batman: creature of the night is just total class, from kurt busiek and John paul leon
It’s such an enjoyable read and I’m sure those of you who have read a lot of busiek’s work will k ow what a great author he is.
It feels very much like something that would be very much lauded and hyped if it was released 15 years ago, but is being lost in the saturated comics market, much like other recent classic mini series like strange fruit and airboy - both of which feel more like cult classics rather than widely discussed successes.
My finger is not exactly on the pulse of what is being hyped though, and from listening to rick remender talk about how well his Low series sells, which is far more copies that deadly class which is his most hyped and talked about series on social media, I don’t really know what the right barometers are for these things nowadays anyway.
Sales charts are not great because they don’t include digital, so you could be throwing out half an audience there, particularly if that audience is young.
But, not too go off on too much of tangent, I recommend this series highly for the trade waiters, it’s different to anything else that is being done with batman, and has been done with batman, and I’ll be double dipping on it.
With this and White Knight running alongside King’s Batman and Tynion’s Detective comics, Batman fans have never had it so good.
This is a real high point for both Batman and Superman comics.