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    Default THE DARK KNIGHT #26 Preview/Discussion

    A sweeping visual tale of Gotham City's forgotten citizens: the abused and the voiceless. Will these desperate souls find their angel in The Dark Knight? Find out in this special mostly silent issue.




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    I enjoyed this issue. I thought the Clayface arc that preceded it was pretty decent too.

    Seems like Hurwitz is just finding his nitch really and soon he'll be gone.
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    This was the best issue of the run. A lot of that was owed to the fact that there weren't any words. Unfortunately I thought this was a one shot, so my last issue of this book will be next month. Clearly the weakest of the Batbooks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpower00044 View Post
    Clearly the weakest of the Batbooks.
    I think we've established pretty well that this is a matter of opinion.

    Tomasi's book and this book have at least been hit or miss for me. A little more hit with Tomasi, but Hurwitz has been getting a bit better. I think the Clayface story kinda fell apart but I dug that more than a lot more than what's been going on in either of the flagship titles.

    This was the best issue of the run.
    I might agree with you there, which is weird because I didn't think this issue was particularly exceptional, I just thought it was good.

    It seemed more like a return to form to me. Reminded me of something from the mid 80's.

    Batman fighting regular dudes that are using children for slave labor.

    It was kinda like a dark Batman Christmas story.

    I generally find stories that focus on regular people to be more enjoyable than the ones where somebody has a magical bone mutation, or some crazy super powers. (Not saying that never works...just that I tend to prefer the former.)
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    I just hope next issue is silent, too.
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    I did not like this. The first 12 pages to tell the nobody lady's story was particularly long. The coloring seemed completely arbitrary. I didn't even follow it except in gist. What did u take from the opening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookem Danno View Post
    I did not like this. The first 12 pages to tell the nobody lady's story was particularly long. The coloring seemed completely arbitrary. I didn't even follow it except in gist. What did u take from the opening?
    Woman loses her crappy job as a slave by breaking worthless trinket. Cannot pay for medicine for her sick child. Hears of "opportunity" in Gotham only to arrive and have her sick child ripped from her arms to be put to work assembling Christmas decorations. Enter Batman.

    Like I said, it seemed like a dark Christmas story; Christmas from the POV of a slave laborer.

    I wonder how much money China makes selling us cheap Christmas crap.
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    The filler train continues so Johns can finish up his newest WORLD SHATTERING EVENT.

    I wish the books could just jump ahead already. Forever Evil might be fun but nothing else is right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ispacehead View Post
    Woman loses her crappy job as a slave by breaking worthless trinket. Cannot pay for medicine for her sick child. Hears of "opportunity" in Gotham only to arrive and have her sick child ripped from her arms to be put to work assembling Christmas decorations. Enter Batman.

    Like I said, it seemed like a dark Christmas story; Christmas from the POV of a slave laborer.

    I wonder how much money China makes selling us cheap Christmas crap.
    Also, the little baby dies. That's pretty dark (knight).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSimonHurt View Post
    The filler train continues ....
    Funny. A decent story with an interesting statement doesn't seem like filler to me. Just a good small story, something that seemed to be sorta missing I thought.

    Every story doesn't need to constitute a 10 issue marathon with crossover issues.

    Forever Evil might be fun but nothing else is right now.
    Arkham War is so bad it's practically painful to look at.

    Other than that, this event is entirely off my radar. No interest.
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    Yeah, I read the first couple of issues of FE. Johns' writing and Finch's art aren't really my thing. Arkham War is all over the place, but I really dug Bat-Bane.
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    I liked Morrison's BatBane more.

    I don't really care for the talons in general either so I probably should have skipped this from the get go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ispacehead View Post
    Funny. A decent story with an interesting statement doesn't seem like filler to me. Just a good small story, something that seemed to be sorta missing I thought.

    Every story doesn't need to constitute a 10 issue marathon with crossover issues.



    Arkham War is so bad it's practically painful to look at.

    Other than that, this event is entirely off my radar. No interest.
    This sort of story should be reserved for a single issue. That's how you approach it. To drag out the artistic approach to multiple issues immediately defeats its own integrity. That's why I didn't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSimonHurt View Post
    This sort of story should be reserved for a single issue.
    Aw shucks...who doesn't like a good cliffhanger ending in a Batman story???

    That's how you approach it. To drag out the artistic approach to multiple issues immediately defeats its own integrity. That's why I didn't like it.
    I thought it maintained it's artistic integrity by staying true to the story of the victim before letting B-man whale the tar out of some nasty Kobra-looking slave traders next ish. But that's just me.

    I do tend to enjoy Batman stories that don't focus on him so much a bit more.
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    I thought this issue was excellent. I loved when the kid is praying and the angel turns into Batman, awesome. I also like the Panel when you see the closeup of Batman's eyes and you know there is going to be hell to pay.

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