Let’s begin. not going to do smart talk or something, just talk about me loving the books.
The first arc, Batman and Son, (re)introduces Damian, Bruce Wayne’s son. It’s sort of normal, for a Morrison story, but it gets more weird and complicated in later books.
Then there’s the prose/3D art Joker issue, which does not work for me at all. But then we get to Batman #666 with a Future Damian as the Batman. Good story, and actually somewhat important to the overall arc.
The Black Glove is, to me, the first blockbuster arc. It has gorgeous J.H. Williams III art, and deals with the main villain of the big epic story, Dr. Hurt. Good, good stuff.
And the rest is good too, with Batman going after three Batman imposters, Bruce dating Jezebel Jet, Damian slowly becoming a member of the Batfamily.
Overall, a good book, but it gets so much better.
I bought Batman: The Black Glove Deluxe Edition today. Best thing about is that now it’s (almost) all oversized, aside from Time and The Batman, which is really just important for the Morrison/Finch story.
So that’s good. It has ZERO extras though, which seems odd. But hey, oversized.
Obviously I am amazingly looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises, so this caught my eye.
Hot Toys’ Batman figure. Only €255.
I shouldn’t go for this. I should. AAH.
Batman Incorporated continues Morrison’s (and an army of terrific artists’) Bat-Epic with Bruce Wayne funding the Batman like it’s a corporation, or:
Anyway, highly enjoyable stuff. Semi inspired by Batman Brave and The Bold, in that Bats teams up with a different international potential candidate for that country’s Batman.
Batman: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. It’s different from Morrison’s Batman because it’s a more human Batman, and we actually see Bruce Wayne being Bruce Wayne (Rarely is Bruce Wayne seen without the Batsuit in Inc).
The art is absolutely gorgeous as well. Again, top stuff.
Next Batman MOVIE reboot, anyway.
- The most obvious: IT’S FUN.
- Aquaman is amazing on it.
- Team ups are fun.
- I think Fun is something the Nolan, and to an extent the Burton movies, missed.
- WHY THE HELL NOW? All Batman interpretations are valid.
You probably didn’t buy The Winter Men by Brett Lewis and John Paul Leon. You may know about it.
Published in 2005 by now dead WildStorm, it was supposed to be 8 issues. Which turned into 5 issues and a special due to low, low sales.
It’s beautifully written and illustrated. Now, I’m going to say something you might very much disagree with.
It’s better then Watchmen.
It’s about What If Superheroes In Real Life, like Watchmen, but better. For one, the world feels infinitely more real. It’s Russia, and we follow a policemen, a product of Russia’s attempt to create superhumans.
Now you see why I compare it to Watchmen. Just go get it.
I have an iPad 1, and a Comixology account. So, digital comics.
I’ve mainly bought digital comics to try out a few DCnU titles, like Batman, Batwoman, Flash, Wonder Woman. Just Wolverine and The X-Men #1 and #2 out of curiosity. But I also bought Phonogram: Rue Britannia. And Boom’s Adventure Time #1 and #2, because I love Adventure Time.
My main issue is still price, since you’re paying around the same price for a digital download as you would the physical product, but I do understand the reasoning behind it, etc.
I must say, on an iPad, it’s quite good reading, unlike on an iPhone or other phone. A tablet it definitely the best option to read them, or a PC, but I never did like reading on a monitor too much.
I don’t think digital will ever replace physical comics, but they are fun.
The Demon’s Quest is based on Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams’ Batman #232 “The Demon’s Daughter” and Batman #244 “The Demon Lives Again” and introduces Ra’s Al Ghul and Talia Al Ghul into TAS.
It’s a pretty great two parter, helped by the fact that O’Neil wrote the first part (Supplying the story for part 2, written by Len Wein)
Robin is kidnapped, and the mysterious Ra’s appears and tells Bats he knows he’s Wayne and where Robin is.
Definitely one of my favourites.
By now you should know I love Batman: The Animated Series, so I might just go through a few favourites.
Old Wounds is quite good, telling the tale of how Dick Grayson quit as Robin and become Nightwing.
It’s also, I believe, the only New Adventures episode to feature Dick in his Robin costume, and the whole Bat-gang.
I love how TAS never really shied away from (more) adult themes like this. I dig it.
Those are mine. Organized, and I use the term loosely, by Publisher. So, 2000AD, AiT/PlanetLar, Archaia, Dark Horse, DC, etc.
It doesn’t necessarily work, though. It looks nice, but it’s also messy. Going alphabetical by series is also messy. I’m not sure.
How are your comix organized?