Batman RIP all over again
So where do I start?
The art,it was amazing.I divided the score between the art and the writing.The art gets 2.5/2.5, I would recommend this issue simply for the art,I just cannot do it justice with words.It has to be seen,simply superb.
Um...can I say everything else? I don't see what the fuss is about.I have read this,more than once in RIP,Cult,Knightfall etc.So I fail to understand why people go ahead and say this is unlike anything they've ever read.Batman was horribly OOC.There was no forward direction,I learned nothing new about the Court,other than the fact that they lured Batman in to a trap and drugged him(which happens in like 95% of the Batstories).But where it really felt flat was Bruce's monologue.The guy just spent one week HIDING...WTF? and then he goes around telling us he's unstoppable and that he knows everything about Gotham and that's why he'll stomp the Court BLAH,BLAH,only to get suckered at the end.The last page was great though,whether it was a hallucination or real I have no idea and that's why it was so good.I'm giving it 1/2.5 for that page alone.
Overall it was a nice artistic experiment,but we've been there and done this before more than once and dare I say better.
3.5/5.Pick it up,but don't pretend as if Snyder just reinvented the wheel or something.