You loathe The Long Halloween? Funny that as it's my fab Batman comic lol. Though I'm not saying I want any Long Halloween elements in the film. Not to get too off topic theslime, but would you care to recommend some batman comics? As you've clearly got a different taste to me and may beable to recommend a comic I might have overlooked.
Completely overlooked this, sorry. I just don't like Loeb's style. It's the same in every major story - bring every character in for some weird teamup, and invent some macguffin (a serial killer/the mob/a childhood friend) to tie it all together. Also, they have the greatest amount of exposition-filled thought bubbles in all of comics. Somehow the likes of Moore, Morrison, O'Neil, and even Miller always managed to tell the story as a STORY, not as repeated words. His Joker is okay, though.
I'm not an expert, I just know what I like. You've probably read everything I've read ten times over.
-After some false starts, I think Morrison's run has been great at least from the "Island of Dr. Mayhew" story onwards. Batman & Robin issues 7-9 make up the most fun Batman story in decades.
-I'm also a big fan of the sentimental inner-city toughness of the Denny O'Neil 70's stuff. "The Joker's 5-Way Revenge!" is still possibly the best Joker story in comics. The character's defining moment, possibly. And the Ra's stuff is stellar. Not to mention Leslie Thompkins's shining moment in "There is no Hope in Crime Alley!".
-I also liked the somewhat muddled Cataclysm arc, as it felt like a true disaster epic. Even the usually underwritten Penguin was great in it.
-And like everyone else, I like The Dark Knight Returns and Year One (while hating Miller's recent stuff; just beyond awful).
-The Batman in Black & White collections were uneven, but occasionally stellar. Bruce Timm's Two-Face story is amazing, same with Ross & Dini's (I think?) Joker story. But the best is Brian Bolland's An Innocent Guy - possibly the greatest Batman short story ever written.
-I'm also one of the about seven people who really enjoyed Archie Goodwin's "Night Cries".
There's more of course, but these were the ones I remembered right now.
I can't deny that the fanboy in me is just very very happy to see Bane being taken seriously, and presented as a serious menace to batman...rather than the utter destruction of the character that was his in-name-only appearance in Batman and Robin. Bane is a truly fascinating character when written properly.
As lame as the title is, I'm really looking forward to this. When I saw Begins, I wasn't really in to Batman (I went because my sister and her boyfriend invited me) but it's grown on me. I don't have near enough time to explore the backstory beyond Wikipedia, but Bane does seem like an interesting bloke. I'm still wondering how Selina Kyle will fit into this whole puzzle.
On a completely unrelated note, which I PROMISE is not a spoiler:
Done at the request of my girlfriend, for her cousin:
I'm still wondering how Selina Kyle will fit into this whole puzzle.
If Bane breaks Batman's back in act 1, he needs time to heal. In that time, Catwoman appears and acts like some vigilant hero, like another Batman. She takes up the mantle. Then Batman returns and they work together to take down Bane (see spoilers I posted).
And my guesses about the theme in this movie: legacy.
Ra's Al Ghul will be featured in flashback scenes. Bane is some kind of apprentice of Ra's and rumoured to have been in some Lazaris Pit as kid (perhaps his venom will come from theses pits).
He has the legacy of Ra's Al Ghul Legua of Shadows while Bruce has the legacy of his father in saving Gotham.
http://www.superherohype.com/news/ar...-points-leaked "Eyewitnesses and crew members told us of a particular scene being filmed," the site reports, "where a bald-headed child wearing ragged clothes emerges from the well and pulls his hood over his head. From the conversations, we reckon this is a young Bane, emerging from a vat of Venom, trained by Pence's Ra's al Ghul. The years of addiction to Venom builds him to be a massive monster with amped up senses, intelligence and physical prowess."
From another report I heard that Liam Neeson has also filmed a scene in which he's dying in the train wreckage. Perhaps he leaves something behind for Bane or Bane is present with him dying...
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