Okay I've made it to issue seven, and I simply can't understand what's gone wrong. Tom King's Vision has to be one of the finest Marvel comics from recent memory, but this Batman run so far has killed my enthusiasm for coming arcs. Why's the dialogue so stilted and/or, ill timed? Why did they spend one issue making the Justice Leauge look like a joke? Why are all these incredibly lame new background villians popping up? (the blimp man, the pirate captain, etc) Why is Alfred so darn snarky? Why the build up to Pyscho Pirate and then no confrontation? Were Gotham and Gotham Girl really the only names they could come up with?
These are all just minor complaints by themselves, but taken together this first arc of King's run has smacked of poor pacing, rushed scripts, and maybe most worrying, a misrepresentation of the character. So far I can buy Batman in Detective Comics and All Star a lot more than what's here, and I'm all for new characters, but dang, the twins had almost no build up, were shattered, and then comforted all too fast for me to care that any of it happened to them, that's not good writing.
I'm thinking its time for me to stop my Batman Subscription for the first time in over ten years.