Neal Adams' Batman Odyssey

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  1. the G-man

    the G-man Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Finally over. Man, was that crap. Terrible story, campy dialogue and he can't draw like he used to:

    • Alright, so Batman kills Sensei in front of everybody and then threatens that if anyone over steps out of line again–they get the gun. But wait, that’s not entirely true. Cut to two weeks later and we learn that Batman and Sensei made a deal for some reason and Senseit got to fake his death in exchange for a vile of green potion (lazarus?) that when ingested would transform him into…A BABY. Batman takes Baby Sensei to an adoption agency has bestows them upon the proud Asian parents David and China Woo (Yes, the Asian woman’s name is “China Woo”)

      And that’s it. Batman ends the story there and Superman (who is the guy Batman has been telling the tale to this whole time) flies off doing the “swoosh thing” (Dick and Bruce’s term for it, not mine. Seriously.). The final two pages of a story titled “Batman Odyssey” are all about how brilliant and incredibly cool Superman is and the very final shot is of Superman triumphantly flying off the page.

      Read more: http://batman-news.com/2012/04/18/batman-odyssey-vol-2-issue-7-review/#ixzz1tMf4Gk00


    I only kept getting it because I felt bad for the guy who runs my local comics shop. My pull list is so sparse now I didn't have the heart to cancel this book.
     
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  2. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Neal Adams is nuts as in fucking insane. He really thinks the world is actually expanding.

    Avoid anything written by him like the plague.
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    I dropped it after the second issue of the first volume. It was bad.
     
  4. Mike Farley

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    I dropped it after the 1st issue--which, upon reflection, I don't even think I finished reading.
     
  5. the G-man

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    It was about one "I'm the goddam Batman" away from making ASB&R look like 'the Dark Knight Returns.'
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Pretty much...I'm surprised DC decided to include as part of the New 52 relaunch. I believe the second volume got a number one issue, I could be wrong about that.
     
  7. the G-man

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    I don't think it was part of the new 52. I think the new number 1 was just a sad attempt to hype up a failed project by a faded legend.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    ^ That's possible as well.
     

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