Author: John Bierly

Reader and writer of sword fighters, space people, and super heroes

Regarding BATMAN #56

Issue 56 begins as 55 ended, with a BANG! This time it’s banging on a door in snow-smothered Mother Russia, as opposed to the rifle bang that recently put a bullet across Nightwing’s noggin. But door banging soon begets shotgun banging; the knocker is KGBeast, the shooter is his dear old dad, and elsewhere, in …

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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 …

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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!

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