Thursday, June 10, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Batman #700

BAD THING: If you don't like Grant Morrison mind-frag stories with a lot of random weirdness... well, a mystery told across time through the investigations of three different Batmen is far from the strangest thing Grant Morrison has ever written, but his mystery stories can be an acquired taste for those more used to traditional detective tales.

GOOD THING: There's quite a lot of sight gags and nods to the glorious history of The Dark Knight throughout the book. Here's one of the easier ones - check out this gang that Batman and Robin fight together and note that they are later identified as "The Mutants". Ringing any bells?

The Final Verdict: The wonderful artwork and pin-up gallery do not make up for a $4.99 price tag and a surprisingly mundane story that seems more interested in throwing out ideas than in giving us a detective story we have a hope of solving. Only for the most die-hard of collectors, I was more excited by the wordless preview of the upcoming Neal Adams Batman story than I was by this over-priced title.

1 comment:

  1. ... Damian's costume is sooooo wrong on soooo many levels.. well one level... the GIANT COLLAR