Of clones, Macs and bats
Walking Dead 103
I love it when optioned properties come back from the dead. Apparently Clone will now be a film instead of a show. I’m not sure if this change has anything to do with Orphan Black but I would prefer a Clone show over a feature. Anyway, while collectors are scooping up issue 1 and its variants the first appearance of Clone is right here. These are the two versions worth a look:
Macgyver: Fugitive Gauntlet
The agent of improvisation is coming back to T.V!
This is good news for fans and collectors. As it turns out he never appeared in an 80’s comic and made his sequential art debut in this forgotten Image publication.
Batman ‘66 has been cancelled which is unfortunate. The covers alone make this worthy of collecting but there were also a few key firsts that you should be buying low now.
Batman Man ‘66 27 ( First Luchador Bane )
That is one fine cover and a creative spin on the breaking of Batman’s back!
Batman ‘66 25 ( First Roller Derby Harley Quinn )
Some alternate appearances of Harley are quite rare ( see Thrillkiller ). This one introduces her to the Batman ‘66 universe. With a cool cover and a suspected low print run I am surprised collectors haven’t given it the same love Scooby Doo Team-Up 12 has received.
Gotham by Midnight 9 ( Spectre turns evil )
I recently read about this one and decided to give it a read even though I am not a huge collector of the Spectre. It turns out there’s a well crafted turn for the character and it made me want to read more. I hope DC has big plans for their new villain!
Batman 666 ( First Eduardo Flamingo )
Are you watching this season of Gotham? I truly despised season one and wasn’t even sure I would devote any more to time to a show oozing with poor writing, even worse character development and villains like Fish Mooney. Well I sure am glad I had nothing to do recently but stream the first three episodes. So far Gotham’s descent into unmanageable madness for the GCPD has been a joyous jaunt into blood-soaked mayhem! It appears the showrunners have corrected season one mistakes while introducing some beloved comic favorites. I eagerly await the first appearance of the face-eating assassin Flamingo. Here is his first:
Note: This comic is an all time favorite for me as it introduces Grant Morrison’s Batman of Bethlehem. The are other key firsts in this book and it should be owned by every Batman collector.