Batman R.I.P issues: worth buying or not?

#1 Posted by Punchinello (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Are the issues in the R.I.P story line any good or is it like one of the last recent issues, Batman #663; vague and 'out of character'?

Is it written as an actual continuity story arc; or does it feel like an Elseworlds story, or something that was just thrown in to get more issues out?

I don't agree at all with the apparent end to Batman himself once R.I.P ends: but I wanted to know if these issues (the current, latest releases for anything Batman), are worth buying and re-reading. =)

#2 Posted by Hancock_ (117 posts) - - Show Bio

It's actually continuity, most everything in the main Batman series is. If you're a Batman fan, I would suggest getting it. Just the title brings chills down my spine.

#4 Posted by Punchinello (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Right; thanks for both replies, Hancock and Nighthunter!

Since I live in Australia, 80% of comics have to be imported personally OR via a store; so I can't just 'go down to the shop and pick it up'.

#5 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Nighthunter says:

"http://www.comicvine.com/message/batman-r-i-p/610275/&page=7#post892168"

True that. In the words of the writers, "last chance to say good buy."

So, if I were you I would front the extra shipping charge and buy them :o)

#6 Posted by Punchinello (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah; except that SOMETIMES we get the 'current' issues so late, the TPBs are released first! D:

For the record: I've gone and tracked down original issues of the RIP arc.

#7 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

definitely especially since you like the joker, the first issue of RIP has a whole new artistic take on him.

#8 Posted by Punchinello (148 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd have to wait till my issues arrive next week or so; from the last 'current Joker story' (Morrison's Clown at..), I am not at all happy. I mean, it's been done before (see: Tim Burton's film, which I won't comment on), and.. it's just useless re-writing. Joker is perfect as he is- like how Batman is fine as he is. Additional scars/botched surgeries isn't a good move, after 50+ years of his already permanent disfigurement: do we really need DC to point out to the loyal fans (old and new) that he has a clownish grin? =(

#9 Posted by irongirl (25 posts) - - Show Bio

I certainly don't like this story arc. The additions on the joker are superfluous and they add nothing to the character that wasn't already there before.

#10 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

irongirl says:

"I certainly don't like this story arc. The additions on the joker are superfluous and they add nothing to the character that wasn't already there before."

LOL he was only there in one scene. I disagree.

#11 Posted by Vance Astro (91237 posts) - - Show Bio

If your a Batman fan..definately.If not,read the issue where he acutally "dies".If he doesn't die than don't read it at all.

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#12 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"If your a Batman fan..definately.If not,read the issue where he acutally "dies".If he doesn't die than don't read it at all."

LOL fair enough

#13 Posted by Vance Astro (91237 posts) - - Show Bio

Nighthunter says:

"Vance Astro says:
"If your a Batman fan..definately.If not,read the issue where he acutally "dies".If he doesn't die than don't read it at all."
LOL fair enough"

I would just like to see Bats go the Captain America route for a while who someone other than Bruce be him.

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