Batman: Fortunate Son

Batman: Fortunate Son

Gerard Jones Gene Ha Gloria Vasquez / Dec 15, 2019

Batman Fortunate Son Batman suspects a modern day rock and roll icon of masterminding a nationwide crime spree using teenaged fans as his henchmen However Robin is certain that his idol could not be responsible for thes

  • Title: Batman: Fortunate Son
  • Author: Gerard Jones Gene Ha Gloria Vasquez
  • ISBN: 9781563895784
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Batman suspects a modern day rock and roll icon of masterminding a nationwide crime spree, using teenaged fans as his henchmen However, Robin is certain that his idol could not be responsible for these crimes In his secret identity of Dick Grayson, the Boy Wonder uncovers a bizarre and elaborate frame up.In Fortunate Son, Jones and Ha put their considerable storytellingBatman suspects a modern day rock and roll icon of masterminding a nationwide crime spree, using teenaged fans as his henchmen However, Robin is certain that his idol could not be responsible for these crimes In his secret identity of Dick Grayson, the Boy Wonder uncovers a bizarre and elaborate frame up.In Fortunate Son, Jones and Ha put their considerable storytelling gifts to work, exploring a theme rarely considered in stories of Batman and Robin how the generation gap between them leads them to view the world in strikingly different ways As the heroes struggle to overcome their differences and uncover the truth about rocker Izaak Crowe s alleged crimes, incredible secrets are revealed about pop culture, American life and the role music played in the development of two of DC s greatest heroes.With amazingly realistic artwork, Batman Fortunate Son should appeal to fans of elaborate line art, as well as the traditional comic audience The ideal audience for this project begins at age 16, and continues from there.

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      • Gerard Jones Gene Ha Gloria Vasquez

        Gerard Jones is an award winning American author and comic book writer From 1987 to 2001, Jones wrote many comic books for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Viz Media, Malibu Comics and other publishers including Green Lantern, Justice League, Prime, Ultraforce, El Diablo, Wonder Man, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, The Shadow, Pok mon, and Batman.Jones is author of the Eisner Award winning Men of Tomorrow Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book 2004 Killing Monsters Why Children Need Fantasy, Superheroes and Make Believe Violence 2002 , and Honey I m Home Sitcoms Selling the American Dream 1993 Jones is co author with Will Jacobs of The Beaver Papers 1983 , The Comic Book Heroes 1985, 1996 , and the comic book The Trouble with Girls 1987 1993 From 1983 to 1988, Jacobs and Jones were contributors to National Lampoon magazine He and Jacobs began writing humorous fiction again in 2008 with the online series My Pal Splendid Man and Million Dollar Ideas


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    1. One of the most ridiculous stories involving the Batman done by someone other than Frank Miller himself. I'm quite surprised that a plot like this was even approved for release. Batman and Robin (Dick Grayson) argue over a rock star's intentions and the genre itself? This is one of the few adventures in the early days of Batman, and a little after Robin becomes his sidekick. The story was filled with an over-saturated amount of absurd and unnecessary lyrics. Some panels were filled with text tha [...]



    2. Gerard Jones and Gene Ha collaborate to mesh the world of the Dark Knight with musical culture. The premise of the graphic novel sees Batman and Robin (Dick Grayson) at odds over a case involving famous musician Isaak Crowe. A down-and-out rock-and-roll star, Crowe seems to be inspiring a new generation of disenchanted youth to commit crimes in his name. While Batman has no doubt that the spree begins and ends with Crowe, Robin defies his mentor and looks for a way to prove his idol's innocence. [...]


    3. Seriously?!!? How on earth did this get past the drunken brainstorming stage? Here's the plot, Batman and Robin seriously argue over a "Rock 'N Roll" singer and whether he's bad for society while his evil manager manipulates him into craziness. We get a flashback to Bruce's early pre-Batman days and see why he hates punk music. And spoilere manager is Elvis Pressley's (or the DC version) twin brother!! I can't believed I just typed that. Ridiculous stuff that would have been hilarious if it wasn [...]


    4. The general plot points were great, unfortunately the actual writing was pretty terrible, especially the bits of songs.


    5. J'ai très peu à dire sur cette bande dessinée à part le fait qu'elle soit très mauvaise. L'histoire tourne autour d'une vedette rock qui commet des actes criminels. On y voit un Batman complètement réactionnaire et qui semble sorti droit des années cinquante. Ce fut un ennuis total de lire cette merde qui n'aurait jamais dû voir le jour. À éviter à tout prix!!


    6. Well, this was awful. The plot is ridiculous and doesn't work at all, Batman is essentially useless, and spends all his time looking very silly, prancing about in broad daylight. Batman and Robin are so completely out of character, you want to slap them.


    7. This is the worst Batman book I have ever read. So let me get this straight Bruce Wayne became Batman because he let Sid Vicious kill Nancy? WTF


    8. I admit to not being a huge Batman fan, so perhaps I'm not the best judge of a Batman comic but boy howdy, is this one terrible. I happened upon it in a list of terrible comic books, and the premise sounded so insane that I knew I had to give it a read myself. I'm not sure how wise that was, because this comic was bad, but not in the so-bad-it's-entertaining way. Sure, it's downright goofy and insane at times, but the sheer stupidity and ineptness of this title, coupled with mediocre art and dow [...]


    9. There is a well-used, probably overused, phrase often heard these days. That phrase is HOT MESS, and it perfectly describes this book. Holy WTF?, Batman!Wow, I simply want to know what they were smoking / downing / popping when DC put this on the market as the 20th century came to a close. Actually, forget that - the fact that this made it past the proverbial drawing board stage is mind-boggling. And yet . . . I was enjoyably laughing at some of the awfulness, or maybe it was just outright stran [...]



    10. I had completely forgotten this since reading it upon publication. Finding it at the library, it's ok, a Batman and Robin meet rock and roll story in 80+ pages that might have appeared in one twenty comic book issue written by Mike Friedrich, Frank Robbins, or Denny O'Neil circa 1970-1971.That said, I rally like the work of this writer and artist here. Gerry Jones throws some nice allusions and nods to critic Dave Marsh, to an Elvis-like character only with hair disturbingly blond, even a broad [...]


    11. As a Batman completist, you take the good with the bad. This would be one of the bad: Robin really likes this rock singer, who is lame, unimpressive, and is seeing hallucinations of Elvis telling him to destroy the Hollywood money-making machine via violence and mobs of his teenage fans. Batman hates music, especially punk music since it is heavily implied here that he was present but unable to stop Sid Vicious from killing what's-her-face. Nancy, right. You might be what-the-fuckin' already, bu [...]


    12. I have many friends who are musicians. From blues, jazz, rock, and even death metal. And I tell them all about this comicSO THEY CAN SEE HOW STUPID IT IS. It's a "rock fable" (if you can call it that)that demonizes rock music, and fails to make any kind of point what so ever with it's tries to be poetic, meaningful, and smart! Stupid, boring, and insulting to anyone who plays rock music, or listens to it! The "Tormented artist" is a whiny little shit who just complains about everything in a ques [...]


    13. I don't understand how some books get into publishing. This comic book is one of those. I read it and got nothing out of it. The story is ludicrous. Basically Batman thinks Rock'n'Roll is the devils work while Robin disagrees. They argue about it and seperate while there is that one big bad rocker on drugs who thinks he's God and has to force everybody into buying his banned record. Because everyone thinks Rock'n'Roll is the devils work even Two-Face and Joker talk about it. The big danger in th [...]


    14. Just not a great Batman and Robin story; using music in a super hero story has to be right and Fortunate Son was not it. Batman being against rock music because it played a minor role in his parents deaths and a tragic time in his adolescence? I just don't buy it. Gene Ha's art was good just did not like the way he drew Batman's cowl (I am a fan of the eyeless look). Only recommend this to the Batman completists out there; anyone else pass.


    15. A failed opportunity to write a comic book about a damaged Rock hero and criticize the music industry. Batman's campy presence and creepy behavior feels unnecessary, as he is given some short of second backstory involving a crazed punk singer. The dialogue attempts to contain a deep message even though it absolutely doesn't. Don't waste your money on this issue.


    16. This is bad enough to in some moments be considered amusing. But it's mostly bad. A mess of ideas and references, with bad characterisation of both Batman (he thinks all rock is "mad" and evil, based on a new backstory involving punk) and Robin. The end twist is absurd.


    17. The worst and most ridiculous Batman story that I've ever read. Only bought it because it was $2 and it's considered Modern (post Year One) Batman canon. I suppose if you're REALLY into classic rock, you might get a kick out of itbut everyone else steer clear of this garbage.


    18. I give this story two stars because it features Batman and a blonde haired knock off of Elvis. There is nothing else good about this story except for its end. Not that the end is good, but, rather, that this shit story has ended and you can start the process of forgetting this one.


    19. This is easily the most poorly contrived Batman story ever conceived. Hell, it's the dumbest story I have ever read in my entire life and sadly it will now rot on a shelf in my collection as the one book that no one should ever subject themselves to.


    20. Rock and Roll fanwank. Too referential to be interesting unless you've subscribed to Spin or Rolling Stone at some point in your life. I liked (loved) the idea of Batman having failed to save Nancy from Sid Vicious, but really didn't buy him in the roll of the establishment.




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