Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
So if you look over to your right, you'll see (via the "Right now..") that I finally got to read the new All Star Batman & Robin.
You know, the one that took over a year to come out.
It's as though the longer this book takes to come out the worse it is.
If you haven't read it already, feel free to check out this 5 page preview of one of the worst comics ever.
It seems that however good All Star Superman is, ASB&R has to be the exact same amount in awful to keep the universe balanced.
Remember that this "All Star" line was supposed to be the comics that distilled the characters down to their most recognizable essences. This line is supposed to be the stories you can give to anyone, your mom, your dad, your grandparents, your nephews and nieces, your friends, your friend's little brother, your boy or girlfriend. The stories anyone can pick up and enjoy.
Now, call me crazy, but I don't think a comic that features Wonder Woman calling someone a "sperm bank" (no joke) is something I'd want to share with anyone, let alone people who I want to introduce to comics.
The ISB has a great review focusing on the absurd hilarity of it's awfulness, while Rachelle has a running commentary that softens some of the blow of reading the actual comic.
Is this whole thing some kind of sick joke that Frank Miller's playing on us, or has he honestly gone batshit (ha) insane? I could completely appreciate this if I knew it was intentionally being funny. I would be upset that Miller was hurting the All Star line for a joke, but I could at least feel like it was okay that I was laughing at this comic that Jim Lee and DC are wasting their time on.
If I don't get some answers here, Curt and I have every intention of getting answers in San Diego.