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Big changes are coming for DC Comics’ Batman line in 2020. We already know current Batman writer Tom King is making the transition to a new monthly series called Batman/Catwoman in January. And now we know the creative team tapped to take over the flagship Batman comic.
As part of this year’s Batman Day festivities, DC revealed that writer James Tynion IV, artist Tony S. Daniel, inker Danny Miki and colorist Tomeu Morey will be taking over the series next year. These names should be immediately recognizable to Batman readers. Tynion is currently co-writing Justice League and recently wrapped up a multi-year run on Detective Comics. Daniel has a long history of drawing (and sometimes writing) the monthly Batman comic, including the current “City of Bane” storyline.
Batman Day has already passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some great deals on Batman comics to tide you over until next year. Here’s what we’ve found on Amazon for (relatively) cheap today.
Batman: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo Box Set
- Batman: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo Box Set 1 on Amazon – $28.04 (save $21.95)
I cannot express how much I love Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run on Batman, beginning with the seriously terrifying Court of Owls arc, expanding into the action-packed City of Owls, and concluding with the traumatic Death of the Family arc. Snyder’s writing feels like some of the smartest, and relies far more on Batman’s tenacity and wits than other adaptations that relied on his brute force and magical get-out-of-jail-free luck. Capullo’s illustration feels verbose and weighty, with Batman becoming visibly torn to pieces as the Court of Owls sinks their claws into him. $28 for three huge arcs is a steal by any measure.
All September long, IGN is highlighting the best TV coming your way in the 2019-2020 season. Today the sirens are blaring for The Purge’s sinister second season, which premieres October 15 on USA. The new 10-episode run will kick things off right in the harrowing heart of a Purge night, one of the biggest and most violent ever, and then track our new main characters throughout the awful aftermath, learning that what happens on Purge night doesn’t necessary stay on Purge night. We chatted with EPs/Showrunners Krystal Houghton Ziv and James Roland about how Season 2 is first-ever exploration of the Purge universe during the other 364 days of the year – and how to keep the thrills and paranoia prevalent during non-Purge hours. Plus, check out IGN’s exclusive behind-the-scenes video for the new season, featuring the new cast!
Death Stranding has been shrouded in mystery. Since the moment it was announced the particulars of its gameplay have been unclear and, unsurprisingly, this has become the focal point of the discussion around it. As we inch closer to the game’s PS4 release, director Hideo Kojima has been pulling back the curtain on mechanics that underpin the experience and talking about the concepts that have inspired it, providing a little more clarity on what Death Stranding is.
Perhaps the most enlightening source of information has been the recent round of interviews, including GameSpot’s very own interview with Hideo Kojima. In this interview, the auteur game developer discusses his hopes for what he’s calling “Strand Games.” After interviewing Kojima, Peter sat down with Kallie and Tamoor to discuss the mystique of Death Stranding, how the community has reacted to it, and whether there’s actually a benefit to not knowing.