View Full Version : Neil Gaiman's Batman
02-11-2009, 07:12 PM
I just finished reading it, and I haven't been reading Batman for a long time. My last issue was Grant Morrison (one of the best) and Andy Kubert's (not so good) first issue on the book. I am completely lost with what is going on. I mean, is Batman dead or alive!!?? I understand that he is sort of in-between, but I stil don't understand anything that is going on.
I also want to say that Andy Kubert's art is really low compared to what I've seen from him. If it wasn't for Scott Williams inks and Alex Sinclair's colors, the art would have sucked completely. But because of that, at points in the book it looked like it was illustrated by the awesome Jim Lee.
02-19-2009, 04:53 AM
Gaiman's writing an ongoing Batman title? Or something else?
02-19-2009, 06:32 AM
For now, it's a two issue storyline. I don't know if he will keep writing.
02-20-2009, 05:50 AM
I'll have to check those out.
03-25-2009, 02:05 AM
It's just two issues. One of Batman, one of Detective. I loved the first one, and am psyched for the second.
The Batman issue was not supposed to be in continuity, or a recap, but rather some sort of Multiverse or hallucination of Batman's previous life. I really though the issue was brilliant. A great cap to Morrison's run, which I've also entirely loved. (I will say it started slow with Batman and Son... some good stuff but very boring.)
09-15-2009, 01:26 PM
God, I love all of Neil Gaiman's works! From Coraline to his works with comics, this guy is awesome. But I didn't know he wrote for Batman, so I definitely have to check this out ASAP! :D
09-29-2009, 02:05 PM
I enjoyed Gaiman's story, but as with quite a lot of his stuff, it is more concerned with stories as a concept than the story at hand. This did not need to be a Barman story to say what he wanted to say about the cyclical nature of storytelling, as opposed to Alan Moore's WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW which was very specifically a Superman story, to which Gaiman's WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER was to serve as a companion piece. I do respect that he feels Batman ranks up there with classical myth which has the same cyclical life, but I would have liked to see more of an actual Batman story, since it was supposed to be somewhat of an event. But still, I liked it a lot.
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