So this week's book was awesome.
It is a little hard to tell exactly what is going on with the story. There is not a whole lot past exposition here. There is an odd payment and the obvious concern from the police that Batman is dead and gone and the reciprocal glee from the criminal community. Given time, it is possible that Morrison can let this ball unravel as well, but this debut issue is smoke gushing, guns blazing, BATMOBILE FLYING fun! That is an element that has been missing from the core Bat books for some time. Sure, Batman Confidential had its moments and then some guy named Kevin Smith decided to have a little bit of perverse fun with the Joker, but excitement was long gone from the franchise.
To go along with some keen character moments and a script full of explosions and the like, Quitely steps up to the plate. This is not the bright and beautiful Metropolis of All-Star Superman, this is Gotham. This is dark corners and gritty crime. This is the realm of the insane criminal masterminds and it is all reflected in the people and the streets. To contrast this is the sleekness of the new Batwheels. There is an edge to its lines, it stands out.
Read the rest of my review here:
http://brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/det ... nd-robin-1
story (8 + a bonus point because the goddamn Batmobile flies!=) 9