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I'm very late here. So many conflicting emotions - where do I start?

Firstly, the current Superman book is great at the moment. It has a fantastic balance and it feels really good. I'll be really sorry to see Tomasi and Gleason go. But at the same time, I'm interested and very apprehensive to see what Bendis will do with it. It's sort of a fascinating experiment and I'll be checking it out for sure.

What concerns me most, however, is that Bendis is getting Superman (which for some reason is going back to number 1, which is way too soon) and Action Comics. The idea that a writer who is stepping into DC and a new character after so long in Marvel will have the narrative control and creative material for two concurrent titles based around the same character is crazy.

Why not just give him one Superman title and, say, a Green Lantern book or something? Not that I want to see that happen, but surely writing two books on the same character is going to cause confusion or at least a watered down set of narratives. Divide and conquer. Bendis is going to be drowning in Superman. He'll be lying in bed at night with Superman swirling around in his head as the pressure of two titles eats at him, never giving him a moment's peace.

Obviously Bendis has signed a huge deal here to get these books as well as Action Comics #1000, which is a significant honour and surely something that should have gone to one of DC's well deserving and long-serving writers?! He will have Superman Number 1 and Action Comics 1001. They are seriously handing him the keys to the kingdom. WHY???

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This movie is a lot of fun.

Like a lot of people, I grew up with the 60s Batman show (albeit as re-runs in the late 80s and early 90s), and despite my love for the current dark knight style incarnation, there is definitely a lot going for this version.

The script is incredibly well written. The jokes in this movie are just brilliant and they come thick and fast. The puns and alliterative "Holy such-and-such" calls are seriously hilarious. It's very clever.

I also love the fact that most of the voice actors are in their 70s and 80s. They sound like it too, but that's part of the fun.

As for the next step, it's going to be tricky but I think they should keep this series of films going with a new voice for Batman. I have a feeling, though, that the others may decide to pull the plug and call it a day without Adam West.

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I was really excited to read this book when I (only recently found out) there was a Darth Vader series, but I was pretty disappointed.

It was certainly 'ok', but I guess I didn't really feel a great level of depth going on a lot of the time. It's hard to put my finger on it, but by the end I just thought it was a kind of cool but ultimately empty adventure. For one of the greatest fictional characters ever created, I had sort of hope for a bit more. Or maybe a bit less. Maybe a character like Vader's strength lies in his impenetrable enigma, and that, like the prequels demonstrate, the more you show him trying and failing he loses a lot of his ominous power.

I won't be buying the second book.

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@rainshadow777: No, in a different interview for another site King said that he can't say anything about when the three jokers come into the story. So, I think he might but not for some time.

So many really interesting and enticing teasers, like the three jokers, letter from his father and Watchmen badge, but Batman is all like, "Well, Duke, not much happening around here so let's go kick a tree in the backyard." And Alfred is all like, "Why did I cut open this avocado, I'm not even hungry, lol. I'll throw it down this hole and see if Bruce notices."

Seriously though, glad to hear issue 1 is good - I'll get back to you in a year once the trade paperback comes out and let you know how I found it haha.

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This was good, and I agree with the above poster about the tone. The existentialism works really well and I'll definitely be reading this series. Wonder Woman is great.

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I think it's exciting for anyone to be taking over from Snyder at this point, and I guess Tom King seems cool. As someone already mentioned, he seems like a pretty intense sort of chap, but I certainly do like the idea of him doing some more detective style books. There were definitely problems to be solved in Snyder's work, but I'm hoping for something a little bit more along the lines of Jeph Loeb.

Batman is already a pretty dark book under Snyder so I hope he doesn't take it too much darker, too. As for the CIA thing - clever marketing tool I guess but it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

I'll do anything to avoid another origin story though. And there are just too many ex-Robins floating around. If any, say, plumbers went through that many apprentices in five or six years you would really start asking questions about the plumber...