Updated on 16 October, 2021
Bl Comics, which stands for the Block Island of comics, is a webcomic that is a follow up to "Tsuri," a Japanese comic that began life roughly a decade ago. In addition to drawing from the Japanese version of Spider-Man, it features a cast of hundreds. There are, however, two Big Bad characters: Dr. Curt Connor ( Greg Burglar ) and his assistant, Betty Britten (Sigourney Weaver). One interesting thing about Bl Comics is that, like most webcomics, it isn't written in any real way. It's all just a collection of randomly picked strips from various sources, with little or no background information to go along with it. You can't help but wonder how this happened, but that's the great thing about strip cartoons - you don't have to worry about an introduction or an explanation as to why the events are happening.
If you are looking for a quick and easy read that won't take much of your time, Bl Comics is a great choice. It's a quick and easy read that, overall, will keep you entertained for a while. In fact, part of the appeal of Bl Comics is that, because it isn't part of a story, there is really nothing in the way of plot to keep you reading. The strips are short and snappy, which means you can quickly move from one strip to the next. There are a couple of different types of strips, too, as well as some short comic stories that may seem a bit more suited to them. Here are a few of my favorite strips in Bl Comics :
"Tsuri" is part one of four part series spotlighting the friendship between Caucasian American high school student, Peter Tsuda, and his Asian American best friend, Shinichi Chiaki. They have a common interest in Spider-Man, which leads to regular view of their Amazing Spider-Man comics. "Tsuri" also showcases a tenderness between the boys that goes beyond the friendship dynamic. Both Peter and Shinichi are only in high school because of the Internet, so the reader sees how their friendship is affected when they both develop Internet addictions. It is one of the best webtoons out there that deals with peer pressure and coming out as gay is tough.
"Bakugan" is the first of the three games in the Dark Spark series, and it's a fun game. Your character, whose name is Bakugan, goes into battle against other Bakugan, where you need to win to advance to the next level. The cartoon begins with three kids in the city of New York, who battle the evil Bakugan in order to save Earth. I don't want to give too much away, but you will likely be able to guess what the main conflict of the comic is by reading through the first few strips. It's an excellent game, one I highly recommend.
A new entry into the Diamond Age category, this one comes from IDW Publishing and is called "The Day After". Two special college students, named Gabriel and Val come across an ancient artifact that belongs to Professor X. While looking through the relic, they come across something unknown, and when they look at it, they find several anomalies. One of them causes the professor to go on a "day of rage", attacking his enemies and making his day perfect. It's one of the better IDW comics in the past couple years, and it certainly isn't for everyone, but if you love the concept of a Day After comic, this one might be worth a look.
It's not surprising to me that the creator of this one of the most popular IDW comics of the last few years would be involved in crafting an All Star Batman arc. Tim Burton is set to helm the movie franchise in the near future, so he would be an obvious choice to pen the screenplay. I'm not sure what we'll get from the film, but one thing is for sure: We'll get more of Batman in it. Whether he stays with the cape or moves into the costume is up to the fans, but one thing is for certain: There's definitely more of Bats than ever!
If you like Dead Zero, then you'll love No Rest for the Wear. It's basically a sequel to that famous storyline, and while we haven't seen any current episodes, it looks like it will be good. As you may have guessed, this book will be about the final moments of Batman's life, before he goes into exile. The story follows his girlfriend Rachel Dawes, who we know from the television show, and her son Dashiell. No Rest for the Wear gives us a good look at what could have happened if Batman had simply stayed out of trouble...
These three books are interesting reads. They explore some interesting ideas, and definitely take Batman's character to a whole new level. There are many more great IDW comics coming out over the next couple months and years, so make sure you keep up with them. The world of Batman is going to change forever, and you're going to want to be a part of it. You can find these books at your local store, online, or in comic stores around the country. Have fun reading them!