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Title: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 05, 2012, 09:43:47 PM
BATMAN Issue #4

Let me get this out of the way right now ... Johns who? Morrison who? The answer is Snyder. As in Scott Snyder. DC's best writer on payroll. Not only is his AMERICAN VAMPIRE a good book, no, a great book, so is his work on SWAMP THING ... oh, and this little book named BATMAN.

Not to mention one of my favorite artists, Capullo, is doing some fantastic stuff as well.

The Court of Owls, and their assassin the Talon, have me going up a wall. I am so damn curious I can hardly wait for issue after issue of this title. Oh and is Bat's grand father not as crazy as they thought ... hmmm?



Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on January 09, 2012, 08:58:48 AM
Perry - are you going to keep getting this when the price goes up to $3.99 with issue #8?


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 09, 2012, 09:10:10 AM
Yep.

Dropped DETECTIVE (partly due to the increase) but not this baby. And with our discount at DCBS, it is still only $2.39. Plus, gotta be honest, as much as I hate $3.99 pricing, and have told Brubaker thanks for keeping his stuff at $3.50, Snyder could get $4.99 from me on every book he writes.



Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Ed209 on January 09, 2012, 07:07:39 PM
Out of the loop...whatever happened to "drawing the line at $2.99"


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 09, 2012, 07:11:20 PM
Still $2.99 for all the 20 page books, I believe


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2012, 06:44:18 PM
I picked up issue 5 at the LCS tonight (still waiting on issues 1,2,3,&4 to come in the mail.)

So as I'm checking out, the hot girl running the cash register says "Oh, this weeks Batman is AWESOME!  Your gonna think there's a misprint but there's not. It's supposed to be that way."

My first thought was - Wow - why weren't there hot girls like this who love comic books around 25 years ago when I was young enough to date them instead looking like a dirty old man flirting with a 20 year old.  Then I thought, Hey! Perry must be right about this Batman comic!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 18, 2012, 07:19:52 PM
 :D

Why you think I suggested it? It is not JUST a good book, it is a hook-up maker. Hell, I have three college cuties sitting on my lap as I type this. Age is just a number, man

Getting the wife to not shoot me ... that is where the trick lies.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2012, 08:09:41 PM
Yep.  And my wife is a 5th generation Texan.  Oh yeah - she doesn't miss when she shoots!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on January 23, 2012, 05:27:23 PM
Yes!  My Batman comics arrived today.

Wait....what.....what....what's this????

Issue #1 is missing????   What's this note.....OUT OF STOCK?????  CANCELLED FROM MY ORDER?????

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank the stars eBay has it.  Now I have to wait another week before I can start reading this series!!!!!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 23, 2012, 05:34:41 PM
Thank the stars eBay has it.  Now I have to wait another week before I can start reading this series!!!!!

Whatcha pay if you don't mind me asking?.....I could've checked with my comic guy for a copy for you!  Don't be afraid to use us folks at HR as a comic resource too!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on January 23, 2012, 05:37:10 PM
Don't mind at all.  $5.99 plus $3 shipping ($8.99 for the math impaired).

My comic shop was selling it for $8 so I figured for $1.00 more I'd go ahead and order it.

I'd be curious to see what your guy has it selling for.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 24, 2012, 06:03:13 AM

Issue #1 is missing????   What's this note.....OUT OF STOCK?????  CANCELLED FROM MY ORDER?????

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man that sucks  >:( They should at least send you an e-mail first.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 25, 2012, 08:29:45 PM
My comic guy has it for $5, so I'd say you got a fair deal Jeff...


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on January 29, 2012, 07:05:58 PM
Issue 1, 2 & 3.

I like it.  Snyder has a good feel for Bruce's voice.  He almost "sounds" like the Batman from the animated series.

Nice build on the mystery and I like the explanation for where the secret lairs of the Court of Owls are.

I'm definately pulled into this series.  I'm getting ready to read 4 & 5 now but wanted to drop in with a quick thumbs up.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 29, 2012, 07:07:42 PM
I like the explanation for where the secret lairs of the Court of Owls are.

Thought that was really cool as well.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on January 29, 2012, 07:59:59 PM
Issue 4 & 5

Awesome.  I love a story that starts out great and gets better with each issue.  The hot girl was right. Issue 5 was cool.

Anyone else read it?


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 29, 2012, 08:26:35 PM
Believe it or not, I read 1 and 2, and was equally impressed as you guys.  I like Capullo's art a lot here, and I'm relieved that Snyder can write superheroes. 

It's been awhile since I've read a mainstream book, and I'm looking forward to reading the other 3 issues and get caught up quick.  This is a good sign...Hopefully this is my gateway into reading more and more on a consistent basis.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 30, 2012, 06:37:41 AM
I like Capullo's art a lot here,

One of the best in the industry. Yes he gets a lot of heat from his SPAWN work, which I think was fantastic, though often too blended, but he is killing it here.

and I'm relieved that Snyder can write superheroes.

Oh he can write about a table and chair and I would buy it  ;D

It's been awhile since I've read a mainstream book, and I'm looking forward to reading the other 3 issues and get caught up quick.  This is a good sign...Hopefully this is my gateway into reading more and more on a consistent basis.

YAY. Sit your ass down and hit that stack, my friend.

Anyone else read it?

You know I did.  ;D Issue 5 was almost the perfect comic for showing drug induced insanity. The tumbles, the time skips, the fear ... perfection.

Issue 4 & 5
Awesome

Good. Glad you liked it. I hate it when a recommended book, or a book you have talked up, doesn't get another person as into it or get the enjoyment out of it as you. It does happen.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 31, 2012, 10:57:14 AM
Read issue 3.....And overall I'm loving this Court of Owls thing.

Poor Alan Wayne fell down the manhole......dumb cops..... :-\

But couple of things bothered me....

Come on Bruce!  Setting off a tripwire?  Traipsing around the Talon's hideout without a care in the world?  Rookie mistake... ;D

And before that, I felt it was a little too convenient how he found the "nest" in the tower.  Sure, I can believe that he deduced that the hideout was in the floor beneath him, but for him to just randomly use his laser to cut a hole in the floor and boom!  Found it!  At least show me how his super bat cowl has ultra x-ray and sonar to reveal the hidden room!  Is that so hard?  We already established that he has contact lenses that do facial recognition!  hahaha :P



Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 31, 2012, 11:22:48 AM
Come on Bruce!  Setting off a tripwire?  Traipsing around the Talon's hideout without a care in the world?  Rookie mistake... ;D

Come on, man. Bruce isn't infallible.  :D If that is the case he wouldn't ever make any mistakes and we know he is certainly not above the occasional "oops". Brother Eye anyone?  :D

Is we just looking for stuff?  ;)

And before that, I felt it was a little too convenient how he found the "nest" in the tower.  Sure, I can believe that he deduced that the hideout was in the floor beneath him, but for him to just randomly use his laser to cut a hole in the floor and boom!  Found it!  At least show me how his super bat cowl has ultra x-ray and sonar to reveal the hidden room!  Is that so hard?  We already established that he has contact lenses that do facial recognition!  hahaha :P

I think I need to re-read the issue, but doesn't he list about 3 reasons why he believes the hideout is there? I don't think he just deduces that the hideout is there. He goes by height of building, the 13th floor rule and the Bat habitat/Owl habitat deduction, I think. And why not cut through? If he is confident it is there? I would have chosen a more out of the way place to do it, so people aren't falling in a pothole though.
 ;D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 31, 2012, 11:30:25 AM
Is we just looking for stuff?  ;)

I think you're rubbing off on me.... ::)

Didn't bother me...just found it funny. This guy has super duper infrared, connected to the bat mainframe, blah blah blah.....and it can't show him a tripwire.....hahah

And he does figure out where the nest is like you remembered, I just thought it was just strange and matter of factly that he cut a perfect circle right where he was standing...

Otherwise, I'm liking this story a lot.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 31, 2012, 11:56:24 AM
Is we just looking for stuff?  ;)

I think you're rubbing off on me.... ::)

I can see that.  ;D I am a nit-picky little shit.  :D Things that bug me can absolutely ruin a story for me. HERE THAT, SLOTT?  >:( >:(

 :D :D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on January 31, 2012, 03:04:15 PM
I am a nit-picky little shit.  :D

I haven't noticed.... ;D

And I also hate to nit pick....but.......

Quote
HERE THAT, SLOTT?  >:( >:(

It's "Hear", not "here"......but you already "new" that.... ;) :D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 31, 2012, 03:37:19 PM
It's "Hear", not "here"......but you already "new" that.... ;) :D

SON-OF-A-BITCH!!!!  >:(

 :D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2012, 03:56:16 PM
I can see that.  ;D I am a nit-picky little shit.  :D Things that bug me can absolutely ruin a story for me. HERE THAT, SLOTT?  >:( >:(

 :D :D

Like Batwoman?   ;D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on January 31, 2012, 07:43:15 PM
I can see that.  ;D I am a nit-picky little shit.  :D Things that bug me can absolutely ruin a story for me. HERE THAT, SLOTT?  >:( >:(

 :D :D

Like Batwoman?   ;D

Yep. Why is she bone white? No-one has answered that yet.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on February 01, 2012, 09:51:02 PM
Batman #4 & #5.....wow, kinda strange that I'm caught up on a book that isn't The Walking Dead, Invincible, or Fables....hahaha

Of course I liked issue #5 a lot better than #4 as it was all exposition....

What a trip!  The Owls can give Scarecrow a run for his money in mindf#$&s....I'm glad that you guys didn't spoil the creative page layout!  Or was that just my issue?  ;D

I enjoyed the story before, but issue #5 was damn fun, and kicked up the coolness factor.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2012, 09:42:35 PM
Issue 6

Picked this up at the LCD today.  Creeeeepy!

Another good issue.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on February 16, 2012, 05:21:04 AM
Issue 6

Picked this up at the LCD today.  Creeeeepy!

Another good issue.

Damn you!!!  ;D Mine is not here yet!!!

Do you have #7 on order? Is that where you jumped in at DCBS?


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2012, 11:11:47 AM
Yes sir.  Number 7 is my first DCBS issue.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on February 25, 2012, 12:22:06 AM
Totally disappointed in issue #6.  All that great build up kinda squandered in my opinion.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on February 25, 2012, 04:34:49 AM
Totally disappointed in issue #6.  All that great build up kinda squandered in my opinion.

Uh-Oh. Still have about 6 days until I get my copy ... kinda scaring me, man.  :-\


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on February 25, 2012, 06:23:43 AM
Totally disappointed in issue #6.  All that great build up kinda squandered in my opinion.

Totally disappointed?  I liked the issue.  I thought it was a decent end for Act 1 of this story.  And I found it really creepy.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: G:The Last Man on February 25, 2012, 08:38:09 AM

Batman is not a pushover by any means, but Talon is and should have been a more formidable opponent.  Especially since Batman was not at full strength.  All of a sudden after days roaming in the labyrinth, he's lucid and has power behind his punches?  Meh.

And I really do like the Court of Owls, but pacing-wise, especially with most storylines being written specifically for trade....there was no decent payoff.  After 6 issues, I'd expect something more of a resolution.  But instead I get the Owls hooting and whispering, and more questions.  Fell pretty flat.

That's just me though. ;)


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on June 16, 2012, 09:11:33 AM
ISSUE #10

 :o

Snyder is showing he has power ... at DC  ;D Wow. So
Bruce has a younger brother and the dude is crazy
I like it. I like how Snyder set it up. I like the reveal. I liked the issue, but for some reason it didn't have the PUNCH I was expecting a big reveal like that to have. I avoided all spoilers so I could be "as shocked" as the internet was, but it didn't floor me.

Is this just another sign of my decline of enjoyment in the superhero books or are others left also without expression in this reveal?


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on June 16, 2012, 11:23:14 AM
Thankfully I did not know there was going to be a reveal but it was more like a "hmmm. wow." than a "WOW!!".

I like the idea but want to get the rest of the story flushed out before I decide how much.  This is why:

I'm hoping his origin isnt out of character for the Wayne's.  If the explanation for his abandonment is plausible then it's the making of a great new Batman villain.  If its not plausible, then I'll roll my eyes.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2012, 04:49:59 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6k36uhwKC1rqidupo1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2012, 04:52:05 PM
From the man who brought us the Court of Owls.

I had a geekgasm when I saw it.  So glad I read that first arc in Detective.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2012, 04:55:42 PM
More....

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=39498 (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=39498)


"When Scott told me that he'd written a Joker story for our next arc, I couldn’t contain my excitement," said Capullo. "Talk about a dream come true! For me, the Joker is the ultimate rogue and the villain I most wanted to draw. I gotta tell you, after hearing what the story is about, this isn't a dream come true. It's a nightmare! A macabre and bloody, flesh crawling nightmare. We hope you'll have the nerve to face what's coming. Warning: It ain't for the faint of heart!"


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on July 02, 2012, 06:33:07 PM
While I am not a huge Tony Daniels 'the writer' fan (He comes off almost Frank 'I am the God Damn Batman" Miller'esque at times to me) I thought his first 52 Joker story had its moments. Not enough to keep me on the book, mind you  :D, but wasn't as bad as say ... the writing from artist J.H Williams (who even had help) on Batwoman.

Certainly interested in seeing what Snyder will do and I hope Capullo gets just a little Spawn-ness in his artistic take on the insanity that is the Joker


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on February 03, 2013, 09:03:40 AM
No ones talking about Snyders Joker arc?

Me included.  I think it got deluded by becoming an event in all the bat books.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on February 03, 2013, 08:50:29 PM
Talking about it? No. Loving it? Yes


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: jedicow on February 15, 2013, 03:44:32 PM
can someone spoil me on the end of the death of the family storyline?


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on February 15, 2013, 06:52:52 PM
can someone spoil me on the end of the death of the family storyline?

Over-simplifying it, but -
Joker has all of the Bat folks (Robin, Dick, Barbara, etc...) tied to chairs at a table. All but Batman have their heads wrapped in gauze. Joker lifts up the serving tray cover to reveal that he has cut off all if the Bat folk's faces. This is quickly shown to be a trick. Alfred, after being kidnapped much earlier in the arc, then appears under the influence of Jokers laughing gas. Soon, while Batman chases Joker, all the Bat folks lose control and fall prey to the gas. They work their way through it, of course. Batman and Joker have a "final" meeting where Batman tells Joker that he knows the Joker's real name (or he is about to tell the Joker anyway ... can't remember now). Joker falls into a chasm. Batman and Alfred discuss things that wrap up the arc.

That's pretty close to what happened.
 ;D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Gay Titan on February 20, 2013, 01:15:09 PM
so who was the actual "death"?


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on February 20, 2013, 02:21:15 PM
so who was the actual "death"?

Trust within the family


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on April 22, 2013, 05:12:09 AM
WOW!  Batman #1 sold for $51 + $8 shipping on eBay last night.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on April 22, 2013, 05:30:43 AM
You think that is something, check out some of the prices that RACHEL RISING #1 is going for. Just announced a possible TV show, so everyone is Walking Dead speculating. Price is sky-rocketing.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on July 17, 2014, 09:38:24 AM
Hey Jimmy,

I'm thinking, but not too seriously, about going ahead, biting the bullet and dropping my Batman monthlies and just go full HC, even though I think DC's prices are just ridiculous for those. But one thing, are the Batman HC's the size of a trade? I mean size of the paper itself, not the thickness. I mean, those things are not "oversized" are they?

A regular trade and Marvel Premiere HC's are 6.75x10.25
A good HC (Image or Marvel's later HC's) are 7.50x11.25

Are the DC HC just like the Marvel Premiere HC's as far as size goes?

Thanks
 :)


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on July 17, 2014, 01:27:05 PM
Hey Jimmy,

I'm thinking, but not too seriously, about going ahead, biting the bullet and dropping my Batman monthlies and just go full HC, even though I think DC's prices are just ridiculous for those. But one thing, are the Batman HC's the size of a trade? I mean size of the paper itself, not the thickness. I mean, those things are not "oversized" are they?

A regular trade and Marvel Premiere HC's are 6.75x10.25
A good HC (Image or Marvel's later HC's) are 7.50x11.25

Are the DC HC just like the Marvel Premiere HC's as far as size goes?

Thanks
 :)

They are the 6.75 (or, about 6.5; I was only measuring the paper page?), by the 10.25. They are a smaller size when compared to Invincible Ultimate Collection HCs I have.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on July 17, 2014, 02:01:50 PM
Thanks man.

So DC's HC's are just like Marvels' Premiere HC's without the adjective.  :D

I sure wish they would promote what they want to call them ... their HC's with about 10 or 12 issues. Are they the Absolutes? And are the Absolutes the size of the Invincible books? If so, I want a damn Snyder/Capullo Absolute Batman Vol 1 !!!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on July 18, 2014, 10:16:46 AM
I won't lie; I was holding out on the Morrison Action HCs simply because I believed they would do their..."Omnibus" (that's another Absolute version of branding, right? ;) but I said "Eh, if it comes out, then maybe I'll switch them over."

Won't lie...kinda wished I had pulled the trigger when I did for the Super-mega-HC colletion of Brubaker's Winter Solider/Captain America beginning. Sooooo expensive to find. And of course, no repackaging of it for the second movie, either.  ::)


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on July 18, 2014, 10:35:44 AM
Yeah, there have only been a couple Omni's I have wanted to take a chance on. That was one. I sure should've  >:(


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on September 12, 2014, 12:10:45 PM
BATMAN vol 1 Hardcover -

Man ... I don't know what to think about this. Now I'm not talking about the story which I read a long time ago, but the actual book itself. Again, as I was thinking of switching over to hardcovers of Batman instead of the monthlies I was hoping I would be okay with the smaller size of these DC HC's but ... I don't know.

Good thing it does match the EARTH ONE series of hardcovers. Still looking forward to WONDER WOMAN one, so ... Maybe I'll get use to this size.
 :-\


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on March 30, 2015, 11:32:56 AM
Hmmmm.  Could this be a time to jump off of Batman?

(http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_pi/120/2591333.jpg)

Batman Cvr A 41 (06/10)

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki (CA) Greg Capullo

The all-new Batman makes his debut! Who is he, and what happens next? Find out here as a new era begins in Gotham City!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on March 30, 2015, 06:32:52 PM
Hmmmm.  Could this be a time to jump off of Batman?


Not for me.
For two reasons ...

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo

  ;) :)

EDIT - Though actually, as DC is finally putting out this -

ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Advance solicited • On sale OCTOBER 28 • 384 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99.99 US

It could be that time
 :)


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on April 06, 2015, 08:49:19 PM
Heh. I'm looking forward to volume 7, as my buddy moved away, and I haven't read anything but part 1 of Endgame so far!!!!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on April 07, 2015, 06:42:15 AM
Ouch. I damn sure hope my guy stays put for awhile. HA. I would lose about 95% of my reading material. You know, that 95% that is keeping me from reading my own reading material
 :D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on April 14, 2015, 06:51:51 AM
Hmmmm.  Could this be a time to jump off of Batman?

(http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_pi/120/2591333.jpg)

Batman Cvr A 41 (06/10)

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki (CA) Greg Capullo

The all-new Batman makes his debut! Who is he, and what happens next? Find out here as a new era begins in Gotham City!

Well I just saw where BC spoiled it, so if you would like to know who is in the suit, head over to Bleeding Cool ... or just look behind the Spoiler barrier below.

Tis a big spoiler, but may make people more interested, or less I suppose  ;D

The guy in that Bat-Exoskeleton is ...

Commissioner Gordon

I may have to up my order to two copies. 
 ;)


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on April 14, 2015, 07:19:01 AM
DAY-um!!!! :o


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on April 14, 2015, 08:33:02 AM
Man - I am SOOOOO tempted to look at that spoiler.    >:(

Do they reveal it in that issue?


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on April 14, 2015, 09:02:24 AM
I don't know...but it's a big spoiler! I fell prey, but I think you should hold strong Jeff!!!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on April 14, 2015, 11:29:03 AM
Thanks Jimbo - I'm holding strong....at least for today.   ;D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on April 14, 2015, 12:00:58 PM
Thanks Jimbo - I'm holding strong....at least for today.   ;D

Well it depends on if you are buying it or not.

If you are questioning or you are set on dropping the book because of that suit, then yes, look at the spoiler or trust me enough when I say don't drop the book until you read this issue. Decide after that issue, because you may end up kicking yourself for not buying it.
 ;)

If you are not dropping the book at all, then sure, you can wait. Hopefully they will blast the thing all at once and not make it obvious leading up to it.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on April 15, 2015, 10:45:43 AM
I have it pre-ordered at the moment.  I'll keep it on.  Now if it turns out to be something like Mr. Mxyzptlk I'll kill you.  Ha Ha!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2015, 10:24:15 AM
I got spoiled by the Divergence Free Comic Book day issue.  After reading that I wasn't excited and planned on dropping it.

Then issue 41 arrived and I just finished reading it.  Great start and worth keeping on the pull. Continues the great story telling Snyder is doing with Batman.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on September 11, 2015, 07:37:48 PM
So, I am in the process of reading all the recent back issues from DC that I have ad for a few months, but sorely behind on. Hopefully I will be caught up by the end of next week, but I do have a lot. So, much like the recent reading lists for MU, here is what I am behind on, yet trying to power through currently (If I can keep away from that darn Birthright title that keeps staring at me begging me to get back on board and read past the 5th issue)

Batman - issues 39 through 44 -
Just finished #38 and I just can't believe I have spent the last 4 months or so reading every other creator title that I came across, instead of focusing on this great, fantastic beast of a book. Yes, I found some great new titles I am going to read, but this should be one of the first books I read each month, period. It is just that damn good. From the art, to the plotting, to the characterization. This is the book. Can't believe I am 5 issues behind. I will be finishing these off before moving to ...

Lobo - issues 5 through 10 -
Just tries the first 4 issues of this, because as you know I need another title to add  ::) and while I only graded it a "5" (a good but not great comic. A regular fare of a book) I have been thinking more about it over the past two days or so. I likened it to Jurgens, and the more I think about it, the more I get that "feeling". It is not the same voice, but it has the same tempo as a Jurgens book. Gonna keep going and see if I will continue after the ten issues I have.

Batgirl - issues 35-43 -
The "new look" Batgirl. I have read issue one, a long time ago, but I decided to jump in and make this a regular pull, until I get to #43 at least and see where I stand. I have always loved the character, and actually got these the day I heard that Yvonne Craig passed away (well, I got up to issue 42 at that time, I think). The thought of "my" Batgirl dying made me miss this title, so I jumped in. And hey, No Gail Simone, so that is a plus. After this, I am tossing it up in the air. I may go back to Batman or finally hit those speedster issues I have been trying to get to. Hell I may stick to the same style as Batgirl and read all the issues I have of ...

Gotham Academy- issues 1 through 10
Never read anything of this. Interested. but for the next titles, if not this one, I have to read the following -

Detective - 37-44
Grayson - 9-12
Flash 30 - 43
We Are Robin - 2 + 3
Robin Son of Batman 2 + 3
Aquaman ... Hell, at least starting with the Sneak Peak issue, but how far should I go back on that one? Jimmy?

I still have -
Green Lantern 35 - 44
Green Arrow 20 - 44
Plus every issue of these to read:
Sinestro
Justice League 3000
Justice League 3001
Injustice Gods Among Us (All four Years)

So not tooooo bad. Just 16 DC titles (about 150 issues) I need to catch up on.  :D   :-\ :-\  Sadly I spent too much time on Superman.
 ;D  :D 

(As I said, it is just too damn easy to click and have these comics to read, Jeff. Be careful)
 :-\


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jeff on September 12, 2015, 06:58:30 AM

(As I said, it is just too damn easy to click and have these comics to read, Jeff. Be careful)
 :-\

I should have warned you Perry.  I started buying digital on Comixology a couple of years ago when Glenn was posting all those free issues.  Then I got hooked on the 99 cent issues of Flash and Aquaman.  I think I still have a gazillion issues of Warlord of Mars and all the Wonderland titles sitting in there unread.  I stopped because I was buyin way more than I could read.  But now that I'm used to waiting six months with MU I'm thinking I can wait for the DC titles to go to 99 cents before buying them. Your right though.  It's a slippery slope as I'm sure at some point I won't be able to wait and it will be too easy to click and read!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on September 14, 2015, 06:19:55 AM
So, I am in the process of reading all the recent back issues from DC that I have ad for a few months, but sorely behind on. Hopefully I will be caught up by the end of next week, but I do have a lot. So, much like the recent reading lists for MU, here is what I am behind on, yet trying to power through currently (If I can keep away from that darn Birthright title that keeps staring at me begging me to get back on board and read past the 5th issue)


Ya know...Birthright is ONLY up through issue 10 right now. ;)

HA!  :D


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on September 14, 2015, 06:32:55 AM
I should have warned you Perry. 

Yes, yes you should have. THANKS, MAN !!  >:(

 :D :D

Ya know...Birthright is ONLY up through issue 10 right now. ;)
HA!  :D

Yeah, but that is a whole 5 issues  :D :D

Trying to get up on DC so I can stay caught up monthly ... hopefully.

That said -
Finished Batman, well, I got caught up. I absolutely love how Capullo draws "this" Batman. Skinnier, smaller of frame. Just a nice touch. Glad he (or Snyder) put some thought into it.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on September 20, 2015, 08:28:09 AM
So, my pre-order copy of Batman: Endgame finally arrived. This is the first Snyder/Capullo volume that I have not read ahead of time, and I understand it to be a doozy. So, to truly digest it, enjoy it, savor it; I read it over an hour and a half last night.

THIS WAS THE BEST THING EVER!!!!

Okay, a bit of extemporaneous exposition aside; this was utterly fantastic!! I wish I could have my mind wiped, JUST so I could have the experience of reading this for the first time, without any spoilers, gone from my memory!

I love to reread Priest's Black Panther for the feeling of amazement. To see the story unfold as it does. To experience the craft of creation of excellence. I reread Miller's Daredevil to watch the inevitable build of drama that is heightened by seeing the appearance of death and love repeating throughout his work; that is a book that rings loudest at its crescendo.

But this...I want to feel that sense of horror. That feeling that everything Joker does is a terrible, horrible game to him. I loved that Snyder really brought back the Joker that did his devilish puns. A Joker that was knowledgeable about history to make his pseudonym name. To make puns about what Batman needed to get from his spine. To reference the danger of Alfred to King Lear. I love that Joker!!

I don't know how one is able to write about psychosis, but Snyder ran a great comic-book style psych major flag up the pole to have this come through.

I love the purported rumor of Joker's eternal history of evil in Gotham. See, Marvel? This was how Wolverine was so cool for so long; mystery! One hand shows while the other hand hides and disseminates! You've lost that! Is Joker immortal? Was that him throughout time? Was he something else besides a  thug with big britches as the Red Hood? I don't know; but the mystery or threat of it makes it something more!!

To watch Bruce, even from 'Death of the Family' until now always have to convince himself that Joker 'is just a man' shows how much even he was scared of him. To know that yes, Joker has always known who he was under the hood, and that it never mattered shows how damned crazy he was.

Capullo's art? just loved it. Just love it here. I'm so happy he's no longer the Macfarlane ape he once was. I love this man's stylings. His mark on this book is why I continue to buy these trades sight unseen.

Now, most of the time I just scoff at people when "Oh, Batman is waaay cooler than Superman! Batman's the best!" Yeah, yeah I say. He looks neat. I get it. I laugh when you say that 'anyone could be Batman.' Pshaw.

But when there is a book like this, it's hard to deny that Batman is the character that everyone should have as their favorite.


Can't get enough of this stuff. I'm sure Robo-Mecha/Bunny-Batman is just as good.  8)


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on September 21, 2015, 06:38:34 AM
Just got caught up on all the Batman issues and I can only agree.

Love the way they are portraying the Joker here, and what's better, how his anger and motivation ties into what happened during that "Death in the Family" arc.
It is really creepy to think about his past. Love seeing those photos. Just a figure with a white smile here and there ;)

And the way that
this element/fluid/mineral ties into the Owl group as well

And if you think you appreciate Capullo's art right now, just wait until the next arc. They way ... no, I better not say anything yet, but when you start reading, let me know and I will explain one thing, one simple thing, that really makes me respect the way Capullo and Snyder work together (I say them as a team, because while I was just giving Capullo the credit for it, I am not really sure who is responsible for the thing I am thinking of  :D)

Also, going sideways for a second, I like that DC isn't too concerned with continuity. Allowing Snyder to tell his Batman story and Johns to tell his JLA story (that heavily involves Batman) with-out having one title be forced to include what is happening in the other, is a good thing. By letting each writer to just tell their story, there is a better chance of having two great stories instead of one great story and one mediocre tie-in.


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on September 21, 2015, 07:57:26 AM

Also, going sideways for a second, I like that DC isn't too concerned with continuity. Allowing Snyder to tell his Batman story and Johns to tell his JLA story (that heavily involves Batman) with-out having one title be forced to include what is happening in the other, is a good thing. By letting each writer to just tell their story, there is a better chance of having two great stories instead of one great story and one mediocre tie-in.


And, for DC's influence or want of 'writers tell good stories in your titles and don't worry about the other stuff' I fully agree. Because, once all stories are told, collected, and bought at random intervals by fans, the story they want is on the shelf. And it doesn't matter if MechaBatman is in Justice League-because Justice League's reach and story is beyond the minutiae occurring within the title. For that, I like!!


Title: Re: BATMAN
Post by: Perry on September 21, 2015, 12:53:38 PM
Yep yep