They told me I could be anything, so I became Batman. My first impressions of Batman: Arkham Knight.

Check out MRG’s thoughts on Batman: Arkham Knight.
They pretty much mirror mine, except for the Batmobile thing.
Curse that wretched hunk of steel and rubber. = P

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I’m not gonna ramble too much about Arkham Knight just yet because I’m going to save my final thoughts for a review of the game itself. Here are just a few things I took away from Arkham Knight so far.

The Batmobile: At first, the Batmobile rubbed me the wrong way while starting Arkham Knight; it felt sluggish, slow, and not necessary. Over the course of a day or so, I’ve warmed up to it a bit. For one thing, the expanded map in Arkham Knight is huge; it’s like they’re signalling you to use it as much as possible. I wasn’t a fan of it at first but after getting used to it, it’s been a fun change of pace. The best utilized purpose of the Batmobile is when I got to use it for the Riddler challenges; those have been a great feature for the Batmobile.

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DC: NEW 52 Ending (In Name Only). Some books being cancelled, new books being launched.

DC says ‘enough’ to continuity.

I’m not really the best guy to write about this, I’m not a huge DC guy. News is news though, so here we go. I just won’t have really in depth commentary on the subject.

It was announced earlier today that DC, in the aftermath of their Convergence event, is cancelling a slew of books (27 of their 52 to be exact) and launching 2 dozen new ones in their place. They are also dropping the “New 52” label from all their titles.

Supposedly, this move will also bring about a shift in DC’s storytelling.

“In this new era of storytelling, story will trump continuity as we continue to empower creators to tell the best stories in the industry,” DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan Didio commented.

There are a couple of strange moves in this new strategy. Supergirl is among the titles cancelled, even though a TV series staring the character was just green lighted by CBS.
Also, just as (if not more) puzzling is that both Bizzaro and Bat-Mite are getting their own titles. Yes, Bat-mite.

It will be interesting to see how this new direction plays out for DC. The de-emphasis on continuity will clearly free up the writers in what they can do in future stories, but for continuity freaks like me, it could take a while to adjust to it.

Continuing Titles

Action Comics – Greg Pak/Aaron Kuder
Aquaman – Cullen Bunn/Trevor McCarthy
Batgirl – Cameron Stewart/Brenden Fletcher/Babs Tarr
Batman – Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo
Batman/Superman – Greg Pak/Ardian Syaf
Detective Comics – Brian Buccelato/Francis Manapul
Catwoman – Genevieve Valentine/David Messina
Deathstroke – Tony Daniel/Tony Daniel
Flash – Rob Venditti/Van Jensen/Brett Booth
Gotham Academy – Becky Cloonan/Brenden Fletcher/Karl Kerschl
Gotham By Midnight – Ray Fawkes/Juan Ferreyra
Grayson – Tim King/Tim Seeley/Mikel Janin
Green Arrow – Ben Percy/Richard Zircher
Green Lantern – Robert Venditti/Billy Tan
Harley Quinn – Amanda Conner/Jimmy Palmiotti/Chad Hardin
Justice League – Geoff Johns/Jason Fabok
Justice League United – TBD/Travel Foreman/Paul Pelletier.
Lobo – Cullen Bunn/Cliff Richards
Secret Six – Gail Simone/Dale Eaglesham
Sinestro – Cullen Bunn/Brad Walker
New Suicide Squad – Sean Ryan/Carlos D’Anda
Superman – Gene Luen Yang/John Romita Jr.
Superman/Wonder Woman – Peter Tomasi/Doug Mahnke
Teen Titans – Will Pfeifer/Kenneth Rocafort
Wonder Woman – Meredith Finch/David Finch

New Titles

Bat-Mite – Dan Jurgens/Corin Howell
Batman Beyond – Dan Jurgens/Bernard Chang
Bizzaro – Heath Corson/Gustavo Duarte
Black Canary – Brenden Fletcher/Annie Wu
Constantine: The Hellblazer – Ming DoylE/Riley Rossmo
Cyborg – David L. Walker/Ivan Reis/Joe Prado
Dark Universe – James Tynion IV/Ming Doyle
Doomed – Scott Lobdell/Javier Fernandez
Dr. Fate – Paul Levitz/Sonny Liew
Earth 2: Society – Daniel H. Wilson/Jorge Jimenez
Green Lantern: Lost Army – Cullen Bunn/Jesus Saiz/Javi Pina
Harley Quinn/Power Girl – Jimmy Palmiotti/Amanda Conner/Stephane Roux
Justice League of America – Brian Hitch
Justice League 3001 – Keith Giffen/J.M. DeMatteis/Howard Porter
Martian Manhunter – Rob Williams/Ben Oliver/Paulo Siqueira
Midnighter -Steve Orlando/ACO
Mystic U (Title Not Final) – Alisa Kwitney/Mauricet
Omega Men – Tom King/Barnaby Bagenda
Prez – Mark Russell/Ben Caldwell
Red Hood/Arsenal – Scott Lobdell/Denis Medri
Robin, Son of Batman – Pat Gleason
Section Eight – Garth Ennis/John McCrea
Starfire – Jimmy Palmiotti/Amanda Conner/Emanuela Lupacchino
We Are Robin – Lee Bermejo/Rob Haynes/Khary Randolph