A Beautiful Gory Display

A Beautiful Gory Display: Batman and Bill Hader

This week, we’ve got a new Batman series, SNL cast members write Spider-Man, and more action than you can shake a stick at, provided you don’t mind ending a clause with a preposition. Personally, that is something up with which I will not put. And yes, I have now started stealing jokes from Winston Churchill. I’m not nearly as embarrassed about that as I should be.
Batman and Robin 1 (DC) – You know, it takes some serious balls of steel to try and reclaim that particular title, associated as it is with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bat-nipples. Luckily, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely are just the guys to do it. This is the first book starring the new Batman, and while I’m not completely accepting of anybody who isn’t Bruce Wayne, this went a long way toward winning me over.
Morrison and Quitely previously brought us All-Star Superman, We3, Flex Mentallo, and numerous other books that were awesome. It’s a magical pairing, really. Between Morrison’s insane ideas and brilliant character work, and Quitely’s gorgeous art, it’s a perfect mix. It’s beautiful and disturbing at the same time, and you can’t take your eyes off it.

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