Tagged: Comics

Why Death of the Family is one of the best Batman stories ever

The Joker, by Greg Capullo.

Death of the Family is one of the best Batman stories of all time.

That’s a tall order, but it’s true. Scott Synder and Greg Capullo’s multi-part epic has cemented itself in the upper echelon of Batman’s best – right there up there with Year One and A Killing Joke. Here’s a look at why. Obvious spoilers ahead.

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The 10 best cartoons based on comics

Animation studios really seem to be getting the hang of things on the small screen. In the last few years, audiences have been treated to a host of comic properties turned into well-realized animated shows. Alongside their blockbuster movie counterparts, comics are branching out faster every day.

Here’s a list of the ten best animated series based on comics:

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Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Returns

Neil Gaiman is heading back to his seminal work — The Sandman.

The new book launches from Vertigo in 2013, the 25th anniversary of the first issue of Sandman. J.H. Williams III of Batgirl fame is slated for art chores, a pairing Gaiman says he’s really excited about.

The plot is set to focus on the one story Gaiman felt he never really got to tell: the journey that had made Morpheus weak enough to be captured in an occult ritual in the first issue.

Comic fans don’t really need to be told how big a deal this is. Now for a very long wait until 2013.

New York destroyed by comics: an interactive map

New York is featured in comics more than any other city. By proxy, it also gets destroyed more than any other city.

Click on the pins on the map below to see just how bad things would be for New Yorkers if they had to endure comic book battles on top of the rats and the roaches.

Are there events or places you’d like to see added to this map? If so, drop a comment below.