Monday, August 11, 2008

There's some Caleb-related bonus content

available at Newsarama.com today, in this week's Best Shots column.

I've got reviews of two books I haven't mentioned here on EDILW yet—Flight Volume 5 and Drawn+Quarterly's new addition of Raymond Briggs' Gentleman Jim. So go check 'em out if you're interested; I'll have a post on the new volume of Flight here later tonight, and a look at as many of Briggs' books as the Columbus-area libraries had tomorrow night.

Also of especially special note is O.J.'s "Batman R.I.P. Roundup," which mentions something I completely missed in reviewing last week's issue of Nightwing.

As it turns out, Nightwing doesn't really match up with the events in Batman, which is where the "R.I.P." sstory is actually occurring. In Batman, Nightwing was beaten up by the Black Hand's Club of Villains and imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, whereas in Nightwing, which references the events of Batman in such a way to suggest that they're happening simultaneously, Nightwing's not only not imprisoned in Arkham, but he's not even in the Gotham City the whole time.

So I guess it's safe to say that if you're interested in Grant Morrison's reintigration of The Silver Age Batman continuity into the grim and gritty post-Crisis continuity in "Batman R.I.P.", you can feel free to ignore most of that handy 20-book checklist DC provided.

4 comments:

Hdefined said...

AH! New Flight!

Flight, any of the volumes - all of the volumes - can be summed up in one word: joy.

The most stunningly consistently excellent anthology series I've ever come across.

Evie said...

Yeah, I've been moaning about that Nightwing mismatch all week--he's in deep crap in both series, but completely different kinds of deep crap in two entirely different locations.

Kevin Huxford said...

I keep telling everyone: Grant Morrison directly stated that none of the supposed tie-ins will bear any impact on the BATMAN R.I.P.

LurkerWithout said...

You know I love Grant Morrison's stuff most of the time, but if I were to run a super-hero comics line that is somewhat dependent on a shared sense of continuity I wouldn't want to hire him...

And thats with thinking his run on JLA is probably the best ever...