chap22 wrote:WTH was in today's issue you couldn't grasp about the plot? all you need to know is that Joker hates all the sidekicks and wants them gone (which he's made pretty clear in Batman 14 and 15), and he showed Bats video that they're all individually getting worked over while Bats is in Arkham fucking around with skin-mask. i mean really, that's the whle story in a nutshell.
This issue was a mess in every way, the fight scenes were shorthand and the little images in that panel you mention weren't even that visually clear to me. All I saw was possibly faked or out of context pics of them each fighting something. And it was so obviously meant to refer to the tie-in issues.
Sure, you can skip it over the same way your can skip scenes in most similar movies. But that wasn't my initial point to begin with, it was precisely the opposite, dummies--that all those tie-ins aren't selling like hotcakes anymore because it's all been so strung out people are ready to cut to the chase (in this issue) and skip them. The buzz isn't buzzing so much anymore. Get to the point, Batman fights The Joker. (The preview post here got one response this time.) When this started, it was on fire. Now it's merely smouldering.
But thanks for the laughs watching you imagining you're trying to have an argument with me by making my point for me, Chappy.
(But yes, I thought this issue was a mess compared to #s 14 & 15, both visually and narratively.)