It’s Halloween! and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than to review the wonderful combination of the spirit of this great holiday and one of my favorite characters: The Batman. It’s been a little while since i wrote one of these up but I thought this was the best occasion to finally release my thoughts on these two issues.
Ok, let me just start by saying that I absolutely love this cover, any homage to the classic Batman #9 cover is a very welcome piece for me. SDCC is coming to a close today, and this book marks a great way to send off the con visitors and remind us In a simple child like manner; why it is we love the characters we do. In a way this is an homage to fandom and also to the various interpretations of heroes out there. In the end we have a great little story here that continues to be a breath of fresh air from the swarm of serious monthlies we are accustomed to.
Ok, so here we go into the belly of the beast so to speak. Grant Morrison’s run is at an end and I have not been more excited for any other run’s end. I must say however that this issue brought many things to a speeding close and others who have not yet been shown an end for seem to have little room in the next issue for a proper send off. With Chris Burnham’s issue #11 back in May we got a stand alone story in an awkward place and time, as a result a story which seemed to be dragging a bit now seems to be coming to a speeding halt.
The fourth of July themed issue of Li’l Gotham is here. This makes 14 issues into this series and I personally could not be more satisfied with the bunch we have out now. I’ve sung my praise for this book quite a bit in the past but it is all well deserved. The 4th may have come and gone but this does not dimmer the brightness of the firework’s this issue has to offer.
So, in much lighter news these days…….. I want to give you guys my opinions of the newest and possibly best LEGO set in quite some time; The Arkham Asylum breakout set!
June has no public holidays for Japan if I recall correctly, therefore I do believe it is safe to assume that this is the first issue in this series that is not tied down to a holiday. This month’s final issue seems to pay homage to a variety of hollywood blockbusters. All the fun, witty dialogue, and nice action sequences from your run of the mill hollywood action flick are here in pure fun Bat fashion.
Here is the bargaining stage!…… and it’s a little underwhelming if I’m honest. The art is a awesome in this issue but even so I do miss Patrick Gleason here, I am a strong believer in the philosophy that comics are not complete without great artwork and when Pat is missing from an issue there is always a part of me that seems a bit distracted by the change during my read.