Batman’s Longest Case:
Just why? It just seemed like a pointless story to have in #1000.
Hawkman-“What the hell took you so long-Pal?”
Batman- “Shut up Carter”
Manufacture For Use:
I really like this story, which was surprising to me because I don’t really care for Smiths comic work all to much (I like quite a few of his movies though and him overall as a pop culture personality). If I had to nit pick anything it would just be that last line “and that is justice” IDK what I would have put but that just felt weak/cheesy I guess.
The Legend of Knute Brody:
I liked this one. It felt like it could have been an eps. from B:TAS to me. I remember back when reading this one thinking this guy was a Matches Malone character before getting to the end. It was funny.
The Batman’s Design:
I don’t want to rip into this too much, probably the worst one for me. Yeah just no thank you.
Return to Crime Alley:
Oh man it was hard going back and reading this. I can’t believe we’ll never get another Batman story from him. This was a great call back to his work, just bravo Denny!
Another good one but dang I wish they would have had Adams team up with O’Neil for #1000. Always enjoy his art though and a story with Bats and the league.
It was okay. I enjoyed the Burton DeVito throw back.
The Last Crime in Gotham:
I love Johns work, always have. It would have been nice to have had him team up with Frank for the art, Jones is good though. Am I wrong in assuming this is taking place in his Earth One time line? On that note does anyone feel like they may be pulling from EO story a bit for the Reeves Batman movie? I know there’s been talk of it being based on The Long Halloween and that it will be showcaseing his detective skills. But given the little we know and have see thus far, it kinda gives me EO vibes just a bit. Change his lack of detective skills and clearly giving Catwoman a bigger role and it kinda seems possible. The cast we know of is the Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, & Alfred. Serkis as Alfred, Farrell giving a gangster vibe to penguin and whatever that kids name who is playing the Riddler kinda fits the look of those characters. Plus that Batmoblie is a muscle car kinda like how the people at Wayne were making Bruce for racing. IDK I haven’t seen anyone considering the possibility that they may be taking bits from EO story and thought it was interesting. I mean just switch Bruce doing the detective work without Gordon hunting down the Riddler after taking out the Penguin and maybe having Catwoman helping him instead, seems possible given the cast. I get they may also still be doing TLH story and cutting down the rouges due to run time as well.
Anywho I liked this story but was sad also LOL.
Good story and thank goodness for Tynion LOL. Tomasi and his run on DC helped me get through Kings Batman run LOL.
Batman’s Greatest Case:
Well for the Class act that is Mr. King LOL this was not bad. His stuff is so hit or miss with me. I can appreciate the premise of his stories and what he’s trying to do but like with Bendis, I just can’t take their dialog most of the time. This story was good though and I liked all the back and forth between the batfam.
I liked it and really enjoyed this story in DC. I feel like she was a great character. The only part of that story I didn’t care for was part of the end. I mean Arkham dude just tell her it wasn’t batman! She could still have felt that Bats way of doing things was wrong and gone about her crusade I feel. IDK it just seemed like Tomasi took a bit of a holiday with the ending on that one and made her a typical “Blind with rage and can’t accept the truth” character. great premise though.