William Martin's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Batman-News Reviews: 12
5.1Avg. Review Rating

This is a fantastic comic and my few complaints are nitpicks to the extreme. Whether you care about Azrael or not, I can only give this a strong recommendation!

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I'm quite happy with this as an issue #1. While I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous story it still satisfied and I'm just as excited for the next issue. This is an easy recommend for me!

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This is good. As spinoffs go the White Knight universe has a great track record and I don't see this as the one that changes that. The art problems are the main piece holding the comic back but it's not enough to be a deal breaker. For fans of White Knight, this is definitely worth your time. Even if you aren't, I think it stands alone well enough to be an enjoyable read.

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This comic isn't much of anything but it's fairly entertaining, the art is great and it's just a lighthearted romp at the end of the day. I gave the last two issues a 5/10. I still think that's fair but thanks to the art and the fact that I had fun reading this issue, I'm going to give it an extra point.

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This is a marginal Batman story. I felt this review would best serve as an exploration of some of the context behind the series and what that could mean for it. Having also pointed out what I consider to be the potential deal breakers, I think the quality of this issue can be assessed. Going forward, we will see if the actual plot line can break out into something truly intriguing.

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This isn't a book I can recommend to just anyone. It isn't strong enough to interest a casual reader and Its appeal is too specific to interest a decent chunk of heavier readers, given its characters of focus having small fan bases. It really is too early to say what direction it's heading. And that seals it. I am happy that this is my first review. A story I wasn't planning on reading before, that is shaping up to be a wild card. Perfect. Who wants to review a book with no surprises?

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I don't care about this story and I don't think I ever will. How can you when it's so slight and there is no effort given to writing anything below surface level. That said, It remains a fun diversion. This is the kind of book you pick up and enjoy, set down and forget. No one will be talking about Justice League vs. the Legion of Super-Heroes at any point in the future.

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In the end, this is by no means an incompetent comic, just a mediocre one.

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Boring comics are incredibly difficult to write about because you have to unpack and attempt to analyze something that doesn't interest you. If I wasn't reviewing this, I certainly wouldn't be reading it and I wouldn't have anything more to say about it than "It's not for me.

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I think my biggest disappoint here is how uninteresting it was. This is by far the shortest review I've written for Batman News as a result. Is it better to provoke a negative response or write a middling story that doesn't leave much to talk about? I guess that's up to you. All I can say is that at least with this story I have hope for the next issue.

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This title fails on multiple levels. It fails to write an engaging social commentary, to support the event that it is a part of, and to write an enjoyable story with these characters. Outside of the art, I cannot find any redeeming qualities here. A bad second issue is when I consider dropping a title. Unfortunately, a drop recommendation is exactly what this issue warrants.

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This isn't how I wanted this review to go. I would have loved to tell you this book is great but there's no way to talk around such a weak script. Even outside the mishandling of Tim's sexual orientation, a story that unintentionally makes the title character look this bad should not have been published. All I can say to close this is that I hope the stories that follow are much better.

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