Friday, August 26, 2011
Batman: Time and the Batman HC
Grant Morrison is one insane dude. I’m not sure what the point of these stories actually was, but it’s a weird mix.
The lead story is a fun one taking place in three time periods. Morrison has a neat approach to give the spotlight to Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson in their separate identities of Batman. Time travel stories can be quite fun when they are put together right and this one works well. I’m not sure I totally get the doctor’s actions, but the story is pretty dramatic and fun.
The next few issues cover missing time from the close of Batman RIP to Final Crisis. The issues are enjoyable and filled with Morrison’s trademark madness, but why were these chapters not released in order? Remember how a lot of us were always saying it felt like were only getting part of the story? Well, this is one of the missing pieces that would have helped with that!
Tony Daniel handles a lot of the art, and he remains adequate. I’m not a big fan of his work, it can get a bit sketchy and sometimes his characters don’t look like they are actually interacting, just glowering. His faces have a tendency to look the same too.