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Capes, Cowls, and the Press Democrat



Really quick post today. But I do want to take a quick moment and mention that this is the 100th post on Four Colors. Started this blog 4 years ago and I really should have reached the 100 post mark a long while ago, but I just wanted to thank everyone who has supported and read the blog over the years and that I really appreciate all of my readers. So thank you! Now that we have that taken care… Read More »

The Greatest of All Time


  Entertainment Weekly is currently in the middle of huge, tournament-style competition that asks their readers that eternal comic book question: Who is the Greatest? When I first saw this poll, I found myself absorbed with the question. Obviously, I have stated on this blog who my favorite is on SEVERAL occasions (Spider-Man), but it is always a fun debate to get into, especially with this bracket set-up. Now, EW.com just finished their first round of voting and as I went through… Read More »

Four Colors Rises


It seems that I have been wanting to talk about the current goings on of the mainstream over the past few days. This post will be the third on DC properties. I promise, we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled programing in the near future. But I must speak on the third Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The title alone is less than stellar in my opinion. It was fun from the first movie’s title to be Batman Begins… Read More »

Hundreds and Hundreds


This past year has been an important one for DC. Not only have they been publishing some great books, but the company has has several important anniversaries to celebrate. The first of which is their 75th anniversary of existence. DC has been publishing books for the past 75 years, a feat that is currently unequaled in the comic book industry. What else is unequaled are the three books that celebrated 700 and 600 issues. Those of course being the books… Read More »

Life with Dick


It’s surprising to realize that Dick Grayson, the original Robin, is one of the oldest comic book characters in existence. His first appearance was in 1940, only 11 months after Batman first appeared. He’s been around 70 years and still has so much left to be discovered about him. I would argue that Dick Grayson is one of the greatest comic characters ever created. Doesn’t mean that he is always written well, doesn’t always mean that he is interesting, but… Read More »

Batman is Dead! Long Live Batman!


The title of this blog is an old French saying that originated from the 15th century. It was said at the coronation of the new king, following the death of the previous one. “The King is Dead! Long Live the King!” It’s a transition from one king to the other and that is what has been going on within the Batman comics over at DC. My next post is going to be about the rise of Dick Grayson as the… Read More »