Good evening Gotham! This week we get more final issues, with the DCnU relaunch coming closer, and more wrap-up stories like Detective Comics, Batgirl and Red Robin last week. I’m excited but also a bit nostalgic, knowing that big changes are coming to the characters that I care so much about. I especially wonder what will happen to Steph Brown and Cass Cain, hopefully something great. Here’s what I’m reading this week:
Justice League of America 60 – The new Justice League will be a different group of people, and this issue probably leads into that. I wonder how it’s going to work, what will happen to the current characters. Also, flipping through the first few pages I see Donna Troy, I thought she died back in issue 58 – glad to see her back, but what’s up with that?
Batman 713 – This issue is called “Storybook Endings”, that’s pretty intriguing. With seven people credited on the cover (one writer, three pencillers, 3 inkers) I wonder why the colourist and letterer also don’t get cover credit? Colour is one of my favourite parts of comic art, actually, it adds so much meaning. I’ve heard that this story is very restrospective and I’m really looking forward to reading it.
Superman/Batman 87 – So sad to see this book ending! It’s really grown on me as a fun non-continuity comic. This issue seems to feature the Joker, and we all know that when you put Batman, Joker and Superman in the same place it results in trouble. This will all end in tears.
Batman Retroactive 1990′s – The 1970′s and 1980′s issues were a lot of fun, and I’m sure the 90′s will be just as enjoyable. Knightfall, which is an excellent storyline, was written in the early 90′s and I’m looking forward to seeing if the style is anything similar. Check out the cover by Norm Breyfogle and Carlos Badilla, I love Batman’s bloody lip: