Bats Eats Kosher (Batman #62 Comic Review)

Writer Tom King

Artist and Cover Mitch Gerads

Letterer Clayton Cowles

Variant Cover Frank Miller & Alex Sinclair

Assoc. Editor Britany Holzherr

Editor Jamie S. Rich

Back from vacation readers here to hit you with some more Batman opinions that I hope spark talks among you and your comic friends. During this time we got a few issues of Bruce that we will briefly go over in the current reviews. I know, I know. You really wanted to hear about I generally am not a fan of filler, especially pseudo filler for someone else entirely. I digress, I’ve missed you guys. Glad to be back.

Last Issue

We are reintroduced to the very much insane Matthew, being shown to us a Bruce Wayne. Their tribulations similar to one stark difference, Batman found the killer for this one. Gordon, feeling sympathy for the boy, brings him to the cell of the man who killed Matthew’s parents. All while mentally masquerading as Bruce Wayne, he snuck a razor blade in with him. At his first opportunity exacting vengeance on the man that made him an orphan. Cut to now, and Matthew has just killed his cellmate and of course its a child around his age. The end of the comic showing Matthew screaming to his warden that he is Bruce Wayne, seemingly taunting him with his funny scars under his eyes.

This Issue

Bruce wakes up in danger in familiarity, hanging upside down in Pyg’s butcher shop. Blood is strewn across the floor and Pyg taunting the bat from a blurry distance, Bruce works hard to reevaluate the situation. Trying to find his bearings while defeating Pyg and escaping his restraints. Showing us the lengths Bruce goes through every time he deals with this kind of situation, but something is off this time. No one leaves him armed, what’s Pyg’s aim here?

Thoughts

This was a good issue, it’s very revealing of a character we really don’t know. Okay, I know how that sounds, but hear me out. We are all painfully aware of how Bruce is because of his history. We know virtually everything, except a few very key things, without making this too long its how he processes the loss of love. The illustration does well to punctuate the drama in Bruce’s mind by remaining blurry and almost wholly disorienting.

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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
Knowing Tom King, these issues won't really be filler, just that right now it seems that way. Pick up these issues so you don't get blindsided later on.
Good
  • Compelling
  • Beautifly Written
  • Ambitious Illustration
  • Attention To Detail
  • Pays close attetion to plot
Bad
  • Predictable Twist
8
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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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