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Subj: Re: Batman 36 review
Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 at 02:11:37 pm EST (Viewed 129 times)
Reply Subj: Batman 36 review
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 at 10:35:04 pm EST (Viewed 140 times)
Quote:What to say about this one. I guess it would be that it has a lot of good ideas that make it work better on paper than in its execution.
I liked the issue. It really nails home how Superman and Batman think of each other. I also loved the duel dialogue.
Quote:I like the idea that Bruce is awkward introducing Selina to the Kent’s. I like that Lois and Selina are unimpressed by Clark’s disguise. But to quote Chris Sims that is not a thread you want to pull on.
I thought it was a nice touch that Selina knows. If she really is going to marry Bruce Wayne, she should know Clark's secret. Lois even gives Clark some advice that I think is food for thought for the rest of us, "But you don't trust him to love someone we can trust."
If Selina really was a questionable person to know Clark's secret, she would have proven it by now. The fact that she knows, and has known for who knows how long, means she doesn't care if Clark is Superman and that she can be trusted with that kind of secret.
Quote:I like the idea of a double date. That is the idea of a date. My problems were with the execution.
We'll get to the double date in the next issue.
Quote:This is still a comic book. The plot is that Bats and Supes were working a case from opposite ends. Meanwhile Lois and Selina say call your friend. Bats and Supes basically say they are opposites and the virtues the others have. Are the other the better man.
Quote:My problem is that the plot could have done without the villain at all. It could have been done with both parties sitting at different coffee tables. Why show how Bats’ abs Suoes’ Methods differ and how they complement each other.
Yeah, this story could have been told in one issue, but King plans on stretching it out for two when that is unnecessary.
Quote:Why not give an exciting battle along with exposure of their insecurities ?
There was a battle in this issue. Three in fact.
Quote:Also the art. I liked the newsroom and Lois’ work station. It looks like the newsrooms I have been in. I will say that Lois is the best dressed reporter ever, so points off for that.
I loved how the artist/colorist got Lois' look right in this issue when they can't even do that in the main Superman books.
Quote:I have mixed feelings about the way Cats was drawn. I get they were going for her being cat like, but a couple of times she was drawn a little too sexualized for my taste.
She's always been drawn this way.
Quote:Like I said, good ideas, but too sterile. Remember action is not a sin.
There was action in this issue.
It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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