Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co writes with rising star writer Tom King EVIL 365 Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man


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  1. says:

    I'm not sure what's happening in this one In fact the only thing I'm sure of at this point is that these one shot Rebirth issues are waaaaay overpricedStillIf all these are supposed to be are sneak peeks at stuff that is kinda sorta happening to these characters?Yeah Then Batman Rebirth does a decent job telling a story Again I'm not sure what this story is supposed to bebut it's a fair to middling storySomething something Calendar Man Something something a new non Robin sidekick? Something something shirtless workout montage Something something Alfred picks an avocado I can't believe I'm saying this but the problem may not be with the comic It may be that I just gasp don't really care one way or another about Batman any That's sort of a hard pill for me to swallow so I'm going to continue with this title to see if I can shake the cobwebs off of my feelingMaybe we should go to counseling Bruce?


  2. says:

    People are shitting all over this already? It's only been one issue and not even the official first issue like wait a minute I'm not overly familiar with King's work so i can't really speak of his writing or how good or bad this series will turn out but give it a chance This nicely sets things up Batman seems a lot i wanna say playful but that sounds odd but he seems a lot chill and cracking out the dry humourThe artwork is really cool too loved the panel of Bruce just casually hanging about and i don't give a shit what anyone says Bruce working out in his pants montage is 1010 good shit you'll do fine King I'm really interested to see where this story goes love that they're bringing calendar man back so gross yet potentially amazing Not rating these rebirth titles as they're just one issue and it seems unfair to rate them off a few pages but this is definitely worth picking up


  3. says:

    I have high hopes for this one but after reading it Batman Rebirth was just okay It was well paced neither too wordy and convoluted nor drowned in action It is a proper and safe introduction to a new Batman seriesBatman Rebirth has some new and interesting stuff in its sleeve but to be uite frank I really didn't care about them in the endIt is way too early to judge if Batman Rebirtg is actually good or not But for now I will just leave in in the mediocrity limbo


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    Actual Rating 45 starsI found this really entertaining and interesting I was a little confused at first but I usually am when I read comics so I've learned this is probably just a me thing It kept me engaged the whole time And yes comics are incredibly short but sometimes I'm bored throughout reading it and then just when I get invested it ends But not this one The color scheme was also really nice to look at Overall I had a great time reading this


  5. says:

    So obviously it's hard to form an opinion on how good Tom King's new Batman run is based solely on this first short issue but what I read I really liked I think it has potential to be good It all depends on the direction King plans to take his characters on but so far I'm optimisticAlso the art gained tons of points with me Just look how hot Bruce is hehehe I see what you did there


  6. says:

    Much like Duke states in the issue I'm listeningIt's good enough to piue my interest but I'm also not sure there was much of a point outside of the Calendar Man symbolism for DC as a company with its most recent reboot or maybe I'm reading too much into it? Always changing always evolving but with the memories and experiences of the past What's the solution? To come back better I for one hope Tom King returns next issue a bit better Snyder's shoes are going to be hard to fill but I have faith in King


  7. says:

    Was kind of hoping for was a uick read I am keen to see where duke is heading in his superhero life Some people may not know where duke comes from you need to check out 'we are Robin' but I think he will add a great element to the batman world a new type of robin type hero sounds cool And his suit is yellow I don't know how this will mix with the announced Gotham and Gotham girl if you don't know these characters they are people with superhero powers inspired by batman but that's all we know for now I guess we will find out in a few weeks


  8. says:

    I usually adore watercolour art but this one didn't impress me as much The story was interesting but it still was merely an introduction so I'll wait until of the plot is revealed in the forthcoming issues to form a solid opinion I do feel though that I have missed some part of the plot


  9. says:

    Not sure why this got such high ratings Maybe the story did not resonate with me If this is the rebirth I'm going to wait awhile too see if this is worth it The artwork is good The villain? The Calendar Man? I don't know about that one The story just seemed underwhelming I think I'll wait till a collected volume is out


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    The DC Universe Rebirth is a 2016 relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic books Using the end of The New 52 initiative in May 2016 as its launching point DC Rebirth restored the DC Universe to a form much like that prior to the 'Flashpoint' storyline while still incorporating numerous elements of The New 52 including its continuity Many of these titles now have a twice monthly release schedule and cost about 299 And yes I straight up copied that from Wikipedia sue me I have been out of touch from my comics for months now because of other preoccupations I would do my research better next time which I did too particularly about new Bat writer Tom King himself The man's a multi tasker since he's currently writing for DC Marvel and Vertigo Before doing Batman he's written for Grayson and outside of his comics career he joined the CIA counterterrorism unit after 9 11 So that makes him a badass by default He had an original superhero graphic novel afterwards and I suppose that explains why he would be a perfect fit to write Dick Grayson becoming an undercover spy in the aforementioned series and why he's writing for the flagship Batman title now King's credentials are pretty damn impressive so I'm definitely intrigued now to see what he can offer content wise for his run for Batman The man interned for Chris Claremont as an assistant writer for X Men too Just WOWThis Rebirth issue is a prologue of some sorts although most readers might mistake that with the relaunch issues stamped with Rebirth on different titles meant that there's a continuity here that goes back to the official major story of DC Rebirth It's not the case though Batman Rebirth is a standalone story much like the others which I think should be the case so that readers who only prefer to read Batsy's adventures and follow them religiously can just focus their energies on this title and other Bat related titles as oppose to purchasing other titles with Rebirth stamped on it that had nothing to do with the Dark Knight But I digressInterestingly enough this was a collaborative work by Snyder and King I suppose one can take it as the predecessor passing the torch to the successor symbolically here by writing a collaboration and in some ways I think it works well Overall Rebirth wasn't exactly a stellar standalone The small moments of dialogue and callbacks to classic roots are what made this issue great but as a sum of all its other parts Rebirth just didn't hold that much weight as a standalone I liked it for those small moments though Such as the dialogue exchange between Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox because it was funny thanks to Fox's dry sense of humor and easy comebacks as well as enlightening how Fox managed to get Wayne Enterprises back from government control if not entirely meta how comics would usually have their billionaire heroes claim back their empires without that much difficultyMike Janin's illustrations were invigorating to look at in spite of the darker color palette that made most of its panels muddy and not as polished as one might expect We don't get to see Batman get into thrilling fight seuences here and instead he faced a singular foe in Calendar Manwho apparently has supernatural powers now? I don't have a problem that his characterization has changed because I believe it at least made him formidable enough and the concept of him aging as seasons turn and that means he dies by winter and gets reborn again in spring was for me brilliant but I sure hope we get an actual explanation about the sudden shift of his representation in canon Speaking of characters we're getting Duke Thomas as the new addition for this series He's not entirely new though so to speak He first appeared back in Zero Year when the Riddler shut off the power in Gotham City and challenged the citizens to 'get smart or die by natural selection' because as the Riddler he gets to be an asshole Zero Year is hands down my most favorite story arc from Snyder's run but even I have to research who Duke Thomas is again because I've forgotten all about him for a moment What we all need to remember foremost is that Duke Thomas has the worst luck After that debacle during Zero Year he had also suffered during Endgame during Joker's crazed seige in Gotham His parents were subjected to the mind controlling gas In the meantime Bruce just offered Duke a place to stay in the mansion while they try to figure out how to reverse the effects of the gas He also offered him a place by his side as Batman while he fights crime Duke said he has no interest in becoming the next Robin and even uipped that 'Robin doesn't need a Batman' which is just rude But Bruce countered that he wasn't offering to train Duke as Robin at all so way to go on being presumptuous I for one would like the last Robin to be Damian Wayne so this is good news And then Batman showed him a yellow outfit that Duke apparently has to wear now I'm not sure how to feel about Duke for the time being I wasn't happy about his snarky comment but I'll give him a passThe issue ends with Calendar Man being reborn once spring rolled around So I guess we'll be seeing of him and hopefully we finally get a reason why he has powers now all of a sudden Bruce and Duke are training together by kicking trees which I believe is an improvement on subtlety for Bruce who was doing pull ups on a skyscraper next to the helicopter pad during the first few pages of the issue I mean lookI'm a woman who digs BruceBatman very much so that piece of fanservice tickled my ovaries don't get me wrong but other than that why would Bruce Wayne even do something so exhibitionist which might only call to attention that he is Batman? My best guess is that it was done for the ladies because ladies read Batman comics too and we totally would appreciate some shirtless superhero acrobatics thrown our way every now and then as we flip the pages Now was there sarcasm laced within that appreciative statement of my gratitude on behalf of all women for Snyder and King and Mike Janin most of all who drew Bruce Wayne in tight black shorts as he hangs suspended on the skyscraper all sexy perspiration and rippled muscles glistening under the golden sun? You will probably never know nerdsCLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE It just wouldn't be summer without a sexy Brucey hanging suspended thirty stories high of a skyscraperRECOMMENDED 710DO READ MY BATMAN COMICS REVIEWS AT