadow miniseries I previously reviewed for your reading pleasure. (You should go read it right now.)

The two six-issue series ran back to back with the first six being published by DC, and the second six by Dynamite. (That’s one way to solve the “who gets top billing” discussion)...

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Batman / Shadow #1-6

So, the collected TPB of The Shadow/Batman, from Dynamite came out recently. As I was reading it (more on that tomorrow) I found I wasn’t sure if some of the references being made had been previously established, and as it turns out the answer is sort of.

Before Dynamite’s The Shadow / Batman miniseries, came DC’s Batman / The Shadow. So to better understand what I was reading I went back to dig out that series as well. Sadly I couldn’t get my hands on the collected TPB (entitled Batman/Shadow: The Murder Geniuses) but I was able to track down the individual issues. Full disclosure, I wasn’t able to get #4. But by most accounts, I didn’t miss much for plot in that issue, just a few great lines and a big battle...

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Batman Dredd Digest

Batman Dredd Digest

$9.99

Writers

Alan Grant & John Wagner

Artists Cam Kennedy & Simon Bisley

Cover Artist Mike Mignola

JUSTICE GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD!

Judge Death has crossed dimensions to Gotham City and Judge Dredd is in pursuit! However, this is the home turf of a certain caped vigilante – the Batman. Two very different brands of uncompromising justice are destined to clash!

Stories include:

  • BATMAN/JUDGE DREDD: JUDGEMENT ON GOTHAM
  • BATMAN/JUDGE DREDD:VENDETTA IN GOTHAM

Coming into this, don’t expect a clever detective story or a tense drama.  This is a high octane, over the top, crazy action adventure store involving Judge Dread and Batman deal with some evil foes and wild plots.  That’s why the artists, especially Simon Bisley is perfect for this job...

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Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 Review

Written: Paul Dini & Marc Andreyko
Drawn: Laura Braga
Colored: Tony Avina & Arif Prianto
Lettered: Deron Bennett
Publisher: DC & Archie Comics
Hiram Lodge is concerned about the youth of today, especially those in Riverdale. He is
concerned about their future and continuing education. So Mr. Lodge has decided to purchase
swamp land to transform it to Lodge University which will offer free college to the students who
could not afford a regular university and surrounding the campus will be a shopping center as
well. This announcement has attracted attention to Mr. Lodge and Riverdale; unfortunately, this
attraction is from Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Ivy is determined to stop the development of the
swamp, so under disguise, they set their eyes on Riverdale...

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Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode Two: The Pact Review

Writers: Luke McMullen, Chris Hockabout
Director: Matthew Leach
After the death of Lucius Fox and The Riddler, Batman faces a new threat as a group of villains
known as “The Pact” wage war on Gotham. Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, and Bane lead an army of
mercenaries and carry out a series of attacks and robberies in the service of some greater plan. To
uncover their plan, Bruce has to rely on John Doe as his way into The Pact, and go undercover,
compromising his moral code to save Gotham from whatever they’re planning.
After an excellent premiere episode, Batman: The Enemy Within continues to impress. “The
Enigma” shifted the focus to Batman’s allies and his relationships with them while telling an
excellent one-shot story with a deadly version of The Riddler, all the while sett...

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