Issue 106 — Adlard’s 100th issue as series artist — continues Carl’s coming-of-age journey as a guest and prisoner in Negan’s hospitality, in a world where his only source of comparison for moral and ethical value, his father, has lost sight of what he once held as truth.
Set against a cheesy Miami-centered crime story, Hotline launches you into an eerie setting reminiscent of something out of a neon neo noire pulp-zine—if Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch got together to make a game, this would be it.
The biggest complaint made of films adapted from books, comic books, or other mediums is that the movie was not “true” to the original story or origins of the characters. Much has been said of Nolan’s movies not fitting the Batman canon and the story not being real according to the real Batman story. Now which real canon might the angry fan base be referring to when they make these accusations and weak critiques? The story where Batman and Robin get captured by aliens and exhibited in an intergalactic petting zoo? There is also the canonical Batman story of him becoming a baby but still fighting crime as Bat-baby, there is even the canonical Batman story of him solving the mystery behind The Beatles’ Paul McCartney is dead conspiracy. Yes, all of these are part of the Batman story that has been on-going for over 70 years and are published DC comic books. The list goes on and on without me even needing to make a mention of, also-part-of-the-Batman-canon, character, Batman Jones (Google him if you’d like).