Monday, February 9, 2009

News & Notes

The Ventriloquist and Scarface are featured in yet another good poster by Mrbrownie.
  • Heath Ledger won the BAFTA best supporting actor award this weekend for his performance as the Joker in the Dark Knight.

  • The New York Comic Con was also this weekend, and the big Batman news was that Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III will be doing their long awaited Batwoman series in the pages of Detective Comics (beginning with #854). Though there was also an older Batwoman dating back to the 50s, the current one, Kate Kane was introduced in DC's event series 52. She's notable for being a lesbian, involved in a relationship with Renee Montoya. This was a big deal in the media when it was announced, but like many homosexual characters in comics, she's been mostly ignored since her introduction. But this weekend's announcement is great news, just cause Rucka and Williams are great, and chances are really good that them collaborating on anything will turn out well.

  • The other Batman news from NYCC is the list of Bat-tiles that will be around after the upcoming Battle for the Cowl:
    Detective, Batman, Batman and Robin, Batgirl, Batman: The Streets of Gotham, Red Robin, Outsiders, and Gotham City Sirens.
    Robin, Nightwing, and the Birds of Prey were all canceled along with the end of Batman: RIP, but it looks like there will end up being a couple of corresponding titles, and overall more Bat-family books. Which is great news for the characters, not so great for my wallet.

  • And if you ever wanted to stay warm while sorta looking like the Joker, this is perfect for you.

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