To be clear I’m mostly fucking with you, but you have been banging the “Cates is boring” drum for a few weeks now. And without anything to back up that take, yeah, it’s a pretty boring one to keep throwing out there!
Oh no I am fully on board the Cates train!
That annual was great, so is SS Black.
Yeah the way he goes about explaining his clean slate to Miles leaves enough wiggle room that he could be bullshitting the entire time. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop and him to suit up in his Prowler gear again.
Tbh this issue really proved to me that Ahmed should write Bombshell more. I vastly prefer where he took her over Bendis' inching her towards being a stalker.Yeah the way he goes about explaining his clean slate to Miles leaves enough wiggle room that he could be bullshitting the entire time. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop and him to suit up in his Prowler gear again.
Issue #7 of Miles was really good. I think the art during Miles' dinner date with his parents was a little wonky, but I loved the spotlight on his supporting cast and the new villain introduced in the end.
Anne Nocenti. Boyz.
Deep breath, True Believers—Al Ewing, Nick Spencer, G. Willow Wilson, Scott Aukerman, ACO, Brian Posehn, Howard Chaykin, Vita Ayala, Humberto Ramos, Audrey Loeb, Dario Brizuela, Ann Nocenti, Kim Jacinto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Declan Shalvey, Kaare Andrews, Amy Reeder, Natacha Bustos, Frank Tieri, Dan Panosian, André Lima Araújo, Bill Morrison, Trina Robbins, Marc Guggenheim, and more are set to contribute to one of the most momentous individual issues in the history of the hallowed halls of the House of Ideas! Phew!
We finally got an official announcement.
I seen Nocenti and went blind.
I feel like Thomas' motivations are still pretty nebulous. I'm curious to see what happens in that regard. He still seems to have no problem working with Bane, and outside of knocking out Bruce and putting him in the Knightmare machine, he hasn't really... done anything for Bane yet. Still think this is a ploy.
Are you reading Martian Manhunter right now? Rossmo’s art is out of this world but Orlando’s story is super compelling right now and strikes a great balance between wacky and gripping/emotionalLike Waid's Champions wasn't good, but I caught some feels from adult Cyclops teaming up with Kamala to fight some trolls and them reuniting and having that friendship from young Scott's memories. Zub knows what he's doing and I appreciate it on every level.
You sure? Are you really sure? Like on the one hand, after Midnighter and Midnighter and Apollo, I really like Steve Orlando.
But then there's JLA and Supergirl. And whatever that book was that he backdoor piloted out of the ending of Supergirl to bullshit the ending of Supergirl. I dropped that a couple issues in.
If we go back to the end of "The Button", it's actually crystal clear. Thomas doesn't want Bruce to be Batman. He outright says "Don't be Batman". I feel like he's been saying it a lot.I feel like Thomas' motivations are still pretty nebulous. I'm curious to see what happens in that regard. He still seems to have no problem working with Bane, and outside of knocking out Bruce and putting him in the Knightmare machine, he hasn't really... done anything for Bane yet. Still think this is a ploy.
It's more than that. Especially the way he interacts with Bruce. Almost like he's still a child (and he kinda is I guess..) and his proclamations he's the real Batman. Idk something more seems to be going on but idk what yet.
For real. I've been seeing some complaining online of this intro arc moving to slow and I'm like, this is Ahmed addressing a lot of the issues that plagued Bendis' run before he starts going to larger scope arcs.
My read is that Thomas doesn't want to be Batman because he's miserable, and he sees a Bruce that doesn't want to be Batman because HE'S miserable, and he realizes they're both Batman because of that one fucked up night. So if he somehow manages to "undo" that traumatic event, everything fixes itself. Alternatively - based on that one upcoming cover with him and Gotham Girl as Batman and Robin, he might be trying to replace Bruce as Batman for his own good.
Not the latest ish yet, but yup.
Remember that in Flashpoint, his wife was the Joker.