Sunday, June 04, 2006

Better Late Than Never: My Review of Knightfall

Knightfall is an amazing story. It's almost painful to read, so hard to see Batman weak and suffering like that. And knowing that in the end, he'll fail makes it worse. But it was cool seeing all Batman's old favorites in one story, especially with the looming menace of Bane. They actually spent more time on the peripheral villains like Firefly and the Ventriloquist than I thought. I guess because those villains haven't been done to death. I read an article that suggested Knightfall was a
more subtle version of the marketing ploy of killing Superman. Batman was killed psychologically and reborn. I want to read the next two volumes in the series.

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

I know what you mean. Seeing Batman staggering and weak was hard, but his comittment to justice in the face of overwhelming odds made it in keeping with his character.
The side character thing was cool, at first I thought it was just going to be the Joker and Penguin. Seeing Mad Hatter and Ventriloquist was interesting. Firsfly's childhood motivation for arson was probably the best of the subplots though.

Monkey Migraine said...

I thought that came out of nowhere...how old is Firefly's character and they never told what motivated him? Strange. And you're right, it was in character.