Regarding BATMAN #55

While Batman and Nightwing melee with mummies mustered by new nemesis Phantom Pharaoh, KGBeast arrives in Gotham City with a checklist that culminates in, well, you’ll just have to read and see it for yourself.

It’s the kind of thing that’s big, but also isn’t, as we all know there’s no way it sticks, and not even for a little bit. But it’s one hell of a hook into the next issue, and I’m eager to see how it fits into the bigger puzzle of Bane’s sinister scheme to break Batman yet again — a plan that began by nefariously nixing Bruce Wayne’s nuptials with Selina Kyle and continued with the fiendish framing of Mr. Freeze for three murders in “Cold Days.”

You can read my review at Batman On Film!

Regarding BATMAN #54

After issue 53’s rigorous ruminations on religion, God, and The Batman, Dick Grayson joins Bruce Wayne (and legendary artist Matt Wagner joins writer Tom King!) for an engaging exploration of fathers and sons, and of partners in crime and against it.

You can read my review at Batman On Film!

Regarding BATMAN #53

Mr. Freeze’s verdict is in as “Cold Days” concludes! Tom King and Lee Weeks deliver Bruce Wayne’s clandestine confession of his history and identity as Batman to his fellow jurors as a beautifully composed and tragically told rumination on religion… but who saves Gotham’s savior?

You can read my review at Batman On Film!