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    I was going to write a tirade complaining about the New 52, but honestly this book was too good not…

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    So, I’ve never written a review before, but I just had to after reading this issue.  Let’s get it out…

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    August 2, 2013 1:13 pm Oh man, I just realized those artists were Junkyard Dog and Doodlebug from Arkham Asylum: Living Hell. Great comic that doesn't get enough love.
    August 2, 2013 2:03 am Holy crap that shirt is awesome!
    August 2, 2013 1:46 am I think BatB was leaps and bounds better than this. But it was a very different take on Batman that I understand a lot of people aren't into. Obviously the gold standard is Btas. I think BatB showed a very different Batman and that's what made it work. The whole thing felt like a giant homage to Batman '66, but with a considerably bigger budget. The Batman always felt like it was trying to do something new with it's characters. It gave us a little less experienced Bruce with more of an emphasis on his gadgets. The villains were mostly familiar, but each had a certain unique twist that separated them from other incarnations. This show has given us a new dynamic with Alfred that could be interesting and I'm excited to see their take on Katana (whenever she finally gets to suit up...). But for the most part, it seems like the same old Batman, but with less interesting villains. The producers are constantly talking about how they want to use the villains to explore different aspects of Bruce Wayne, but I don't think they are quite pulling it off. Pyg and Toad obviously had to be toned down for TV audiences, but they seemed to be stripped of everything that made them interesting in the comics. This was perhaps the second best use of Magpie ever, but since she's only in like three comics, that doesn't really say much. And Anarky was an interesting character, but we got barely any of him and instead the episode focused on two one note characters who we probably won't ever see again. I feel like they are still setting up all the pieces, which is fine. But I'll be glad when they're actually ready to play with them. Sorry to ramble...
    June 11, 2013 9:58 am The one by Manapul that's from 2009 right? Because the other screams 90s to me.
    May 13, 2013 2:11 pm I totally agree about Batman Inc. It was an interesting twist that was obviously key to where Morrison was taking the books, but it clearly has been stretched too thin. The reboot was the perfect time to get rid of it, but DC clearly didn't know what they were doing post-Flashpoint. I've always thought Batman should have gotten the same treatment as everyone else with Inc being excluded from the new continuity. And we could have avoided all of the fallout from Damian's death taking over every title right after the two mega crossovers of Death of the Family and Night of the Owls. I just feel like the entire Batman family of titles has been hamstrung by trying to make Batman Inc fit in.
    May 13, 2013 2:02 pm Clayface was framing Bruce for robbing a bank by making it seem he stole a bunch of Batman Inc stuff to do it. He knew he was wearing the breastplate from the batsuit. He just wanted to draw out the "real" Batman so he could expose him.
    May 13, 2013 1:37 pm Issue five starts with Harvey stating Batman has been missing for eight days.
    April 30, 2013 10:04 pm Wow. I have not been following this series, but I looked through this issue. Inconsistent art due to multiple artists, a story that just sort of meanders around, and a portrayal of Alzheimer's that was borderline offensive. After Brightest Day, I though Hawkman was in the best place he'd been in years for some interesting stories. Then they ditched all of that in favor of this take on the character...
    April 17, 2013 6:53 pm I helped fund it when it was a kickstarter project, so I get each issue digitally. I feel like I might need to buy it in print too though. It really is a wonderful little pulp adventure story. And Mooneyham's art is spectacular.
    April 16, 2013 9:13 pm All of the GL books have been too mired in crossover events to be really enjoyable since the reboot. I sincerely hope the new creative teams are able to refocus the books on their respective casts.