Writer Tom King
Pencils Tony S. Daniel
Inks Tony S. Daniel Danny Miki
Colors Tommy Morey
Letters Clayton Cowles
Cover Daniel & Morey
Variant Cover Francesco Mattina
Editor Jamie S. Rich
Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger
Batman isn’t in a good way right now if you didn’t already know, being left at the altar would devastate anyone. Dick, however, is with him every step of the way. Sticking around and trying to find the fun in it all while taking out mediocre villains like the Condiment King or bouncing his escrima sticks around the cave over 30 times. Being a good friend like a lot of like to think we are or hope to have, we are shown how Bruce was there for Dick’s grief with the loss of his parents in parallel to how Dick is now flipping that around and being there for Bruce in a very similar fashion.
We are first introduced to a nameless, one-armed man carrying a briefcase coming into Gotham for charity work. Meanwhile, Batman and Nightwing are working the Mr. Freeze case trying to find the inconsistency in the case. When the one-armed man finds a way to buy black market guns it’s clear he’s in Gotham for deeds less than charitable. Jim then summons the dynamic duo with the bat signal and their off into the night to see what Gotham has in store for the next.
I’m gonna be honest with you guys right now, my overview of the issue is very vague for a reason. If you’re even a small Batman fan, you have to read this comic. Tom King is doing what he does best and shaking the foundations of what we thought you could do in comics. The art style of the issue makes it all flow seamlessly into an extremely fluid reading experience. I guarantee you this issue will not leave you same.