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It’s easy to forget that Batman is just a man sometimes, with his supreme physique and brazen intellect. Yet in…

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September 2, 2013 11:52 am So long and thanks for the fish! I will still naturally listen to the pick of the week podcast, since I just love to hear you guys chat about comics. It's by far my favorite comics podcast.
August 16, 2013 6:18 am I also have to give a lot of credit to the backup story here. I don't know how many times I've thought about why the villains would be afraid of Batman if they eventually learn that he will never kill them. But the fear of death is not the only fear. The fear of having this relentless force after you, who will ruin everything for you, who will never die and never quit - to a weaker mind, that can probably be horrifying as well. Add to that the countless myths and ideas that would soar around the streets of Gotham about Batman, he's probably a very scary entity. I think the backup played with the origin of this concept pretty well :)
August 14, 2013 1:59 pm Solid issue overall, but I gotta say I really dug the new take on the armchair scene. It was of course instantly recognizable, but I went back and browsed through Year One again and noticed how Bruce mentions the importance of the cave as a base of operations, whereas here we see the cave projected around the room, giving it an unspoken visual character. Also we actually get to see Alfred patch him up before, unlike Year One where Bruce is hunched in the chair, bleeding and waiting to ring the bell. We don't just hear how Alfred is a "gift" from Thomas Wayne - we actually get to see how crucial and nurturing he really is. Then finally, that the scene still retains Bruce's monologue to his father and even includes that final line, just sealed the deal completely. While I'll still love Year One dearly, this felt like a nice way of honoring the iconography of Batman's origin while still giving it a new spin.
August 13, 2013 3:11 am Okay, that art is fantastic. And I like the premise a lot as well. This is a definite pull.
February 27, 2013 4:23 pm Never read Guardians before but I'm on board for more after this issue.
February 6, 2013 4:05 pm An attempt at some mindless fun, I guess, but I didn't find much fun in it unfortunately. I won't go on with issue 2.
January 23, 2013 5:42 pm As a Fantomex fan they really got me with the last page. It just seems... appropriate, in a strange way.
January 19, 2013 6:22 am I'm thinking that you're definitely right about the gathering of the family, but I don't think Joker just wants to creep them out with nasty masks. His ambition is to destroy the family, but I don't think anyone of them is going to die. Joker may fool them into thinking he killed Alfred and now gives all family members the chance to kill Joker. There might be faked pieces of Alfred under the bowl along with a gun. Everybody gets a free shot at Joker. He might use the face mask to make them shoot someone else, so that whether they take the shot or not, he still survives. The result is the same regardless - the Bat family is given a unique opportunity to kill the Joker, but not all members share the same values. We know that Damian and Jason might be more lethal than the others, for example. If they go this way I think the big controversy will be that Bruce will end up pretty much alone, the family split up. The Joker would actually win this fight no matter what.
January 19, 2013 6:02 am Congrats on the new job, Ron, and thanks for all the fun moments you've given me! And congrats and welcome to Paul!
November 15, 2012 2:50 am Hah, I didn't see it the first time. Thanks for the heads up!