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  • #61
    An observation after a second reading...

    The only possible stumbling block that I can see for any new reader (or, in my case, when I first read it) is the non-linear timeline. At first read, it can be a bit confusing or disconnected, but I think it's just a simple case of trying to organize so much goodness in one issue.

    With that said, I do believe the reader is rewarded after "connecting the dots" and I'm really looking forward to issue #2!

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    • #62
      I always kind of thought it took place in the modern times (which it does), but I can see where a new reader may get confused since they don't really just come out and tell you when it takes place.

      Honestly, I'm just blown away at the way that the artist had transformed his art from what it was on Green Hornet to what it is here in The Black Bat, it's really a night and day difference and he should be proud. Maybe darker comics are more his forte than something that needs a lot of color?

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      • #63
        Originally posted by manga4life View Post
        I always kind of thought it took place in the modern times (which it does), but I can see where a new reader may get confused since they don't really just come out and tell you when it takes place.

        Honestly, I'm just blown away at the way that the artist had transformed his art from what it was on Green Hornet to what it is here in The Black Bat, it's really a night and day difference and he should be proud. Maybe darker comics are more his forte than something that needs a lot of color?
        Maybe he was rushed on Green Hornet. He seemed to come out of nowhere so maybe he was a last minute replacement.

        He is credited as the only artist on this book, too. Was that the case with Green Hornet? Did he have "help" on GH that maybe he didn't mesh with as well as hoped?

        In any event, while I wasn't as down on him as some people, I wasn't exactly excited at the news that he got this gig either. So good on him for making a good second first impression.

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        • #64
          I read this again 2 more times this week, its great! Cant wait for black bat issue #2, and the covers rock beyond awesome!

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          • #65
            I love the direction if the story here, and I also love the way they talk about the city and what it means to Black Bat. Kind of gave me the chills. I really think this book has the potential to shine for the long term if Dynamite gives it a chance, it has some awesome flares and a nice foundation to be an amazing book over the longterm.
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            • #66
              Originally posted by comixfan1980 View Post
              I love the direction if the story here, and I also love the way they talk about the city and what it means to Black Bat. Kind of gave me the chills. I really think this book has the potential to shine for the long term if Dynamite gives it a chance, it has some awesome flares and a nice foundation to be an amazing book over the longterm.
              Dynamite's going to have to go out of their way to underscore that this is NOT a Batman knock off or just yet another gun-wielding vigilante thrown into their stable.

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              • #67
                I don't think they will. If someone picks up the book and reads it for what it is than they'll see it's not, and if they don't than shame on them.

                This book is freakin' excellent.

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                • #68
                  Finally got a chance to read it this afternoon. Great book. Some interesting plot threads. Can't wait for the next issue.
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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by manga4life View Post
                    I don't think they will. If someone picks up the book and reads it for what it is than they'll see it's not, and if they don't than shame on them.

                    This book is freakin' excellent.
                    I'm more concerned that someone WON'T even bother to pick up the book because he or she thinks it's just Dynamite's version of Batman. That's why I think that Dynamite needs to make it clear that there's more to the character.

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                    • #70
                      If someone is so narrow minded that they passed up on this book because they believe it to be a Batman-clone or something, than it's their loss. I believe the guns are what separates the boys from the men here, that and the fact that he's blind. Pulp fans know, those smart enough to look into it know, and hopefully that's enough to make this book a solid hit.
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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by comixfan1980 View Post
                        If someone is so narrow minded that they passed up on this book because they believe it to be a Batman-clone or something, than it's their loss.
                        Dynamite's, too.

                        I agree that the guns, usually on full display on the covers, should help set things apart. But the blindness thing is not immediately obvious.

                        You (dynamite) can't just assume that fans will take the time to do the research on a character that's had little exposure in several decades. There are so many options out there, it's Dynamite's job to explain how this guy stands apart from the rest.
                        Last edited by Captain Canuck; 05-13-2013, 07:14 AM.

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                        • #72
                          Issue #1 was great, the book gives the city he was discussing a life of it's own and the dark story and sweet internal art were just fantastic. I actually liked this more than anything Batman related I've read recently and I can see why Bob Kane was so interested in making Batman a lot like this character. Issue #2 should be a fun ride too, this is going to be one of those series similar to The Spider where I think the fans really get behind it over it's run but for some reason I can't see this being a smash success like The Shadow or MASKS. Either way, this book was brilliant and is totally worth checking out, so go do so!

                          Now, if only I had issue #2 in my hands......

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                          • #73
                            I read this one again today, just because I haven't absorbed this title like I have the other books. Man, what a stellar read. I can feel the crime within the city, I can feel Bat's angst against the vermin......I can FEEL this book. I know many are with me.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Captain Canuck View Post
                              I'm more concerned that someone WON'T even bother to pick up the book because he or she thinks it's just Dynamite's version of Batman. That's why I think that Dynamite needs to make it clear that there's more to the character.
                              Hopefully it will have the opposite effect. There are a lot of people who pick up anything "Batman." If they think this is a "Dynamite Batman" they may pick it up. If they do they won't be disappointed!
                              This book was GREAT!

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Kmanifesto View Post
                                Also, I've just recently jumped on the Dynamite Pulp train (loving Wagner/Torres' The Shadow:Year One) and can't wait to try out more (...anything you guys recommend for a Dynamite pulp newbie?)
                                The Spider (a MUST), Green Hornet (by Waid), The Shadow, Miss Fury

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