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February 27, 2013 5:49 pm oh god yeah, I forgot the role Alfred played in encouraging him to go out. Man, the aftermath of that is going to be heavy. Bruce is one thing but Alfred is an emotional core of the mythos, this will hurt.
February 27, 2013 5:47 pm Yeah I feel the same, Damian has been my favourite character since his creation. Him yelling at Batman for a laptop and Bruce going all super Bat "You will respect your sensei!", so awesome. I really consider the whole of Morrison's run to be a single story and as such it's absolutely my favourite Batman story. I don't think it can ever be topped, the scope is just incredible. It's been wild and abstract and thrilling and surprisingly emotional all the way through. The whole thing has been about family from the outset. Subtly repositioning Dick as not son or ward but as Bruce's brother, bringing in Damian as a cold assassin and having him end up as a soppy vegetarian kid with a bat-cow, constantly looking for affection and reassurance under his haughty veneer. It's just been wonderful. And that's why having Damian die in the same story makes sense and works so well. In years to come, continuity be damned, people will pick up the (I wish, listen to me here DC) trio of omnibuses containing each act and read the story about Batman's son who becomes Robin, and what happened to him. Man I just hyped myself something fierce, I can't wait to see how this ends. It's gonna be emotional!
February 27, 2013 4:59 pm Do you not think that's kind of the point though? Nobody dies at the neat end of a character arc. Sometimes it's premature and unfair and there was so much more to be said. Which is what makes it work as a story. The disappointment you feel isn't at the creators for bungling a character, it's a result of the story hitting you in the right way. I'm really interested to see how Morrison ends this story, he's usually one for a happy ending, or at least a positively bittersweet one. It's a theme of his, taking characters through the absolute depths of despair before bringing everything back twice as good. I can't see that happening here though, it's so bleak? It's going to take some skill not to just break the character of Batman with grimdark brooding and grief, which is very much the opposite of the feel of this run.
February 27, 2013 4:52 pm yeah there was one specific panel where Damian had been thrown across the room at the end and I thought to myself 'crap, that is just a ten year old kid, this is horrible,' which is exactly the response the creators intended to illicit. It was really well done, the tonal shift was just brutal.
January 13, 2013 2:55 pm Graham Nolan for me. It's kinda criminal that he's only got a couple of votes. He had a fantastic run on Detective back in the day and he's been tragically forgotten. His lines were smooth and his characters well proportioned and distinctive. His Batman was strong without being musclebound, his action had a fluidity and grace of motion and for want of a better term, his characters seemed youthful and vibrant. Compared to the rigidity and lack of imagination in Aparo's work, Nolan was a breath of fresh air.
January 12, 2013 1:40 pm I think Dan will do a good job. Everyone has a first film, not every one is crappy. It's not going to be a big budget effects movie, it's a post apocalyptic road trip. And it's not like the guy has never been on a set before, he's been making commercials for a few years now. Have faith.
October 2, 2012 10:45 am I'm fairly sure that David Mack cover was used on at least seven issues of the old DD series...
August 28, 2012 1:38 pm The best thing about tradewaiting the new books is that the trades will come out quickly :D
June 29, 2012 3:43 pm Man Bachalo draws the best Iceman ever. I'm always disappointed that more artists don't draw him like that. He looks very ice-y :D
June 26, 2012 12:39 pm I got this from Amazon in the UK last week. It's much better than the last one, trust