This week on the Revolution, I review a Batman PSA comic from the 90’s that deals with landmines callled: Batman: Death off Innocents- the horror of landmines. Like always here is a preview:

 

Batman: Death of Innocents- the horror of landmines

Creative Staff:
Writer: Dennis O’Neil
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Bill Sienkiewicz
Colorist: Ian Laughlin
Letter: John Costanza
Background: In 1996, DC released a series of comics targeting the horror of landmines. The three comics featured DC’s big three characters (Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman.Superman: Deadly Legacy and Superman and Wonder Woman: The Hidden Killer both produced for foreign audiences (Croatia and Serbia and Latin America, respectively). Batman- Death of Innocents: The Horror of Landmines (DOI from this point on) was the unique one of the group as it was produced for American audiences to show the true horror of landmines and their indiscriminate method of killing.

DC gave the task of creating the graphic novel to longtime Batman writer Dennis O’Neil, the supremely talented Joe Staton, and the phenomenal inker Bill Sienkiewicz. One would think this a perfect fit for such an important comic. Who is better than Dennis O’Neil to write a Batman story of this magnitude? This should be one of the best Batman comics ever written, but the truth is that it’s one of the weakest.

PSA comics, like this one, often suffer from having to convey a certain amount of information in a limited number of pages while at the same time keeping a decent story running. More often than not, something has to give and the message is lost. If it is the story or information, it does not matter because if one slips the comic has failed. This is why Batman- Death of Innocents: The Horror of Landmines is one of the weakest Batman stories ever written. It manages to fail in terms of story and conveyance of the message.\

 

You can read the full review over at http://comicbookrevolution.net/index.php/reviews/dc/826-xtreme-holofoil-edition-batman-death-of-innocents-

 

Also last week I was ill and overwhelmed by school so I revisted my old Supreme #1 review and fixed a lot of things. I posted that on the revolution and you can read it here: http://comicbookrevolution.net/index.php/reviews/image/812-the-xtreme-holofoil-edition-supreme-

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