The Walrus Is Batman: A Paired Review

Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler spent 16 years as a book club editor, most notably for the Science Fiction Book Club, and has been a judge for the 2005 World Fantasy Awards and the 2009 Eisner Awards. He is now Marketing Manager for John Wiley & Sons.

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2 Responses

  1. Brandon Barrows says:

    I am not a Batman fan per se, actually I'm not interested in any DC characters besides Mike Grell's Warlord, but if I had to read any writer's Batman it'd be Chuck Dixon's. I steer clear of Morrison and Gaiman.I fully agree with your assessment of Grant Morrison; except for the We3 series, his writing has always seemed to lack substance to me. It's flash, bang, boom with nothing to support it. As we all know fireworks may be pretty and entertaining, but only for a moment before we realize how insubstantial they are.As for Gaiman, well…he's a rockstar and that's about it. He has alot of talent as a writer, but I dislike the story-as-collection-of-stories thing and he continually rehashes the same topics over and over. I disliked it when he wrote Miracleman, and he's just repeatedly gone back to it over and over. I wish he'd give himself the creative license to branch out.

    • Steve C. says:

      I'm not sure if "creative license" and "corporate owned comic character" are compatable concepts.