Wednesday Whittling: Exercising Exposition

Welcome to Wednesday Whittling! This week I’m diving into the precarious world of exposition. I’ll be using textual evidence from Batman Annual #8, published in 1982 and brought to us by writer Mike Barr and artist Trevor Von Eeden, to show how volatile it can be. As is custom, there’s an original comic at the end as a thanks for your time. Get into it after the jump! Exposition is fickle. If you’re told something’s purpose is to explain, that sounds helpful. But when it comes to storytelling, it can make or break the experience. When exposition is good, it guides…