Batman Curse Of The White Knight Book Three
The fact that Bruce Wayne is Batman is out. Wayne Manor has been burnt down. Barbara's been exposed as Batgirl. WTF is with the ears on her head? The Order Of St. Dumas is mentioned. Bruce exposes himself to a knocked up Harley. Batman puts together the cribs for Harley's unborn twins. Joker's lost his mind again. Gordon rants. There's a gunfight. Azrael rants and kills someone. There is no provocative charm or self-reflective pondering just ruination. This was okay.
“Turned the entire batcave against me.”
“Just what Gotham needs, another colorful wacko.”
“Not just another super-criminal.”
“You're not a family – you're a bunch of weirdos in tights.”
“I don't know you were an orphan. No offense, but that kinda explains a lot.”
“He's called me worse.”
“Who'd have thunk this place would be even creepier without the murderers and psychopaths?”
Archie Vs. Predator II Issue 2
Classic Archie and co have run into the New Tens Archie and co. There are openly distainful teenage girls. There are bad ideas. Why does predator-Archie only speak in emojis? Predators show up and kill stupid teenagers. There is no silence or ambiguity just critical thought being denigrated. This was okay. Nobody finds alien monsters particularly alarming. Calamity cometh.
“Why does their Archie have an assault rifle?”
“We felt kinda bad for him, even though he destroyed our Riverdale and killed our friends.”