I really enjoyed it. Follows Joker's lacky for a few days. You really only get to see Batman for the last few pages which is completely OK. There's one major plot point that never really gets explained, but otherwise a winner.
Taking a break from the continuing story of After the Fall, we catch up with most of the characters and the events that happened the very night the TV series ended.
It's OK, but not great.
The highlights here would be Spike's story, featuring ** and the Gunn story. Frankly, the rest here are throwaway-ish. Connor's story has some chance of being alright, but I wasn't all that interested here.
The most entertaining part is probably Lynch's self-absorbed commentary in the back pages. Maybe it's been too long since I watched the show, but I needed a little help here remembering who some of these characters are, and this part helps. But dude, you're right, Betta George is really lame.
Completely as good as legend has it. I had absolutely no idea that the Batman vs. Superman concept had actually existed in a comic already. Also, I really think the Mutants would be an interesting turn for the films, assuming they do a third. It would continue the concept of escalation set in the 2nd film. And really, can they really improve on the Joker as a single villain?
The question now is do I read the sequal...? I hear it's a disappointment and kinda campy.
I'd strongly recommend skipping the sequel. Unless you need to be disabused of the notion that Miller is some kinda genius. Looking at them side-by-side its hard to believe that the same mind produced both works.
ah, good to hear. thanks, I'll follow.
I second Reg. If you want more of this kind of Batman, Arkham Asylum would be a good choice.
At first I was expecting something a bit closer to the show. Much like they've done with the Buffy comics, they're taking this in directions that frankly they just couldn't pull off on TV.
While disappointing at first, by the end, enough crazy shit had gone down with the characters I already love that it was definitely worth the effort. I immediately bought Vol II and will probably read that tomorrow.
I completely loved the first half of this book, but damnit if the second half didn't just lose me. I completely get what was going on and the point being made, I just didn't much care for the execution.