Sunday, July 12, 2009

drive-by readings: Batman #688

next time i'm not running the marathon in costume!
Batman #688 (DC)
"Old Sins Cast Long Shadows"
Judd Winick
Mark Bagley
Rob Hunter
Ian Hannin
Jared K. Fletcher
with the new Batman out in full swing across the Bat titles, i must say the best of the lot is Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin. Judd Winick does a second tour of duty on the main title, and he aims to delineate what the classic Bat villains are up to - the Penguin's sneakily using his power-broker role to grab some himself, and Two-Face's apparently back to his old evil persona. the latter has recent history with Dick Grayson/Nightwing, and he seems to know the new Batman is none other than Grayson himself. i am not much enamored of Mark Bagley's art as i was when he was Marvel-exclusive (Thunderbolts, Ultimate Spider-Man) - looks kinda rough here, but maybe that's what they wanted to set the tone of the book to.

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