Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Batman Beyond #1

Batman Beyond #1 - Comic of the Day
Lots of red bat symbols
Batman Beyond #1 feels very short for some reason. I think it has to do with the standard first issue syndrome.  So many poor first issues come down with the case of trying to develop a character without progressing the story until the last page or two of the issue. This is often the case in mini series, but as seen in the comic of the day, it can occur in on-goings, as well.

Speaking of ongoing series, I am glad that this issue has finally come out. My buddy Kyle was really looking forward to it, and his anticipation got me excited, too. He has good taste in comics and more importantly I don't feel that "just cuz" urge with Kyle. You know the urge: the one where you automatically hate what a good friend likes just because you didn't originally like it. This is common with sport teams. I will secretly tell my friends, "If my team can't win I want yours to because you are my friend and I want you to be hap..." fuck that! My friends know by now I secretly hate their teams. Their team will win a big game and I talk about how the other team lost it, or their star player gets a ton of accolades and I find a story about how he assaults women. "I guess he's know, if you like the scum of the earth that beat up or disrespect women."

But yeah...I'm looking forward to a fun Batman Beyond series.


Jeff said...

While I never watched the cartoon series, I read the mini-series and gobbled up the first issue of the ongoing this morning. It's a great little series and I hope it has a long life with this creative team.

Dom said...

I like the team on the series, too. Plus, the cover artist, Dustin Nguyen, creates unique covers that set the tone for each issue.