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    King is just frustrating because while he has some of my favorite single Batman issues of all time, specifically Superfriends and parts of WOJAR... he also just meanders. Hell... after taking a break I even decided to check back in and actually LIKED the post wedding stuff to my complete surprise... then he screwed it all up with Nightwing getting shot. That was awful... mainly because it caused a major change in Nightwing's status quo, in a book that wasn't his own... AGAIN! And it made Nightwing essentially a prop to keep piling on Bruce. There have been other issues too, King's complete ignoring of Damian for one... and Bruce never quite acting right either... but I could forgive it because of the strength of some single issues.

    Honestly though, after the wedding... I was done. I was never actually all that into Bruce and Selina, and King actually convinced me of it... built it up for a year... and dropped it in one of the worst issues I have ever read. He's just so damned uneven it drives me insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king81992 View Post
    Every story does not need a PTSD and trauma motif. I know that writers have recurring themes in their stories but I think its high time for King to find some new themes.
    Nothing I've read by King so far has had PTSD.

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    I am Suicide was pretty awful. His habit of repeated dialogue when dialogue is is biggest weakness is a massive turn off really. I did enjoy War of Jokes and Riddles a lot though but the volume after that was ZZZ and after #50 I am over King's run.

    Overall think this will be one of the most forgettable Batman runs ever. Wouldn't surprise me if King himself forgets about this run in a decades time!
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    I can't say because I stopped at the third issue, but it's because I want to pick it in trade. I have no problem with his writing in the issues that I read. I picked the FCBD issue of Joker finding out about the wedding issue and love it.

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    Pair Tom King with Scott McDaniels and watch how many readers are left (and I like Brubaker/McDaniel). Artists are a big draw here is my guess. When King missteps he missteps big time. Right now there is no good ongoing title starring Batman (Snyder is out of ideas, TEC under Tynion was fanfic), can't remember the last time that could be said. If Dan Slott would have written the same story Tynion wrote I'd probably have enjoyed it despite not being a fan of the family. Only thing I enjoyed from King's Batman top to bottom was Annual #2

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    I enjoy it sincerely. As someone else has already mentioned, while I don't enjoy every arc, the arcs he does do well he hits a home run. Now Frank Miller's All-Star Batman & Robin...that's a book I enjoy ironically.
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    I thought I AM SUICIDE was dope. I want more of that, Batman with the tone of GRAYSON. The recent jury duty story was great too. Rooftops was solid.

    I thought the War of Jokes and Riddles was the weakest part so far.

    I like King's BATMAN a lot sometimes, you're bound to have a few misses in a lengthy run. I wonder how it'll all read as one big thing.
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