Sorry it's taken so long to get to this review but with Freshmen Move in and some problems that hopefully will be nothing with Joe my review has been delayed till now.
I start this review as I start many, I don't read;Marvel, DC, Continuity Comics, blah blah blah.
Once upon a time I read Daredevil back in the early Bendis days which I enjoyed till the god awful Echo arc. At which point I dropped the book and have never looked back. I also grew very tired of Alex Maleev's art style which seemed to get darker and more disjointed and static as his acclaim and use of the word gritty grew.
In my early comic buying days I also picked up a book called Sleeper which the Internet was all a flutter with. Sleeper still ranks as one of the best books I've ever read. Based on my love of Sleeper and Batman I gave Gotham Central a try. I thought it could be something continuing to read but then there was that "gritty" art again it hurt the book for me and I had no interest in it. I tried a few more times with Lark but alas it always hurt the story more than it helped. Then Sleeper takes a shit on it's ending and Brubaker is fed up with Wildstorm and leaves for Marvel....
Here we are today and other than Captain America Brubaker hasn't impressed me with anything he's done since Sleeper and that trend continues today. This issue had shades of sleeper what with the time lines and such but beyond that it just felt like something Bendis had written 4-5 years ago. Matt's life is in shambles he puts his dick in anything that with wriggle back, oh and Ninjas. That's right Ninjas. I realize this is a last issue of a storyline I didn't read so convolution is the name of the game but it started to feel like hey all this has been set up it can't work in favor for matt but wait like 20 issues ago we set up something that no one saw coming and now we're showing you how it happened, this occasionally works in movies but in comics it totally sucks as a story device. As for the next step in Matt's life...gahhhhhhhhh.
I really hope Diggle comes on with an artist with a new style. It's time to actually show a change in DD. Like I said this issue just felt like more bendis and one of the big reasons is Lark. The fight scenes were ok but it looked like photos taken so far apart from eachother that it didn't fit together.
When the fuck did the Owl get Wolverine claws??? When??? Once again why the book felt like Bendis. Bendis did everything but lick the Owl's ball sack Brubaker...not helping your cause.
doombug wrote:You really are the george carlin of the outhouse. that's fucking hilarious.
and yeah, Yoni called it.
I feel like a condemned building with a brand new flag pole.
- Les Paul