I still haven't managed to finish reading Batman Odyssey by Neal Adams. I have one more issue to go, I keep putting the issues on top of my reading pile but something (anything) catches my attention instead.
|Batman with guns by Neal Adams|
Adams' art is as interesting as ever but the story? Adams has admited that he doesn't have a plot and the script is incomprehensible. I know continuity can be a barrier for some stories but some reference points are necessary to provide context. Critics of Jack Kirby's scripting should read this. Events are referred to in an issue that I assume I have forgotten, it is taking me a long time to read remember, but when I check previous issues I am still at a loss. Most issues begin with a barechested Bruce Wayne having a rant.
|Bruce should switch to decaff|
Words and Art by Neal Adams
Adams is a superstar artist and his body of work in the Silver and Bronze Ages at Marvel (Avengers, X-Men) and DC (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Deadman) make him one of the most highly regarded and influential artists of all time. I wonder if I will ever read the last issue? Batman Odyssey is simply difficult to enjoy which is a great pity.