Friday, October 14, 2016

All-Star Batman #3

   It took me three issues, but I finally figured out why the All-Star Batman series by Scott Snyder and John Romita, Jr., works so well.

   It's because it's a Marvel Comic.

   Well, it says "DC" on the cover, but it's a fast-paced, action-packed thrill ride from start to finish.

   (The traditional idea is that DC is all about plot and story twists, while Marvel is about action, humor and character. I realize this isn't always the case.)

   The story (such as it is) has Batman trying to escort Two-Face out of Gotham City - but that villain has blackmailed the entire city to stop the Dark Knight, meaning he must fight every step of the way against some of his most deadly villains.

   So it's all about the action, and certainly that's something that Romita (and inker Danny Miki) do extremely well.

   The idea behind the story is a little shaky, and the series is a bit on the brutal side, but it's a heck of a lot of fun - highly recommended!

Grade: A-



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