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    Quote Originally Posted by Tugger View Post
    What did you think of Dark Detective? I loved the artwork.
    I thought dark detective was the best book in all of future state. Now I think detective comics has been the best since the soft reboot. Dark detective was fantsstic. When I first read of the whole magistrate stuff I rolled my eyes. Dark detective was dope though. The Ridley stuff has been meh.

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    The most enjoyable Batbooks for me have been

    1) Batman: The Detective
    2) Legends of the Dark Knight (digital).
    3) Batman: Urban Legends

    Those 3 alone show you Batman's fears (fear of loss, fear of failure in his mission of saving others), his high regards for human life (when there is a choice between saving a human and letting a human die, Batman will choose to save that human being) and his response to an act of killing (for non self defense purpose) (if you kill a horrible human being not for self defense purpose, Batman will come for you because he sees you being like the criminal that murdered his parents). Why does Batman have the fear of failure in mission? Because it cuts his heart a little whenever he sees others have to suffer like he does.

    The worst book is the next Batman. An irresponsible coward who had little regards for human life and had the fear of getting caught for his killing. Whats worse is that he went along with his father who used racial tension to cover up the hit and run commited by Tim.

    Criminals are cowardly lot. They commit crimes but have the fear of getting caught for committing such crimes and therefore cover up their crimes.

    I've heard good reviews about Batman: Black & White latest issue (number 5). I havent got to read it because the previous issues were meh. I will check it out when im in the mood to read Batfam characters.

    The mainline books i dont think are worth picking up until the Magistrate stuff is over. But if you want to support Huntress, you can check out Tec.

    HQ books, uhhh. I just dont like the heroic Harley. DC is just greedy, making their popular villains into anti heroes arent enough. Now they have make their most profitable anti hero into a heroic protagonist so that they can write her into other books. The character has deviated too far from what she was supposed to be. Dont get me wrong the books can still be enjoyable enough but i just dont support what they are trying to push the character to become.

    Catwoman is a book that should have been relaunched. The appearances of Batman's rogues dont seem to indicate that the books are selling well. But to be honest, i have never been invested in Catwoman as a character more than the 2 other GCS. I never find her being a leader of a group or protector of some neighbourhood to be compelling.

    Nightwing is such an overpraised book. One issue with a little dog, another issue with little children. However im interested in seeing the new villain Heartless.
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    Batman 1989 fan game
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    This looks super impressive especially the level of detail.

    But it makes me realize yet again that while Burtons Gotham is my absolute favorite live action Gotham...its way too dark.
    Burtons Gotham has a lot character, its the only one i can tell apart from the rest of the live action Gothams...well i could probably tell which one is Snyders considering how fake it looked...but still.

    However, i prefer something more Arkham City like, with the unique building structure, the neon lights and all that.

    Anway...for a Fan Game this is outstanding.
    Makes you wanna play a full version of this.

    Its why im so upset WB doesnt do much much more with the Arkham Knight game foundation.
    So much cool things possible yet it sits somewhere unused(Gotham Knight doesnt look much like the foundation of AK is used).

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    0:00 Intro
    4:47 Suicide Squad
    17:09 Crime Syndicate
    29:26 Swamp Thing
    39:25 Green Lantern
    56:06 Batman
    1:09:31 Batman Fortnite
    1:20:36 Conclusion
    Miracle Molly seems to be more well fleshed out than Tynion's other OCs. I guess there is not much else for anyone to buy this week so the best choice is the mainline Batman book. Its a B Plot with Unsanity Collective. Not a really good week, not a meh week, just an ok one.

    I take my comment back. Man-bat is actually enjoyable (at least for me). Best book of the week is not Batman but Man-bat.

    My 10 points scale for judging comics:

    1: worthless (there is nothing worth reading or even not much content to be read)
    2: unreadable (there is something plot relevant enough to be read but a chore to get through the story)
    3: bad (there are too many apparent flaws in the writing but the writing at least advances the plot)
    4: boring (there are not many apparent flaws in the writing but the plot moves at a slow pace and/or is still safe, predictable, filled with cliches)
    5: mixed (there are good moments mixed with bad ones in the story)
    6: meh (the writing is not bad but also does not make you feel invested in anything much)
    7: ok (the writing delivers some interesting things but they are not really relevant to the plot)
    8: enjoyable (the writing is good and makes you want to read more of it)
    9: memorable (the writing is powerful enough to make you love the story and even share it or talk about it with other people)
    10: perfect (there is almost no flaw in the writing)

    From my ratings, its hard for most comics to get a 1 or 2 but you also have to be really good to get a 9 or 10 from me.

    Tynion has like 3 issues left to complete his "Cowardly Lot" arc. The conclusion is gonna be rushed. Batman will beat up Scarecrow in issue 111.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prepmaster View Post


    Miracle Molly seems to be more well fleshed out than Tynion's other OCs. I guess there is not much else for anyone to buy this week so the best choice is the mainline Batman book. Not a really good week, not a meh week, just an ok one.
    Interesting because so far i liked all his OCs but alone from the design, Miracle Molly gives me nothing.
    So im looking forward seeing what the character is about.

    To me it looks like a good week since i enjoy Crime Syndicate, Suicide Squad and Swamp Thing currently...but its not a beefy week.

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    0:00​ Intro
    1:59​ - Future State: Gotham by Joshua Williamson
    12:35​ - Justice League: Last Ride by Chip Zardasky
    22:15​ - Batman: The Detective by Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert
    30:55​ - Superman 31 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson
    43:54​ - Rorschach 8 by Tom King and Jorge Fornes]
    52:27​ - Joker 3 by James Tynion and artist Guillem March
    1:05:28​ - Wonder Woman 772 by Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad and artist Travis Moore
    1:12:00​ - Batman: Urban Legends 3 by Chip Zardasky, Matthew Rosenberg, Che Grayson
    1:37:57​ - DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration
    2:17:09​ - The Monkey Prince by Gene Luan Yang
    What a mixed week. The good outweights the bad but does not fully compensate for the bad.

    Future State book. That travesty of "Im not Batman". What the hell DC? Selling unfinished sketches as comics? There there is the Magistrate - the thing that makes the mainline Batbook uninteresting. Enough with The Magistrate already. Most villains get only like 6 issues arc. The Magistrate is not better than most villains. Mainline Batbook wastes an arc only to show readers about how the Magistrate is formed. They are not even out there opposing vigilantes yet.

    Lanterns replacing a fragmented JL? Interesting. I hope we get more of Zdarsky's characterization of JL members other than Batman. But Zdarsky killed off MMH, who is like one of my fav JL members. If it was me to write a fragmented JL story, i would have killed off Cyborg in that story.

    Tom Taylor delivers again with The Detective. However the word Detective is not suitable for the books i'd say.

    Tynion's Joker books are better than his mainline Batbook. Whats the difference? Its the focus on one protagonist and does not have to build up that Magistrate bullcrap. Joker's books should be renamed as The Detective. I have to say Joker's book is making Gordon into a protagonist in his own right.

    Zdarsky kills it with Urban Legends. The flashback of Jason's childhood memories where he lived without a father and only with his drug addicted mother and how he as a child killed the drug dealer that had sold goods to his mother is to show why Jason would kill the kid's father who neglected the family and worsened the drug addiction of the mother. Jason saw himself in the boy and the kid's father being like both Jason's horrible father that abbandoned Jason's family and the drug dealer that worsened Jason's mother drug addiction. I can see why Zdarsky had Bruce let Jason off the hook for the kill this time because Jason has personal problem against bad father figure and drug dealers and Jason is also trying to help the boy who is like Jason when he was a kid. Zdarsky writes Batman as a healer more than a law enforcer. Bruce let Jason heal the kid. Bruce is ultimatley a healer, not a punisher. Batman's main drive to fight crime has always been about preventing others from suffering like he does. In Zdarsky's story, Bruce vs Batman is healer vs law enforcer. But the cliffhanger with Mr.Freeze does not excite me much. I think Shiva's, Grifter's stories are also worth it. But Shiva's characterization in that story is not a Shiva who would normally act in a more dignified, more warrior way. Batman already has Talia with Damian, now Shiva with Cass?
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