Monday, January 17, 2011

My Batman: R.I.P. Quick Review

Batman R.I.P. by Grant Morrison (2009 [yeah, it's older, GTFO]) isn't a bad read, perhaps not the best purchase for the price ($17); but I'd say it's a must-have for the fanboys. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't familiar with the Batman universe. I'm familiar and even I was confused at times, but that could have just been the writing. Anyhow...

  • Decent artwork, great penmanship
  • Very original with a story unlike most
  • Opens a lot of good questions like "what-if"s
  • Suspenseful, wasn't sure what to expect next, then a rewarding end
  • Confusing, hard to follow (extremely sometimes) because it jumps around
  • Too many villains, none of them really have presence and aren't well-known
  • Joker could have used a closer look
  • Better novels for the price
Overall Score: 7.5 - Confusing, but a simple reread can clear that up, and it's nice to have a book that you can read through again and make a discovery. I don't think anyone would regret having this in their collection.


  1. If you were to recommend one Batman read, what would it be?

  2. @TexasLoner Frank Miller's Return of the Dark Knight is probably the best one I have read so far, very gritty and awesome.

  3. That pic is of Batman with chicken wings.

  4. lol they do look like chicken wings

  5. it's simple, we read the batman comics

  6. I'm Batman.

    Also, Ive read this as well, it is kinda weird to read, continuity and such is kinda off IMO.

  7. @Metatron
    Thanks, i'll start reading into it