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    Just finished reading Batman: I Am Bane and I'm kinda shocked at how many of my friends told me this was a bad book. I'm not too sure what the general consensus was but I thought it was really well handled and done. King is really doing some great work right now and its weird that he seems to be underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deffinition View Post
    Just finished reading Batman: I Am Bane and I'm kinda shocked at how many of my friends told me this was a bad book. I'm not too sure what the general consensus was but I thought it was really well handled and done. King is really doing some great work right now and its weird that he seems to be underrated.

    Anyway I wrote a review on the book here - Batman: I Am Bane Review

    Let me know if im in the wrong and what your thoughts were on the storyline.

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    Because it is a bad book. It has a stupid plot. Of course vilains are going to follow this well Batman's orders. Of course they are getting this easily into Santa Prisca. Of course Bane is getting fooled this easily. And Then I don't even remember what happened next. No King handles things really bad.

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    Like when Bane broke Batman’s back and he magically reset it and was fine. Or when Batman beat Bane after getting his ass beat with just a head butt? Or Batman, who friends with a ton of superheroes, gathered a group of villains to break him into Banes stronghold? This entire arc and to be honest, his entire damn run has been complete and utter shit.

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    hahahahah damn
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    Yeah, it's pretty bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deffinition View Post
    Just finished reading Batman: I Am Bane and I'm kinda shocked at how many of my friends told me this was a bad book. I'm not too sure what the general consensus was but I thought it was really well handled and done. King is really doing some great work right now and its weird that he seems to be underrated.

    Anyway I wrote a review on the book here - Batman: I Am Bane Review

    Let me know if im in the wrong and what your thoughts were on the storyline.

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    Well, I thought it was pretty good. I liked the parallels between Batman, Bane, and their mothers, and Batman's statement of purpose at the end - that he's driven to help first - was very powerful. There's some problems, but I think it's great. You could post more thoughts in our King Batman thread.
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    King was losing me with I Am Suicide but I am Bane was so much better finally get to see Bane on the main bat book.
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    I love King’s Batman, and I Am Bane is one of my favorites stories from his run. I don’t know about a general consensus, in cbr opinions are pretty divided, the comic does well in sales and in goodreads and comicbookroundup has good reviews, but at the end of the day the important thing is how you felt about it. If you are enjoying King’s run I invite you to check a thread about analysis and enjoyment of King’s run made by millernumber1
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    It's fantastic.

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    will definitely check the analysis, and the parallels are fantastic, watching bane pretty much left to rot physically whilst bruce is left the same emotionally was amazing and I love how both of them used their pain to grow. Seeing it side by side was awesome and I think King has a good eye for relating characters to one another which is what made this run stand out for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deffinition View Post
    will definitely check the analysis, and the parallels are fantastic, watching bane pretty much left to rot physically whilst bruce is left the same emotionally was amazing and I love how both of them used their pain to grow. Seeing it side by side was awesome and I think King has a good eye for relating characters to one another which is what made this run stand out for me
    Tangentially, I've heard that Bane: Conquest will have a Batman/Bane confrontation this week, so I'm pretty excited to see what Dixon has to say there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by millernumber1 View Post
    Tangentially, I've heard that Bane: Conquest will have a Batman/Bane confrontation this week, so I'm pretty excited to see what Dixon has to say there!
    Well one of the issues with i AM Bane for some who know Bane did not believe Bane would care for his mother sinc ein Post-Crisis he thought little of her due her dying. I stopped reading Bane: Conquest but why not see whether Chuck Dixon still has something to offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dying Detective View Post
    Well one of the issues with i AM Bane for some who know Bane did not believe Bane would care for his mother sinc ein Post-Crisis he thought little of her due her dying. I stopped reading Bane: Conquest but why not see whether Chuck Dixon still has something to offer.
    How sad - I've really been enjoying Conquest!

    As for Bane not caring about his mother - I'd say that's almost certainly self-deception. Bane does love his old teddy bear, after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millernumber1 View Post
    How sad - I've really been enjoying Conquest!

    As for Bane not caring about his mother - I'd say that's almost certainly self-deception. Bane does love his old teddy bear, after all.
    I guess Bane is only interesting for me if he's opposing Batman. Though given how they are going to square off again I want to see how it plays out. Maybe I guess stilll even though his teddy bear contains a secret knife there must be more to bane than meets the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millernumber1 View Post
    How sad - I've really been enjoying Conquest!

    As for Bane not caring about his mother - I'd say that's almost certainly self-deception. Bane does love his old teddy bear, after all.
    Conquest has been a lot of fun, wouldn't expect any less from Bane's dad's Dixon and Nolan. Much better characterization than in I Am Bane.

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