When we last left Harley there was a new face in the villain crowd. Older celebrities in Gotham were dying, and no one knew why, though all eyes were on Neo Joker as one of the players. We jump right into that for the opening of Issue #2, and this book gives us a lot to chew on.
The Good Old Days
This issue’s a jaw dropper in many ways. The story sucks you in with great writing, and beautiful art, but to also relive the memories, like seeing Bud and Lou, are some of my absolute favorite moments. This all, quite literally tugged at my heart strings, and I was unprepared. The character depth moments are part of what makes this world so grand and so real. We get chance to see the world through Harley’s eyes in a manner that isn’t toxic or crazy. Seeing Jack as Harley does, in a fresh new way, is genius. The struggles with mental illness are handled respectfully, and not used as a show pony, but as a driving force in telling the story.
We’ve never seen this side of the Joker/Harley relationship before, or at least not this deeply explained, or emotionally explored. This is one of the things that makes the series so breath-taking, and immersive. Even the conversation between Harley and Montoya had charm and humor. In this series Katana Collins, Sean G. Murphy, Matteo Scalera, Dave Stewart, and AndWorld Design make everything count, and there’s a reason to pay attention. Brava.
I find it harder to find words to describe just how vital Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #2 is, as it further proves that this is no offshoot or side story, but a genuine continuation of the world that has already been established. It sets a precedence for what a continuing story should be, and continues to blow my mind. I can’t get over just how much I want more after the final page. Although the teasers for the next issue of Matteo Scalera’s artwork are genuinely amazing, and do whet the appetite for a bit.
“George R.R. Martin Presents: Wild Cards: Now And Then” Writer: Carrie Vaughn Artist: Renae De Liz Inker and Color Artist: Ray Dillon Book Designer and Letterer: Thomas Napolitano Wild Cards: The Drawing of Cards excerpt written by Paul Cornell, penciled by Mike Hawthorne and Enid Balám, inked by Adriano De Benedetto and Lee Townsend, colored by Ruth Redmond, and lettered by VC’s Cory Petit Published by Bantam Books and Available from Penguin Random House Review by Steve J. Ray Wild Cards: Now And Then is a brand new graphic novel based in an alternate reality and shared universe co-created by George R.R. Martin, the man behind the now legendary Game Of Thrones TV show, and the books that inspired them. This alone makes this book intriguing, but the writing, art, colors, design, and lettering by the amazing creative team would still make this volume an essential purchase, whether Martin’s name appeared on the cover, or not. I’ve not played the game, or read any of the thirty-plus W
Interview panel led by Steve J. Ray, with a gathering of Comic/TV Media Journalists. I've spoken to some amazing people over the last couple of years; writers, artists, costume designers, and actors from some of my favorite TV shows. It's no secret that I'm a huge comic-book fan, and one of the TV series that's based on and inspired by a comics title - but has gone on to be so much more - is The Walking Dead . At a recent Comic-Con in London, I had the great opportunity of leading a panel where some fellow journalists and I spoke with Madison, Matthew and Macsen Lintz, three siblings who played Sophia and both iterations of Henry on the show. The eldest, Madison Lintz (born 1999) played Sophia Peletier - Carol's daughter - in the first two seasons. She's also well known for playing Maddie Bosch in the Amazon series Bosch . She started acting at the age of six, filming commercials and voice-overs. Matthew (born 2001) took over the role of Henry from
Article by Steve J. Ray Thought Bubble is, without a doubt, the UK’s best entirely comic-based convention and art festival. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the show for the last three years, and have been anxious to see what’s in store this year. Well, the wait is over, as the team behind the event has announced the Thought Bubble 2024 convention & festival dates. THOUGHT BUBBLE ANNOUNCES 2024 COMIC CONVENTION & FESTIVAL DATES ACCLAIMED COMIC ART CONVENTION AND FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE ACROSS YORKSHIRE THIS NOVEMBER THOUGHT BUBBLE FESTIVAL LEEDS & ACROSS YORKSHIRE 11 -17 NOVEMBER 2024 THOUGHT BUBBLE COMIC CONVENTION HARROGATE CONVENTION CENTRE 16 & 17 NOVEMBER 2024 https://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com “Thought Bubble is the place to be. This is the show where everyone feels and is treated like family” – Dark Knight News “Thought Bubble is the most important comic convention around” – Popverse Returning to the Harrogate Convention Centre, Thought Bubble will tak