Thursday, 27 May 2010

Trend Spotting


I was going to post a review of Return of Bruce Wayne on here at some point, but I think I’ll leave it for a while due to the fact that I don’t think I have anything Particularly interesting to say about it. It was OK I guess, exactly the kind of Batman story I have no interest in. Just a big ol’ blank. Ho Hum.

One think that did strike me though, was that it wasn’t the first or even second story about street-level super-types being stranded in a prehistoric society and inspiring a tribe of savages that I read last month. Brian Wood’s DV8 relaunch took the team away from their grim urban surroundings and stranded them in a strange world where different groups of cave folk worship each one like Gods. Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine puts Wolvie in charge of a tribe of violent wildmen in woods, and in Return of Bruce Wayne we see bats inspiring his own group of Bat-Cave-Men at the dawn of mankind.

Evidently cave men are the new black. Adjust your wardrobes accordingly.