Great issue. I find myself reading more and more batman comics now and Batman Strikes is always a deffinate buy for me. I didn't pick up any of the old B:TAS comics because i just didn't get into them but Strikes is different. Chris Jones you did great on the comic, you really seem to capture the Batman's essence in from the cartoon onto the pages. Bill Matheny you did something i just loved, you gave a rough estimate of Bruce's age in the show (Spoiler!: when you wrote that bruce & ethan have known each other around 20 years and since Bruce's parents died. So that would make him around 27 - 29 years old) I always have a certian compulsion to know the age or timeline stories/characters fit into. This was a great read and i loved the continuation of the Scarface story and Thorne story. The bat puppet cracked me up! To anyone who hasn't picked it up yet, get up and go to your nearest Bat-store for a comic
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.
[shadow=green,left,300]I just finished reading the issue....best one yet!
If you're a fan of The Batman, you're missing out if you don't pick these up! They're all fantastic expansions on the animated universe! Can't WAIT for season two? Well there's an ep playing every month in this book!
Chris's panels are blowing me away. Bill's writing...absolutely on-target. Everything about this title is comfortable and flowing well at this point...they've really hit their stride! Great work guys!
Again, this issue has a touching final page....one of those BTAS-esque moments that delves into the psyche of a villian and you suddenly understand/empathize with them! This title has done that more than once now, and I respect them so much for that.
Overall - 4.5 out of 5 stars! PICK THIS UP![/shadow]
Post by reideen1313 on Jan 14, 2005 15:59:27 GMT -5
Since I've been sick all week, I haven't been to the comic store to get this issue. I'll catch up on it though either this weekend or next week. This is on the top of my list to pick up every month. Like I've said before, this is one of the few books that I can consistently share with my kids, so that earns it top honors in my book.
[shadow=green,left,300]Anyone else loving how each issue is a continuation of the villian's mythos?! I love reading more about each character, rather than wait for a new episode featuring them! This book is really essential to developing this new animated batman universe.
And NICE touch adding Rupert Thorne in this one! I hope to see him again soon....especially since he's not slated to show up in the show anytime soon.
Post by reideen1313 on Jan 17, 2005 13:38:43 GMT -5
[shadow=green,left,300]Anyone else loving how each issue is a continuation of the villian's mythos?! I love reading more about each character, rather than wait for a new episode featuring them! This book is really essential to developing this new animated batman universe.[/shadow]
Actually, that's one of my favorite things about this book Matt. I'm guessing the creative team's hands are somewhat tied, since (my understanding is) they can only use characters that have been seen on the show. Even with that limitation placed on them, they've made this an excellent book every month - it's like an extra episode and they're fleshing out the characters more. I hope that some of the great ideas they've had (like the mutagenic goo that Manbat can spit) will be incorporated into a future episode of the show.
I really liked this one. I have been a little iffy about this book's writing in the past, but it seems it was just a case of the book getting started, and The Batman Strikes really has been getting better with every issue! This one was perfect! I especially liked how Batman was as dark as he should be; I didn't see Bruce doing anything uncharacteristic like he sometimes does in the show, which was refreshing. He seemed to be more driven in this one too, more mournful of his parents, which was great to see!
I also think the comic book series started weak and got better in issues 3 and 4. I thought this one was just OK, but that's really because I'm not a fan of Scarface. I'm really looking forward to next month's Catwoman issue, though. I'm basically a sucker for the A-list villains.
Post by reideen1313 on Jan 24, 2005 18:50:04 GMT -5
I really liked this one! It sets up a new mob boss, and it introduced a new villain - the Bat-puppet! I'd love to see DC Direct come out with one of their marionettes of this guy! That was great! I really enjoy the writing and as always, love Chris' art. I can't wait to see what they do once season2 starts to air.
I don't even need to talk about Chris's art....you guys have eyes! 'nuff said.
The writing is getting better and better. The characters are really beginning to develop. I'm excited to see these two get some liberties and start inserting their own story focus ideas and characters....really expand this new animated universe.[/shadow]
Post by reideen1313 on Jan 25, 2005 10:14:05 GMT -5
That's true Matt. This is really the first time we've seen Thorne since the first episode. Seeing him make a grab for power was pretty interesting - nice foreshadowing! I liked how the scene on the cover was almost what happened inside the book.
Also, I wonder how the Bat-dummy was able to talk when the Ventriloquist wasn't around. Was it a recording? Maybe the voice was in Batman's head....
it sounds to me like I'm the only one who has a subsription to this comic...............anyway very good issue kudos to the writers and i am relly starting to like the art work of the batman. i'm very happy ;D
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