Another light week.
This breeds fear in me, because I just KNOW the hammer will drop, sooner or later, and I'll have a $30 week. Which are a pain in the ass.
Batman: Odyssey #4 (of 13)
Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS
1:25 Black and white variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
The fourth chapter of Neal Adams' epic Batman tale sees Bruce Wayne confronted with a terrible moment that harks back to his origin. Will this shocking episode derail Batman from his Odyssey? Guest-starring Aquaman, Deadman, Talia and Man-Bat!
Lots and lots of bitching on-line about this title. Look, there's no two ways about it, Adams is a very wordy writer. He embraces a 70's style, that can ten to over-explain things for our current "get to the point" culture. Do I wish that, maybe, he had brought in, say, Denny O'Neil for scripting? Oh, you bet your life! Yet, there's something interesting, to me, about what Adams is doing here.
The word on the street is that this is the Frank Miller/Neal Adams project that was sort of hinted at when All-Star Batman and Robin started up. I guess Frank dropped out, but the elements of his more dickish Batman are still here. It doesn't bother me, really...I find something really amusing about Miller's take on the Dark Knight. I can't help it, it makes me laugh when he's portrayed as the guy that knows everything, and gets pissy when you can't keep up.
Brightest Day #11
Art by IVAN REIS, PAT GLEASON,
ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO
Cover by DAVID FINCH and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:10 Variant covers by IVAN REIS
Don't miss the hottest event in comics as the biweekly BRIGHTEST DAY continues with the return of the Black Lanterns! Has time run out for our resurrected heroes? Plus, you must not miss the stunning origin of the new Aqualad, the battle between Aquaman and Black Manta, and the bizarre journey of Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond as they delve into the inner workings of the Firestorm matrix and uncover its secret!
Yeah, yeah...I know. I said I was done with it, but, with such a light week, I figured I could give it another shot. I hold little hope. It just feels like it's dragging along like a dog with a bad leg.