Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3

Ugh. What was the point of this? Tim Drake was just fine after getting a batarang to the chest last month. Damian's bullet wound is no biggie, since he spends this issue ridiculing the Squire and being a jerk. Nightwing goes one on one with a totally insane Jason Todd. In fact, I'm shocked that Jason Todd was used like this, I mean, there is really no redeeming the guy at this point. I don't care for the ret-con of some childhood trauma that Tony Daniel includes here, but there is no way to ever use Todd as a 'tweener again. He's a villain now. I also found it odd that Nightwing makes no reference to the previous time that he acted as Batman, has that been retconned away too? And was Jason Todd supposed to be Black Mask, or is that just an unresolved plot thread? It seems the US military is taking over police actions in Gotham, will that be the new status quo or is that a one-off? Overall, this book really confused me.

Jason Todd is a vampire. I didn't realize that before I read this issue, but his bloody grin after he thinks he killed Tim Drake proves it to me. I also love how Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, and even Damian all have the same hair and face. Amusing. The cover looks nice though!


1 comment:

Mayor McCheeseSteak said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your thoughts on this one. I was so disappointed that it really was Jason Todd. I spent the entirety of the series hoping they'd be more clever than that. Almost anything would have been a more fun and interesting twist. Maybe the Joker playing a prank on the city?