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It was a DC week for me, as many of you know; there were lots of Batman in these books, including one, Batman: the Return, that I didn’t put in my list but got anyway because it lead into the first issue of Batman Inc, which proved to be a wise menouver. So let’s get into it shall we.
Batman Inc #1: Surprise, surprise, I know. But man, this book is a ton of fun! It’s equal parts serious, action packed, funny, sexy, silver age and post modern. It’s superbly writen and drawn, and as much as I inittaly thought that I wasn’t going to pick up this title, I am sure as hell glad I did. I even tried to convince myself not to make this my best pick of the week, but I couldn’t do it. I hope that the quality keeps up on this book, because this new status quo is going to be something that hasn’t been seen in a long time, and possibly at all.
Batman: The Return One Shot: This seems counter-intuitive to everything I just said, but i do have a reason, and it comes down to art. Every book i picked up this week was beautiful drawn, and this book was no exception, but i found it was terribly coloured. there were a lot of pages that were really dark, and they featured these great Batman and Robin type Iron Man suits, and a fight with this crazy looking baddy that i couldn’t really make out. And this was a shame, cause this book sets up Batman Inc really well and ultimately makes that book so much better. As Connor Kilpatrick in his review at iFanboy.com that this book does all the heavy lifting, and for that it is good, but the colouring brings this book down too many notches for me.
It’s time for my first set of Picks of the Week. Normally I just choose the book I feel is the best from those that I pull that week. Sometimes I have ten books, others just two. I am trying something new, instead of picking just one book, I’m going to pick two. One will be for the book I feel is the best and the other for the book I feel is the worst. So without further ado…
Best of the Week
Superboy #1 by Jeff Lemire and Pier Gallo. Good introduction issue with strong art.
Brightest Day #13 byJohns, Tomasi, Reis Syaf, Prado. This my pick of the worst comic really because I could care less about Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
Check back tomorrow for my reviews on these books.