comic books

Batman & Robin Eternal #17 Review

Body: 

"Shit, I knew I dropped the Batmobile's keys somewhere around here."

 

Mother is cuffed, Batman is roughed, Orphan is tough, and Harp's in a huff in the seventeenth episode of DC's weekly Batman escapade. We get more of the flashback to the past than ever with Batman's bluff being exposed and a fight breaking out with Orphan that takes them into the nearby theater. Batman gives a speech that neither of his foes appreciate. And when we flash forward again, Harper inflitrate St. Hadren's to personally interrogate David Cain, but he's licking his chops to tell Harper of Cassandra's dirty past deed. Oh, and Tim Drake and Jason Todd were in a panel somewhere in there, but who cares? The less of them the better, because we're finally crawling out of the sewer with a far better issue than the past two.

 

Batman & Robin Eternal #13 Review

Body: 

 

The problem is that Cass had to start stealing from the Red Cross to keep up with the mask blood.

 

 

A loving embrace, a father disgrace, and a blood mask on a face in this thirteenth issue of DC's weekly Batman bildungsroman. As usual, much of it is in a flashback, which is where we get the best material in this, but what we have in the present is good stuff, too, with Cassandra confronting her killer father. We see that whatever happened between Batman and Mother in the past, Cass' memory shows his compassion. But somebody without such mercy is David Cain, who's been cleaning house... er, messily.

 

Batman & Robin Eternal #12 Review

Body: 

Ooooh aah, mother, should I build the wall?

A dark revelation shakes the foundation of Grayson and he must chasten as the plot hastens without Tim or Jason. It's the twelfth issue of DC's weekly Batman chronicle, and my much delayed review covers an issue where we see the Sculptor's origin story and Batman make a decision that shocks Dick to his core. Could it be that Batman really agreed to Mother's idea, and what's more, to carry it out himself? Well, probably not, but it will look like it for a while, I think.

 

Some Quick Thoughts on Batman #40 (Endgame Finale) (SPOILERS)

Body: 

He took the time to put lipstick on the T-Rex. That is commitment.

 

- The Bat Family & rogues gallery vs Joker was great. Loved the chaos of it all.

- Joker quips, makes dark jokes, etc. People are always bitching about Joker being too dark, never being funny anymore, and I guess it all depends on how "funny" you want the clown to be, or in what way, but I think we see that Mistah J isn't just some horror beast

 

Batman is just doing what you want, Joker. He gave you the Dick.

 

Batman v Superman Trailer #1 (Short)

Body: 

I really like how they captured the skepticism and mixed reactions the world would have should somebody like Superman turn up in the world. And of course the nod to The Dark Knight Returns. But please refrain from the shallow "IT'S TOO GRIMDARK" blanket criticism. You know the two heroes are going to end up friends, they just don't want to give away what that looks like in the FIRST TRAILER, FFS.

 

Batman vs Robin Review

Body: 

 

****SPOILER-FREE SYNOPSIS*****

 

Synopsis: Batman is having a little trouble with his new Robin. Namely, it's his son, and he was raised by his assassin mother to use deadly force at any threat. Robin's had to rein himself in, but now finds himself tempted by the arrival of a mysterious assassin garbed in the guise of an owl, who wants to take the young boy as his own partner. Batman finds that the owl man is one of many working for a secret society in Gotham who want Bruce Wayne as a member, and have a hard time saying no. Can the Dark Knight keep both his son and his city from slipping away into the darkness the owls dwell in?

 

Batman Eternal #50 Review

Body: 

 

 

The city's in flames, some villains are tamed, but one makes a claim, and is that C-lister to blame? DC's weekly Batman affair is coming to a conclusion, but where is the great mastermind to this master crime? Damn it, writers, stop faking out the readers with these non-revelations so late in the game! But it's a little easier to forgive the issue because when Batman hits his rogues again, he isn't fucking around. But unfortunately all this action is dulling his endurance, and by the time he arrives in Beacon Tower, even a worthless loser can take advantage. But can the man with the name of the 16th US President and third month of the year appear before the audience loses interest? Well, he'd damn well better, the owl bastard.

Pages