[shadow=green,left,300]Well, I had the opportunity to chec out Batman Strikes #1 today.
I honestly was skeptical about the writing on this book. What we'd seen wasn't too impressive....but honestly, when you take in the whole book, its not as bad as it appears in the previews....very solid
Chris Jones does a fantastic job on the art! Terry's inks are amazing.
The best part of the entire book is the final page, which has a brief, but rather touching moment with Bruce and Alfred at the cemetary. Very quality ending.
Overall - B+
Definately pick this one up guys![/shadow]
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2004 0:36:44 GMT -5 by /\/\att
Post by Drizzt2218 on Sept 15, 2004 1:13:05 GMT -5
Thanks for sharing your opinion on the first issue, Matt. I hope you'll continue to do so for the duration of the comic.
I can't claim to read the animated comics vigorously. Over the years I've picked up only a handful of Batman Adventures, Gotham Adventures, & Batman Beyond, though I did pick up the final two issues of the current Batman Adventures and found them to be excellent reads.
From the sound of it, The Batman Strikes! is off to a solid start, if not in the writing then in that gorgeous artwork by Chris Jones. Though I find a little irony in the idea of an artist working off Matsuda's models, as Matsuda started off as a comic book artist himself--his run on X-Factor being a particular highlight for me. Jackie Chan was a big break for him, and The Batman is going to make Matsuda the star he deserves to be. I hope Jones will be on The Batman Strikes! for a long time to come though, as he captures perfectly the essence of the animated style while adding his own flourishes and storytelling sensibilities.
Also, that last page sounds perfect. Hopefully the writing overall will improve, as clearly there is some strength and talent involved. It isn't that it sounds horrible, but it does sound average. And this comic has a unique opportunity to be much more than that. We haven't had an ongoing "Early Years" comic in a long time, and if anything is going to draw me in and make me read this particular series, it is that angle. An adequate suppliment to the cartoon is fine, but I sincerely hope the series will grow and become something better than that.
For the most part it was an enjoyable read. But there was one thing that jumped out at me that I didn't like...And that was how they had Alfred calling Bruce..."Mr. Wayne" and Bruce correcting him...I felt that just didn't work. PJ
[shadow=green,left,300]We learned from Chris in the chat last night that the writer, Bill Matheny, only had scripts to go off of for the first few issues...he didn't even get to see an ep, so that in mind, he's done a bang up job of pulling this book together![/shadow]
I just got this today (im in Australia) to add to my full Animated Batman collection... and i was utterly disappointed with it... I mean Bruce telling Alfred to call him by his first name, blows... The relationship is weird. And Alfred cracking jokes about Bruce's girlfriends didnt work. Their relationship needs to be solid as Alfred who is the family butler who KNOWS his place... And Bruce Wayne is just a big KID in this (playing guitars... WHAT THE?? ! !). But then when he turns into "The Batman" he changes into how his always seen as... The representation really sucks. He just doesn't seem as grief stricken or serious as he should be displayed as for him to be a vigilante... Anyway i'll keep on collecting this run, but i DONT like it. (I know you are all trying to get used to it, and REALLY TRYING to like it... but i think all you die-hard fans out there know what im talking about).
Last Edit: Sept 28, 2004 8:48:38 GMT -5 by Etrigan
I finally saw a couple of copies of Batman Strikes #1 and was going to pick it up, but after flipping through it, I just couldn't justify the price tag vs. perceived quality of the issue. I am hoping that the first 5 or 6 issues get collected in those convenient mini-trades that Adventures recently came out in with a much more economical price.
I enjoyed the book and look forward to many more issues, however I still miss the batman adventures and that title will stand as one of the most fun to read batman titles of all time in my book. It was great but I welcome the batman strikes with open arms.
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