Friday, September 11, 2009
Blackest Night Batman #2 - DC
Well, in the theme of the Blackest Night, all of Batman's old villains . . the dead ones, have decided to call out the Batman by rallying on the roof of the Police Station. While they're waiting for him to arrive, they're taking out whatever police officers they can. Meanwhile, Batman and Robin, with the help of Deadman, have decided to armor up and meet them with a little fire-power of their own . . specifically flame-throwers and napalm. However, if it seems that bullets, and almost any other form of dis-corporation don't appear to be working . . why do they expect that flames will? The problem is, no matter what they seem to do to these things, they just keep growing back. It's like a big out of control Zombie movie . . with super-heroes. Anyways, Red Robin comes to their aid, when it looks like they're about to run out of flames. And in the process they also save the Commissioner and Barbara Gordon. But then soon after the hovercraft is attacked by the corpse of Tim and Dick's parents. On the final page of the issue, they crash land in the cemetery. I'm not sure what these guys are supposed to do against these things. And to be honest with you, it doesn't appear that they're making much progress. The supporting characters from Batman's circle of friends don't seem to be suffering as much loss as say the Green Lantern Corps. I mean, in the sense that there's not as many living ones being killed to be converted. Well . . except for some of the villains. But, all their dead family members . . and Tim's suffered a lot of loss in the last couple of years, do seem to be coming back to cause pain and anguish. Next issue is the final one for this mini, but . . I don't really see a resolution coming in that issue. I don't know how it can. But I guess we'll have to wait and see what they do. I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by the artwork of Ardian Syaf. I like his style. It's crisp and clean. I'm also enjoying Peter J Tomasi's story, and the humor that he's injecting into it. Who'd have thought he could find something funny in this type of story. Batman and Robin break into the Gotham armory, and with a smug look on his face, Damian says . . "Merry Christmas! And here I thought guns were on the 'things we don't use' list." Dick quickly explains his stand to him, to which Damian replies, "No problem. We only burn zombies. I get you." Throughout all the Batman books, in the last couple of months, I love the dialogue between Dick and Damian. Anyways, there's only 1 more issue left here. I guess next issue we'll see the showdown between sons and their parents. That should be interesting.