I’m just going to cut to the chase here: Do you like Scott Snyder? Are you enjoying the Dark Multiverse and prior Metal tie-ins? Then you will love this as well! So just go out and buy it (in fact you probably already have). The other truth is that I am not enjoying the Dark Multiverse and the Metal tie-ins, so if you decide to continue reading this review, you do so at your own peril and on the understanding that this book was going to fight an uphill battle to win me over no matter what. Interestingly enough, it came out of the gate like gangbusters. The opening splash of elderly Bruce in his study is wonderfully warm, cozy, and the introduction of his little granddaughter Janet has a kind of delightful and easy tone about it. I love that here Bruce has retired to become a writer of old tales, just as the veterans of old wars did at the turn of the century did when the nickel weekly and the dime novel were kings of the newstands. These stories eventually gave way to comics, and Snyder slips in that ever-necessary homage to the inspiration that birthed […]