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Old November 26 2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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Batman RIP finale - SPOILERS

That was it? Bruce got (well of course he didn't) blown up in a helicopter crash?

That was the big shock ending?

That tooks delays and weeks of scripting to come up with?
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Old November 26 2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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That was it? Bruce got (well of course he didn't) blown up in a helicopter crash?
Sure he did, just like the Joker did after "killing" Jason Todd.
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Old November 26 2008, 08:45 PM   #3
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Comic books are stupid!

Take it from someone who come next summer has read comics 20 years. Of course lately it less and less because they are getting worse all the time. Every title or event seems to be about hyped up stories. Which have unsatisfying endings and no long term effect. Every storyline is the "Biggest, most shocking ever!"

Yes I said it - Comics books are fucking stupid. I have earned the right to say that.

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Old November 26 2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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Re: Batman RIP finale - SPOILERS

You mean Marvel/DC comics are usually stupid.
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Old November 26 2008, 08:57 PM   #5
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You mean Marvel/DC comics are usually stupid.
Correct!
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Old November 26 2008, 09:06 PM   #6
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Indeed, I most read BDs - comics with a start, a middle and an end.
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Old November 26 2008, 09:12 PM   #7
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I guess my point simply was when was the last time one of these hyped storylines from DC or Marvel lived up to their hype?

These events are designed to generate hype. Not to tell good stories but constructed by a committee. Usually its the start of the event that is the main idea. One which they don't know how to resolve at the end.

This was a rare case were the ending - Batman RIP - was spelled out in the title.
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Old November 26 2008, 10:17 PM   #8
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That was it? Bruce got (well of course he didn't) blown up in a helicopter crash?
Sure he did, just like the Joker did after "killing" Jason Todd.
Or the time he was in a boat explosion after kidnapping Robin, Alfred and others on his birthday....or the time he got hit by the truck and knocked off a freeway in that recent Dini one off....or fell from a great heighth after Laughing Fish...etc.

That's it? All this hype about Morrison is a Comic God....and Bruce supposedly dies in a helicopter crash? That was worth the delay in the d@mn book? That settles it....Dini is King of the Bat Books; Morrison is the Court Jester.

And of course, everyone will probably meekly accept this and not doubt Bruce is dead, as Bruce and EVERYONE else did EVERY time the Joker supposedly died? Because if they didn't believe he was dead, why would there be a "Battle for the Cowl"?
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Old November 27 2008, 03:26 AM   #9
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Is it too late to fire Grant Morrison out of a cannon and into a wall.
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Old November 27 2008, 03:48 AM   #10
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I really enjoyed Morrison's run but this issue sure felt like a letdown.
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Old November 27 2008, 04:11 AM   #11
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I guess my point simply was when was the last time one of these hyped storylines from DC or Marvel lived up to their hype?
The Sinestro Corps War pretty much nailed - if not exceeded - the level of its promotion. Oddly, only the Green Lantern comics regularly read like well done classic comics not-by-committee of the Marvel and DC titles today. They remind me of the core X-Men in the early part of the mid-90s.

(Oddly, though, I left the Green lantern issues on the shelves today, and came home with two very good X-Men comics out of an overabundance of mostly thin titles of that stripe. I should probably go back and get them.)
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Old November 27 2008, 06:31 AM   #12
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Yeah, the Green Lantern storylines have been great. The current Nightwing arc has also been really good.
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Old November 27 2008, 06:51 AM   #13
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So he just killed him? That seems really anti-climatic. This was looking like to be a deconstruction of Batman with the 'Batman RIP' referring to the Batman paradigm. This isn't interesting... it's pedestrian.
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Old November 27 2008, 07:11 AM   #14
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Maybe now that Bruce is 'dead' he'll take some time off and go golfing and stuff.
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Old November 27 2008, 07:25 AM   #15
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So he just killed him? That seems really anti-climatic. This was looking like to be a deconstruction of Batman with the 'Batman RIP' referring to the Batman paradigm. This isn't interesting... it's pedestrian.
I think that was what was meant for shock value. Not that they killed him: that they just killed him.
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