Batman: The Dark Knight #1

September 15th, 2010 by | Tags: ,

The solicit for this:

Comics superstar David Finch takes full creative control (both writing and illustrating!) on this brand-new Batman monthly series! Joined by the best of the best – Scott Williams – on inks, this new series is sure to be on everyone’s must-read pile! Delving into the more supernatural and esoteric areas of Gotham City, the 6-part storyline explores the horrific murder of one of Bruce Wayne’s childhood friends…and the terrible ramifications the brutal crime has on Batman’s life!

I have only three reactions to this.

1.  How do they keep finding new iterations of ‘Batman,’ ‘Dark,’ and ‘Knight,’ to use for comic book titles?

2.  PleasenoHush.  Please, oh please, no Hush.  Let this childhood friend stay dead.

3.  Great art, though.

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9 comments to “Batman: The Dark Knight #1”

  1. Hush is apparantly involved somehow in the first arc for the new Batman Beyond comic. Which just makes me feel sad…


  2. Finch made Moon Knight look cooler and way more badass than I would have ever thought possible.

    I just wanna see the pretty.

  3. Any indication that Finch can write a decent book?

  4. my problem with finch and his art is that alot of the time, the faces on the people like very chipmunk like.

  5. @LurkerWithout: WHY WON’T HE DIE?

  6. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever seen aside from Brian Bendis talk about David Finch positively from an art standpoint.

  7. I did like Moon Knight while Finch was doing it, but for some reason, elongated faces, squinty eyes, and constantly pursed lips don’t scream Batman and co. to me… As for Hush, I enjoyed the first Loeb series well enough, even having had the ending spoiled for me ahead of time. Bought the trade of Hush Returns/Lives/whatever the hell and had (and still have) absolutely no idea what was going on during it. The basic story with Riddler I get, but everything else seems to be something that spun out of another storyline or book and was getting some play time here for some reason. Joker alone in that story gave me a headache, even without the random issue or two at the end that only had Prometheus in common with the earlier story. I liked the idea of Hush originally, but he should never have definitely been identified as Tommy. Just some guy with all kinds of knowledge about Batman that shows up occasionally and then fades away without ever giving away much about himself. Hell, I’d have been happy with Jason Todd actually being Hush after the first story. In summary, cool identity for villains to trade back and forth just to throw Batman off(like the Red Hood was), but doesn’t work for me with a nailed down origin/name.

  8. I never thought about it in those terms, Randy, but I agree. There’s a chipmunkesque (heh) quality to some of his faces.

  9. Not even considering Hush – the minute I saw that these issues where going to focus on Batman’s past — it killed all interest in the title for me. I am sooooo sick of reading about comic character’s pasts! I want new stories – stories in the here and now! Actually attempt to add to the mythology instead of digging around in the past of said mythology.