John Blake and his Amazing Friends guest staring Batman and Selina Kyle is not the best entry in the Chris Nolan Trilogy. While it may be loud and look pretty it falls several miles short of even Batman Begins territory. It falls and continues to pick it self back up because it tries to be something it’s not, it tries to be a super hero movie. Batman is not and never will be a super hero, he’s a vigilante, a man in a cape trying to one up the mountain that is Bane and after several attempts gets it right but did we really need to experience the journey?
Metatropolis is an anthology book with stories by Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, Tobias Buckell and Karl Schroeder. Each story is short enough to read by itself and does not have to be read to understand the others but there are subtle links between the stories that expand the bleak future.