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    Batman: The Dark Knight #9

    Batman: The Dark Knight: Judd Winick, David Finch, Richard Friend, Sonia Oback, Steve Wands, Jeromy Cox

    What a cocktease. Poor Tim Drake is stuck over in the awful squalor of Teen Titans right now, and has no opportunity or solo book to take on a Talon of his own. I honestly have NO clue why the hell Finch decided to draw a cover with Tim on it fighting a Talon…when NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS IN THE ISSUE.

    That’s right, folks. This cover is an outright lie. Tim makes literally ONE panel of an appearance in the entire issue. And that’s a severe disappointment to anyone who’s, one, a fan of Tim Drake, and, two, stopped reading this title a while ago and bought this issue for the hope of seeing him take on a Talon. Both of those people are me, by the way.

    However the name of Judd Winick under the “writer” credit does give me hope. I’m a fan of his other books. We start with Lincoln March, mayoral candidate and Court of Owls target, killing his would-be assassin. Kind of a strange way to start the issue, I think. To show us that there’s no threat of the target’s death. Doesn’t that kind of diminish the suspense? The thrill?

    Well, we get a glimpse at the origin of this Talon, Alton. Yeah. His name is an anagram of his title. Good thing these guys aren’t concerned with secret identities. Could you imagine if Bruce went out nightly as Crube? Or if Batman’s alter ego was Tanamb? (The b is silent on that one) I didn’t think it made sense for the Ringmaster to set Alton in a burning trailer. He comes out all burny and crisp. Does the Ringmaster understand the damage fire does to the body? He should…he runs a circus! It could have permanently ruined Alton’s muscles or eyesight, therefore making him useless as a Talon. Wouldn’t the Court kill him for that? Is that a risk the Ringmaster would take?

    I understand that they’re trying to replicate the success of Nightwing’s Talon’s origins as a child. But I didn’t feel it. Apparently, interestingly - speaking of Nightwing - this is the Talon that existed while Dick was being recruited in Haly’s Circus, as a boy. That’s a cool little tie-in that I didn’t expect. This was also the first Talon to run into Batman. It’s a really cool Talon, I will admit. I found myself liking his burned look, and his Talon costume. He could be a really good contender for that upcoming Talon title that doesn’t need to exist. I would like to see him there.

    What’s REALLY confusing is why the Court is targeting Lincoln March. I won’t say why, just in case anyone hasn’t caught up on Snyder’s Batman title.

    Batman starts fighting the Talon, and says this stupid-ass line.

    Talon: “Death is but a wound.”

    Batman: “Then you’ll be wounded!”

    …WHAT?! The writers may change on this book over and over, but at least Batman remains consistently out of character.

    Batman: The Dark Knight #9, the verdict: Here’s what I think happened with this title…David Finch started it off, and he screwed it up so totally that no amount of talent brought in can fix it. He cursed it. It’s the Curse of the Finch! See, I can create a crossover event involving birds too. I have no clue why this book is still around. It’s been so incredibly bad since the beginning, and it’s endured this whole time. As Ra’s al Ghul once said, it “has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving and must be allowed to die.” (100 points if you said that out loud in Ken Watanabe’s voice) Meanwhile, really quality titles are getting hacked down instead. Screw you, DC. The continuance of this title is a disgusting tragedy to us fans, almost as bad as Finch’s art.

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    — 1 year ago with 3 notes
    #DC Comics  #DC  #New 52  #Batman Dark Knight  #Judd Winick  #David Finch  #Richard Friend  #Sonia Oback  #Steve Wands  #Jeromy Cox  #issue 9 
    Batman: The Dark Knight #6

    Batman: The Dark Knight: Paul Jenkins, David Finch, Joe Harris, Richard Friend, Jeromy Cox, Sal Cipriano

    Well, we went from bad, to better, to worst. This is just so…unfocused. I mean, okay, it’s a little more focused than a couple of the previous issues…but it’s still looking like there’s absolutely no sense of direction or end-game to this story. It almost feels like a nightmare, where this story will just continue on and on and on forever without end. Oh god, I shudder at the thought. Before I tear into this any more, I do want to mention a bright side. David Finch is now credited solely as the artist…and I think this is the best-looking issue so far. I never really admired Finch’s art before, but this book looks GOOD. I definitely appreciate the craftsmanship Finch put into everything in this issue. That being said, it still doesn’t make up for the blind ambition with which this title pushes forward. When we saw Scarecrow behind the new toxin in Gotham, last issue, and Superman showed up…I thought it was a pretty cool fight. Definitely looked good. But then I saw the teaser for the next issue, which had Bane on the cover. And I thought, oh man, Superman BETTER NOT turn out to be a hallucination, and it’s Bane Batman’s fighting. Thankfully…that didn’t happen. It really was Superman. Batman warns him about the Flash after he has some inexplicable moment of clarity (after having the tar beat out of him by the Man of Steel), realizing that the toxin affected him different than it did Two-Face and the others. I hate the Mary-Sue quality Batman’s given in certain titles, seen here, where he instinctively knows things, or things happen to him differently, because, what, he’s special? He’s Batman? Those are AWFUL reasons for things to affect a character differently. We aren’t given an explanation at all in the whole issue. It’s just a Mary-Sue thing (blech). Batman sends Superman after Flash to help him. Then, suddenly, the WHITE RABBIT appears again! I was JUST thinking about how mad I was that they introduced this new character and she had totally disappeared - another victim of the aimlessness of this title. But, nope, there she is! We find she’s working for Scarecrow…but NO! She’s working for BANE! Ugh. “Bane! Look out! Omg! Rrrawr!” Whatever. I’m so over Bane. He’s always brought in as this tower of power that represents a serious physical threat to Batman…and that’s it. I can see what Finch and Jenkins are doing to make it different this time, with this “new venom” whatever Bane’s talking about at the end of the issue…but it’s hardly believable. I mean, I honestly rolled my eyes when I finished the book. So the toxin is now affecting Batman AND Bane differently than it affects everyone else. How convenient. I’m done with Bane. He’s not some big “OH NO THEY DIDN’T” character that DC seems to think he is. I would have been MUCH more impressed if Finch/Jenkins had brought in David Cain, or Maxie Zeus instead. Cain is an actual threat. Extremely deadly. And not dependent on venom. Zeus is hilariously delusional and psychotic, but the ridiculousness of bringing him in instead of Bane probably would’ve been enough to pull it off. And then there’s this whole “teaming up” of the villains in such an unlikely and completely inexplicable way. I mean…Deathstroke showed up for one issue and disappeared as quickly as he came. It was laughable (and not in the good way). As I said before, it seems like this book is doing nothing but parading Batman’s rogues gallery in front of us, smashing them all down our choking throats, and gleefully scooping up another spoonful. And it’s not even done coherently. At least when Bane made his first appearance, and unleashed rogues gallery hell on Gotham, it made sense. If Finch was trying to replicate the amazing planning and execution of Knightfall, he has failed.

    Batman: The Dark Knight #6, the verdict: Don’t even bother. I mean, honestly. The only reason it wasn’t canceled with the other 6 this coming May is because it’s a Batman title…and that’s a sin, for whatever reason. I think holy forgiveness would be easily obtained for canning this trash. There is almost literally no story. If someone could coherently explain the story so far, with a logical projection of what’s to come and where it’s going, then I will stick around with this book and keep giving it a try. I honestly thought that, with Jenkins taking over on writing duty, this book would improve. And it did, for one issue. Then, here, it just fell completely off the cliff. They even have someone credited for “dialog assist.” ….?!?! What the eff is that?! Does Jenkins not know how to write dialog? There’s this one panel, though, where Batman says to White Rabbit, “What was Scarecorw after here? Two-Face…Poison Ivy…Clayface… I’ve taken them down a dozen times. I fear what all of them are capable of. But I’m not going soft on any of them now.” ……………..Where was Joe Harris on that one? What does that even mean? His statement isn’t even related to his question. His second statement isn’t even that coherently related to his first! I’ve about given up on this book, completely.

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    — 2 years ago
    #DC Comics  #DC  #New 52  #Batman Dark Knight  #Paul Jenkins  #David Finch  #Joe Harris  #Richard Friend  #Jeromy Cox  #Sal Cipriano  #issue 6 
    Batman: The Dark Knight #5

    Batman: The Dark Knight: Paul Jenkins, David Finch, Richard Friend, Sal Cipriano, Jeromy Cox

    Looks like Finch has been demoted to “co-plotter.” Paul Jenkins is now credited as the writer. And that, I think, is what’s going to save this book’s life. This comic book has delivered multiple disappointments throughout its short life, and lots of criticism. These are attributed to the seemingly no-plot story, the using characters for the sake of appearances, the smashing of so much content into so few issues, and - in my opinion - a disregard to character canon and behavior. That was my nice, cliff-notes version. With Paul Jenkins seemingly taking over, it’s time for things to change. But first he has to hastily fix this first arc - which is, plain to say, awful. I wonder why nobody decided to intervene when they saw Finch’s scripts. I wonder if it was like Batman encouraging Booster Gold that he could lead the JLI. Anyway, this was easily the best issue yet, and that’s actually because of some of the things happening in the book, and not simply because there’s a different writer. I’m not fickle. This issue still isn’t great…and it definitely doesn’t belong with the rest of the quality “Batman” series in the New 52. Of the 6 books that were cancelled, I’m shocked this wasn’t one. However, it always gets interesting when Scarecrow joins the party…because people start hallucinating and seeing really cray-cray stuff. In that much, this book is fun. We get some good imagery in this issue, and, for once, I’m not despising Finch’s art. Now, with the content of this story…we see the arrival of Superman who tries to help Batman. I read another review that said they think this isn’t really Superman, and it’s Bane (as he’s featured on the cover of the next issue) and Batman’s hallucinating Superman so he can experience the fear of beating up a fellow Leaguer. I don’t think that’s the case. I mean, it’s definitely possible as they both have a strength advantage over Batman, so I could see Batman seeing Supes instead of Bane. However…if it were Bane, then why didn’t Superman just start laying into Batman right away? Instead of holding off until the last moment? That doesn’t seem like Bane. So I would be really disappointed if that turned out to be the case, because that means we’re continuing the abandon of character canon. Anyway, beyond that…I actually disliked this issue less than I disliked the others. The Batman/Superman fight was fun to watch…but I’m really hoping that this whole arc wasn’t meant to just lead right up to this moment. It feels almost as if David Finch wrote this arc just so he could draw that sweet double-page splash of Batman and Superman trading blows. In fact…this whole issue is full of splashes and wordless panels. I think a true, talented writer would throw in some poignant narrative. We see lots of that in Snyder’s Batman, and a whole bunch of other DC books. Here…it just seems empty. Like I shouldn’t have paid a full $2.99 for this issue. This book was just to celebrate the artist (which, I’ll remind you, was the writer). Self-fulfilling prophecy? 

    Batman: The Dark Knight #5, the verdict: So I’m starting to get hope for this title. With Jenkins taking over, there’s potential. Finch should stick to his drawing, because it’s getting better. I just wish this book had started out strong, because it could have had a really excellent first arc if it were planned out properly…and wasn’t utilizing simple sex-appeal with a useless and unused character. Some seriously poor choices were made here…and I’m wanting to see some excellence come out of these pages in the next coming months. Hey, if we’re going to have 5 “Batman” titles in the New 52, they all better be fantastic. 

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    — 2 years ago
    #Batman Dark Knight  #DC  #DC Comics  #David Finch  #Jeromy Cox  #New 52  #Paul Jenkins  #Richard Friend  #Sal Cipriano  #issue 5 
    Batman: The Dark Knight #4

    Batman: The Dark Knight: Paul Jenkins, David Finch, Richard Friend, Jeromy Cox, Sal Cipriano, Alex Sinclair

    Oh blarg. Just no. I almost don’t even want to write this review, because I think…why? What’s the point? I don’t like it, you know by now I don’t like it…and it’s just not going to improve. My honest impression of this book so far is that these guys are trying their best to have a plot that includes showing off ALL of Batman’s rogues in ONE arc. And you know what? That doesn’t necessarily make for an excellent book. It just doesn’t. You can’t throw all of the stars into one cast and all of a sudden you have a great movie. That being said, why include all of his rogues and none of his allies? Sure, we get the Flash cameo from last issue…and there’s a Wonder Woman cameo this time around…. But both of those are so deplorable and laughable that they honestly don’t even count. Even the very brief scenes we saw in issue #2 with the others in the bat-family weren’t good enough to be called legitimate inclusions. Characters just don’t feel like themselves in this book. It feels like the writer is making their own versions of these characters. And, yes, while that’s happening across the New 52 what with the relaunch and the new directions some of our beloved heroes are taking…this direction with Batman just doesn’t match up with the others in the New 52. We have to remember…there are four titles featuring Batman (and I’m not counting Justice League, though I should), and they all have to mesh. I’ve been saying that this book is ignoring continuity with these other books so far…well, suddenly, we see a couple mentions here. Gordon talks about his attack and imprisonment with the Dollmaker. That’s from Detective Comics. We also have more mentions of Ivy working with the Birds of Prey. But these mentions don’t carry everything else we’re seeing in this book. Batman is talking about the fear of someone close to him getting hurt. With his past, yes, I can understand that kind of thing…but I’ve not seen him openly worry like the narrative suggests in this issue in a long time. It’s only when people are in imminent danger might that crop up. Batman’s a confident guy. He’s a master tactician and an excellent combatant. He takes control of situations and handles it. Granted, that much hasn’t really been happening in this title, as much of Batman’s canon personality has been left by the wayside. He doesn’t have time to worry about someone getting hurt usually until it’s much too late. And as for our next hero cameo in this series, I really disliked Wonder Woman in this issue. And that’s putting it nicely. She just came off as this uber-bitch that was blaming Batman for the Arkham breakout. I mean, come on, even I don’t expect Batman to always know what’s going on within the asylum walls all the time. Wonder Woman’s a hard-ass, I know this…but even that was out-of-character for her. And then we’ve got Deathstroke. Ho boy I did not like that either. Taking a Batman villain like Two-Face or Ventriloquist and changing them so drastically like we’ve seen so far is one thing…because that character is, for the most part, trapped within this title (or the other related “Batman” titles). But Deathstroke? He’s the star of his own series. I think it’s downright criminal to do what happened in this issue, to say that he, too, has been affected by this toxin that’s changing the villains, unless it’s happening in the pages of Deathstroke too. Now, I want to just go ahead and say that I’m not reading Deathstroke, so I can’t say if this is actually happening over there. I’m just assuming it’s not, because I think Kyle Higgins has better things to write about than to entertain this “Arkham Asylum” video game rip-off plot. Lastly, where did Deathstroke come from? Can he fly in this iteration too? And how’d someone get close enough to the bat-plane to put something in it? I never ever believe whenever that happens. These vehicles have security in place. That’s why I never bought into the whole Jason Todd boosting the car’s tires thing. Bullcrap. Oh well, I’m not the writer, I can’t really say. Though if I was…boy howdy.

    Batman: The Dark Knight #4, the verdict: I think I should stop reading this book. It’s doing things to my brain. It makes me angry, tell you the truth. I’m not buying into this whole forced team-up thing between Ivy and the villain we see at the end, finally revealed (though it really shouldn’t be hard to figure it out from, like, the FIRST PAGE). Ivy could pulverize this dude with a thought. So why was she made to work with him at all? And who the hell is this White Rabbit chick, and why does she matter at all if she’s not connected to any of these villains? I’m getting really frustrated with all the leaps this book is taking in all these directions without any coherence between any of it. As I said, more isn’t better. This isn’t the “Arkham Asylum” video game…and if it was? I’d turn it the hell off. I think a lot of me is mad that David Finch is writing these awful plots, and other really great writers for DC are being made to leave titles that have much better writing. Is it because their books aren’t selling? Well, could that possibly be a marketing issue, DC?

    — 2 years ago
    #Alex Sinclair  #Batman Dark Knight  #DC  #DC Comics  #David Finch  #Jeromy Cox  #New 52  #Paul Jenkins  #Richard Friend  #Sal Cipriano  #issue 4  #somuchcomics 
    Batman: The Dark Knight #3

    Batman: The Dark Knight: David Finch, Paul Jenkins, Richard Friend, Jeromy Cox, Sal Cipriano
    Okay…so I’ve been talking about doing something with this book. I think I’m going to continue buying it, but only so that I feel justified in saying how much I dislike it. Last issue I mentioned how much of an “Arkham Asylum” rip-off it felt like, what with the appearance of a “titan” Joker. Well, this issue feels like an “Arkham City” rip-off…. I won’t say why, in case you’re waiting to finish the game and want the ending to be somewhat secret. But those of you who have played, certainly know what I’m talking about. Titan-Joker and Batman fight, with Joker throwing out some forced dialog. I like how he calls Batman an onion, though. That made me laugh. And what’s this about Joker retiring? When did that happen? And, again, what’s with Joker having a face? In Detective Comics, it was cut off and we still haven’t seen what happened with that. So now Batman’s fighting Clayface, and once that’s over, and this White Rabbit nobody starts cooing to Batman and she’s throwing out Alice in Wonderland references. Doesn’t she know that that’s Mad Hatters motif? So why’s she doing it too? I really don’t think that’s a good idea, having more than one villain using the same motif. That’s one thing that’s always been so great about Batman’s villains…is that they’re all so unique and different. Each has their own separate “thing” to how they operate. But now there’s this new girl, whom I now thoroughly dislike, cutting in on Mad Hatter’s territory. Maybe she works for Mad Hatter, sure…but instead of going after him, Batman ends up going after the supposedly reformed Poison Ivy!! What’s with that?! The Flash appears, which is a surprise guest-star, really; and they exchange this really corny dialog that’s really only fit for that “Justice League” cartoon from a few years back. Batman then harasses this cop, Forbes, who threatens to shoot him…and he tries…but Batman ends up right behind him. Have to admit, love that panel. However, why is a cop shooting at someone who’s A) already proven himself to Gotham (this is some time after Justice League remember); and B) probably wanted for questioning and to stand trial, if the police are still after him? Batman mentions Forbes should “follow the clues” to make detective, but I’m thinking the same thing about Batman right now. I like the banter in the next scene between Bruce and Jai. There’s a moment where she says a line the White Rabbit said, and he obviously suspects her. I thought the same thing for a moment, before remembering, “Oh wait, White Rabbit is WHITE,” not…whatever Jai is. Sorry, but I really can’t tell. The two just look completely different. I guess it could all be explained: make-up, contacts, a wig - but still! Next, Batman investigates the substance that’s been transforming Gotham’s villains (speaking of which, what happened to all the others the rest of the bat-family were fighting? That’s never touched on), and he makes an immediate jump to Poison Ivy. I feel like this stretch is much farther than linking White Rabbit to Mad Hatter. Not sure why that hasn’t picked up. Flash is back as Batman narrows in on Ivy’s last known location, but he pricks his thumb on a thorn and Batman tells him to run in order to work the toxin out of his system without it affecting and killing him. This….sure, speedsters have a faster metabolism and can work through toxins faster than others…but why did Flash have to run away and leave Batman there? If all Barry has to do is move really fast, couldn’t he run in tight circles right where they are? That way he wouldn’t have to abandon Batman? I think both Batman and Flash are smarter than that…and it’s insulting as a reader to read two great characters be insulted by their writer. What a cheap way to use Flash as a guest-star and get rid of him in one issue. Then, Batman starts shouting, “POISON IVY!!” and crap, totally eliminating his element of surprise. Which, you know, he never does. Granted, Poison Ivy ends up not being there, but Batman didn’t know that when he decided to exercise his outdoors voice. In short, this is just as terrible an issue, with just as many flaws, as the first two. Also, the art isn’t that great. Flash looks great…but that’s it, really.
    Batman: The Dark Knight #3, the verdict: Good Lord, I don’t know why I’m doing this. I want to keep reading this because it’s like a train wreck, but it hurts my brain, my pride, and my fandom every time I do. This book feels like it’s written by a fan of Batman, not by a seasoned comic book writer. It feels like it’s cashing in on recent Batman merchandise success (the video games, for one) and not properly explaining why they’re a part of this book’s story, despite it being this early in the book’s life. And we’re making some insane leaps here, with Batman deciding to go after Poison Ivy - even though she’s working on the “good” side now - instead of chasing after the White Rabbit. Because, you know, Poison Ivy is the only person in the world who can obtain and use plants. The main thing is Batman does not feel like himself in this book…it feels like Val Kilmer or George Clooney playing Batman.
    — 2 years ago
    #Batman Dark Knight  #DC  #DC Comics  #David Finch  #Jeromy Cox  #New 52  #Paul Jenkins  #Richard Friend  #Sal Cipriano  #issue 3  #somuchcomics 
    Batman: Dark Knight #2

    Batman: The Dark Knight: David Finch, Paul Jenkins, Richard Friend, Alex Sinclair
    I’m sorry, but…I quit. This book is basically throwing all existing (however limited) canon out the window and just doing whatever the hell it wants. Hulked-up villains (which does appear temporary, but still), that little speech Batman gives to Two-Face in the hospital (it’s trash), Batman lets a Joker goon die without so much as a wince, people bleed raspberry jelly, and Joker himself is in the issue. Y’know. With a face and everything. And also hulked-up. I thought the DCnU was supposed to have all of the events of the comics happening in one universe, one setting. Well, apparently Finch pouted about that and said, “NO!” before being sent to bed without dinner. So he’s going to write whatever he wants, his way. To that, I say no. No, thank you. Definitely not. It has the potential to be something kind of interesting, with some of Gotham’s most dangerous villains doping up and getting huge and even more dangerous. But, two things about this: it’s in the wrong hands…and it feels too much like a rip-off of the successful “Arkham Asylum” video game. I’ve seen Titan-Joker before. It’s not a shock, and it’s not as interesting. And who’s this new girl with him? Where’s Harley (besides Suicide Squad, which I’m honestly not reading)? To be completely honest…there were only three things about this issue that I liked: Alfred’s quip about browsing through internet porn, the appearance of the other Bat-heroes (though that was laughable as well), and the batmobile. Unfortunately…just those three things aren’t enough to sell me on being a full-time reader of this title. The art is good, but nothing stands out to me - except that fine-lookin’ batmobile. And, again, people bleed raspberry jelly. I HATE that, when blood looks like it was squeezed out of a toothpaste tube. Like it’s paint. I was sorely disappointed in this book, and I regret buying either of them. I’m so disappointed that I’m angry, really.
    Batman: Dark Knight #2, the verdict: I’m really, seriously unhappy with this book. It flies in the face of not only Batman, and who/what he is, but the other “Batman” titles in the New 52, and Batman fans worldwide (unless you’re an idiot and don’t know anything about him). I feel like Finch is writing this for himself. It feels like a fanfic or something. This is something an excited teenager with barely any writing experience would write and then show off to his friends, thinking himself so cool because he wrote a short Batman story. Needless to say, I’m steering very clear of this title.

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #Alex Sinclair  #Batman Dark Knight  #DC  #DC Comics  #David Finch  #New 52  #Paul Jenkins  #Richard Friend  #issue 2  #somuchcomics 
    Batman: Dark Knight #1



    Batman: Dark Knight: David Finch, Paul Jenkins, Richard Friend
    Okay, I’m lost…I think someone mixed up some of the memos going around that are trying to control all the MANY bat-titles this month. So…you’d think that, with a title like Batman: Dark Knight, the book would be somewhat dark and gritty and contain some of the more intense Batman stories, right? And a title like Detective Comics would have more of the mystery and detective stories, yes? …Well someone mixed it up. I am of the mind that, within the Batman titles, there should be a place for the really extreme side of Batman’s violent life: the action, the blood, the incredibly strange and twisted tales. There you have Detective Comics, currently. When it comes to the mystery of the crime, and the other parts of Bruce Wayne’s life, you have the Batman title. Batman and Robin focuses on the dynamic between the two characters and their father-son relationship. So…that kind of leaves Batman: Dark Knight out of the loop. And it shows in the book. It falls flat. You know what it feels like? It feels like the kind of Batman story I would have written a while back, as a fan, before I truly understood the whole dynamic of who Batman is, what he’s about, and what he does, and why he does it. I get that now, and that’s why I see this book as somewhat phony. People have not liked David Finch’s Batman work in the past, and I can see why now. And the ending? C’mon, that’s ridiculous. I didn’t go “holy crap!” because I was excited, shocked and afraid for Batman…I went “holy crap” because I just wanted to close the book so bad. What is this, the Arkham Asylum video game? There’s already a comic devoted to that, Finch. Aside from the those main problems I had, the art is okay. I say okay because, hell, I’m no artist…so it’s better than me. But it’s strange. In some panels, Bruce Wayne looks okay. He has a very Liefield-esque style. In others, he looks like a completely different person. So there’s character inconsistencies. Batman, himself, looks good…only…he’s not sporting the same costume the other comics are. At least, it’s definitely not apparent.
    Batman: Dark Knight, the verdict: I was very, very disappointed with this book. This may have to be the one bat-title I don’t read…so long as this continues to be the status quo. The dialog is forced and corny, the art doesn’t seem to jive with the rest of Batman continuity, the story is lame. Give it a once-over if you’re a real Batman fan…but you’ll likely feel the same way.

    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #Batman Dark Knight  #DC  #DC Comics  #David Finch  #New 52  #Paul Jenkins  #Richard Friend  #issue 1  #somuchcomics