Post by arcticbeast on Jan 28, 2014 17:18:19 GMT -5
Not sure how many people are familiar with it but a Batman run that I really enjoyed was an early 90's run by Doug Monech and Kelly Jones. I really enjoyed it back in the day. Kelly Jones's art isn't for everyone but back then it was cool to have someone so original on Batman when everything else was still stuck in the typical 90's style. I personally loved it.
The stories were also fairly self contained 2 or 3 issue arcs that were pretty fun. Volume 1 of the run is coming out in trade in the coming months.
Just finished two book arc in The Dark Knight dealing with human trafficking. #26 & 27. These issues really moved me and IMO were the best since the Scarecrow arc.
I've done some work in anti-human trafficking and helping folks who've been victims of human trafficking so this definitely intrigues me. I haven't been reading current run of The Dark Knight, so I'll have to check this out.
Just finished Detective #28. It was just OK. They explained what was happening, but I think we already had that figured out from the end of #27 when we saw Crane. I felt they spent to much of the beginning rehashing #27. That always feels like a cop out to me. Ready to see what Buchellato and Manapaul will do with the title.
So Greg Capullo posted today in his Twitter the cover for issue #31....I LOVE IT!
Wow! We should feel so lucky for however long Snyder and Capullo want to stay on this book. This is an outstanding visage. They keep recreating a character that everyone thinks they already know. Maybe not recreate, but more reshape. What more can you ask for.
Post by CaptainSuperior on Feb 12, 2014 20:17:50 GMT -5
Am i the only one that was a little disappointed this months issue was a Batman Eternal tie-in?
He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.
I beg anyone and everyone in here to track down a copy of Legends of the Dark Knight #125. It's written by Greg Rucka and is my favourite single issue of all time. I've snapped up any copy I've been able to find to give to anyone who asks me "comics?" The whole issue is pretty much a rooftop conversation between Batman and Jim Gordon and seriously defines that relationship better than any other book or adaptation I've seen. Also has a Batman moment which I've never heard mentioned and I think is one of the bigger moments in Batman's comic book history. I might be talking it up a bit but I still read it regularly and tracked down the original art for my favourite page
I dropped the main Bat book once it started Zero Year (decided to trade wait the event) but I read this week's issue since I'm interested in Eternal and I really enjoyed it. Really excited to see more of Bluebird and Spoiler.
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Does anyone know how far this issue is along in the Batman Eternal story? Fun read though, I liked seeing Harper as Bluebird, and I'm really digging the changes to Stephs costume.
If I remember right it's set between the events of issues #39 and #40. So it's quite a fair way in! Scott Snyder was teasing huge changes for the Batman books in the coming year on twitter. The ball starts rolling once Zero Year ends.