Post by henrythemorerecent on May 10, 2015 17:18:56 GMT -5
Did anyone pick up volume 2?
I'd forgotten how much I loved the first one, mainly because the Superman one has been more regular but disappointing. And I didn't like the Teen Titans one at all, so forking out $30 for a hardcover I might not like didn't sit well with me. But then my LCS talked me into getting it simply by saying "But Geoff Johns!"
So I sat down that night and read volume 1 through to volume 2. Wow. Good week for Batman. At first the new takes on characters was a bit jarring. Batman not being the Bat-God is always difficult. Seeing him make mistakes and still learning and things like that. But this book is clearly written by someone who loves Batman and understands him. The relationships are still there, especially with Jim Gordon. I love the little "digs" at things like the bat signal, the use of the bat symbol. Killer Croc has a much different role than I was expecting.
I absolutely loved the new take on Two-Face. So clever. To me it falls in line (in terms of clever ideas) with the Grant Morrison Arkham Asylum moment where they try getting Two-Face of the coin by giving him an 8 sided die and a deck of cards. It just makes you go "OF COURSE!!!! Why hasn't someone done this before!?"
But for me the ending was perfect. Had such a cinematic but-wait-theres-more ending with a specific character reveal. When they were introduced (without being named) I was curious and hopeful, then the story distracted me so when I got to that last page, I just had a big smile on my face.
My only critisism is that the wait for these books is way too long. I don't care about Earth One Superman or Teen Titans. It would be nice to finally get Wonder Woman. But Batman is amazing.
I'm curious when or if they will do the Joker. I kind of hope not, only from the perspective of that I know I will enjoy a new, fresh take on it especially from Johns, but it will no doubt get screams of hatred from readers which will overshadow the actual quality of the story.