Batman or otherwise. What are the best detective stories in comics?
@sog7dc: Have you read Fatale? It's a pretty good detective series. Image comics
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@sog7dc: All-Star Batman and Robin is the single worst, most grotesque, immature, offensive, and overall atrociously written comic I've ever read in my entire life. It's actually the worst piece of professional literature I've ever read in my life, not just from comics. The only good thing about it is Jim Lee, which Hush has, too.
@rulerofthisuniverse: I actually like it now that I know it's an alternate universe batman. I'm
Interested in that super offensive and immature universe now. But there's no denying the art is a masterpiece and one d Jim lee's best works. Which do you think is a better Jim lee art work? Hush or allstar?
@sog7dc: From a technical perspective, All-Star has slightly better art, though the situations in Hush are more fun to look at (mutated Killer Croc fight, Batman vs. Superman, etc.). Though I have absolutely have no idea how anyone can even slightly tolerate reading All-Star. The only reason I can imagine someone enjoying it is for the art or for being "so bad it's good."
@rulerofthisuniverse: I actually felt the same way you do. But then someone explained that allstar was the batman from a different earth. So that made me re-read it with a new perspective. And as it stands in it's own universe I enjoyed the concept of a batman who kills and is certifiably insane
@sog7dc: A Batman who kills in an alternate universe is fine, but it was executed so very poorly. Seriously, I gave up on all hope for the comic as soon Wonder Woman calls a dude who she crosses on the street a "sperm bank" for no fricking reason! Not to mention the repititious "goddamn" crap and that hilariously bad "what, are you dense?" line. But coming from the dude who wrote The Dark Knight Strikes Again and muslim-hunting Batman, why would anyone bother reading it in the first place?
@rulerofthisuniverse: Lol I totally understand your ire but when I think of the dc multiverse it's totally acceptable, at least to me, that there is a universe wherein those characters exist as they exist in allstar. I've never even heard of strikes again or Muslim hunter. But a batman that will set you on fire and then beat you while you die and then have implied sex amongst your dead bodies with black canary is pretty cool and intriguing lol
@sog7dc: Yeah, I guess. Anyway, Dark Knight Strikes Again:
And Holy Terror (originally with Batman)
Both insult all of literature.