Hello and happy new comic day, everyone! There are so many good comics out this week, but I’m not as excited as usual because of some other Batman goings-on in my life — this weekend I’m going to be an extra in Dark Knight Rises!! It’s such a once in a lifetime experience, I can barely even think about it. If Christian Bale is there, I might need to be restrained… Well, we’ll see. On to the comic books!
Batman Beyond 8 – I’ve tried really hard to care about Batman Beyond, but it’s just not happening. I’m sorry, I know that sounds awful, and there’s nothing specifically wrong with it – I actually like the overall look of the artwork, and it’s well written. It’s just that somehow from month to month I can never remember what’s going on, and I don’t feel any connection to Terry McGinnis. I’ll read it, but I don’t mind that this book isn’t continuing into the DCnU.
Batman: Arkham City 4 of 5 – This book has been so much fun! I love how Joker and Harley are drawn, and Batman is as badass as he should be. The videogame will be a lot of fun when it comes out, and I like that DC is doing a comicbook tie-in.
Batman: Gates of Gotham 4 of 5 – The tale of Gotham’s history continues! Red Robin has been especially excellent in this series and I look forward to seeing what he does in this issue. The story opens with Robin and Red Robin fighting against a guy wearing a 100-year old diving suit (I think?) the two of them are so funny when forced to work together, I know I’ll enjoy wherever the story goes.
Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance 3 of 3 – After the reveal at the end of the last issue, I can’t wait to find out how they’ll follow that up! I’ve really enjoyed seeing Thomas Wayne as Batman, so different than how Bruce turned out and yet also very Battish. I’m totally sad that it’s the last issue already, but there’s lots to look forward to in the DCnU!
Flashpoint 4 of 5 – Flashpoint! Hurrah! I’ve been enjoying this mini-series so much more than I expected to, it’s been just great. I can’t imagine how they’re going to get from here to a resolution in just two issues, but I’m sure it will be awesome. Overall a great week for comics!