Thursday, October 13, 2011
The New 52: Batman #1
Can I just say, Batman & Joker versus the inmates of Arkham? Wow.
I'm a huge fan of pacing in a story, and Snyder's pacing is something to behold. This issue does an exceptional job of laying out a steady progression, with escalating climaxes that leave us satisfied as we advance through the book to the pinnacle of the issue; the final panel. The ending of this book is not to be missed.
All in all though? Solid book.
There is an opportunity here though for me to continue judging books on DC's relaunch and the idea that new readers have to pick the books up. Like the rest of the Batman titles, this book offers little in the way of a fresh start and could frustrate new readers. It isn't as egregious as Batman & Robin though.
(and no I'm not going to explain the comment about Batman & Joker. Read the book.)