| > > Yeah, I got that. My point was that from the first page until the before last page of that one comic in my hand, Batman 682, was a dream. Well, there were those brief glimpses of something called "Lump" and a couple of weird creatures whom I had never seen before and probably will never see again. I guess I brought this upon myself. My second rule for buying comics is that I avoid crossovers like the plague, so I broke that one voluntarily when I saw "Final Crisis" on the cover. Oh yeah, that reminds me of the whole media quasi blitz advertising Batman 681 as the issue where "Batman dies or maybe doesn't." That was a load of bull too, as we can clearly see. All in all this has been a less than pleasant comic book experience.|
> Oh, ok...I misunderstood what you were saying. I knew something was off during to story, as there were elements that haven't been part of Batman in decades that were involved.
> And while I respect your opinion, I don't agree. I was extremely entertained by RIP. I didn't buy the issues, but read a friend's, and plan to buy the TPB. I also found #682 to be somewhat fun, while at the same time introducing an element of danger to Batman.
> Really looking forward to Battle for the Cowl now...
I liked RIP too, until the last issue, anyway. That one left me a little flat. 682 disappointed me so much. I really hope Morrison has some super awesome rabbits stuffed away in his hat, because this is a deep hole into which he's dug himself.
Actually, this reminds me a little of my previous post about a quote Grant Morrison had made about "fate worse than death," and I talked about the TV show Life on Mars and how I suspected Batman was going to wind up in a coma. In a way he has. 682 was a lot like being in a coma. He even realized briefly that what was happening wasn't real. It's just that Life on Mars is the most amazing TV show I've seen in recent memory, so it's a little bit sacred to me, maybe because it flies in the face of all "this story isn't real" gimmicks that always suck. That one sure doesn't. I'm even cutting the American remake some slack because of Harvey Keitel and Michael Imperioli, oh yeah, and Gretchen Mol is pretty hot. I'm just not feeling real good about where things are going under Morrison now that I see he's not immune to using the saddest trick in the book, as well as copping ideas from a TV show. I actually have a new reason to be a little upset with 682. Nope, not too impressed at the moment.