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I think this issue was far to inconsistent to be better than the main story of Forever Evil.

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I completely agree, but I think you were a little generous in giving it even two stars!

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: Hey G-Man, is this where we post our questions for the podcasts?

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Not the biggest Lobdell fan but I thought this issue was Ok. Like G-Man, I didn't like the mixed messages about how Tim and Jason are like brothers. I also didn't like the random 1 page preview of Raven. Sure the costume is cool and I want to see her in the book, but right in the middle of the story like that? No thanks.

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@Zoch81 said:

I thought this was a good issue it could been better, the fact you dont know who the writer is of this book make me doubt I take this review seriously.

What does having the wrong writer's name have to do with the review? It doesn't change how she feels about the issue and she obviously read it. Being that a review is just her opinion, it's up to you how seriously you take her, or anyone's, review on an issue. But just because she accidentally attached the wrong writer to the book doesn't invalidate the content.

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I actually loved this issue. When I first got into comic books I was in 6 or 7th grade. When I started reading, the books were just building up to and going through the now famous Clone Saga. I read through all of that and through all of the first Scarlet Spider series and even after when Ben Reilly became Spider-Man. I think because this was my first experience with Spider-Man it is easier for me to accept this story, which I do. I think it was hilarious.

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Hello to Sara, Tony, and Cory. I just wanted to say a few things. First and most importantly, I am enjoying the podcast. I like nothing more than to download the recent episode and listen to it in the background while I work. I haven't been listening for long, but it makes my day go by super fast. I often have an issue with focusing on what I am currently doing so allowing my brain the chance to multi-task on work and listening at the same time really increases my productivity.

My second comment is : I'm at the point in the podcast where you're questioning why the Joker lures Barbara to the bowling alley if he was just going to send her to the church for their marriage. Their is just one thing I would like to point out. Joker didn't actually lure Batgirl to the bowling alley, Her brother tells her to go there and so she is kinda 'crashing the party' type thing? I know that probably doesn't change your feelings on the issue but it does kind of make it more of a chess game between Joker and James as well. And I don't think it was as much Batgirl dodging a sniper bullet as much as the sniper bullet was a warning shot. I think it was meant to show Batgirl that the bomb wasn't the only contingency plan to ensure her cooperation.

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@MuyJingo said:

If you don't understand, it is because you didn't bother to read.

Batman carries many things with him. The fact that he had a coagulant, was lucky. What if it had been a poison, as in the man who laughs? He would have been screwed, and he didn't even consider that as a possibility. Very UN-batman like.

The problem is that you made a very general complaint about 'lazy' writing. The problem is, you have no idea WHAT Batman had considered. You say that Batman should have anticipated it because he had dealings with the Joker and that 'putting him in a safe house' was lazy writing. First of all, He found out Gordon was the next Target only hours, if not minutes, before he showed up at Gordon's home. What does that have to do with anticipating poison? His first instinct is to get Gordon that is safe by Batman's standards because they had already failed to stop the joker on his previous outing. That's a logical leap and it's the first thing ANY law enforcement agency would do when they KNOW the next target of a crazy person.

Furthermore, there is nothing to indicate that he HASN'T considered poison! Snyder's writing isn't showing how incapable Batman is, it's showcasing how maniacal the Joker is. You don't think that Batman had an antidote for the Joker poison in his belt? Most likely he did. And it being a BATMAN safe house means that it is likely just as equipped to deal with medical emergencies as the batcave. Obviously the first thing Batman would do is run a series of diagnostics ONCE GORDON WAS SAFE.

The premise of the comic is pointed out in the comic itself. Detectives have to DETECT before they can accomplish anything and you can't DETECT what hasn't happened yet which only leaves Batman the choice of reacting to the Jokers psychopathic series of clues. His plans are already largely in place at this point, balls have already been set in motion, and Batman's only choice is to REACT as best he can, but he is only finding himself a step behind the Joker because he is a cold irrational killer. The Joker is always playing some kind of angle and Batman can't stop him until he figures out what that angle is. He's too late in #14.

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@MuyJingo said:

@MonkeyToe said:

@MuyJingo said:

Sure. I'm saying the problem isn't that batman fell for a trip, it's that he didn't even suspect something was already amiss, He should have given his prior experience.

Isn't that exactly what he did by bringing along the coagulant? He basically saved Gordon's life because he was the boyscout he is, always prepared. He didn't know Gordon was the target until it was already too late and he had the coagulant just in case it was a case of slow acting poison. I don't see how it's lazy writing if Batman did exactly what you said he should have done?

That was blind luck, not batman being batman. He has the coagulant because it si useful in a variety of situations, not because he anticipated needing it because joker would do something where it was necessary.

Blind luck? Seems like true blind luck would be "Oh Hai! Jim Gordon is bleeding but has coagulant medicine in his vanity mirror! Phew!" He carries coagulant BECAUSE its useful. That IS Batman being Batman isn't it? I'm not sure I understand what the complaint is here. You say Batman should have been more prepared, but he was and he reacted to the situation as fast as he could once he knew Gordon was the target. The complain is that Batman planned on bringing him to a safe house? What would you suggest he have done?