I really struggle to discuss Batman #50 in public because I don’t wish to offend people. There is so much love out there for this book and I have tried my damnedest to give it the fairest chance possible, especially given how much I used to love the book. You may think me talking gibberish given how scathing I was on the Inter-Comics podcast:
But upon re-reading I feel no different. The story was confused, with Gordon being finally treated with respect but the same cannot be said for Bruce’s ex-lover. So much of the writing has become mythos that the more humanistic aspects of Batman seem unpalatable. This was very much the case with the last arc where Joker was treated very similarly. Sadly the action was convoluted and exceptionally difficult to follow and I think Capullo is best suited to smaller snapshot based pugilistic fighting. It does upset me saying this given how many excellent ratings this book has accumulated, but sadly I cannot do the same and it would be disingenuous for me to do so.
In other disappointments, Grayson lost all its stalwart creators and its final arc issues are falling by the wayside. ANAD Avengers was painfully fillery and Hyperion was just plain. Onwards and upwards!
Hyperion #1 – FCMX6QIL6Y6Q
All-New All-Different Avengers #7 – FCMKHG6LRS19
This book was fun. The explanation of how Amadeus became the Hulk was touching but very rushed and all to easy. I am not a fan of Cho’s art but it worked well in this issue and his Hulk is very distinct from Banners which deserved much kudos indeed.
This is an exceptionally grand and adventurous comic and each issue escalates the grandiosity to the next level. It is wonderfully drawn and the characters are remarkably stable given the next world adventures and a confrontation with the Life Bringer Galactus who looks gorgeous gilted in gold.
The book may be moving absolutely slowly but thankfully the release schedule is not. The artist different and this has resulted in an unaccustomed feel to the comic. However the story is great and the interviews pre-employment of those who were affected in space, are brilliant to read.
This book about vampires and werewolves set over three different time periods, finally came together on this book. The three stories are slowly beginning to link and form one very interesting overall arc. The art is visceral and easy to feel.
The exorcisms seem to become more and more harrowing as this comic runs on by. This is also where Azaceta excels because his work is wonderfully guttural and suspenseful. This issue saw more of a rationale aspect to removing an evil spirit from a man living in the basement.
This comic was once again beautifully watercoloured. It is has a wonderful unfinished feel to it, making it quite ethereal. The story plays out in a tragic manner and the unification of two opposing cultures cultures is going to require great patience and sadly more death.
I shall be reviewing this book later this week!