Name: Aash Bhandari
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April 12, 2013 4:53 pm I think shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, etc. really helped to serve as a dichotomy for what was, and even currently is, being published. We get grand, sweeping epics of stories most of the time, with stories sometimes being over a year long. Even as Conor said, I absolutely love the big even stories, but it's also nice to just get those one-and-done stories, that show a single mission or event, tied of nicely at the end. The half-hour time allowed for those stories to be told more frequently. Unfortunately, with the cancellation of Young Justice and Green Lantern, we must wait and see if its possible to get any more well told stories that usually can be contained within a half-hour frame.
March 25, 2013 1:02 pm It got taken down even quicker than the video from the Blu-Ray of the Hobbit that previewed the 2nd film. Now that is crazy.
March 16, 2013 8:57 pm I picked up Batman #18 and Batman and Robin #18, and found both, especially the latter, to be engaging, emotional, and some truly fantastic work in storytelling. I only got Batman Inc. #8 digitally, but I'm tempted to buy the physical copy just so I own it in my hand to effectively serve as the precursor to everything that was put out in the Bat-books this month.
February 27, 2013 11:46 am That's what I figured, just wanted to make sure, since I have the hardcover sitting right in front of me and I was thoroughly confused as to what was going on
February 27, 2013 11:01 am Is this just the paperback version of Black Mirror?
February 27, 2013 9:32 am Grandturk, can I just buy you issue #10 and send it to you so you don't have to wait? It was such a great issue. I can't fathom not following Saga as the months go by, which is unfortunate because I do prefer the collections. However, after loving BKV's work with Ex Machina and Y, I couldn't wait.
February 13, 2013 9:07 pm Superb review, very well written article. It's rather nice to see a comic bring out a wonderfully eloquent expression of admiration. The final few pages really felt like Joker did win. Joker leaving with a whimper, a word which very strongly sums up the feeling, was the best possible way to end this story and get his point across ("his" being Joker). Those last few pages, showing the family more fractured than we've ever really seen as a result of what did, and did not, happen, clearly created a lasting impression on the characters. It does seem like Joker won; Bruce has become more singular among the family now. I loved this issue; every page of it, every panel. The subtext throughout the issue, especially after going back to the beginning of the story, was fantastic. While we got an explanation of sorts in the final issue from Joker, never did Snyder explicitly state the underlying motivations or fears of Batman or Joker, which I thought was a welcome change from quite a few other comics these days. He granted a tremendous amount of respect to the readers, wanting us to really look at what is driving these two characters and what they are truly afraid of, rather than being overt with his ideas. To Jeremy Carrier, I find it rather interesting that everything you complain about (which I did notice was very similar to other diatribes on CBR), can be presented with counterpoints. I'm not saying your opinion is wrong, because that isn't possible. You have every right to not like the material. It's YOUR opinion. Just try to contain your rage a bit more...it was a bit over the top.
February 10, 2013 9:54 am I agree. I think Animal Man #17 had a lot of great panels. It's a pity I can't say the same thing about this week's Swamp Thing. Belanger's art was a poor choice for the rotworld finale, and it kind of killed the issue for me.
February 1, 2013 9:54 am It's "Tintin". You would have known that if you did grow up with it.
January 29, 2013 7:57 am Please, don't bring up Spectacular right now. We're all still mourning these two shows, we don't need a reminder of THE spider-man show that we were robbed of. You are a cruel, cruel big baby