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Dark Knight Returns
The Last Crusade
(2016 DC)




This excellent tale is a quick read in part because the story moves along at a brisk pace.

The Joker is back in Arkham Asylum - but for how long?

We see Batman feeling his age and taking a beating from Killer Croc.

He winds up in the arms of Selina Kyle, the former Catwoman, who helps him through his dilemma: when to call it quits and let Robin take the reins.

But, as Batman/Bruce Wayne makes clear several times, he doesn't think Jason is ready to take the mantle.

Batman notices how Robin is headstrong and cocky. We also see how Robin has a taste for the jugular, intentionally harming people whom he could easily incapacitate instead.

Also in this issue, we see a restrained but caring Alfred, who always has good advice when asked.

It's nice to see Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. teaming up for this issue, which is a must for Batman fans.

(posted June 21, 2016)

 5 Questions with... 
Creator Claudio Sepulveda



1) On what project are you currently working?

At the moment I'm working on the personal stories we are creating which are called "The Tears of the Cherubs" and "Dreamtown Amusement Park."

2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?

David Finch, Whilce Portacio, Amano, Shirow and lots more! I try to mix the best of both worlds comic and manga. 

3) How did you get into the comic book field?

It was a chance that I was given at Zenescope. A buddy of mine mentioned my name there and they picked me up I worked on the "Little Mermaid" and from there I have done some comic artist work. Now, I have been concentrating on doing stuff of our own.

4) On which title would you most like to work and why?

I can't imagine myself drawing superheroes. I kind of like more of the underground stuff, so I would say something like Dark Fantasy stuff (hahaha), but to answer the question about a particular book, I don't really have a clue.

5) On what project will you be working next?

We will be working on "Waking Nightmares!" It's a story that Anthony Zicari is developing, at the same time I'll try to go slowly with another personal project: "Growing UP," but if we get picked up by someone (a publisher) then its "Dreamtown Amusement Park" all the way!
:)

For more of Claudio Sepulveda's work, please visit here and here.

(posted June 21, 2016)

Indie Corner

VILD

This is a great issue, not just for an indie title, but for any publisher.

Meet Harry Vild, a hired gun turned private investigator.

The past comes back to haunt him as he comes across a woman who tried to kill him.

Vild helps the woman fight against a cult she had once belonged to called Faceless.

Vild has an associate named Bob, who works behind the scenes to keep Vild safe. Bob remotely controls a car called the Stratos which appears to have as many gizmos as the Knight Rider car or the Batmobile.

Also, the artwork is different in a good way and looks to be made from pastels.

The story is engaging and interesting and it looks like the title is going places.

Get a copy!

Find VILD at Comixology and Facebook.

(posted June 21, 2016)