Nerlocker Reviews – Batman: The Dark Knight #1


Jason – Worst Bat-title of them all. Possibly the worst title period. It starts with a terrible cliche-filled narrative about fear. The bad writing is complimented by Jim-Lee-rip-off artwork. The plot includes Bruce schmoozing with politicians and big wigs in which a new love interest is introduced – Jaina Hudson. She dresses like Kim Kardashian and has just as stimulating dialogue. Surprise! Surprise! Batman must spring into action when Arkham Asylum inexplicably experiences a breakout. The issue ends with a Hulk-sized Two-Face who cleverly says “You can call me One-Face  now.” I have no idea what that means.
The only aspect of this book that is seemingly creative is an appearance of a woman in a white rabbit costume who suddenly appears and disappears. This seems to be an allusion to Wonderland and thus suggesting that Arkham is a trip down the rabbit hole. This would be intelligent if I felt it was intentional and if the white rabbit didn’t look like a playboy bunny who dodges bullets with her ass in the air like a centerfold pose. It would be original if Morrison hadn’t already referenced Wonderland in Arkham Asylum. So again, this book is complete crap. I give it 2 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

Jazmin – David Finch is an amazing artist and he completely let the world down with The Dark Knight. This book was highly anticipated by a lot of people and Finch fell very short. The art is god-awful. Bruce Wayne look like a slack-jawed neanderthal. Overall the writing was quite forced. It did a poor job of conveying a story. If you have any love for David Finch do yourself, and him, a favor and never purchase this book so it gets canceled and he goes back to working on something good. 1 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

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I've been a comic nerd since Spider-man and his Amazing Friends and the Super Friends. So someone please explain to me, when did Aquaman become so cool? Also, why isn't She-Hulk in more media?


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