Batman And Robin #8 Review
My personal explanation over Dick not wanting to let Tim put his parents in is that when it comes to a Batman story with Grant Morrison the real canon is anything with his name no other books really matter. What I recommend for Batman and Robin and The Return of Bruce Wayne this summer is to only read Grant Morrison penned issues.
i liked last issue. I like all of the Batman and Robin comics becuase they have a lighter tone than all the otehr bat comics. Its kinda like B&R is the only one that acknowledges that Dick is still being his own batman and not a Bruce copy.
Dick likes to be out in the open, and the Brit characters are more flamboyant than Dark and scary like Gotham's. imo, last issue was very reflective of the English setting and Dick's style.
This is some funny isht.. when since did "supermans word" count for squat in Bat-Universe? he means well & all &yes he has a "high IQ" but his creative deductive & logical brain is about the size of a T-Rex's.... the body he scanned was a clones.. (I said this two issues earlier) easy mistake to make u say.? No coz thats a mistake Bruce would NEVER have made with Clark... more to come very soon..
From Cameron Stewart's Blog: "Ah, this is the page with the infamous lettering error that confounded so many people and made them think it was one of Grant's more experimental works. As you can see the page was laid out with the characters oriented consistently from left to right, but after I'd completed the final artwork I was asked to reverse panel 3 because the dialogue (which is written after the art is complete) required Batwoman on the left. I did make the change but somewhere along the way the original art file was used by mistake, and thousands of readers scratched their heads in puzzlement."
I was a bit let down. I know I can't try and bring logic and reasoning to comic book land, but, the whole thing just seemed a bit too convenient for me.
I also just hate Dick's characterization in this title. At least in the other Bat Books he's still a bit like he was pre-Cowl. This is just, wrong. Bruce Wayne at his craziest, wrong.
I don't mind the art and I'm sticking with the series, but, as a reader I'm resentful of the fact that Grant Morrison isn't keeping up with the other titles. It just seems equal parts lazy and greedy for him to ignore other titles and arcs.
Not only that, but you have Chris Yost who seems to be bending over backwards trying to make his title fit continuity, like when in one of the earlier issues, he mentions how he hopes he see's Kon in heaven, but then Bam! Kon show's up in Paris with Tim in Adventure Comics. And then he doesn't get to write their reunion, so he fits one into his comic later, to compensate and have it make a bit of sense.
It's not to say I'm not enjoying the comic, I am, for the most part, but I'm still frusterated, I guess.
And I'll stop sulking now.
I'm looking forward to reading this arch as i'm a big Bat woman fan of late and i really enjoyed the first six issues of Batman and Robin. What does bug me is the TERRIBLE dialogue from Knight and Squire. British/English people DO NOT speak like that. Sure I say "bloody" "mate" and sometimes even "Well hard" but not randomly in every sodding sentence. The odd "oh bloody hell" or "that was a bloody nightmare" or "you alright mate?" is fine but seriously, the way these characters are written is so cringe-worthy it distracts me from the story. Look at the way MI13 was written and you'll see how it SHOULD be done.
Also, is this really Blackest Night related...or is that just some "har har" thing from Morrison? Because if it IS Blackest Night-related in the same way as the other Blackest Night-related story arcs have been (Superman, Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, etc)...
Frankly, this is all getting just a bit too confusing. I think the editing has been pretty poor in #7 and #8, and even with the craziness of this issue, Morrison is making it really tough to follow and actually give a crap about for me. I'm almost ready to drop it, but then again, I have to be willing to give it some more chances, as I would assume that Morrison working within some form of guidelines on this series while having also done Batman R.I.P. and the upcoming return of Bruce Wayne that he'll be writing...
*UGH* GRANT MORRISON IS SO CONFUSING SOMETIMES!!!
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