If, for some odd reason, you still haven’t read Batman writer Tom King’s astoundingly beautiful run on The Vision, there’s never been a better time to catch up. Right now, you can have the entire run for less than five bucks, as both trades are on sale for $2.20 a piece on Amazon/comiXology.
I’ve been meaning to write a full series review for some time, as I consider The Vision to be in a neck-and-neck race with The Omega Men for King’s best work. Back in the first Break from the Bat, I said:
He’s taken the skillful social and human commentary of The Omega Men and applied it to a scenario that feels far more familiar (and far more intimate).
That sums up the appeal of The Vision quite well. A dark, uneasy study of the intrusion of the exotic into the ordinary, it manages to stir more empathy for its would-be humans than most of us offer to the real thing. Check it out today—you won’t be sorry.
The Vision, Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man
The Vision, Vol. 2: Little Better Than A Beast