Monday, February 11, 2013
The Next Casualty: Batman’s Spine
I haven’t totally given up on the “DC Casualties” series, but I’ve decided that maybe it’s time to review something DC published that people actually read. And DC’s certainly made that easy with its series of gigantic reprints of the ‘90s “Knightfall” storyline. Have you seen these things? Each one is over six hundred pages, around a year’s worth of Batman continuity, all in color for just under thirty bucks. (Okay, one cent less than thirty bucks, and it’ll cost over thirty dollars after taxes, but still…) I followed this event off and on when it was published, but I’ve only read about a sixth of the comics previously, so the vast majority of this material is new to me. And if this goes well, maybe I’ll explore some of the other stunts life-changing events from ‘90s DC that are in trade paperback. Has Hal Jordan’s descent into insanity been preserved for the ages?