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    November 5, 2012 5:24 am SPOILER ALERT Don NOT read if you wish to avoid Spoilers contained herein below: I'd like to ask others what they think about this question: will this book continue to do well on the secondary market despite the fact that the subject matter is shocking and outrageous? That is to say that although many have spent hundreds of dollars on rare variant covers, will there be enough people to continue to sell out issues, enough people who are willing to read comics about these mature psychological, psychiatric problems namely about the psychopathy of a serial killer who murders and tortures innocent men, women and children? It is apparent to me that the writers are going to continue to devote a significant number of pages to other figures in the community (e.g., people in government, law enforcement and perhaps a super hero (who was introduced with little to no explanation in the first issue)). I also am wondering if Filmore Press is Madder Red or whether he is simply suffering from a delusion and Madder Red is on the lose. Alternatively, did the Mad Doctor introduced in the first issue convince Filmore that he was Madder Red or was something else going on there? I personally think that this comic has already done a lot of things that no other comic has done as well and that it will change the way that people tell stories in comic books in the future. Clearly we've never had a story focus on a psychopath from the point of view of a psychopath trying to resist his urges to commit violent, brutal murders. Similarly, we have never had a comic explore issues surrounding the efficacy of inter alia psychological treatment, criminal interdiction, politics, I do not believe that the subject matter will discourage readers or effect the price of rare variants and back issues in the secondary market. After all, comics like the Walking Dead often explored disgusting plot developments such as uber violence, mass murder, indiscriminate killing, rape, torture and disfigurement as a form of revenge. I really enjoyed this book and hope that you will encourage your friends to read it.
    November 1, 2012 1:03 pm Batman is the best comic being published right now. In fact, Snyder's Batman may be the best Batman of all time. Snyder's writing has been daring, engaging and layered. His plot points have changed the Batman mythos forever. Capullo's pencils are beautiful and substantially realistic. The panel by panel storytelling is second to none. One of the largest problems that comics face at this time is the increasing number of trade waiters. What Batman does better than any other book on the market is tell a captivating and satisfying story in a single issue. Even the Walking Dead and Saga struggle to keep readers feeling satisfied at the end of an issue. I hope that whomever makes this decision will give thoughtful consideration to this amazing title and conclude that Batman is not only the best title in the New 52, it is the best title in comics at the moment.
    October 30, 2012 11:12 pm This comic is amazing. The art is phenomenal. The writing is tremendous. The over-sized first issue gives readers a really good taste of the world that Spencer and Riley are building. I'm hooked. I was lucky to score a few copies of the NYCC variant and a copy of NYCC sketch variant and had both of them signed, sketched and slabbed. I almost broke my cell when I looked at completed listings on eBay and saw that a CGC 9.8 sketch NYCC variant sold for over $500. The horror and thriller fans will love this book, but mature readers who enjoy books that are thought provoking are going to come back for each and every issue of this series. Riley's art is a perfect fit for the title. I imagine that this book is going to continue to get heat and that Hollywood is going to come knocking and try ans score the rights to this book. The lead character makes Dexter Morgan look like an boy scout. I'm not sure what the print run is on this book, but my LCS sold out of 150 copies before it put the books on the shelves just from people calling in to reserve multiple copies. Regardless of the success of this book in the secondary market, which will undoubtedly suffer from all of the regional and convention variants, this book is a great read and I hope that everyone over the age of 18 puts this book on their pull list and gives it a shot. You will not be disappointed.
    October 18, 2012 1:52 am Harbinger is the only one I read and it is excellent. I intend to pick up Shadowman and I'll probably get around to reading Archer and Armstrong when I have time b/c it was one of my favorites of the original series.
    October 18, 2012 1:44 am That is not true. These comics are forty cents a piece. You retailer is BSing you. The comics were a fraction of what they would normally cost. Moreover, retailers receive incentive variants for ordering 50 and 100 copies. Please encourage you retailer to participate. My retailer was not interested in making a large purchase but sold me a 100 copies at cost and I am distributing the same.
    October 12, 2012 1:25 am Excellent review! Now can you explain to me why the hell this isn't the ifanboy pick of the week?
    August 7, 2012 11:56 pm The second issue is awesome. This book is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Watch out for this title. It is something special!
    June 6, 2012 7:50 pm I would have liked to see Alan Scott's gay son take over for him instead of them changing the character.
    June 3, 2012 2:20 am POTENTIAL SPOILER: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ISSUE 98 or are trade waiting or just don't want to talk about what may happen later ....................................................................................................................................... last chance to avoid a spoiler ............................................................................................................................................. really this is your last chance ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Now that we know who the person with the crossbow is on the cover of issue 101 (so long as it is the same villian who plugged our favorite commando in the eye), are we to assume that Kirkman was just playing with our emotions by introducing Dwight or does anyone still have hope that he will introduce a certain fan favorite in the comic in the weeks/monts to come? Does anyone thing that Dwight is actually Daryl? Looking for reasoned theories and/or spoilers. Any insight or info is appreciated.
    May 16, 2012 2:07 am Best comic of the year so far. This book is amazing. I, like the reviewer, do not know how this series could get any better. Each issue has been amazing. I agree with the conclusion that each panel is good as a cover ought to be and each panel in this book is better than a significant number of covers out this month. BKV has out done himself. If you are a fan of his work and you are not reading this book, you must start immediately. If you are over the age of 18, read comics and are not reading this book - you need to start immediately. It is the best book on the market each month since it was introduced a mere two months ago. In spite of the fact that it has only been 60 days since this book was released I feel like I know these characters. Better yet, I feel for these characters. I am not a fan of science fiction or fantasy although I enjoyed Star Wars (IV-VI) as a child and enjoy Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, but this comic transcends all traditional catagories. It is a masterpiece in the making and I encourage all of you who are old enough to read this book to pick it up and watch two masters enternain us. I only hope that BKV abandons the notion that he won't sell the rights to this book to television or film because I, for one, would love to see this book on screen. If this book is made into a series of films, I am comfortable concluding that it will break every box office record. In the event that HBO or Showtime invests an adequate amount of money to get this series made for television, I believe that it will be one of the most best television shows in history. For those of you who are trade waiting - stop. For those of you who haven't read an issue of Saga - stop reading this comment, go to your local comic shop and buy whatever issues they have and enjoy.