batman: digital justice…

batman: digital justice after the break…

batman: digital justice…

look, i’m not that huge of a batman fan. i like batman, i think the character is ok but all of the “dark knight” stuff has gotten more then a little bit out of hand. i think what has really soured me about the character is the long-standing argument that…

“batman is so much cooler because, like, he’s a real human being & doesn’t have any fake-y superpowers or anything like that. anyone can, like, be batman.”

ok, gather ’round, kids, ’cause i’m only going to say this once:

batman is as fcuking fictional as unicorns prancing through your fairy-infested fcuking forests!

do you honestly think that a person (oh, say, 35 to 45) can actually perform those daring feats of derring-do? yah. ok. even if he was wearing a bat-this or a bat-that, odds are this guy would be physically burnt-out in less then five years because, you know… the fundamental laws of biology only stretch so far.

however, fanatical fans & their bat-siht insane theatrics doesn’t prevent me from enjoying the occasional batman goodie. just because i merely like batman doesn’t mean i despise the creation.

case in point – batman:digital justice. i remember seeing this “graphic novel” (aka comic book) in this hippie-tainted store ages & ages ago back when i was far younger & happier. my friends went to the store to search for used cds to buy (yeah, that’s how old i am…) while i just looked around because i knew that no one bothered listening to the crap that i enjoy.

batman: digital justice was one of the first comic books designed completely on computer from start to finish or some wonderful accomplishment like it. even back then, i could sniff out the garbage gimmicks & this, most certainly, was one of them. for about half-a-moment, i remembered contemplating buying it but then came to my senses.

a little while ago, i came across the opportunity to read the book from start to finish. after reading it, i was fairly impressed but glad that i didn’t plunk down the money to actually purchase the thing.

in brief, the grandson of commissioner gordon becomes the new batman, alfred is now a robot, some brittney-spears-ish entertainer becomes (briefly) the new catwoman & the joker is a computer virus all against the backdrop of what the early 1990s thought that the 2040s would look like. although we haven’t been blessed with what the 2040s will look like, odds are that it won’t take a huge swing back to the neon cyberpunk “we want to be modern-day downtown tokyo circa 1992 but with caucasian people instead” days. just guessing.

really, the biggest individual thrill (besides nostalgia) was the futuristic bat-symbol. that was actually a cool design.

i probably got a bigger kick out of it because i do have a warm & fuzzy spot for early-era cyberpunk-ness if only because it’s one of the few genres i followed from inception all the way until i became a mature adult & decided to pay attention to things that actually matter in everyday life. even when it tried to be all “tough & serious” that early era still had the cutesy bright colors & clunky electronics of a bygone era where everyone thought that everyone in the future would be genitals-deep in both technology & the techno-babble verbage that went along with it.

oh, how so wrong we were but how so absolutely adorable our wrong-headed guesses turned out to be…

anyway, that’s my take on it.

btw, i was going to write a mini-review of some small fallout 3 house/quest mod but it turned out to be just another “my quest is for you to explore my vault home” type of mod. nope. been there, done that, deleted it. when someone starts creating real quest mods, wake me up & let me know, mkay? great. thanks.

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