So before I get to issue three, which I read a lot harder than the last two, I must come clean about something. I don't think I read the first two issues with the clarity and resolve that I should have. I was talking to some guys at the LCS and mentioned how I was enjoying this title so far and ... man ... they slammed the hell out of me
Now I was fine with their calling me names and while I think calling my mother anything is stepping beyond the line
they asked me how I could take the Waller/Alfred thing and still think this book was good. My reply was "What Waller/Alfred thing?"
Well, I re-read this damn thing and man ... I don't know if I just skimmed over these two pages or those two issues. If I was just lost in the crowd noise when I read it or just talking to the guys and didn't register but holy hell there is a spot in this book that should almost ruin the entire run for everyone.
I remember Bats talking about what Waller did but I thought it happened in the Suicide Squad title. I mean I have missed a thing or two in comics before but jeeeez, how did I miss that happening? I really think I just flipped right passed that. It's the only thing I can think of. Unless my meds are off again
Anyway, I read ... I re-read both issues and that does seem to be the only thing I really missed (though I didn't get any warm fuzzies remembering what I was reading again like I should have and the last couple pages of issue #2 was not as good as I thought at first ... and the overall dialog at times is ... well ... was I drunk?) but I felt good enough to read issue #3 now. Or try to at least. Issue #3
So Batman can break right through Leather straps now?
Look, if you want to go back to early 1980's writing, than this book is for you. It is fun, honestly, for that reason. It feels like reading a 80's comic. All the craziness, all the bad dialog, all the bad things that made people joke comics and comic readers is all here. But it is also, as I had said about the first two issues that I didn't read too well
, it is fun. It just is.
Maybe that is what I did last time, just forgot all the problems and just enjoyed a book that seemed like a book I was reading back when I was younger. There is no nostalgia here, but it does have that old school feel to it. Yeah, that is thought on the subject.
Should you read the thing? I think so, if you can get passed the Waller/Alfred thing (which I am not sure I would have, originally) you should enjoy this as a "oh what the hell" kinda book. I wouldn't blame you for liking this.
If you don't enjoy this book ... I don't blame ya for that either.
If you're in the mood for this, it is
7 outta 10 - learners permits
if you are in the mood for todays better written and structured book
4 outta 10 - Little scared Alfreds