06-15-2012 02:38 AM
I love that they gave him a clunky and cheap looking costume like what would've happened if he had actually appeared on the show lol. Talk about consistency. I wasn't reading this book because I wasn't a fan of the show. But I am a fan of Bryan Q. Miller and that is supposed to be Steph fighting along Bruce there. So even though it's not the same Steph he wrote in his phenomenal Batgirl volume I'll take what I can get.
Originally Posted by Blackout
06-15-2012 02:39 AM
Did you ever see this?
Originally Posted by JxXxR
some of that shit had me dying.
06-16-2012 10:34 PM
06-27-2012 08:56 PM
Gregg Hurwitz has just redeemed the entirety of the so-far horrible and pointless The Dark Knight series. Gordon pulling a Batman on Batman alone in itself was worth it, lol.
06-28-2012 02:30 PM
TDK wasn't all that but it's definitely the series' best issue with ease. I will say it's the only time in the 15 issues of that series' history as a whole that I've read an entire issue. There was some cool stuff in it (I liked Gordon pulling a "Batman" on Batman in particular).
However I'm still not really vibing with this idea of making the Bat rogues even more "sick and extreme" in the DCnU ("oooh I'm stitiching my mouth like an actual scarecrow, AHHH AHHHH!!!". It was stupid for Freeze and when it comes to Crane it seems even more senseless.
Inc was pretty sad this week. Bruce can come across as such an ass sometimes lol. I like that Morrison is still riding the whole "circle" theme that started with the oroboro mentions and is now milking it for everything it's got (Ie: Talia's relationship to Damian being a circular event stemming from her relationship with Ra's). The snake seems to be biting it's own tail indeed.
Also to continue with the circular theme you have all these cool call backs to the beginning of Morrison's epic. This issue got me to look through my back issues and pull all the ones that are a part of this epic to re-read and it brought some new awesome perspective.
Like in Batman #656 when Bruce meets Damian in the same secret lair under London that Ra's gives to Talia when she's a teen; or the horrified look of Ra's staring at a "giant bat" being the same one Alfred and the Langstrom's have when they see the ninja man-bats. Good stuff even if other details weren't as consistent with Inc #2. After all these years and going back to the beginning with Batman & Son I realized that I never noticed "Jack Nicholson" in that issue before too and I love the exclamations made by the pop art in the panels with the actions from Batman reflecting them.
Also liked the projections of Bruce being the Perseus to Talia's Medusa. The sense of pride Ra's had by the end was a nice touch considering Morrison was never much of a Ra's guy that was a great character moment and the reinterpretation of the classic O'Neal and Adams desert showdown. This is shaping up to be a great conclusion.
The only real reason to read the new JL is the re-establishment of Superman and Batman as BFF's. That and the Shazam back up which seems way more interesting than the main narrative in damn near everyway. The main plot is horrid and seems extremely hacknyed and uninspired.
In terms of concept AND execution Graves is such a stupid stupid villain. the guy literally embodies the spirits of his entire family and uses that to fight the justice league because
A) They couldn't cure his disease.
B) They couldn't stop his family from being killed because they were probably saving others.
boo fucking hoo. That shitis lame as hell. Another fool playing the victim for stupid reasons and expecting entitlement from actions that benefited him financially ("hey man I wrote a smash book about you guys so can't you keep an extra vigilant eye out for me and my fam"). Is this really the best that Johns could come up with?
06-28-2012 07:55 PM
I do think the 'sickening' of the Bat-villains seems to be getting out of control (see also Killer Croc in Batwoman and most likely faceless Joker in Snyder's upcoming story) but for the "Dark Knight" book it makes sense, since it's the intended dark part of the Bat-catalog.
Batman Inc was that piff. The whole 'full circle' situation was extremely well-played. There is god and then there's always Morrison, lol.
Justice League is definitely only worth reading for the Shazam back-up. I think the biggest problem with JL is that characters like Graves and Wonder Woman's boy toy (whose name I can't remember, so little do I care) were barely developed even though apparently we had to think they were cool or interesting. Instead they're boring as fuck and the actual Justice League interactions are limited to a pair of talking head pages where a bunch of cliché character moments are supposed to remind us these guys are a team.
06-29-2012 05:33 PM
Just finished Scalped. Shit.
06-29-2012 06:05 PM
I'm re-reading Morrison's Batman this week (reading #681 as I type this) but I should be done with that if not tonight then tomorrow then after that I'm definitely gonna re-read Scalped from the beginning before jumping into the last issue.
Originally Posted by Jack Roller
06-29-2012 06:34 PM
I may do the same. It's crazy how much shit has went down without things becoming a clusterfuck. The second read might be just as enjoyable.
Originally Posted by Broddie
06-29-2012 08:06 PM
Wow you never read a volume of Wonder Woman's comic book before the current one have you? Steve Trevor is basically the male Lois Lane. Has been for over 60 years for the most part (the exception being post-crisis comics).
Originally Posted by Dr Doom
Morrison's Batman reads even better when you revisit it. Mostly because it's amazing how much shit he managed to meticulously project in retrospect and also since I'm more mature now than I was in my early to mid 20's I get to enjoy the theological references and symbolism on an even deeper level now. I could only imagine Scalped with all it's world building being as fulfilling a re-read.
Originally Posted by Jack Roller
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