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February 10, 2011 11:37 pm I love this series and really like the fact that they're actually trying to get it out somewhere resembling on time now. I hope that "retro" 1.99 cover price makes people take a look at this underappreciated book.
February 10, 2011 11:36 pm I like the cover with the takeoff on the famous Morrison pic. I was interested in this series from the get-go but the hype made it too tough to find issue 1 here (where we have two shops in the area and they both can't afford to take a chance). I'll be picking this up in trade; the first time I could ever be said to have "trade waited".
February 7, 2011 8:29 am They're letting Hine really do his own thing here (apparently) pretty much unchecked and he's producing a strong, edgy story to take the series out on a high note.
December 25, 2010 4:45 am I'm glad this is getting back on schedule. I hope more people notice; it's worth the read.
November 29, 2010 3:28 pm

Might I say it's about time. I might. In fact, I just wrote it. This series has been great the first four issues and if issue five can wrap it up nicely, then I think it'll be worth the lengthy wait.

November 21, 2010 6:41 pm The first page kind of lost me on this issue, and nothing else that happened did anything to bring me back. I've been reading GL for a few years now and this was one of the weakest issues I've read in that time. The lame bit with the EMTs and the one worrying about which one had insurance was the epitome of a vacant political statement. EMTs do not care who has insurance and who does not! They are not employees of the medical establishment, they are first responders. The rest of the issue was just all talk, a little set-up, and no development. I could really do without Parallax Flash.
November 19, 2010 4:39 am Everything was good about this book, but between the two Batman Morrison books released this week I did like Batman: The Return just a little more. 4/5
November 19, 2010 3:31 am

The argument from the movie companies, music industry, and now comics seems to be that the world is full of flagrant thieves who would rather steal than pay for their product. They seem to say that if it weren't for these illegal downloads there would be millions more in sales every year. I personally don't download anything illegally, I've never been to a site with illegal content, and I know very few people who have, so it doesn't effect my buying at all. Shutting down every one of these sites tomorrow would not result in a significant amount of extra income for these publishers or creators. People who steal will either steal of do without. The entertainment dollar can only stretch so far and something had to give as the entertainment options became more varied: video games, comics, movies, music, and so on, all have to share from the same revenue pool; it's not an ever-expanding ocean of money out there. The internet always seems to catch the blame, but creators and companies never seem to look at a sagging economy, lack of interest, or a lack of creativity and not supplying product people actually want to pay for as being factors. Most current music stinks. Movies are nearly all rehashes of everything that's been done before, and a whole lot of comics just aren't worth buying.

 A lot of fans may seem to have severe entitlement issues, but so do a lot of corporations and creators who are spoiled on the idea of the public lapping up anything they put out and lavishing them with money.

November 16, 2010 12:45 pm I just found out about Hine's work because of an article on bleedingcool last month. I picked up the last two issues and liked it a lot. It's edgy, it's smart, it is deserving of a far bigger audience than it has. I hope it picks up steam as far as sales before it's too late.
November 15, 2010 7:48 pm


 That's the good thing about Batman right now: each title offers something a little different. There's really a Batman book out for everyone's taste. If you buy them all and obsess then it could be a bit mind-numbing. But for the people who just say, "hey, I think what Detective is bringing is what I want" or "Dick and Damien in 'Batman And Robin' is my type of Batman book" then there's something to keep most Batman fans happy. I'm sticking to whatever Morrison writes, so I'm on board for Batman Inc. He hasn't disappointed me yet.