It was really good, but no way comic of the year. A large part of what made it so good was the perspective and contrast compared to the rest of Batman up to this point (and other Bat-comics like Detective or Dark Knight). Finally seeing some payoff for that Detective Comics #1 was awesome. Without that, or without the mediocre Owl villains stinking up the place, the return of the Joker wouldn't have nearly been as compelling. That's not something the issue itself can take credit for. Batman #13 is like eating at a 2.5 star restaurant after living in a gulag for a year - of course it's going to taste like the best meal in your life, but you're not actually eating four star food.LiQuid wrote:Batman 13 was great compared to 00-12 but comic of the year? For realz?
I thought it was really creepy and riveting, but not really disturbing or frightening. The Harley stuff at the end was super creeper status, but we already saw earlier in the issue that she was in no real danger of losing her face. The only way it would be frightening is if you're frightened for any of the characters, and you know that by the Rule of Comics, Gordon wasn't going to die, and Alfred isn't going to die either (although that would be pretty dope) because Damien or that dog is going to come out of nowhere.LiQuid wrote:So I'm just starting the Batman 13 discussion on the podcast now and already the hyperbole is dripping from Higgins' fucking maw. Scariest Joker book ever? Now I don't read a lot of Batman, but are ANY Joker books scary? Really? Were you literally frightened reading this? Because I sure wasn't...
fake edit: The backup was disturbing... twisted...? God who the fuck are you people? Who gets disturbed reading comic books? I'm getting disturbed listening to this fucking podcast. I just know I'm going to hit submit and then unpause it and going to want to come and type more. Ugh. BRB.
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