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Subj: Re: All-Star Question..
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 03:15:59 am EST
Reply Subj: All-Star Question..
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 02:50:32 am EST
> Hi, I was thinking of collecting the new all star title and just wanted to know if it is any good. It looks like a good title and, after all it is written by Frank Miller.
Sadly it's the Frank Miller who wrote "The Dark Knight Strikes Again" rather than the one who wrote "The Dark Knight Returns"
Frankly, I find the ASB&R to be unreadable dreck. It attempts to add a layer of "grim dark moodiness" to Robin's origin story and which has so far done little more than add; Vicky Vale in exotic lingerie, Bruce Wayne showing an almost disturbing interest in Dick Grayson BEFORE his parents were shot (Something along the lines of commenting to his date (Vicky) "I've had my eye on that young man for quite some time" which would have most people deeply worried) and Batman acting like a complete... well, they won't let me use the word on this MB towards Dick, including expecting him to catch and eat raw rats and shouting the most infamous phrase of the series so far at him "What are you, retarded? I'm the goddam Batman" (When the kid has just seen his parents shot dead in front of him)
Bad, just, bad on multiple levels.
>One more question, I looked over at the DC website and it doesnt look like All-Star B&Ris ships that often, can someone clarify this.
To use the phrase "Running behind schedule" is to laughably understate the case, it might better be classed as an "irregularly published annual" at this point.