Thursday, May 24, 2007

Batman is crazy

I confess...

I am still not sure I got Frank Miller's "All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder". At least not until issue 5, which came out last week. And I'm still not sure I get it.

But Miller's decision between "Batman: Year One" and "Dark Knight Strikes Again" to portray the Justice League as a bunch of maniacs is sort of interesting, even when you feel like the comic is mostly out of control. And, no, I don't think Jim Lee is the right choice to draw the book. Except when he is. But I still sort of wish Miller had drawn this page himself.


Click on the pic to see the page full sized.

Anyway, for some reason I went from "?" to "...really?" on this book last week.

Because somehow the Justice League all being a bunch of nutjobs is a good idea, even if it doesn't work in Earth-1 continuity. It's sort of like getting in a car with a bunch of guys you don't really know very well and driving around at 100 mph on dirt roads. It's probably a terrible idea, and you start out kind of freaked out, but after a while, you either start laughing with everyone else or just make yourself miserable.

Like it or not, comics needs Frank Miller's Batman.

6 comments:

CB said...

"It's sort of like getting in a car with a bunch of guys you don't really know very well and driving around at 100 mph on dirt roads. It's probably a terrible idea, and you start out kind of freaked out, but after a while, you either start laughing with everyone else or just make yourself miserable." This analogy reminds me of Frank Booth and Blue Velvet. When in Austin we must meet up and you can get me started on some comics. Will you be my Yoda?

The League said...

Yes, my young padawan.

Steanso said...

Dear god, CB! Be very, very careful, for this way lies madness...

CB said...

Yipee! I promise to be a good student and not turn to the dark side which is Richie Rich Comics.

I must know what the world of comics has to offer! Especially now that all my "nerdly stories" are in reruns. I promise to be careful Steanso but just in case, if you find me huddled in a corner looking though comics while Xman sticks his fingers in a light socket, save me.

The League said...

CB, we'll have you fill out a few surveys before we throw you in the deep end.

CB said...

Can't wait to get started!