Friday, August 19, 2016

Comic Book You Should Be Reading: Batman

Batman - Written by Tom King; Art by David Finch, Matt Banning; Published by DC Comics.

By Kenny Howell

I am a sucker for anything Batman, but I was a bit disappointed when I picked up Batman Rebirth #1.

There was just something missing, and the addition of two new Gotham City heroes, Gotham and Gotham Girl seemed a bit forced.  And I wasn't crazy about their look. I couldn't totally put my finger on it, something just seemed a bit off about the whole first issue.

But I stuck with it, because, like I said, I am a sucker for all things Batman. I think it consistently gets top notch creators, and for good reason obviously given his history. I am glad that I did stick with it because as the past of Gotham and Gotham Girl became clearer, the Batman series took an interesting turn.

The series starts with a plane heading down, and Batman springs into action. But it seems a lost cause, and Batman might finally meet his fate, but the two new heroes save the day.

However, Gotham City is a tough place to be in the crime fighting business. And Gotham and Gotham Girl might have bitten off more than they can chew, and a new threat terrorizing the city might break them just as they are getting started.

Batman is not quite as good as Detective Comics, which I talked about yesterday. But it is another solid entry into the Dark Knight canon.

Rating: ***

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