Zenguru wrote:Mazzuccelli's finest work. Really suits the mood of Miller's words.
I did really enjoy DKR, but as a standalone work and not something that's really in line with 'regular' Batman.
Then again, there really is no 'regular' Batman any more. He's been handled by so many writers, all with their own takes on him, that like many icons of story, it'seasy for anyone to put their stamp on his story. Some things remain constant, and some things will never ever work, but with the character himself is so much potential for so many stories that it's hard to say that the OAP running round, cracking skulls here is any less valid than the smiley idiot of much of 70s Batman or the all powerful pinnacle of humanity that was Bruce in Morrison's JLA.
The book's a product of its time, of course it is, all books are and to suggest otherwise is silly. This doesn't make it any less Batman-y than Year One though. It's just not 'your' Batman.