Name: Michael Chilson
This is another one of those comics that's going to have a different cover than the one pictured here.
Still not totally sure why they decided to ditch these costumes in favour of something that looks more like flying robots.
@KickAss: The problem is, the story didn't really come into focus until Issue #3, since until then it was focusing on new characters instead of the known video game hero for reasons nobody understood.
And then once revealed, the 'twist' was hardly shocking.
It's officially out of continuity, but it draws on past continuity when it feels like it, and had it's own continuity for a while. When Loeb started this series, he had a silly retcon where the Wayne family limo breaks down in Smallville when Clark and Bruce are kids.
I'm off this until Michael Green comes back.
I'm only buying Deadpool for this crossover and will drop it after, and if it doesn't work I'll drop Thunderbolts, too.
I'm pretty easy to please: All I want are Deadpool and Ireredeemable Ant-Man wisecrackin' and a story that makes more sense than, oh, most of what DC thinks is important these days. If they can't pull that off, I'm gone.
It's the return of Juan Doe the anonymous Mexican with great art from POTW podcast #whatever a few months ago.
What's not to love?
Okay, I'm going to try again from a new perspective: TDK aspires to be more than a comic book film, but it isn't. It's greatest strengths rely on the viewer having comic (or at least general Batman) experience to enjoy it. The Joker never having the same origin twice? If you're not a comic book fan, will you even get the nudging behind that? Probably not.
The biggest message of TDK is rooted in Baman's "just a guy" origins and fans' fantasy that in the right circumstances, a real-life person could be That Guy. The moral of the film is that the money and effort required to make a Batman is bordering on the edges of reality, but a Joker could be done in real life very easily. Joker's interests (bombs, guns, etc) are very easy to get. It's sort of scary, especially since Joker is usually one of the least grounded in reality rogues there are (well, Mr. Freeze is even more fantasy, but bear with me...)
The film itself suffers at the end with that Brother Eye twist coming out of nowhere to save the day, a fight scene in the skyscraper that often left me not knowing what the heck was going on, a Joker who said he didn't have a plan but often seemed to (the ferries, swapping the locations of Dent and Rachel, etc), and Two-Face judging his own execution before Gordon's (whaaa?) The first few hours were great, the next 30 minutes were eh, and the last 30 minutes it nearly fell on it's face but it was so exciting that you forgave it.