batman

A new graphic novel entitled Batman: Death by Design gets a good review in this week’s New York Review of Books.  

I’m not the biggest fan of comics, but with a twelve-year old boy in the house I get my fill through osmosis.  This one apparently draws inspiration from Hugh Ferriss, the demolition of Penn Station, a well-earned disgust at the Fountainhead‘s architectural ethic [sic], and an unholy hybrid of contemporary architecture: one of the protagonists is named “Kem Roomhaus,” but his design is lifted straight from the drawing boards of Santiago Calatrava.

So I’m likely to pick up a copy.  For the kid, of course, but it may arrive on his shelf well-read…