Still loving this book, the final panel made me smile and all credit to Snyder on the constant twists and turns which make sense to the story rather than a twist purely for impacts sake - great writer and Capullo + Miki + FCO are killing it.
The only thing I don't really know how I feel about is the 'reveal' in terms of our antagonists biology... not sure if I like this addition but I need to reread it just to see if I understood it properly!!!
Meeting someone halfway when you are completely wrong is only part of the journey [BatFonz, 2013]
Any idea if this is the same crew from main batgirl title?
Any idea what the other one shots are?
Detective Comics, Batgirl, Arkham Manor and Gotham Academy all have them. The teams are Buccellato with Roge Antonia for Detective, Stewart and Flecher with Bengal for Batgirl, Frank Tieri with Felix Ruiz for Arkham Manor, and Cloonan and Flecher with Karl Kerschl and Others for Gotham Acadamy. All have covers by Rafael Albuqerque.
Works cannot express how much I loved issue 39. So awesome this arc has really hooked me. I think this is the first time I've seen Bab's in a book that's not Batgirl in her new get up. Was a bit different. Glad to see they are not completely benching her.....welcome back to the darkness love.
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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.
Post by henrythemorerecent on Mar 10, 2015 20:51:30 GMT -5
Does anyone know if #40 has been delayed? It's solicitied date is March 25, but on the DC site it says it'll be out April 29 and other sources say April #1.
I can always happily wait for my comics if they are delayed... but waiting any longer for this finale might do some physical damage to my brain. Also for some reason the week of every new Batman issue my LCS seems to come across unforseen delays. 6 months in a row. Always by complete chance.... It is torture.
I like this arc; i've liked all of Snyder's arcs, but I can't shake the impression that there are chunks of it that have been cut out. Every issue has given me that strong impression; there are bits missing and tons of stuff happening off panel (which Snyder himself copped to last week on twitter), and that's been a detriment to my enjoyment of the arc. I like it, I do, but it has next-to-no flow, and it feels heavily edited and really shoe-horned into the 6 issue format. Would've loved to have seen it without that restriction of having to fit it into 6 issues. :/
Post by henrythemorerecent on Apr 28, 2015 17:54:44 GMT -5
So it is currently 8:54am Australia time on Wednesday the 29th of April. Meaning its new comics day. For us anyway. And literally every issue of Batman this arc has come out the week of some airport delay/shipping delay/weather delay. And I'm waiting for that message that says "Sorry dude, comics are delayed this week." Because I don't think I can handle that kind of news today. Not Batman #40. Its been a long enough wait. And I am at work and I am nervous. No comic has ever done this to me ever.
Phew. Endgame lived up to its promise. Snyder stuck the landing better on this arc than he has on the previous, imo, and what an ending it is! I am sure there will be plenty of spoiler-y talk to come but, just my general opinions after reading it (twice) last night:
-What an incredible, visceral fight! There were a couple of moments where the action was muddled but, overall, it was an intense, brutal throwdown.
-There was more of the great exploration of the meaning of Batman for Gotham and the meaning of the Joker for Batman. Snyder clearly has a vision for the overarching themes he believes are enshrined in the character(s) and they were certainly laid out in grand fashion here.
-I have avoided the spolery stuff about the post-Endgame/post-Convergence status quo. I know that no comic book finale is final so I am interested what they do with the character and the book in general in the next little while.
Post by henrythemorerecent on Apr 30, 2015 15:40:22 GMT -5
Wow. Just wow.
Also my LCBS sneakily gave me a copy of the FCBD preview issue. And without even getting remotely spoilery, I am the happiest person in the freaking world. And for some reason it didn't even register in my mind it could be this person. I was making some wild guesses.
I've probably said it before and I'll say it again, but I want to kiss Scott Snyders brain.
So, listen, I think the world of Scott Snyder; The Wake was great, Black Mirror might be just about the best Batman arc i've ever read, Wytches is appropriately affecting, the Owls stuff was tremendous, Death of The Family was great, I even liked most of Superman Unchained . . I'm a fan, in general. Nice guy, talented guy; much love. But goddamn he totally failed to stick the landing on this arc. Fantastic first issue, great moments here and there throughout, and the Batgirl and Gotham Academy tie-ins were a lot of fun, but #40 just totally, utterly failed on every level to make this an impactful, artfully crafted, cohesive, or at all coherent story. Over ambitious, overreaching, cranked up to 11 to poor effect, Batgod-y ridiculous, telling but not showing, suspension-of-disbelief-shattered, huge holes seemingly edited out of it, body-horror for the sake of shock value, and an ending with absolutely zero weight to it considering what we all know is going to happen re: our titular hero. There were great moments, panels, lines, and Cappullo is always a real treat, but I sadly have to stick with my previous comment about how off this whole arc felt; chunks missing, bizarre pace, no flow . . it felt to me like he didn't earn any of the key moments he was trying to land. A hot mess. It's a shame, and I'm more than happy to lay a huge chunk of the blame for that at editorial's feet (again, it felt like massive chunks of the story happened off panel, which was infinitely frustrating and offputting). I'm really looking forward to seeing what Snyder's got in store for us with his new Image projects, 'cause I'm just about done with his superhero stuff.