Legends of the Dark Knight #3 – Review

The Review: I’ve been of several minds with these digital-first comics. On the one hand, I hate to start turning into the old fogey who dismisses them just because of their medium. On the other, I don’t think anyone can deny that at least the ones from DC haven’t been that impressive.

Weekly Comic Book Review

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3

By: Steve Niles (story), Trevor Hairsine (art), Antonio Fabela (colors)

The Story: Batman begins to wonder if the GCPD is even trying anymore.

The Review: I’ve been of several minds with these digital-first comics.  On the one hand, I hate to start turning into the old fogey who dismisses them just because of their medium.  On the other, I don’t think anyone can deny that at least the ones from DC haven’t been that impressive.  At best, they seem like elaborate, well-crafted back-up stories with extra pages: out of continuity, largely unimportant, easily lost among the prodigious output of mainstream titles.

This issue in particular has the feeling of one of Sholly Fisch’s sentimental pieces in the back matter of Action Comics, only it has zero bearing on canon.  The premise itself—Batman reading through bags of letters addressed to him a la Santa Claus—is pretty cloying and, frankly, a…

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