Batman and Son
After Batman faces down an army of winged horrors in a no-holds barred, bone-crunching superbrawl among the treasures of London's Pop Art Museum, Batman receives the greatest shock of his life when he di...more
Meanwhile, Batman before and after said event above is advised by Alfred to maintain his pla ...more
I swore I reviewed this when I read it but apparently I didn't. Morrison picks up a plot thread left over from the twenty year old Son of the Demon story and runs with it. Damian, Batman's alleged of ...more
Batman discovers he has a son - Damian - following a druggy one-night stand years ago with Talia Al-Ghul who stole his DNA and combined it with hers to grow Damian in a lab. Jezebel Jet is introduced as Bruce's love interest, Joker pops up for his usual Joker shenanigans, and the book ends with a grown-up Damian in the futur ...more
Kubert's artworks were just great and loved how Morrison took back into Dark Knight's continuity the Son of the Demon storyline, but sometimes I just can't follow Morrison's writing, the Clown at Midnight prose story was ultra-boring for me, everybody seemed acting out of character for me (can't imagine Alfred reading Artemis Fowl, Bruce almost killing paparazzi throwing them off the sky, and Talia not calling him beloved), and totally missed the point of the final story with Damian future soull ...more
I'm not giving it five stars because I absolutely hated the chapters in the middle of the book. It always annoys me when I pick up a graphic novel only to discover that the writer has decided, at some point in the story, to leave out the graphic part. Sorry, it's just a personal peeve of mine.
All of this is a great story, but, much like his run on New X-Men, it ru ...more
(view spoiler)[Following Face the Face, a storyline in which Batman returns to Gotham after a year-long existential crisis and promptly mops up all the bad guys, Batman and Son begins as Bats finally catches the Joker, making the city truly 'safe.' Joker, for his part, has been shot by a rogue Batman wannabe and former police officer, and is in me ...more
When Damian shows up, he's a fait accompli, and Batman has to deal with the pathology the boy has due to be raised to be an emotionless killer who believes he's destined to rule the world by Tali ...more
Batman discovers he has a son - Damian - following a druggy one-night stand years ago with Talia Al-Ghul who stole his DNA and combined it with hers to grow Damian in a lab. Jezebel Jet is introduced as Bruce's love interest, Joker pops up for his usual Joker shenanigans, and the book ends with a grown-up Damian in ...more
Wait, the Joker just killed Batman on the first page? That is... oh wait, he isn't dead... Huh, Batman just shot the Joker in the face with a handgun. But he doesn't use... Wait, he isn't the real Batman? Weird... Okay, we are moving on from the cold open, let's see if we can follow it better from here... Okay, Bruce Wayne is leav ...more
On to the book, all I have to say is its amazing! Morrison is always like I say, a 50/50 writer, it depends on the comic he writes, I have hated some of his work, and others I have liked, but this one I loved! So the story is basically Batman meeting Damain for the first time, and as always I don't like this brat one bit, but luckily he's not the main focus! This story was overall just a really really good batman story, the dialogue is interesting, hell even the bits wit ...more
The creeper is back and by that i mean talia and she wants that child support, for her ninja kid who makes jason todd tame in comparison with his levels of angst.
Some hate damian and i get that he is a giant brat and when he had a go at alfred i had to take a five, because no one touches alfed ya lil shit. But he's entertaining his squabbling with tim is funny, and you can't blame him for being a bit of a shit bag i mean his mother is the worst and his ...more
I wonder: in five years or so, when DC does yet another reality shift, will Damian survive or will he be negated?
So, I tried reading this over a year ago and couldn't get through the Batsy story that had nothing to do with Damian. Because he's the whole reason I picked this book up in the first place. I ended up selling the trade to Half Price because a year passed, I was still at 43% and I wasn't all that keen to pick this up again. So, this time, I skimmed the part that wasn't Damian centric: just being perfectly honest here.
Damian is why I read this book. I wanted to see where he st ...more
Unless you haven't followed any Batman comics for the past 6 years, you must have heard about Grant Morrison's controversial saga of the Dark Knight. It officially begins with this book, collecting the first 8 issues of the writer's run in the Batman monthly title. While certainly less well-known than the infamous "Batman R.I.P.", it is an essential read if you want to have a prayer understanding the afore-mentioned novel.
The events take place shortly after the "Face the Face ...more
What I find fascinating is how much Morrison drives love-it-or-hate-it opinions. Personally I have to wonder if the bad rev ...more
The first interactions between Batman and his son kind of reminded me of every-reality-show-about-tweens-and-teens-ever, but the overall chemistry between the two was very interesting and could have been exploited a little longer. The abrupt ending does not alter the great quality of Morrison's storytelling.
Okay, so this book annoyed me so much that I had to review it. When I initially picked up Batman and Son, I actually thought I was going to like it. It got pretty good reviews, and despite everything, I kinda love Damian. Even though I knew going into it that Damian was going to be acting like a piece of hell-spawn, I was still curious to see his introduction and learn about his relationship to Batman. But despite tha ...more
There is some weirdness to start with, a cop dressed as Batman tries to kill Joker as he's doing something vile. Then totally out of character, ...more
I enjoyed this back in 2006 and I've really enjoyed re-reading it. It's exciting, clever and at times very funny. The ninja man-bats were a brilliant idea! I also respect Morrison for writing Damian the way he did. His initial interactions with Alfred and Tim Drake's R ...more
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