I can’t blame Greg Capullo for wanting to stretch his wings after 50 or so wonderful issues of Batman with Scott Snyder, as great as they were! Also, when Mark Millar comes a-callin’, you’d best answer! Still, I look at Mr. Millar as I do Grant Morrison: When he’s great, he’s excellent, but when he’s not so hot, he blows chunks, in my opinion.
This year, Boston Comic Con once again returned to the Seaport World Trade Center. With names like Marv Wolfman, Phil Jimenez, Mark Waid and Brian Azzarello, this Con certainly wasn’t short on heavy hitters of the comic book industry. And speaking of heavy hitters, on Saturday, August 13, I had the pleasure of attending the ‘Spotlight on Scott Snyder’ panel.
As I was reading this comic, it dawned on me that if it had come from Marvel, it would have been called the “All-New, All-Different Batman #1!” However, since it was from DC, it was more succinctly called Batman #1. The new team launches the monthly title. They have huge shoes to fill, so how did they do?
I count myself fortunate to have not only read Batman issues 1 through 51, but to be able to review many of those books here at MajorSpoilers.com! All good things must come to an end, however, so let me share my thoughts about the final Snyder/Capullo issue with you.
This comic has almost always been in the top 5 comics in terms of sales during the last few years, and I would say it has ranked the same in terms of quality as well. As a Batman fan, it’s been a terrific ride. There’s at least one more issue to go, and I’ll be both happy and sad to see it arrive. It’ll be the end of a fantastic era. As you can tell, I’ve already started grieving! But until then, issue #50 has hit the stands! This comic has almost always been in the top 5 comics in