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« Thread started on: Sep 13th, 2009, 10:33am »

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

What did you guys think of it?

I just read the deluxe edition and I gotta say I enjoyed it. It was a bit short but none the less good. I liked Andy's different art styles and the story was different than what I imagined it would be but Gaiman did a good job and left my mind wondering at the end.

I haven't read Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow yet tho its next on the list after Batman: Strange Apparitions. How do Moore and Gaiman's stories compare? Is one better or worse in your opinion.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 14th, 2009, 12:42am »

I haven't read Man Of Tomorrow properly (reading it in a shop is not proper enjoyment tongue) so I can't really comment on that.

To be brutally honest I felt Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader was a load of crap. It felt like exactly the same style as Grant Morrison's superiour Final Crisis tie-in/RIP epilogue with the alternate pasts gimmick (and to be honest I don't think that was Morrison's strongest work anyway). The fact that we got that weeks before this felt like DC were charging us to read the exact same story we just paid for. To me it felt like a work of fan fiction imitating Morrison rather than the work of a professional writer. And interestingly enough, the bit I enjoyed most was the final few pages, which was exactly the same feeling I got with Morrison's where we saw Bruce's thoughts on the whole RIP storyline, and Alfred's closing words. And although I thought the whole "Goodnight..." section was quite beautiful and poetic; the last straw for me was the "Goodnight Robin" line and the picture of Tim. No "Goodnight Nightwing"?! NO, NOT GOOD ENOUGH MR GAIMAN! angry
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 14th, 2009, 6:04pm »

I was very indifferent to this story. I did have a similar reaction to it as Nick - I thought it was pretty much a rehash of previous works. Kinda like what Final Crisis was.
Man of Tomorrow was, if I remember correctly, a much more cohesive work than a celebration of previous works.
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