I’m not a Batman fan. I know that’s heretical, especially here at ComicsAlliance, but we preach tolerance here and we practice it too. I’m ambivalent about Batman. I like some stories, dislike others, know enough about the character to know that I hate Christopher Nolan’s version, but beyond an appreciation for the character’s cultural weight and admiration for his peerless rogues gallery, I don’t care enough about the character to read a lot of his comics.
But my editor Andy Khouri thrust Batman #21 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo at me and asked me what I thought about it, so let me tell you: Once I worked out what the heck this was, I thought it was a pretty good comic.