Monday, June 8, 2009

Batman and Robin #1

Well, there's a new Batman and Robin in town. This comic is brought to us from "scourge of humanity" Grant Morrison with art from Frank Quitely.

Everyone and their mom online is gushing over this book, as if it were the second coming of Christ. It isn't. Before I get started, understand that I love comics. I have 17 longboxes FULL, and more added weekly. I can't wait to type up my thoughts on Ex Machina or Green Lantern/Superman: Legends of the Green Flame (1996 - Neil Gaiman). I have mentioned my distaste for Grant Morrison before, and I knew he was writing this before I picked it up. How could I resist? It was a number 1 issue, a new Batman and Robin...

All that said, let's dive in.

Spoilers: Batman is Dick Grayson, and Robin is Damien Wayne. Robin acts like a complete ass to Dick and Alfred, and Dick just lets him act like an ass. If Grant Morrison is trying to make us hate the new Robin, he is doing a great job! Unfortunately, he is making me think the rest of the book is crap, too. The art isn't my taste. Quitely is talented, and it's not that the art is bad, it just isn't my cup of tea. No offense to Quitely, as 99.999% of my discontent revolves around Morrison.

Toad, really? Pyg, really? Stupid new villains.

Apparently the new Batmobile is a hovercraft or some crap. I'd rather read Spawn vs. WildC.A.T.S. over and over again until I die.

1 out of 5 stars (it gets one star for being printed).


Marcus said...

Too funny. I picked this up for the same reasons you did and regretted it before I left the store. Curse you, #1 Issue. Thy appeal was too strong!

Steve said...

It's like a drug. M-F'ers!