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  1. says:

    I really want to like this I really do In fact I'm such a Kevin Smith fan that I think it may be the only reason I'm giving this a 3 star rating over a 2 or a 25In my review of Batman Cacophony I stated that I had high hopes for the seuel in which Kevin Smith promised a superior story Already my hopes were probably too high I mean I love the guy's work Big fan of his movies and podcasts; I also really enjoyed his Daredevil and Spider Man runs So I knew that he probably just wrote a bad arc it happensMy main problem with this book is the ending Don't get me wrong I LOVE the ending As Kevin wrote in the afterword there's no one that could have predicted that My problem with the ending is that it makes the entire novel seem better than it deserves to be It kind of made me forget about all the strangeness that led up to itIn a word Kevin's writing here is just weird I mean there's no other way to describe it Granted it's not all bad he wrote a decent scene between Bats and Catwoman However it doesn't make up for all the strange happy BatmanBruce Wayne stuffI feel like such a heel saying that about the book because I'm a massive fan of Walt's artwork He's so good here and has steadily improved on what he brought to the table with CacophonySupposedly this is going to be a 3 part series so I'm hoping that he plans on finishing strong With the way the ending went there's no way we're not getting a view spoilercrazy violent and brutal hide spoiler


  2. says:

    Batman The Widening Gyre by Kevin Smith and art by Walter Flanagan Is the seuel to Batman Cacophony which I really enjoyed and rated 5 stars This story asks the uestion of what does it take for Batman to trust in both love and in partnership In this graphic novel both relationships will be tested This book features Batman Nightwing Robin Tim Drake Superman Auaman Catwoman Joker Poison Ivy The Demon Killer Croc Deadshot Mr Freeze Two Face and a plethora of D list villains from the history of Batman's Rouges Baron Blitzkrieg anyone? though he is one over the cooler ones for the new era This book does have Kevin Smith patented humor which is not all dick and fart jokes this one is a little bit mature than Cacophony and thankfully no rape jokes There's a lot of great moments Catwoman's reaction to aging and getting called a cougar Robin's callback joke to being a man Batman not trusting when a person or situation is too perfect Alfred finding out about Bruce Wayne's sex life and Auaman rushing to the surface because dolphins reported a woman screaming in the ocean which was a result of sex The Plot Bruce Wayne meets a woman from his past that seems to perfect but in his world as Batman too perfect leads to bad can he let his guard down to find something real As Batman he meets a new vigilante calling himself Baphomet that helps him time and again but can he trust this new vigilante or not We go through Batman's troubled past with trust issues and when he finally started trusting Robin and his trust issues with Superman This comic will end in one of the most shocking twist I have ever read in a Batman comicWhat I Liked The humor and observation that only Kevin Smith could bring to the world of Batman The brutality and carnage of these villains especially Mr Freeze we see people frozen but also death by shards of ice Bruce Wayne happy and letting his guard down for a second The personal tour of Superman's Fortress of Solitude on a date Baphomet and his secret origin The hilarious Batman and Auaman scene The theme of trust throughout The Demon as a villain is terrifying and I liked that he brought him from him Green Arrow run When on the tour of the Fortress of Solitude there's a Dinosaur and batman has a line about he had one before they were cool to have at your hide outWhat I Disliked Every female character is sex crazed There's too many religious minded crimes it's Batman and I want to escape reality The romance moves too fas in regards to feelings The story arc takes too long too develop The Book ends at a cliffhanger and says to be continued except so far Kevin Smith has not continued it's been 9 yearsRecommendations I will recommend Batman fans check this comic out for the uestions and conversations that are asked and answered If you're a fan of Batman Cacophony then you have to check the seuel I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars while I liked the first one better this is a worthwhile read and I will continue to read any works Kevin Smith


  3. says:

    This was a odd comic because it basically was telling a current story while keep flipping back to the good old times with the old style Batman and I felt it clashed pretty hard at times The thing with Kevin Smith is when you pick up his book you're going to get Kevin Smith humor You don't like that? This won't work for you With Batman getting a new sidekick he begins to go back in his mind of different heroes he fought with and against At the same time he's falling in love again and this time the relationship is turning serious than ever before Good I actually liked Batman fucking smiling I'm not convinced Bruce needs to always be a mean tough brooding guy He can have fun and smile while still putting on his Batman show I thought the moments with Robin and Nightwing worked I actually liked the new sidekick too and the twist at the end was oh shit Bad The twist at the end is oh shit but we will never get a conclusion it looks like which sucks I also the love story was done well enough but it came out of nowhere and was rushed through it The artwork was also kind of wonky Overall fun but not his best I believe his Daredevil and especially Green Arrow are far stronger than either of his Batman books a 3 out of 5


  4. says:

    15 starsThis is the seuel to Batman Cacophony which wasn't all that good but I didn't hate it The Widening Gyre? Well a appropriate name for it would be Batman Goes Retarded Unless the majority of this story turns out to be some sort of drug induced dream seuence then this is uite possibly one of the dumbest Batman plots I've ever readRead it for yourself if you don't believe me


  5. says:

    Kevin Smith and Walt Flannigan team up again for their second Batman mini series the longer and complex The Widening GyreAs Bruce Wayne contemplates if and how he could hand on the Batman mantle to someone else a new figure arrives in Gotham Saving Batman's bacon a couple of times Bruce begins to wonder if might not finally have found his successor Meanwhile Silvia St Cloud returns to Bruce's life and the two rekindle their romance leading to an eventual proposal by BruceIn a lot of ways this feels like Smith's attempt to tell an end of Batman story The story allows Bruce to be happy for a while but as we all know in comics and soap operas happiness is extremely short lived This volume ends on a heck of a cliffhanger though based on what I've seen on line it's unlikely we'll get any resolution in the near futureI have a feeling that reading this all in one collection removed a lot of the frustrations that a month to month reader experienced For a lot of the story it's focused on Bruce and his happiness rather than his role as the Dark Knight I have a feeling that in the second half we'd see Batman become prominent and Bruce Wayne fade into the background a bit We'll have to wait and see I guessAs a Batman novice I'll admit I wasn't entirely familiar with a lot of the backstory referenced here But Smith gives us enough details to have things make sense and I'm sure long time readers caught a lot of the Easter Eggs and references You don't have to be steeped in Batman lore to enjoy the story but I expect an extra layer could be added if you know your Bat history


  6. says:

    Fresh from their first Batman collaboration Cacophony writer Kevin Smith and artist Walter Flanagan return with their second collection this time longer than the first called The Widening Gyre A new superhero comes to Gotham wearing a wooden goat mask calling himself Baphomet and kicking evil doer ass giving Batman the idea that this might be the man he's been looking for to replace him and let Batman retire Meanwhile Silver St Cloud re enters Bruce Wayne's life after her husband's death and the two begin a whirlwind relationship But who is Baphomet and why has he suddenly appeared to take down Batman's Rogues Gallery?Gyre is a mixed bag for me there's plenty of action but not a strong enough plot to say this is a great Batman book For example there are a lot of old Batman villains that get aired for a few pages before being taken down again Baron Blitzkrieg Etrigan Cornelius Stirk Black Spider and Crazy uilt all get their day in court along with regulars Joker Mr Freeze and Poison Ivy All it really does is show again and again that Baphomet can handle the action and underlines to Batman repeatedly that this guy might be the one to fill his boots when he retires But seeing one villain after another being beaten up gets a bit boring after a whileThe other main focus is the love story between Silver St Cloud and Bruce Wayne It's very soap opera y They jet to tropical islands make love on the beach jet to Aspen and ski blah blah blah Wayne gets loved up how many scenes of him smooching with Silver does the average Batman reader want to see? Then there's Selina Kyle and we really get into Melrose Place territoryThe Baphomet story is the interesting piece of the puzzle though he de masks early on and it's nobody from Batman's past that's revelatory In fact it's kind of a red herring but I don't want to spoil it for you No despite its humdrum story throughout Gyre is redeemed in the final pages with a real sucker punch of an ending from Smith and makes me want to read the next book in the seriesI uite like Smith's writing so I enjoyed reading the book but I already know one person who didn't like the way Smith humanised Batman by showing him eating a sandwich in between arrests and especially on one page that references Year One and Batman's first encounter with incendiaries But despite being a Batman fan and having read hundreds of comics featuring the guy it didn't jar me in the way it might might a Batman puristFlanagan's art is better than his work in Cacophony's and his Batman looks a lot better too fierce menacing masculine His drawings of Poison Ivy were awesome too I know some people disliked his artwork in Cacophony but I think it was an overreaction I mean he's not Jim Lee but he's not Sam Kieth eitherI guess I was a bit disappointed with the book overall It felt like there was too much padding and not enough of a substantial story It felt like the ending was the start of the real story and I would've liked to have skipped a lot of the dross that led up to it and started there instead That said it was a decent read and I'm looking forward to a dynamic Gyre Vol 2 from Smith and Flanagan


  7. says:

    Library copyAbsolutely horrible Batman story with out of character dialogue that's painful to read aloud Who talks like this? Try reading the scene in the beginning with Poison Ivy out loud where she's I guess talking about wanting Batman's tongue for cunnilingus it doesn't end there In typical Smith fashion it takes her three word balloons to say it but maybe he was trying to sneak it past the editor by being long winded Later on there's sexual innuendos by mention of another character wanting a Bat in her belfry I guess DC Comics turns a blind eye at this sort of thing as long as the comics sell I found the artwork of Poison Ivy and Catwoman particularly sleazy and not at all sexy I could never understand what Silver could offer Bruce Wayne a man who has everything so I didn't like their courtship or romance In the introduction of Smith's prior Batman book he explained his next Batman book would be better It's really not Unfortunately it's not the end of Kevin Smith writing Batman as the book ends on a cliffhanger Wouldn't it be nice if Smith could write iconic characters and remain true to their spirit? I realize this isn't an all ages story but it's irresponsible to the characters when you have them doing things like in the case of this tale of having Bruce Wayne wanting to retire Batman for love or peeing in his pants when he first starts out as Batman which would never happen in a million years I'm open to the interpretation of the many facets of corporate characters Batman in particular but this time I just couldn't suspend my disbelief or disgust


  8. says:

    Kevin Smith was a hero of mine in high school His intellectual narcissism was something I could relate to being of that same mind at the time Coupled with his oft times sophomoric sense of humor and it seemed like he could do no wrong I still watch his early movies often and still love them But I've never read one of his comic books that I'd ever want to re readSoKevin Smith stop writing comic books Please You may have grown up on them you may love them but you don't write them as if you know and love them You write them with your own bloated sense of self interest the same way you write everything without regard for the character The only arcs I'll grant you are those you worked on for Marvel under the Daredevil title Other than that your work on Batman has been comical and farsical than it has been entertaining or enjoyable It reads like a television episode and has the same camp The absurdities in this book make it fall into the category of Elseworlds and not the regular continuity Batman in love Batman ready to retire Batman on the beach with a girlfriend? No And you may say well that's Bruce Wayne Anyone who knows Batman knows that Bruce Wayne isn't real that its a facade and that there really is only Batman The one thing I'll give this book is that the overall plot could have been brilliant Would have been brilliant Smith instead focuses on all the wrong things within the book and fails in almost every aspect Coupled with what seems like rushed and amateur art this book is a real loserGrade D


  9. says:

    Well this was much much better than Batman Cacophony Batman's voice sounds much genuine in this one and it introduces a new hero to Gotham Part of the story is seeing how Bruce deals with a new capable hero the rest of the story is how Bruce deals with a true chance at happiness The remainder is spoiler territory and that is the key to this book However the maddening and frustrating part of this is that it is only the first half of the story and the second half was never finished Once again Kevin Smith fails on his commitments to his comic work in favor or TVMovie opportunities ironically he mentions this in the forward of Batman Cacophony Gyre is definitely worth a read but when you add in the fact that it's unfinished I'm not sure I can fully recommend this It has the makings of a true classic Batman tale but we will never know until the end is completed


  10. says:

    I think it’s hilarious how riled people get over this story All I heard was how this is the worst of the Batman trade paperbacks So I obviously had to read itFirst of all the worst of the Batman I’ve read is Cacophony Kevin Smith’s other Batman book On the first page Joker calls an Arkham guard “natch and from that point on all I heard was Kevin Smith’s voice coming through the pages I think in Widening Gyre he improved a lot in not upstaging the story with Kevin Smith ness and demonstrating maturity across the board Second I think if it had been titled “Batman in Love or “Bruce Wayne Lets His Guard Down or “It Turns Out Bruce Is uite The Skilled Lover then those who are adamantly against that premise could have avoided reading it And those who’d dig a trip into the fanfic esue lighter side would know to check it out I didn’t mind a softer Bruce Wayne although in the final chapter it did take it a bit too far and it was an amusing read The Widening Gyre was definitely not the best but definitely not the worst


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Friend Silver St Cloud who attempts to teach Bruce about trust Meanwhile Batman has taken on a mysterious new partner in his fight agains Kevin Smith and Walt Flannigan team up again for their second Batman mini series the longer and complex The Widening GyreAs Bruce Wayne contemplates if and how he could hand on the Batman mantle to someone else a new figure arrives in Gotham Saving Batman's bacon a couple of times Bruce begins to wonder if might not finally have found his successor Meanwhile Silvia St Cloud returns to Bruce's life and the two rekindle their romance leading to an eventual proposal by BruceIn a lot of ways this feels like Smith's attempt to tell an end of Batman story The story allows Bruce to be happy for a while but as we all know in comics and soap operas happiness is extremely short lived This volume ends on a heck of a cliffhanger though based on what I've seen on line it's unlikely we'll get any resolution in the near futureI have a feeling that reading this all in one collection removed a lot of the frustrations that a month to month reader experienced For a lot of the story it's focused on Bruce and his happiness rather than his role as the Dark Knight I have a feeling that in the second half we'd see Batman become prominent and Bruce Wayne fade into the background a bit We'll have to wait and see I guessAs a Batman novice I'll admit I wasn't entirely familiar with a lot of the backstory referenced here But Smith gives us enough details to have things make sense and I'm sure long time readers caught a lot of the Easter Eggs and references You don't have to be steeped in Batman lore to enjoy the story but I expect an extra layer could be added if you know your Bat history How Not to F*** Them Up you know Darkland your Bat history

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T crime in Gotham City but will his attempt at trusting someone cause him to be rewardedor punished?Collects BATMAN THE WIDENING GYRE #1 Kevin Smith was a hero of mine in high school His intellectual narcissism was something I could relate to being of that same mind at the time Coupled with his oft times sophomoric sense of humor and it seemed like he could do no wrong I still watch his early movies often and still love them But I've never read one of his comic books that I'd ever want to re readSoKevin Smith stop writing comic books Please You may have grown up on them you may love them but you don't write them as if you know and love them You write them with your own bloated sense of self interest the same way you write everything without regard for the character The only arcs I'll grant you are those you worked on for Marvel under the Daredevil title Other than that your work on Batman has been comical and farsical than it has been entertaining or enjoyable It reads like a television episode and has the same camp The absurdities in this book make it fall into the category of Elseworlds and not the regular continuity Batman in love Batman ready to retire Batman on the beach with a girlfriend? No And you may say well that's Bruce Wayne Anyone who knows Batman knows that Bruce Wayne isn't real that its a facade and that there really is only Batman The one thing I'll give this book is that the overall plot could have been brilliant Would have been brilliant Smith instead focuses on all the wrong things within the book and fails in almost every aspect Coupled with what seems like rushed and amateur art this book is a real loserGrade D Mayday (Lovestruck Librarians, you may love them but Panic you don't write them as if Faction Man (Quarterly Essay you know and love them You write them with Walking Free your own bloated sense of self interest the same way พบรักท่านแม่ทัพ เล่ม 2 you write everything without regard for the character The only arcs I'll grant The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Case - Kindle edition by Richard Rashke, Kate Bronfenbrenner. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. you are those Eldorado you worked on for Marvel under the Daredevil title Other than that Are We There Yet? your work on Batman has been comical and farsical than it has been entertaining or enjoyable It reads like a television episode and has the same camp The absurdities in this book make it fall into the category of Elseworlds and not the regular continuity Batman in love Batman ready to retire Batman on the beach with a girlfriend? No And Train from Katanga you may say well that's Bruce Wayne Anyone who knows Batman knows that Bruce Wayne isn't real that its a facade and that there really is only Batman The one thing I'll give this book is that the overall plot could have been brilliant Would have been brilliant Smith instead focuses on all the wrong things within the book and fails in almost every aspect Coupled with what seems like rushed and amateur art this book is a real loserGrade D

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As The Dark Knight stalks the night preying upon Gotham City's criminals Bruce Wayne spends his days getting reacuainted with former girl Batman The Widening Gyre by Kevin Smith and art by Walter Flanagan Is the seuel to Batman Cacophony which I really enjoyed and rated 5 stars This story asks the uestion of what does it take for Batman to trust in both love and in partnership In this graphic novel both relationships will be tested This book features Batman Nightwing Robin Tim Drake Superman Auaman Catwoman Joker Poison Ivy The Demon Killer Croc Deadshot Mr Freeze Two Face and a plethora of D list villains from the history of Batman's Rouges Baron Blitzkrieg anyone? though he is one over the cooler ones for the new era This book does have Kevin Smith patented humor which is not all dick and fart jokes this one is a little bit mature than Cacophony and thankfully no rape jokes There's a lot of great moments Catwoman's reaction to aging and getting called a cougar Robin's callback joke to being a man Batman not trusting when a person or situation is too perfect Alfred finding out about Bruce Wayne's sex life and Auaman rushing to the surface because dolphins reported a woman screaming in the ocean which was a result of sex The Plot Bruce Wayne meets a woman from his past that seems to perfect but in his world as Batman too perfect leads to bad can he let his guard down to find something real As Batman he meets a new vigilante calling himself Baphomet that helps him time and again but can he trust this new vigilante or not We go through Batman's troubled past with trust issues and when he finally started trusting Robin and his trust issues with Superman This comic will end in one of the most shocking twist I have ever read in a Batman comicWhat I Liked The humor and observation that only Kevin Smith could bring to the world of Batman The brutality and carnage of these villains especially Mr Freeze we see people frozen but also death by shards of ice Bruce Wayne happy and letting his guard down for a second The personal tour of Superman's Fortress of Solitude on a date Baphomet and his secret origin The hilarious Batman and Auaman scene The theme of trust throughout The Demon as a villain is terrifying and I liked that he brought him from him Green Arrow run When on the tour of the Fortress of Solitude there's a Dinosaur and batman has a line about he had one before they were cool to have at your hide outWhat I Disliked Every female character is sex crazed There's too many religious minded crimes it's Batman and I want to escape reality The romance moves too fas in regards to feelings The story arc takes too long too develop The Book ends at a cliffhanger and says to be continued except so far Kevin Smith has not continued it's been 9 yearsRecommendations I will recommend Batman fans check this comic out for the uestions and conversations that are asked and answered If you're a fan of Batman Cacophony then you have to check the seuel I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars while I liked the first one better this is a worthwhile read and I will continue to read any works Kevin Smith