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Harleen Book 1

Written by Stjepan Sejic

Pencils Stjepan Sejic

Inks Stjepan Sejic

Colored by Stjepan Sejic

Cover by Stjepan Sejic

I think by this point, just about anyone with any idea about batman in the last decade or so knows the basics of Harley Quinn’s original story. Specifics vary, but she was a doctor in Arkham Asylum who eventually became entwined in Joker’s cult of personality. I looked at Harleen Book 1 and wondered to myself, do we really need another re telling of her origin story? I’m not going to rant and rave and say how I was totally wrong about that thought. But I will admit to enjoying it more than I expected.  

Book 1 focuses largely on Dr Quinn’s journey from pitching her research to investors, to an awkward funding offer from Lucius Fox on behalf of Wayne Enterprises, through to he...

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Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery

Batman: The Animated Series, is more than “just” a cartoon, and its reach continues to extend much farther than it’s too-short 85 episode run. It was the first show in what would become the 14-year long, shared, DC Animated Universe. It spawned several more shows in this shared continuity, several of which spawned their own spin-offs. There were both theatrical and direct-to-video films, comics, toys, and video games. The show’s influence still continues in DC animation today, and with Kevin Conroy’s first live appearance as Batman in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths “Arrowverse” crossover, and the subsequent fan campaign to likewise cast Mark Hamil as that world’s Joker, it even extends beyond animation...

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Batman Ninja CCG (video)

This video by TheRatHole.ca first aired on the live webcast of The Watch 08/22/19, you can watch the video on its own below, or the whole episode on The Watch’s page. Those are followed by a pair of special bonus videos.

Filmed at Animethon in Edmonton, AB.

Thanks to Bushiroad.

Special thanks to The 427s for the music used with permission.

Check out The Watch at: facebook.com/thewatchYEG.

BONUS!

Here is the trailer for the English Language dub of Batman Ninja, followed by the original (subtitled) Japanese Language trailer. Honestly, watch them both.

Original Japanese Language trailer with subtitles

This video was originally posted to THERATHOLE.CA on August 24, 2019 and is republished with permission.

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Wonder Twins #4-5

Writer: Mark Russell

Artist: Stephen Byrne

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

Can I just start by saying wow? The Wonder Twins team has been knocking it out of the park. They’ve managed to ride a very fine line between episodic and serialized stories, with some interesting foreshadowing. At the same time, the whole thing is a light, fun romp.

In issue #4 Jayna’s friend, Polly Math, blows away their school science fair with a presentation on the inevitable evolution of the internet into a living, conscious, being. By the end of the science fair, both Jayna and Zan end up with a date later that night.

Zan’s date goes, well in many ways. They go out to dinner, then a movie...

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Wonder Twins #3

Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

The (mis)adventures of Zan and Jayna continue in Wonder Twins #3, and this series continues to be Wonder-ful (not even sorry about that pun.)

After a <quote> successful <unquote> first mission in issue #2, issue #3 gives us a perfect blend of action, character development, and plot development. Zan is pretty much just Zan, but Jayna meets a new friend who will probably destroy her in the school science fair, before having an alien heart to alien heart with Superman. There’s also a remarkable amount of backstory to Gleek, which is a pleasant surprise.

The League of Annoyance returns, and are out for retribution for their fallen associate, Drunkula (Sorry, Baron Nightsomethingorother)...

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