Welcome, Bat-Fans! This is the inaugural entry in my new Batman Comics review blog, and I thought I’d start by telling you a little bit about who I am and why I’m doing this before jumping into the comicbook discussion.
So, hi! Call me Spice. You might remember me from other websites such as Twitter, LiveJournal, and Reddit. I’m a Canadian woman working in the tech industry, and I’ve been a big fan of Batman my whole life. The 60′s Batman show was an after-school staple for years, and Christian Bale’s recent performances as Batman really rejuvenated my interest in the whole Batverse. Heath Ledger’s amazing Joker was the icing on the bat-cake, a performance that part of me will just never get over. In March 2010 I started following several weekly Batman titles in preparation for the Return of Bruce Wayne mini-series, and it turned out to be even more fun and engaging than I expected! The artwork is beautiful, the stories are exciting and meaningful, the characters are fascinating, and Bruce Wayne lives on! What more could a girl want?
Well, it turns out, I want someone to talk with about all this! Some place where I can exclaim over beautiful and innovative artwork, theorize about plot points, and complain about those few times when I dislike or disagree with what I’m reading. My partner in crime listens when I get excited, but he’s not really a regular comicbook reader. So here we are! I’ll write about comicbooks and perhaps some other Batverse stuff, and I hope you take the time to comment with your own thoughts.
I also wanted to mention some of the Batman-related sites I follow. There are brilliant and insightful people out there, and I could never hope to compete with them, but maybe my few thoughts can contribute a little something to the larger conversation. A few of my favourites are the official Daily DCU, The Daily Batman, and the surreal and beautiful Batman in Wonderland tumblr. David Uzumeri posts fantastic annotations of new issues at Comics Alliance, it’s lots of fun to read through his posts after reading the books to find out what I missed. If you know of any other sites/blogs I should be watching, let me know!
And that’s it for now. Next post will be my thoughts on Batman & Robin 16, which everyone knows by now ended on quite an exciting note. My favourite bits were actually more towards the middle, but we can talk about that later. One thing to note – I’m going to assume that you’ve read the comicbook before reading anything here, so my posts will contain spoilers. I am the night!