Why didn't I make one of these forever ago?
I've been reading the New 52 Batman run (2011 - ) (written by Scott Snyder, art Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion). The art is its weak point so far by far. It's not terrible, but at best it can really only be called "passable", less and less so the more humans there are in-panel. Once stuff gets weird, though, in issues #5 and #6, then the art actually starts
, mainly due to how they just start becoming exaggerated. However, assuming it goes back to being about regular Batman stuff, it's probably going to be bland unless Scarecrow shows up at some point. That I would be interested in.
The Court of Owls storyline has not been super fascinating, and...well, Batman summarized how I feel better than I could have.
In other news, I read Alan Moore's The Killing Joke
(1988) (art by Brian Bolland) because it's a comic legend. It wasn't anything super special, but it was good. Has some great Joker art, as well as some of his best lines in the franchise. "You're doing what any sane man in your appalling circumstances would do. You're going mad
." As well as the whole speech at Batman:
"You see, it doesn't matter if you catch me and send me to the asylum...Gordon's been driven mad
. I've proved my point. I've demonstrated there's no difference between me and everyone else. All it takes is one bad day
to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day
. You had a bad day once, am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day
and everything changed. Why else would you dress up like a flying rat?"
Finally, the wonderful "If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!" line that assured the Joker would have a hundred thousand backstories from that day forward.
That's all for now, but I plan to keep this updated. But we all know how well that works out.
Any other fellow comic nerds, feel free.