Snyder’s sensational storytelling is reward enough, but the chance to crack the case while working alongside the World’s Greatest Detective adds all the more satisfaction.
The vandalism and destruction called for or committed recently evidence an eagerness to follow Rome along the same self-destructive path from civility to savagery.
From the Big Bang to the Big Freeze, there was Batman and there was Barbatos, the ultimate enemy and the greatest evidence as to just how expansive the Batman mythos extends.
Snyder and Tynion pull on dozens of similar threads from the works of earlier writers to weave a grand tapestry nearly unequaled in its ambition… The genius of building a narrative around a theme such as Metal is that it’s so elemental as to be ubiquitous across the pre-existing mythology with which they’re working.
Man’s highest purpose is to officiate the marriage of Matter to Meaning. His second highest is the appreciation and enjoyment of all the wondrous works begotten by this union.
Baby Driver never for a minute romanticized the violence which drive its high-octane action sequences, not only removing the glamour from the car-crime genre, but soberingly showing the consequences of such a lawless lifestyle.
“The most obvious appeal is also of the book is perhaps also its deepest: ‘there was sorrow then too, and gathering dark, but great valour, and great deeds not wholly vain.'”