Bought and read it tonight. Realizing I'm not the target audience for this book, I found it well done. I thought the art was especially crisp and attractive. Some panels really looked sharp. I I was impressed overall with the colors. Very vibrant and eye catching throughout. The story/plot, while not terribly original, was very well executed... "tidy" and "tight" is how I would describe it. This isnt my "thing", so I can objectively say
Post by Disgruntled Gremlin on Oct 27, 2007 16:40:58 GMT -5
At nineteen, I'm a little oustide the target audience of The Batman Strikes. My ten-year old nephew, however, is crazy about it, so while I make sure to pick it up along with my Buffies (Buffys?) every month, I usually don't read it unless the cover interests me. This was one of those times, and frankly, I was delighted. Pretty Poison was very nicely paced -- never feeling rushed or padded, as often happens in any 22-page standalone issue. We haven't really seen much of Poison Ivy on the TV series, and it was nice to see her character fleshed out -- reminding us that she's still a well-intentioned human girl will resonate really well with young readers. I suspect the show isn't as keen to use her because she lacks the proper chromasomes to bring in the right audience, but she's much more interesting than most of the baddies in The Batman's world when she's written this way.
Fun story, fun art, and some nice characterization: this is easily the best issue of Strikes that I've picked up thus far -- keep up the good work!
I also noticed the fun Harvey Bullock quotes in Ivy's paper, which was a cute just-for-fans gag.
And I'll say this: I didn't notice Bullock's quotes until YOU pointed them out. The letterer did that on his own, I'd guess!
Ivy is one of my favorite characters (hero or villain) because she is so conflicted and has some real depth. There's also her temptress nature, which Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale play up very well in TLH and DV. In fact, I am absolutely in love with Tim's version of the character, especially the leaves in her hair. (And that version is your atavar, of course.)
I've written two more STRIKES stories with Ivy. One, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," appears in January and is sure to knock your socks off. The other, "Amazing Criminal Makeovers," hasn't been scheduled yet -- and it's full of surprises that I can't yet share.
Post by Christopher Jones on Oct 29, 2007 15:33:31 GMT -5
The Harvey Bullock quotes were my doing - actually referencing a comedy monologue by one of my very talented improv friends, who gave a mock ediotial blaming Gotham's bizarre crime problems on poor city planning...
"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!''
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