“You were happy… and the world wasn’t.”
When a broken Booster Gold speaks those words to Batman in the finale of “The Gift,” it’s both a confession of his catastrophic attempt at a wedding present and also — possibly — an unintended bit of foreshadowing.
Can Bruce Wayne truly remain our silent guardian, our watchful protector, our Dark Knight… if he’s living happily ever after?
In the hands of lesser writers, this three-issue detour into an alternate reality could have been little more than filler. But Tom King is smarter than that, crafting a weird, wild story that says big things about Bruce’s connection to Batman while adding even more gloom and gray to the already ominous clouds that gather above his upcoming wedding to Selina Kyle.
Full review at Batman On Film!