Monday, September 1, 2008

Superhero Minimalism: All Star Batman in Nine Goddamn Panels

This is the second in an ongoing series of posts where I attempt to provide a summary/trailer for comic book series using only one panel from each issue of the series. See the first post here.

Unlike All Star Superman, All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder is much more difficult to summarize because writer Frank Miller and artist Jim Lee spent the first nine issues setting a mood rather than telling a story. Things happen, but the overarching plot of the series seems to be inching along. That said, here's my best shot (spoilers):

Let me know what you think. And make sure to check back next Monday for the next post in this series -- I'll be heading further off the beaten path on that one.


  1. You only need one panel to capture the essence of All Star Batman, I don't think I need to say which one it is.

  2. lou-bert vs.q-bertApril 7, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    I never read the Goddamn Batman, but based on this, it looks seven shades of awesome.