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    Default Does Anyone Enjoy Tom King's Batman Run Ironically?

    First off, sorry for using the word 'ironic'. I know it's overused, I was just trying to save space in my title.

    Anyway. I mean no disrespect to Tom King personally. He definitely has done some good work, but I think his Batman run, especially since his "I Am Suicide" arc, is so tremendously bad. I know a lot of people agree with my disdain towards his work. His Batman run is certainly controversial. However much of the ridicule that aforementioned run has received is very grave. Like the critics of his tenure on the Caped Crusader experience actual pain when reading his work on the title. However, while I do think King's run is bad, I still enjoy reading it. Sort of in the same way someone can enjoy "The Room" or "Batman and Robin". His awkward dialogue, his pretension, his awful (in my opinion of course) characterization amuses me greatly. I'm wondering if any of you think the same.

    Also, it's completely fine if you like his interpretation of the character. Even though I think much of his run is very poorly done, I do think there are a select few positive aspect of Tom King's Batman. (For instance, I liked his Kiteman subplot in War of Jokes and Riddles.)

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    I do not like it, timothy hunter.
    I do not like tom king's batman.

    I do not like it ironically.
    I do not like it metaphysically.
    I do not like tom king's batman.
    I do not like it, timothy hunter.

    Would you like it with a catwoman?
    Would you like it with a kite-man?

    I do not like it with a catwoman.
    I do not like it with a kite-man.
    I do not like it here or there.
    I do not like it anywhere.
    I do not like tom king's batman.
    I do not like it, timothy hunter.

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    I enjoy it metaphorically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vordan View Post
    I enjoy it metaphorically.
    Metaphorically?



    I know, an old and terrible pun.

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    Thumbs up

    I don't like it at all and only put up with it as long as I did because of a certain storyline payoff which never occurred. But to each their own.
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    I think I enjoy it metaphysically.

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    Nevermind.

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    I enjoy it most of the time. Not every issue is a winner but he plays the long game really well. I absolutely loved WoJaR, Everyone loves Ivy, I am Suicide, and the wedding issue. The Swamp thing issue also spectacular. I understand I may be in the minority on this forum though

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    I was okay with it, but over time, that changed. And the wedding issue was the tipping point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InanimateCrbnRod View Post
    I enjoy it most of the time. Not every issue is a winner but he plays the long game really well. I absolutely loved WoJaR, Everyone loves Ivy, I am Suicide, and the wedding issue. The Swamp thing issue also spectacular. I understand I may be in the minority on this forum though
    I'm with you.

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    who will say I enjoyed it categorically I wonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InanimateCrbnRod View Post
    I enjoy it most of the time. Not every issue is a winner but he plays the long game really well. I absolutely loved WoJaR, Everyone loves Ivy, I am Suicide, and the wedding issue. The Swamp thing issue also spectacular. I understand I may be in the minority on this forum though
    I think you're probably in the majority, but people like to shout more about what they don't like than what they do - especially if what they don't like is very successful.

    I'm only two TPBs into King's Batman run, so I can't say if I'll get sick of it, but so far it's some of the best Batman I've read in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    I do not like it, timothy hunter.
    I do not like tom king's batman.

    I do not like it ironically.
    I do not like it metaphysically.
    I do not like tom king's batman.
    I do not like it, timothy hunter.

    Would you like it with a catwoman?
    Would you like it with a kite-man?

    I do not like it with a catwoman.
    I do not like it with a kite-man.
    I do not like it here or there.
    I do not like it anywhere.
    I do not like tom king's batman.
    I do not like it, timothy hunter.
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    I liked some of the earlier stuff, but pretty much since War of Jokes and Riddles I've soured on him. I know it's stubborn, but I'm only picking it up because I have like over 500 straight issues of Batman and I don't want a gap.
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    I don't enjoy it. Its becoming a meme.

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