The only exception that I find where the dialogue ever stood out in a very spectular way was Saucer Country, especially in issue two. I just got sucked into it like I never have before.
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(p.s. off topic, but you a Sherlock fan? The awesome BBC one, I mean. Best show on television! Sucks it won't be back for a while... )
The thing I feel about Snyder's dialogue is that it's certainly better than most writers, but because of that prose style he does, I tend to find myself judging it on higher standards. Like the symbolism where he narrates an anecdote in the beginning of the issue is way too banal and predictable, and the metaphors are way too heavy handed (How many times did we get "Do you know what Owls do to Bats" in Court of Owls?).
Yup, Sherlock Holmes is my favorite literary character in general.(p.s. off topic, but you a Sherlock fan? The awesome BBC one, I mean. Best show on television! Sucks it won't be back for a while... )
PS: Sorry Jim, got carried away.
In a world of comics as mediocre as the Big Two usually put out, I can certainly say "He's not terrible" is kind of a pretty big compliment, back-handed or not. And nobody can fault his uncanny skill to track down good artists like a pig digging up truffles.
I know the question wasn't aimed squarely at me, but YES, Sherlock, yes. They begin filming in March. It feels like a lifetime already and it hasn't even been a year since Reichenbach.
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"Everything hs changed. ‘Dark’ entertainment now looks like hysterical, adolescent, ‘Zibarro’ crap." - Morrison, 2008.
As for how Snyder's writing his Joker...I can see a little bit of Heath, sure. I also see a bit of the DKR Joker (who wasn't so much of a jokey guy, just a psychopath who thought he was funny) and even a bit of B:TAS Joker, in that he has a lot of elaborate death traps prepared at all times.
The thing with Snyder is that he was at the beginning SO HYPED UP by the fans that those who didn't view it as the best thing as sliced bread seemed to have taken it VERY personally.
As for comparing it to the Bane scene--now, I've only seen Rises once (I want to get the Blu-Ray, but I'm sure it's going to be an X-Mas present this year so I'm waiting on it), but I seem to remember Bane monologuing a LOT in that scene. "You merely adopted the darkness--I was BORN in it!" "I wonder what would break first, the mind, or the body." And so on and so forth.
Anyway, the scene earlier in this arc where Alfred was attacked is a better comparison. Imagine if there'd been a wall of text on that page? I realize this was just an image of the Joker, but you've got a great artist who can more than adequetely convey Batman's fear just through pictures alone (as seen in The Court of Owls arc, specifically when Bruce was drugged in the maze).
It's weird, because usually I'm the one who complains about comics being such a short read. You'd think I'd want more text. I think it just really speaks to Capullo's storytelling abilities. I don't feel the need for more information beyond what he's showing, at times.
Characters come and go, revamped and revisited. But as long as you enjoyed them, remember them and continue to appreciate them, then that character, your hero or heroine, will always exist.
Out of all of snyders 'wordiness', there is only one scene where I didn't like it in his whole run: the motorcycle scene last issue. And even then it wasn't bad, I just totally agree that it could have been perfect with no dialogue at all. As for how I read the joker, I think it comes out beautifully read in mark Hamills voice
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