Ever since I picked up my first copy, Batman has always held a special place in my heart. It was one of the first comics I ever read as a kid and my love for the Caped Crusader has continued into my adult life.
That being said, I don’t know how to react to All Star Batman. The story by Scott Snyder (although strong and keeps Batman to his truest form) has a few things that just didn’t sit well with me. It’s hard for me to write ill of one of my all time favorite characters, but some things just….seemed out of place (ok, one thing) and lately I have felt that many of the big name publishers are trying to push political correctness down our throats, as well as (and even worse) “popular vernacular”. It’s a trend I’m starting to notice more and it’s beginning to piss me off!
Again, as I stated above I have no problem with the story or characters, but there’s definitely one thing that has to go. A specific word, to which I can’t stand and hate to my core. That word, you ask? BAE.
Two things that need never cross paths again. Batman and BAE. I hate this stupid fucking made up word. It means nothing to me, unless you have an IQ under 50 and are just learning the English language. If you use this word I hate you and you need to be punched in the throat. Please Scott, never use it again.
Other than that, it was an action packed blood bathed amazing story. The Bat kicked ass and took names. As he should be. He has his usual flaws when it comes to trusting people, but when he’s pissed off, you can tell and he never relents.
When it comes to the art by John Romita Jr., it’s dark and gritty in that Romita style we all love. I feel that DC has really found amazing artists and writers since “Rebirth” began, and to me it just keeps getting better.
Overall, I enjoyed this latest entry into the world of The Caped Crusader and would recommend it to the Batman fans out there.
Available today, at your local Comic-Stop. Go out and pick up a copy.
Until next time,