grahamvidger Posted July 5, 2009 Report Share Posted July 5, 2009 Here is my review of Batman Gotham Adventures #38 “Sticking” Story: Scott Peterson Pencils: Bob Smith Inks: Terry Beatty Letters: Tim Harkins Colors: Nathan Eyring This comic book is a 22-page issue of Batman Gotham Adventures. This is the issue 38 of 60 of Batman Gotham Adventures. The reason why I am reviewing this issue is because it is actually the one I hate the most. Other than this one, I actually love Batman Gotham Adventures. It’s pretty hard to find Batman Gotham Adventures comics in America. But I can guarantee you that they are pretty good. This is my first review of an issue in the DCAU comics, and my plan is to review two issues (favorite and least favorite) from each comic book series that is in the DCAU continuity. It’s completely random that I am starting with Batman Gotham Adventures. I will try my best to be spoiler free, but sometimes I may accidentally mention a few spoilers. Plot Summary (From Comicvine.com, All rights and thanks go to them) Overview Robin and Batgirl track down a ski-masked criminal who is targeting middle-aged males and sending them to the hospital. But what connection does this have to little-league hockey games? Spoilers There is a mugger in Gotham City, and the attacks seem to be random. Four attacks, all males between 31 and 53, each with different jobs and ethnic backgrounds. Finally, Robin and Batgirl catch a lucky break--a video camera aimed on one of the muggings. They couldn't actually see the muggings, but they saw a witness: Big Vinnie, the bookie! They finally find out the link: all of the victims are coaches in their 12 year old sons' hockey league! But can Robin and Batgirl get their in time to save the last coaches? My Review What sort of made me think I hated this issue the most in this comic book series is the fact that Batman isn’t actually in it. From looking at the cover of this issue you can see that Robin and Batgirl are the only heroes in it. Something else you notice from looking at the cover of this comic book is that you can see that the bad guy is attacking Robin and Batgirl with a hockey stick. This villain is dressed up like he is skiing or it’s winter. Yet he also has ice skates (or hockey skates) on. I think this cover does not represent the story that well. The villain does not actually ever wear those skates and his clothes weren’t the same color as they were on the cover. The cover also made the story look like it was set in winter time with all the snow drawn on the cover, but there was no proof or support of the story being in the winter at all. You never see snow or winter references or even mentioning or drawing of signs of cold weather, none of any of that on any page of the comic book. What happens in this story is that some different individuals in Gotham are mysteriously getting attacked (but not killed because that is not allowed in this comic) by a person described to be dressed in ski clothes. But Batman is, for some unexplainable reason, unable to solve this crime, so it’s up to Robin and Batgirl, as they seem to be some of the first people to notice these attacks. These two heroes end up helping different people right after they are attacked. All the people have the same description of the assailant. Robin and Batgirl do background checks on all these people. The only things all these people have in common are that they are all men and they all have twelve-year-old sons who play hockey. From good detective work (basically all done by Batgirl), the two knights of Gotham find the man who has been causing all this trouble. One thing I really don’t get in this is that while sweeping the city Robin and Batgirl find more people getting mysteriously attacked, but their so focused on finding out who did this while they stop the Mad Hatter on one page and stop some other crimes that also have way more importance than finding out who has been attacking these people every now and then. I’d rather have a comic book based on those three pages where Robin and Batgirl take down the Mad hatter and all those other dangerous criminals and gangs. There is also a random fight scene near the end of this issue where two guys start fighting Robin because they thought the main villain of the story that they had just captured was innocent because they knew him. But this fight was quick and for some odd reason they are not mad after getting beat up by Robin. In fact they even gave him a compliment about his fighting and told him that he would be good at playing left wing in hockey. Another weird part is when Robin and Batgirl are talking in the batcave near the beginning of the story it shows Robin juggling apples for some weird reason. This part also shows him unmasked, and a weird thing about is that they draw his eyes blue when they weren’t that color in any other comic or episode of the The New Batman Adventures. The one part I did like about this issue was the very ending where Robin and Batgirl take the main villain to the police as the main villain’s son watches him get taken away. Anyone have any thoughts on this issue or my review? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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