Contrary to my initial optimism, my interest in further following the shenanigans of the DC relaunch has dropped to zero. I had high hopes that TPTB had the sense to use the opportunity to shift the whole atmosphere into a lighter, more positive one, to give the word HERO
a meaning once again.
Well, it seems no such luck.
I don´t even want to think of what they have in store for Superman
. Darker, more cynical, brooding, violent, more alien, distrusted and distrusting is what you get in snippets of interviews and previews.
keeps his history intact? As if.
I confess this is second hand information, since I have no intention on listening to an hour long video of Scott Snyder´s rambling, but:Batman is about 35 years old now(retconning him back to the age he was when Tim showed up). That isn't a big shift. Snyder says that Bruce doesn't keep a sidekick long enough to form a relationship. He's not comfortable in doing so. Snyder says Damian was conceived when Bruce was 25 during "Year One". He said that not every Robin lasted a year or only a year. They're kinda scattered out over a 5-7 year span.
Good bye Batfamily.
Seriously, I won´t miss most of them much, but Bruce not having a special relationship to Dick, be it father or older brother, is just heartbreakingly wrong.
And doctoring Damian in as been there from the very beginning makes me sick. If the shift from taking in kids who need a home and loving and mentoring them like his own is going to him babysitting his offspring then it radically changes everything Batman ever stood for.
Not to forget this wipes out every damn wonderful moment he shared with Dick, Jason or Tim where it shows he had a hell of a strong relationship with them.
On the other hand, Snyder goes on in another interview how crazy Bruce would end up being like the Joker if he hadn´t the Robins to keep him sane, and that if Bruce ever went rogue the only one who´d be able to bring him down was Dick Grayson, because of their connection
and Dick is just a cool cat
. In the light of his statements in the first interview it doesn´t make all that much sense, but hey, it´s comics.www.comicvine.com/news/exclus...new-52/143552/
Uh, is it asking to much to have a writer on the Batman book who actually, you know, likes
Bruce and isn´t a covert Dick Grayson fanboy?
Let´s look at what Tony Daniel *gag* is doing on Tec
. Hmm, someone saw he needed help on the art chores. I wonder how much of the art is really Ryan Wynn´s work.
Tony Daniel defaces the Joker. Literally.
Rumours of Tony Daniel making Alfred into A.L.F.R.E.D. seem to be unfounded, but I wouldn´t have put it past him.
So how was Justice League
Story (what story?): predictable, shallow, unbearably clichéd. You get more thought and insight from an issue of Tiny Titans.
Art: Jim Lee on a bad day. Which is still better than the majority of comic artists around, but disappointing. Dull, flat and imprecise in comparison to his work on ASBAR, which really had a sparkle to it.
And I have the nagging suspicion that the Superman in the DCnU is actually the grown up Superboy Prime.
And you know how the fight in #2 will go? Well, Batman has that Mother Box...Currently drowning my sorrows in Marc de Cava Freixa Rigau