Thursday, August 24, 2006

All-Star Crap and Garbage

I think the world has stopped caring about All-Star Batman and Robin, but I just had a quick thought:

Do you think that maybe, just maybe, Frank Miller actually does have some sort of plot twist planned that will give a reasonable excuse for Batman's ridiculous new personality? The fact that they've made it to the Batcave kind of rules out Batman not really being Batman. And I am out of ideas. I am just trying to give Miller the benefit of the doubt because we all loved Dark Knight. But seriously...

Quotes like this from Miller don't fill me with hope that there's any kind of plan for this series:

Superman is in it, Lois and Clark are in it. Vicki Vale has a very big part in it as well. I want to reintroduce Batgirl, the original one, and of course, Gordon will be in it. There will probably be an appearance by Wonder Woman as well...and Catwoman, who’s another “must-have” character when you’re talking about Batman.

And Green Lantern will be in it, and Martian Manhunter, and Daredevil...and OOO!!! Emma Frost!

He has no plan.

It really doesn't matter because the issues come out so far apart that no one remembers what's happening anyway. We had four issues of driving in a car while Dick tried not to throw up, called Batman 'queer,' and sort of mourned his freshly slain parents. All the while being showered with obscenities from the world's greatest detective. That's basically all we need to know, I guess. I mean, we can just forget all that Black Canary stuff because I think we were just supposed to acknowledge that she has boobs, and they bounce when she fights.

The DC website is showing the release date for issue 5 as Nov 29, but issue 6 is out on Oct 11. I'll assume that they have accidently mixed up these dates, but I am not changing this blog's official Count-Down until I have proof.

I can think of at least two things wrong with this Batman and Robin cover:

Like, seriously! Why is it taking so long? Are they adding shading to Wonder Woman's rump?!

And why do I still care?


Johnathan said...

Ouch. Though I guess that if there's one thing that Dark Knight Strikes Again taight us, it's that Frank Miller can't draw Wonder Woman. Something about the outfits and the hair make her look... freshly oiled. I can only really overlook her because Captain Marvel and Plastic Man are so damn cool in that book.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure exactly when I stopped liking Miller, but this run has seriously made me hate him.

Heh nice to see I wasn't the only one that considered the fact that Batman wasn't the real Batman (My theory came from the fact that Wayne was all cleaned up in his tux while Batman has at least 3 days scruff on. ?WTF?).

The only good thing IMO about this series is that we aren't paying 12 bucks a pop for crap like DKSA. It's crap but at least its cheap crap.


Anonymous said...

This piece of poo can keep coming out twice a year and sucking like a vacuum cleaner til the cows come home. All that really matters is that "All-Star Superman" #5 comes out next week. Now THERE'S a fine piece of comic bookery.


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