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#1 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: there are multiple spots where the chest logo on Bruce Batman alternates from the yellow emblem and just the black bat.

As someone who doesn't read worlds end or earth 2, I feel a little unprepared for this event. I get that I'm not going to be familiar with all the canon related elements that may be tied in. I feel like these portions of the story may have been better served as a tie-in. I thought for sure the main book would focus primarily on all the crisis elements, maybe slightly referring to some secondary stories but I feel a little lost already. I guess we'll see what happens.

#2 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

The dialogue seemed to be trying a little too hard...until I imagined I was watching a third movie, then it all fell into place. Ridiculous, maybe, but odds are if you're picking this up, it's because you're a fan already. And in that case, it was great fun!

#3 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

@redleader1: I do stand corrected as they were co-creators. However, I don't really have Denny on speed dial, so I went with the next best source.

#4 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

This spoiler is a question about what may come from the last page.

Batman appears to be going to the Court of Owls for help. It's not a stretch to say that they share different views on killing. How will Batman address that?

#5 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

So apparently this is a t-shirt that the crew got. Notice the homage to Miller, yet the differences. Time will tell.


#6 Edited by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

Does it matter? He's not that good at being straight.

Although he would fit in the bear community, presumably.

#7 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

It sounds like you're at the beginning of your collection. If that's the case, I would keep in mind that TDKR, while awesome, is the first version of Batman as we know him; the darker dark knight. This is a large part of why that book is so successful. It's pretty much Millers Sistene Chapel.

Year One was written after the success of TDKR. These two essentially bookend Batmans career. At least until TDK Strikes Again came out. I would go with either of these. Can't go wrong.

Having said that, how did you come up with your list? Are you currently reading any Batman? If you are, and if that's the only version you've ever read, I would pick up Hush. Primarily because it's more of a modern style and is the closest thing on that list to the current Batman.

TLH is regarded as another Batman classic and had some loose inspiration for the Nolan movies.

Joker isn't a Batman story, it's a Joker story. If you're looking for a Batman book, I'd pass on this.

Happy reading!

#8 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: When Gordon saw what he saw in those pictures, all I could think of was the movie IT and the scene when they realized Pennywise was part of all those tragedies. That took this book to a whole other level!

#9 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never seen a message board full of such positive responses and optimism, especially when it concerns a beloved cult character. This is the real world Bill and Ted. It will align the planets and create universal harmony. Bowling scores will be way up, and mini golf scores will be way down.

#10 Posted by Dud317 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrnoital: Guess you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It's so disappointing to me when I consistently see how rude people are to each other on these boards. However, I'm clearly not going to change your temperament, so I'll stop trying.

I do understand the work it takes for this step. Probably more so than most people. Not only am I in entertainment, touring music and video production to be specific. But we've also moved across the country. While there is a certain allowance for this huge undertaking, you're clients are still out there, and so is your competition.

My original point is that I hope they don't do the gimmick month. Moreover, I hope story arcs aren't interrupted for two months. I had enough of that with Unchained.