While DC Free Comic Book Day offering Divergence actually gave us our first taste of the new Batman, this weeks Batman #41 gives us the first full blown appearance. As I’ve mentioned on the site and in the Gabbing Geek editorial meetings, I’m very skeptical about the direction that DC is headed. I don’t care how much you want to try to humanize him, putting Superman in a t-shirt and jeans is just dumb. Granted, some might be fine with that, or the new “Canon over continuity” approach DC is taking with their books. But I’ve mostly heard negative press about the new
Robobat, Chappie-bat, Batman.
I’ll admit, if it wasn’t for writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, Batman would be another in a long list of DC books that I won’t be picking up post-Convergence. But the duo has been rocking since the New 52 launched. And Snyder has been one of my favorite writers since his excellent “Black Mirror” run on Detective Comics just prior to the New 52. It features Dick Grayson as Batman and is well worth tracking down the trade paperback.
But back to this issue, after the break, my initial thoughts on this new approach to my second favorite character ever. (Very minor spoilers inside.)