Wolverine #50 (2007)

 The wait is almost over! The Dark Knight Rises opens this week, and we can’t wait to see the epic battle between Batman and Bane. Plus Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman is an added bonus! We’re also anxious to see actress Juno Temple as Holly Robinson, Catwoman’s occasional sidekick. Tickets went on sale last month, and people have been camping out at their local box office in order to beat the crowds. Are you planning to see the film this weekend? If so, are you going to see it in IMAX?

While browsing through our wide collection of comics, we came across Wolverine #50. Published back in 2007, this terrific issue features yet another battle between the amazing Wolverine and one of his greatest foes, Sabretooth. Featuring wonderful artwork and some shocking revelations about Logan’s past, this is 21 pages of action-packed adventure.

Logan has become plagued by strange memories, beginning with his relationship with Silver Fox (who just happens to look like Megan Fox), and ending with her brutal rape and murder…by noneother than Sabretooth himself.

Now that Sabretooth is staying at the Xavier Mansion with the rest of the mutants, the battle has begun. This time, however, it’s a battle to the death. Who do you think will win?

Wolverine #50 is written by Jeph Loeb and features artwork by Simone Bianchi and Ed McGuinness.

Batman Adventures (2003-2004) #1

 Here at Crazy Cool Comics we’re gearing up for Tuesday’s release of The Amazing Spider-Man. While Tobey Maguire did a good job as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, newcomer Andrew Garfield’s performance is said to be mind-blowing! Are you planning to see the film on July 3rd?

As many of our readers know, we are HUGE Batman freaks! While we love all of our awesome heroes, Batman is definitely one of our favorites. The villains are just as fun and exciting as our beloved Dark Knight, especially the Joker, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, Catwoman, and the fantastic Harley Quinn! Yes, there are other villains such as Penguin, Bane and Scarecrow, but you get the idea.

Back in 2003, Batman Adventures #1 delivered a fresh, entertaining story that found Batman at Arkham Asylum, trying to protect his greatest foes from a new kind of terror. Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. Penguin, has been elected Mayor of Gotham City, and has labeled Batman as an outlaw. When a gang of assassins break into Arkham Asylum to destroy Two-Face, Poison Ivy and other villains, it’s up to Batman to find out why.

A lot happens in the first issue, including a “death” for Poison Ivy, a lobotomized Joker, another attempt by Killer Croc to kill Batman, and one pissed off Harley Quinn. This is one terrific issue with plenty of action and humor for die-hard fans.

Batman Adventures #1 is written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott, with artwork by Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty and Lee Loughridge.

Tasty Promotion: The Amazing Spider-Man

At Crazy Cool Comics, we’re very, very excited for the release of Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man! The next time you’re at the store, be sure to check out these fun, limited edition products starring our favorite web-slinger. Whether you’re looking for cereal, fruit snacks or macaroni and cheese, you’ll find something tasty to satisfy your superhero hunger.



The Origin of the Joker

 After the success of our last post, featuring The Origin of Harley Quinn, we managed to find more terrific comics depicting the origins of our favorite heroes and villains. This week we’re proud to write about one of the greatest villains of them all, the Joker. With DC’s The Origin of the Joker, you’ll get a fun recap of how Batman’s greatest foe came to be. From a failed stand-up comedian, to Gotham City’s most notorious criminal, you’ll have a great time meeting the Joker all over again. The Origin of the Joker is a short, 2-page comic that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The Origin of the Joker is written by Mark Waid, with artwork by Brian Bolland and Matt Hollingsworth.

The Origin of Harley Quinn

 Great news for all of us! Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that Marvel’s The Avengers 2 is in development. With a highly successful opening weekend of over $200 million, Marvel’s The Avengers has earned its place as the #1 movie in America. We here at Crazy Cool Comics went to the midnight premiere, fighting our way through the crowded lobby to the concession stand, where our geeky eyes lit up with the sight of Captain America, Thor, and Black Widow popcorn bags. Marvel’s The Avengers is amazing from start to finish, and in our minds, it’s the perfect superhero movie!

 After watching the latest trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, our team had a brief discussion about one thing: Why hasn’t one of Batman’s coolest criminals ever been featured in a live-action film? Yes, we’re talking about none other than Harley Quinn. We were delighted to find an entertaining comic explaining how this mischievous, yet lovable femme fatale came to be. The Origin of Harley Quinn chronicles the life of psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel as she is assigned to examine the Joker at Arkham Asylum. With each session, Harleen’s mind slowly begins to crumble as she falls in love with her strange patient. After helping the Joker escape the asylum, he is brought back after a brutal fight with Batman. The sight of Joker’s bruised, beaten body drives Harleen insane. Wearing a traditional jester outfit and going by the name Harley Quinn she aspires to become the Joker’s sidekick/lover, only to have him reject her. If you’ve read the graphic novel Mad Love, you’ll already be familiar with the love/hate relationship between Harley Quinn and Joker, and how it started. Fans of Batman: The Animated Series will recall the episode Mad Love from the show’s third season.

The Origin of Harley Quinn still provides laughs and excellent artwork, despite its short length of two pages. Harley is the kind of villain you can’t help but like. She’s goofy most of the time, but has a sharp edge underneath.

The Origin of Harley Quinn is written by Scott Beatty, with art by Bruce Timm.

Crazy Cool Cupcakes

Yesterday while browsing the Wal-Mart bakery we noticed these awesome Spider-Man and Venom cupcakes. Of course, we had to buy a pack, and they were delicious! Head to your local Wal-Mart bakery for these kick-ass, tasty treats. Have you seen any cool Marvel or DC-inspired products? Snap a picture and send it to crazycoolcomics@yahoo.com. The best photo will be uploaded next Wednesday!


Batman: The Ten Cent Adventure #1

 Welcome back to Crazy Cool Comics! Are you ready for Marvel’s The Avengers to rock the box office? Well there are only nine days left. Don’t forget to pre-order your tickets. And if you really want to view the film in eye-popping 3D, check it out at your local IMAX. We’re totally excited for the film’s release. Tell us your thoughts at crazycoolcomics@yahoo.com!

 As you probably know this will be a summer for geeks. Aside from Marvel’s The Avengers, we’re also gearing up for the latest Batman adventure, The Dark Knight Rises, starring the very sexy Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. Meow! Speaking of Batman, the Crazy Cool Comics team has decided to shed some light on Batman: The Ten Cent Adventure. While the first issue basically explains everything about Bruce Wayne’s tragic childhood, as well as his rough start as Batman, it’s done in a fun, creative way. We’re introduced to Sasha Bordeaux, one of Bruce Wayne’s top bodyguards. After discovering his true link to Batman, she’s brought on to fight by his side as they keep Gotham safe. Sasha is the narrator of the issue, not only telling us about herself, but also of her feelings for Bruce Wayne.

What’s cool about the issue is the unique twist that’s thrown in. Batman and Sasha run all over Gotham City, protecting citizens from various criminals, while a new crime is being committed in the last place you’d expect. We’re not going to spoil it for you, but trust us when we say it’s SHOCKING!

Originally published in 2002, this 12-part “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” series is too good to pass up. Written by Greg Rucka, with artwork by Rick Burchett, Klaus Janson and Dave Johnson.

For those with the capability, download the DC application to your phone. It’s fast, free, and comes in handy when you’re trying to find an older issue of your favorite series. While you’re at it be sure to check out the Marvel application, too.

Avengers vs. X-Men: Round 1

When we first heard about this epic battle, featuring two of the greatest comic teams of all time, we couldn’t wait to get our eager hands on a copy. Rather than go into great detail about everything that happens in this exciting issue, let’s just cover some of the highlights. First off, there are two characters we have a deep love for at Crazy Cool Comics: Wolverine and Captain America. Now in this issue a lot of the action features Mr. America, but we have a feeling Wolverine is about to kick some ass of his own pretty soon.

 The Phoenix Force, a combination of death and rebirth, is making its way for Earth. The force requires a biological host, and Captain America is convinced it’s heading for a young girl named Hope, a mutant living on Utopia. After a visit with Wolverine at The Jean Gray School for Higher Learning, Captain America heads to the island, hoping the X-Men will join him in the fight to stop the Phoenix Force before it’s too late.

Wolverine and Captain America in the same room? Wicked awesome!

When Captain America tries to take Hope into custody, he is stopped by Cyclops, who is certain the force could re-populate mutantkind if it finds the right vessel. After a violent confrontation, Captain America assembles The Avengers for the ultimate battle.  

Whose side are you on?

The issue contains amazing artwork from Scott Hanna, Laura Martin, and John Romita Jr. Each copy includes a free Marvel digital comic: Avengers vs. X-Men #1.

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