Friday, November 19, 2010

Can Anyone Explain...

Look, I'm a huge fan of Batman (my toy...excuse me--action figure collection is beyond massive) and when I heard Neal Adams was heading up a 12-issue storyline again I was beyond stoked. He's one of my favorite Batman artists out there, and his artwork brought a realism to the character that's...unreal.

Then I started reading it. Now I feel like someone is playing a joke on me somewhere.

Ok, I'm 6 issues into the series so far and I still have no idea what's going on. I don't see an "Elseworlds" title on there anywhere, but we have a Mexican Bruce Wayne who uses guns and gets shot every...single...issue, we have a Man-Bat who is a drug addict with an even larger Man-Bat bully in his life, and Robin is just weird.

What in the world is going on here? Batman never uses guns, and doesn't seem to be anything like the character currently being portrayed. It doesn't fit into any timeline I've seen before, and I don't understand the significance of any of this stuff.

What am I missing? This isn't a rant post or anything, I am genuinely asking for someone to explain this storyline to me!

Comment away...

3 comments:

Bubbashelby said...

If this ends up being another 'Goddamned Batman' I'm going to shoot someone too!

Reg said...

Any Batman story where Batman has a gun-gun...not worth it. Defies and denies the core of the character.

Rick said...

I've been trying to save upthe issues to read them all at one time. I thought I would be in for a real treat that way but now I'm not so sure.

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