26 Jul 2012
Comments Off on Comic Book A Day – Day 4 – Shadow Of The Bat #0
This October DC comics dares to bring you the all-new, all-original 0 (that’s Zero and not a weirdo letter “o”) issues of your favorite comics where their true origins will be revealed, while at the same time introducing new story arcs! It is so all-new and so all-original that…
It’s been done in pretty much the same way back in the Zero Hour Crisis back in 1994?
So anyway…in 1994 DC comics attempted to (once-a-freaking-gain) fix it’s continuity problems by having a massive crisis.
Zero Hour was referred to as a “Crisis in Time” which also refers to the time gap between eating at a Sizzler and driving hour as fast as you can so you don’t crap your pants).
So anyway, Shadow Of The Bat #0…This issue basically gives us the definitive (until it was changed another 700 times) back story as to how Bruce Wayne became The Batman.
So his parents are murdered, he gets furious and then audits classes around the globe and joins the FBI and…wait, what?!?
I’m struck by how Bruce Wayne just sort of, you know, casually audits classes and this allows him to become the greatest detective of all time. It’s like if I went to the Aquarium every once in a while and turned into Aquaman.
And what’s this crap about him joining the F.B.I.? Where, by the way, he only had a desk job because he…wait for it…couldn’t figure out how to use guns.
The art is not my style, Batman looks like a cross between something out of a Dr. Suess book and Mad Magazine and the writing and story are sort of blah, especially for such an “important issue”.
Maybe this October almost 18 years to the day that the last round of zeros came out, we’ll get a more exciting origin issue!
2 Aarons out of 6. Blarg!
Until I become someone else…I am,
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