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    Like others I loved the TV series and was a little worried when I heard this series announced. I tried…

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    February 28, 2009 5:15 pm Does the exorbitant price of $4.99 bother anyone else. I had trouble stomaching the $3.99 for Dark Avengers. Marvel has gone too far!
    July 19, 2008 10:11 pm Jimski, definitely didn't mean to imply you are a plebian dummy. Just that in hearing reviews for this and other things where people are going in a less than conventional route, it's frustrating when there seems to be little patience for trying something a little different. I am familiar with the "legends of the dark knight" episode but the look of this was so far removed from it that I appreciated what I perceived as a real risk. I am not at all familiar with anime so I am not used to seeing things like this with mainstream animation. I think that with a character as well known as Batman people have very specific ideas with what the character should look like, act like, etc. Perhaps innovation was too strong a word but certainly they took a lot of risks with this project, that was the aspect of it I really appreciated.
    July 19, 2008 7:42 pm I thought Gotham Knight was really good. The only negative would be the places where the Kevin Conroy voice did not quite fit. Probably the reason they used him was less cynical than suggested on the podcast. Nearly every review I listened to about "New Frontier" had people talking about how unnerving it was to see an animated batman not voiced by Kevin Conroy. Probably had a fair amount to do with that. I think people, unfortunately, are pretty inflexible when it comes to what they want in a Batman story. I think the only reason so many people preferred the Deadshot story was because that was the only traditional one of the bunch. Every other short in this collection took some kind of artistic risk, which I thought with a character as firmly established as Batman was pretty courageous. I think that people who don't like this or hit their "remain" button while they are watching are more interested in predictable story-telling and not so interested in artistic innovation.