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Getting Back to Batman… One Last Time

August 5, 2013 // 2 Comments

We’re heading into a busy time of year at my real job, so the nerd farm will be a bit… fluffier than normal for the next little bit. But tonight… Tonight, one last hurrah for long, spoilery, over-thought analysis. Last Wednesday brought us to the end of an era, after all… Batman Incorporated 13, by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham So. He stuck the landing. Nailed it. Granted, he usually does, these days. “These days” being, you know… the last decade, [...]

Pretty, Sexy, Sad and Topical: the Funnybooks of July

July 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

New funnybooks! Old funnybooks! So many funnybooks! Batman Inc 12, by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham Poignancy. That’s not a word I expected to apply to a comic featuring Batmanbat… …in final battle with Talia Al Ghul, her squad of ninja manbats, and genetically-enhanced Super-Damian. But when Talia sees Our Hero flying toward her and asks “Why won’t he stop?” I sense genuine sorrow and regret in her voice. And not just for herself, but for Batman, too. For Batman, [...]

Shallow Fun With Batman Japan

June 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Batman Inc 11, by Chris Burnham and Jorge Lucas Been waiting to comment on this one, as I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. On the one hand, it’s a poorly-timed fill-in issue, coming as it does in the middle of the years-in-the-making climax to Grant Morrison’s extended Batman run. But on the other hand, it’s a burst of pure Bat-Fun, a Kirbyesque romp with Batman Japan. It’s funny and weird and energetic in a way that mainstream spandex comics too often [...]

A Brief Word on Funnybook Death

February 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Yesterday, one of the most beloved characters in literary history died. I’m referring, of course, to Ishmael. The beloved narrator of Moby Dick, Herman Melville’s classic tale of sea-faring adventure for kids, Ishmael is remembered by children around the world for his plucky charm, his heart-warming friendship with the gruff Captain Ahab, and his encyclopedic knowledge of 19th Century whaling techniques. And now, he is dead. Ishmael met his demise not on the sea he’d devoted [...]

Stupid, Childish Bat-Games

January 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Aaaaand, we’re back! It’s been a long January here on the nerd farm, but hopefully we can now resume normal service. Starting with… Batman Inc #7, by Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham, and Jason Masters Lurking behind one of the greatest super hero covers in recent memory is a story that… No, wait a minute. Before we get to the story, I’ve just gotta gush about that cover a little. I mean, holy crap look at that thing! An army of demented children, holding Our [...]

Mindless Linkblogging!

January 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Over at Mindless Ones, Bobsy’s put up a really brilliant socialist/feminist take on the most recent issue of Batman Inc. I think he’s only about three-quarters serious, and I might argue that he’s willfully ignoring some of the more troublesome cult-like aspects of Leviathan. But it does shed light on the socio-economic problems inherent in Morrison’s story, and is essential reading for anyone who cares about silly crap like this. Click here to read [...]

The Parable of the Bat-Herder

January 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Aaaannnddd we’re back! Hope you all had a wonderful new year with as few Mayan apocalypses as we did. Updates may still be spotty around here for a while, though. Things get pretty busy for me in January, and there’s not as much time as I’d like for nerd farming. But we’re back tonight, and hey! Look what we got! Batman Incorporated #6, by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham It’s another fast-paced issue, with Batman running another villainous guantlet, this time [...]