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Comixology have just put up a week-long sale of DC "Year One" type books
, telling (or retelling) the origins of several of their most-loved characters (plus, er, Black Lightning). It's an excellent opportunity to remind yourself of the days when DC put out comics that didn't universally stink the place out, so let's go through them and see what you should be buying...
So, as you know, we're an upstart new website - and that means we're still in that awkward stage of "trying to get more people to know about us". As such, we're resorting to some shameless huckster tactics, and giving away a big pile of comics
Since it's the weekend, we just want to point you in the direction of a recent instalment
of Kevin Smith's criminally under-discussed Fat-Man on Batman
podcast. In this episode, Smith interviews his comicbook pal: Joe Quesada himself. The only man since Stan Lee whose career survived being EIC of Marvel. If you lived through (or are otherwise interested in) the 90s comics industry - particularly the launch of Marvel Knights
- it's utterly fascinating stuff.
Any hope that this new weekly series might offer something different in tone and style from the rest of the Nu52 Batman books so far is dashed by its opening spread, in which the introductory captions describe the wide array of coloured lights seen in Gotham city by night; and yet the panels themselves are drenched in that same old grey-and-orange wash.