Greetings, Bat-Fans! I’m like an entire day late!
Yeah, some stuff came up yesterday and I forgot I had to get this put up, so, hope you enjoy my last-minute picks. I’m figuring that for my months on the club, I’ll alternate between themed oneshot selections like last time and a slow crawl through the Knightfall Saga, probably going on to some of the lesser-known crossovers if and when we get done with that.
Our selections for this week are:
Batman: Sword of Azrael #1-4
Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (NOT #2 - that was released significantly later as a sort of bookend to the whole affair)
SWORD OF AZRAEL
1: Have you read this book before? If so (or even if not), what do you think of it? Is it up to par with Denny O’Neil’s other work?
2: Are Azrael and the Order of St. Dumas a reasonable addition to Batman’s world, or do they feel out-of-place compared to his more typical “street-level” adventures?
3: Not a lot is revealed about Biis’ nature and goals. Do you like that, or does it hamper the story?
4: Pretend for a moment that you don’t know what this leads to (or maybe you actually don’t!). Is Azrael a compelling character? Does the story leave you interested to see more of him?
VENGEANCE OF BANE
1: What do you think of Bane as a character? Does he stand enough from the typical gritty, overwrought early-'90s characters?
2: Since we covered Batman: Venom not too long ago, do you like how this story follows up on plot threads established there?
I’m going to give you guys a bit of a time crunch on this one to get us back on schedule, so I will try to actually put the next one up at Midnight Eastern on Monday the 23rd.