Batman and Robin #1
It amazes me that Didio has done it again. A man that I supported to his face last year in Chicago has done another bone head move. Putting the least talented writer and hook him up with one of comics top three artists is just down right wrong!
That being said, this wasn't horrible. It's the usual Grant pattern. Impress them at the beginning, make them loyal, then go so far out that nobody understands what they are reading so Grant can tell them they are all stupider than him. Can't wait for this familiar little roller coaster.
Still, the art was beautiful and I do like Grant's take on Damien. He reminds me of a cross between both tim and Jason. Not impressed at all with the villains, Dick is bland (more impressive as Nightwing) and the alfred I know would have slapped thee shit out of Damien with his first remark. Oh and the Batmobile sucks worse than Grant's entire X-Men run.
Love Quietly though.Story: 2Art: 9My Score: 3
(I like good writing much more than great art)
I hate to sound like Punchy of all people, but um... dude, it sounds like you are letting outside (or past) influences taint this book.
And while I think maybe on his other mainstream superhero work, you may be right about him impressing and then getting far out there, but with Batman and Final Crisis, he just started out there and left those who couldn't catch up behind.
All that being said, you have to admire Morrison for pushing the envelope and trying new stuff. When he fails (Final Crisis) it is spectacular and when he succeeds (7 Soldiers) it is spectacular.
I mean two of comicdoms heavy hitters (Larsen and Kirkman) have already taken on the writing style of Final Crisis, it was innovative story telling, it just failed at a story level. Kirkman was not as successful as Larsen, but hey what you gonna do?
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead, Wonder Woman