I ordered the second book when I finished reading it for the review :) (and reading it right now)
Oh man I can not wait until new Fear Agent.
I'm a gamer. I have no reservation about saying that what so ever but I know how it's hard to identify yourself as one. A lot of "hardcore" gamers have come in and marketed the word as something reserved for only the elite. There are several types of gamers out there, but we unite under one title.
I think Super Street Fighter 4 solves some of your complaints and also getting a joy stick helps a lot. I couldn't get into the game until I got one.
Listen, if I was afraid of people tearing my writing apart, I wouldn't be writing. I have done research, as for the typo, the Gin BLOSSOMS and the WallFLOWERS are both similar in name and were both popular at the same time. When you read through your own post to check it for stuff, sometimes you over-look things. HONEST mistake. Yes it went live, yes I'm dealing with the Jakob Dylan fans who feel the need to attack me.
If you're going to attack me, then go ahead I have thick skin (please no fat jokes) but please do not attack my fellow Battlemouthers.
And that's all you're going to hear out of me.
Judging from the reaction of my first couple of paragraphs I fail at conveying meta-irony. I was aware of what I was doing there. It was a joke. Do people on the internet have no sense of humor? Oi!
I will concede to my error on the whole Gin Blossom/Wallflower thing, I'm sorry about that, honest mistake. Sometimes when you write you know the right name but the wrong one gets stuck in your head.
I have read interviews where Jakob had dropped his fathers name, it wasn't as straight forward as I presented it (note: it was satire), but it happened. I'd also like to point out that I never said he didn't make it on his own, he had already made it by the time most of these interviews took place. The cat was out of the bag by then, I was just commenting on how reviewers compared him to his dad.
I missed that Hearts and Minds comes out this week. I'm excited for that one.
Aaron, you and I have waaaaaaaaaay different tastes when it comes to comic book art. I would have picked this up if it wasn't for the art. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying his art is bad but this is just not my style.
Great review though!
Batman is just a symbol, Bruce is the kind of guy that knows this and he wants to keep the tradition going. He's been grooming Dick to be Batman; however, Dick is the most reluctant to be Batman. I personally thought that Tim should have been the new Batman, he's the most like Bruce, but I don't think we'd get the Dynamic Duo feeling with Tim and Damien that we're getting now.
I understand though that people want to read about Bruce as Batman, but I think that can get stale at times if you don't change it up.