madeinbangladesh's Batman #27 - Zero Year: Dark City, Part Four review

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I'm going to get a lot of HATE for this......

(Quick Unprofessional Review)

I'm definitely in the minority for this unpopular opinion. I'm not liking Zero Year at all. I became a fan of Scott Snyder with his Court of the Owls storyline. Batman was was one of my favorite series from the start. My interest began to drop after Death of the Family. So far with ZY, I had to force myself to finish every issue. To simply put it, this whole event has been boring. This issue was the final nail in the coffin. I never have problem with stories that don't contain action. All I need is some interesting story-telling that doesn't make me fall asleep. There wasn't really anything compelling or memorable about this issue. Only moment that really stood out to me was James Gordon's flashback with he pitbulls. Every page was crammed up with never-ending dialogue bubbles.The villain may look terrifying, but there's no fascinating back-story for Dr. Death that makes me care about him. Same goes for Riddler. The issue ends with a typical "cliffhanger" that puts the hero in hot water. Oh no! Is Batman going to survive this!?!?!? There is just no hook to the story that makes me want to read it. Batman currently reads like any other mediocre DC title. Nothing so far has surprised me, and I feels like a unnecessary and dull rehash of Year One. I do have to give credit to the art team. Greg Capullo's art still looks frickin' great! The colours looked even better.

If you are digging Zero Year, continue to enjoy it, but so far, it hasn't impressed me enough. This is the last issue of Batman that I will be reading until Zero Year is over. 5/10

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Edited By PunyParker

Seriously,the thing that ZY is taking place in 1940....only i noticed it?!....

Good points,i admit it,btw.

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

Seriously,the thing that ZY is taking place in 1940....only i noticed it?!....

Good points,i admit it,btw.

1940? what??? That makes no sense.

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Posted By PunyParker

I said it on my review dude!!

"And we get another tease,in the first page of the comic,this time.Tokyo 1946,a girl,who doesn't look very Asian,but i bet she is,sings to a bunch of American(i guess) soldiers.And one thing about it.....the page says "Tokyo 1946"....and the next page shows Bruce getting shot at,and it says "Gotham City, six years ago".....what?!.....so Zero Year takes place in 1940?....it doesn't make sense to me!!....so the New 52 Batman is like in 1948 or something!?....i was confused about this part."

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

I said it on my review dude!!

"And we get another tease,in the first page of the comic,this time.Tokyo 1946,a girl,who doesn't look very Asian,but i bet she is,sings to a bunch of American(i guess) soldiers.And one thing about it.....the page says "Tokyo 1946"....and the next page shows Bruce getting shot at,and it says "Gotham City, six years ago".....what?!.....so Zero Year takes place in 1940?....it doesn't make sense to me!!....so the New 52 Batman is like in 1948 or something!?....i was confused about this part."

No.. it got it mixed up... By 6 years ago, they mean 6 years before the current timeline. the Tokyo first page was just a flashback. There's no way ZY is taking place in 1940's.

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Edited By PunyParker

But it is stroctured weirdly!
FIrst page "Tokyo 1946" next page "Gotham Harbor 6 years ago" .....y'know?!

And so Bruce is like....27?!...(the Court Of Owls Bruce...which we both liked,as i read :) )

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Edited By MadeinBangladesh

But it is stroctured weirdly!

FIrst page "Tokyo 1946" next page "Gotham Harbor 6 years ago" .....y'know?!

And so Bruce is like....27?!...(the Court Of Owls Bruce...which we both liked,as i read :) )

yea I can see why people would get confused with that.

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