Batman: R.I.P.

Batman: R.I.P. - Grant Morrison On the one hand, I have to admit I found myself liking this better than I thought given some of the negative reviews I saw. On the other hand, the ending, or rather the epilogue story that came after the end of the R.I.P. story sequence seemed a bit of a tagged on piece. We probably could have done with out that part, and the larger story would have still worked. It was interesting, but it did not feel necessary. I don't think this is the first time I read Morrison, and I feel that he starts well, then sort of falls apart. As for the R.I.P. story, the core of this volume, it was pretty good, interesting. The idea of attacking Batman mentally is certainly a good one; Bane did it physically, so this was a nice contrast. And yet, after a while, the villains do underestimate the Dark Knight (above as much as I can say without spoiling things). In addition, you do see a few other characters from Batman's life as well in this tale. So, overall, a pretty good tale. It certainly kept my interest.