Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Some thoughts about All-Star Batman #8
The Mad Hatter is telling Bruce that he has been controlling his mind all this time but is that really the truth?
Amazing way to change the writing style.
Scott Snyder uses this opportunity of playing with the premise of the Mad Hatter by telling a story completely based on narration boxes instead of actual dialogue. This makes quite a bit of sense considering Mad Hatter is based on the Alice in Wonderland tale and works quite nicely during the whole plot. Snyder tries to make the villain much more important to Bruce's origins, practically changing the history between the two, although some details might not be real.
Plus, the build-up to the different moments was also nicely executed with lots of interesting scenes that are common for Snyder's writing. Giuseppe Camuncoli's artwork contributed a lot to the creativity thanks to his beautiful style that offered a lot of inventive panels.
There's once again a second story focusing on Duke which is okay but it seems mostly like a transition. Declan Shalvey's clean artwork was pretty good.
Quite enjoyable, really invested in this arc.