Why Bruce Fears Therapy (Batman: Kings Of Fear #4)

Writer Scott Peterson & Kelley Jones

Artist Kelley Jones

Colorist Michelle Madsen

Letterer Rob Leigh

Cover Jones & Madsen

Warden Dave Wielgosz

Superintendent Jamie S. Rich

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Issue

Dr. Crane is examining our beloved dark knight after a heavy dose of fear toxin, following Batman around while patrols Gotham. To the Scarecrow’s surprise, Batman saves mostly regular Joes around Gotham and Crane finds it to be rather pathetic. Referring to each citizen of Gotham as a nobody and Bruce as a glorified babysitter. Wrapping up the night by saving a little girl who had strayed from home late at night all in the name of a bag of chips. Batman gets her home safely while wondering if she was really due to the effects of the fear toxin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Issue

Its time for Batman to open up about his issues and Dr. Crane is in. Seemingly diving into Bruce’s mind we find out what it is he really wants and needs. While also digging up what exactly it is that one of the most proficient users of fear as a tool, fears himself. How will the bat fare in this involuntary therapy sessions?

Thoughts

I really like how this mini-series is turning out. Its making significant statements about Bruce, most of which we already know, packaged in such a manner with this classic art style makes it feel like these old classics being like your grandma coming over for a visit and bringing a new batch of her classic cookies. This series is nostalgia incarnate, which isn’t always a good thing, but this time it is. It’s not a very compelling story if I’m being completely honest, but it’s an enjoyable read that will be great as a trade paperback when its done it two more issues.

 

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
This is a good comic. Not very grabbing of a story, but will be a great trade paperback when the time comes. When that happens, this series will be best used as an intro to Batman and Scarecrow. It covers all of the bases we normally see these two touch down on.
Good
  • Great use of Motifs
  • Nostalgia
  • Fun shout out to past threats.
Bad
  • Nostalgia
7
Good
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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