[glow=red,2,300]Great work put in here by Bill and Chris. I loved the fight between freeze and bats and i also enjoyed Freeze talking to Yin and doing a play by play of Yin under the icy circumstances. But perhaps what i liked most about this issue is the contuity. I loved it. Without giving much away, it involves Thorne and contuity. Deffinately nice to see someone who can write contuity into a comic targeted towards kids. Though i do have one complaint and that is all the puns. But that is to be expected when the story involves a cold hearted villian. Anyways, the artwork, as always, was good. I enjoyed this issue, deffinate comic to pick up this week. [/glow]
Two-Face: Half of me wants to strangle you. Poison Ivy: What does the other half want? Two-Face: To hit you with a truck.
I was a little curious about how they would approach Freeze for this issue, with such little development on him thus far in the show.
Bill handled it very well. It was essentially a re-hash of their original confrontation...but with a lot of extras thrown in. They could've gone the entire issue without 'em...but by putting Alfred in peril and throwing Thorne into the continuity mix....this issue was rather outstanding. I'm very excited to see this team further develop the universe that we see on the show.
The art, as usual, was amazing. I find myself thinking that Chris's panels are often better quality than still frames from the actual show. His art is simply amazing. Angles on Freeze in this issue were done very well....there were a few ackward side shots that had the potential to be pretty off-model..but Chris adapted them perfectly.
All in all a TON of fun and as always well worth the cash.
Post by Christopher Jones on Mar 18, 2005 12:34:52 GMT -5
I'm glad to hear people are liking the emerging plotline with Rupert Thorne. We wanted to have some sort of ongoing subplot to break up the villain-of-the-month formula, and he was a character we were free to play with. I'm anxious to hear more from people as that plot unfolds.
And thanks for the kind words about the artwork. Terry always does a great job on the inks and I thought this issue had the best color yet. Hopefully it will all continue to get better and better as the series goes on. I'm trying to create some striking and iconic imagery with Batman and the villains each issue. It's always interesting hearing what images and moments people respond to.
"Criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot. My disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must become a creature of the night - dark, terrible... I shall become a bat!''
Post by reideen1313 on Mar 18, 2005 21:06:27 GMT -5
I just got done reading this. It is quickly becoming my fav book of the month. Let me tell you, when you're up against Adam Strange and Conan, you're in pretty good company in my book, Chris!!
I really liked the story in this one too Matt. It was a logical continuation of the 'toon episode - Freeze's reference to Batman's costume was a nice nod to the show. I also enjoyed Freeze's description of what was happening to Det. Yin. It really was a very good discription of how I'd imagine something like that would feel.
As always, I really love the art and the colors on this book. Always top notch work. At $2.25 an issue, this is easily the best Bat book on the shelves today.
[shadow=green,left,300]Man, you guys had better get talking more....Bill's gonna write Batman into a dress otherwise....[/shadow]
[shadow=green,left,300]but in all seriousness...it will be to your advantage to start reading the book and posting your comments...we will be having a very special promotion in April!....so start posting now to qualify[/shadow]
Batman in a dress, huh? You sure know how to motivate a guy into posting!
This issue, like most that have come before it, was superb as usual. I was disheartened when the "classic" animated book was canceled, but this series has proven a worthy successor. I'm glad to see an emerging plot-thread throughout the book -- and even more elated that it is Rupert Thorne, used so wonderfully as a sub-plot in the Englehart run -- one of (if not *the*) best storylines to come out of the Bat-Verse.
I've always said that I can see that influence in the show, but you can *really* feel it in the comic! With "Dark Detective" coming out soon as well, it's really nice to have two Batman comics that harken back to a lighter period. Also? The writing on this comic has been consistently improving -- the first issue was a little rough, but as the book has progressed, it seems like the writing has grown more confident -- as we've seen in both the plots and dialogue, which captures these distinctive voices perfectly.
I'd say something nice about the artwork, but Matt pretty much sums it all up for me as it is: Wow. Amazing stuff.
majorhoy: Where is everybody?
Apr 30, 2014 15:20:16 GMT -5
aikidodoc: Adopting a 13 year old boy from Bulgaria who is a huge batman fan (which is how I came on this site by a google search. Any help in finding a bulgarian batman comic source would be greatly appreciated. The DC Comic website said they couldn't help me.
May 6, 2014 9:29:31 GMT -5
manstink: hey has their ever been a like origin story on martha wayne. I think it would be cool if she were like in some kind of cult, and she was like ritualistically murdered for trying to leave the cult. Anyways thats my opinion.
May 31, 2014 15:02:51 GMT -5
batmanfan1: Did you guys see what Gotham TV did with Poison Ivy? like their poster has her name as Ivy Pepper not Pamela Lillian Isley.
Jun 25, 2014 23:55:50 GMT -5