Batman: Black & White Is a venerable title in DC Comics and differs from the old Batman book in two ways. This is always a limited anthology series, where the writer guides Batman in any direction with about 8 pages, and the story should be black. In white and grayscale, it gives Pencillers and Inkers the challenge of providing impressive and easy-to-read art without the help of color lists.
DC launched the latest incarnation of the series this week, and already Batman: Black & White # 1 is the keeper. I didn’t know which story was my favorite, so I’m getting the panels from two panels, starting with the story of G. Willow Wilson and Greg Smallwood’s Killer Croc above. Shape of water Fans there.
What else is happening on our favorite manga page? I will tell you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of books that comic editors enjoyed last week. This is part of the Superhero Life Society page, reading recommendations, and “See This Cool Art”. There may be spoilers. There may not be enough context. But there are great cartoons. (And if you missed the last edition, read this.)
Batman: Black & White # 1
With artist Trad Moore, I think I can literally read whatever the man does. I love how these panels are handcrafted, keeping the marker strokes in the final print, rather than smoothing them with computer gradients. James Tinion gets little in the way and lets Moore do him here, and the partnership is beautiful.
Hey you. SWORD # 1 is a very good comic where the X-Men is very cool and breaks the laws of the universe to get a little black pyramid. I don’t know what this means, but I think it’s really weird.
History of animated comic books # 1
Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunalvey are back this time with another comic book history series on American animation. I’ve always been grateful for their series for telling me what I didn’t know in a fascinating way, and didn’t hesitate to give the overlooked person their justification.
Predator # 16
Readers were out of breath waiting for Kitty Pryde to finally enact revenge for his attempt to kill Sebastian Shaw forever, and Predator # 16 wasn’t disappointed. His fate is natural and terrifying.
Homesick pilot # 1
Brand new on the shelves Homesick pilot Stupid teens, punk rock music, and Really Haunted house. I really dug this first problem. Is there a double-page spread like this? They are our cartoon critics catnip.
Guardians of the Galaxy # 9
This week Guardian of the galaxyStarlord, who thinks everyone is dead, has embarked on a transdimensional journey for God. I know how many years he formed trouble with these blue people and sexy space adventurers. They even had children. All this seems to be involved in the fate of the universe that Peter Quill is experiencing.Anyway, he’s done it all now and returned to the main Marvel setting just in time Black king..
Venom # 31
Speaking of the big Venom crossover currently underway, Donnie Kates and Ivan Coero have dropped Eddie Brock from the building throughout the problem. In fact, I think it’s working pretty well.