5 Stars: His work EXCELLED in comparison to other DC writers
4 Stars: His work is ABOVE Average in comparison to other DC writers
3 Stars: His work is AVERAGE in comparison to other DC writers
2 Stars: His work is BELOW Average in comparison to other DC writers
1 Star: His work is POOR in comparison to other DC writers
This thread shows a good example of the negative minority being MUCH more vocal than the positive majority. With all the hate that gets spewed in the induvidual issue threads, I would have expected to see more 1's and 2's.
Fantastic book. 5 stars.
You're making a strawman out of people critical of the book. I've been one of the people criticizing this book, but I voted above average. Most people criticizing the run mainly don't think Snyder is god's gift to Batman the way he's touted to be. But I'd still put this book above Detective, Batman and Robin, and Dark Knight.
Yeah, I've enjoyed Snyder's run quite a lot so far, but I think it is rather hyperbolic when people say it's the best Batman's been in decades.
I've read a lot of Batman, and I feel this is just as strong as Batman's strongest stories. And, I know I'm not alone on that one.
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I would say its better than the black mirror run
With the first arc complete I give it a 3. Before issue 8 it would have been a 2 based on how the fist arc played out. So far the quality of the plot has been greatly outdistanced by the quality of the writing, but we are starting to see signs of things evening out...to the good side :-)
I vote above average. There's an organic feel to Scott Snyder's writing that I like. He's a world-builder, and I love how he was able to put Batman on edge and make him reassess his previously unchanging beliefs about his city. But after issue 5, I felt that his writing (especially the anecdotes) were becoming too derivative. Scott might already be showing his limits as a writer, though he might have have a few nasty surprises up his sleeve as we wind down to the end of the arc. But still, Batman is the most well-written and most exciting Bat title in the DCnU and I'm looking forward to the Night of the Owls event.
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Yeah, I'm a huge Snyder fan, but I see what you guys are saying. His 'Tec run is much better than what's happened so far in the new 52, but I'd still give it 4 stars.
I haven't read Batman in years...upon years. The only times I've read Batman on a regular basis was when Alan Davis was on Detective and when Norm Breyfogle was on the book. I've picked up a couple of issues here and there (mostly when Huntress showed up) but never read that much. Dont even have any trades. He's not a character I have clicked with in comics much at all. Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl (both of them), Catwoman, Birds of Prey...I've always found his satellite characters to be more interesting. Until now. I bought the Black Mirror trade and then went back and got Batman from #1 on. For me, with Batman/Bruce, it's not about the character but rather the story and dilemma he's put in and Snyder has really excelled as far as I am concerned.
I dont like these polls where we rate the writer against other DC writers...that's hardly a fair assertion. But rating Snyder's stories on the basis of his ability to tell a story and keep my interest in a character I have never really cared for in comics...that's definitely a 5 star review from me.
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