me, every day
i’m starting to reach that point of scifi inebriation again where the thought that i’m actually confined to a single planet is really weird to me
Lyle: LaMont, the world is very old. You have been snared by something untrue. You are deluded. But this is good news. You have been snared by the delusion that envy has a reciprocal. You assume that there is a flip-side to your painful envy of Michael Chang: namely Michael Chang’s enjoyable…
ComicStoryworld Recommended Read: Batman: The Black Mirror
Unfolding at the same time as Grant Morrison’s Batman Incorporated and featuring Dick Grayson as the Batman of Gotham City, Scott Snyder’s run on Detective Comics is a further testament to the limitless storytelling potential of Batman. If Morrison’s Batman Inc represents the gonzo magical madman contingent of Bat-continuity through the lens of modern comics storytelling, then Snyder’s Detective is the heir apparent to Year One, the gritty noir Batman whose enemy is not the world-ravaging psychadelic international threat of Leviathan, but the horrors built into the very foundations of the city he protects and the characters he calls friends and allies.
While both Snyder and Morrison are historians of the Batman mythos, Snyder is a historian of character, exploiting the uncovered truths in stories past that inform the nigh-unspeakable horrors he puts the characters through in the noir-infused present of Gotham City. Featuring the searing artwork of Jock and Francesco Francavilla, Batman: The Black Mirror is a collection that should be on the shelf of every fan not only of comics, but of great storytelling.