So. Let’s talk about my favorite solo DC character, shall we?
You know, it’s becoming increasingly apparent to me, as I read Rebirth titles, that the New 52 was at least 95% secretly written as fan fiction…
(One would think that a book this keen on wide shots would have one that features all the characters on the same level, for banners and whatnot, but whatever)
It’s about time we got some superheroes on this site. And why not begin with the man who started my obsession with the genre; the Dark Knight Detective, himself, Batman.
Oh. Good. The subtitle’s a pun. Y’know, it’d be funnier if the book had even the slightest parallel to A New Hope at all. But nope. Just a pun. Well, let’s see if the rest of the books is any funnier, shall we?
*1 hour, and 120+ pages later*
…Well, crap, it is. And now I look like a jerk. Um… Blade Bunny, everyone!
“The Hare: a ninja assassin whispered about with fear in the darkest corners. A killer known for ruthlessness and cunning… is not in this book. Meet Bunny – a pretty ninja girl who likes rainbows, dancing, and eviscerating bad people when they blink. Hmm… maybe this book is about The Hare, after all.”
The city of Tokyo is plagued by a deadly phenomenon: spontaneous human combustion! Luckily, a special team is there to quench the inferno: The Fire Force! The fire soldiers at Special Fire Cathedral 8 are about to get a unique addition. Enter Shinra, a boy who possesses the power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can Shinra and his colleagues discover the source of this strange epidemic before the city burns to ashes?
Written & Illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo
Originally published by Kodansha, in Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Released February 17, 2016 (Japan). November 8th, 2016 (US)