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"I cannot give you an overview of the plot."
—Neal Adams illuminates his readers
"Really, the plot of the series would make a lot more sense if it were a porno. People show up out of nowhere, get physical for the most bizarre, tenuous reasons and then cut to other scenes at unconnected times where it all happens again with different configurations of people."Batman: Odyssey is a Batman miniseries drawn by legendary illustrator Neal Adams, one of the defining artists of DC Comics. On the downside, it is also written by Neal Adams, author of the famously execrable Skateman. His latest opus sets out to lampoon Batman in all his incarnations (both Silver and Modern Age), Crisis Crossovers, homoeroticism in comics, the comics industry as a whole, people who read comic books, good taste, and perhaps sanity itself.Over drinks (really), a nude Bruce Wayne relates 'a story' to the reader, seated Behind the Black. The tale he spins is meandering and bizarre even by comic-book standards, but eventually coalesces into the tale of Batman traveling Beneath the Earth to battle a deadly new enemy, save Talia Al-Ghul, and solve an ancient riddle.The writing and plot are simply weird in every way, and as such the comic has developed a following to track the insanity of it all.
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