Writer Tom King
Artist Mikel Janin
Colorist Jordie Bellaire
Letterer Clayton Cowles
Cover Mikel Janin
Variant Cover Tony S. Daniel & Tomeu Morey
Assoc. Editor Brittany Holzherr
Editor Jamie S. Rich
Batman finds himself in the chained and upside down clutches or Professor Pyg. Unable remember either how he got there, or what had happened. Discovering Pyg left him armed, Bruce continues to fight. In doing so, he incurred a grievous would. Scrambling mentally to get himself together, the bat fights hard to keep his composure. When he finally realizes he’s in a dream, Pyg turns to Damien and fades out of existence into a cloud of smoke.
John Constantine enters the fray! Anyone familiar with the man knows, his presence bodes something ill coming this way for Batman. Popping up and different random contrived moments in Bruce’s mind. Constantine needs to wake Bruce up to the reality he faces. Bruce, however, is finally tasting happiness and won’t just give that up because his least favorite trench coated chain smoker says it isn’t real. Regardless of how credible his word it on the subject.
This issue was rather meh for me to say the least. Constantine showing up in the middle of wondering what’s going 3 issue after Thomas Wayne was in his old home makes me weary of what happened in the mansion. That was very important stuff going on there! Alfred was wounded, Bruce is off the rails with his investigations of Bane, and so on. It seems a bit whack in my honest opinion to leave such a great cliffhanger hanging for so long. Maybe I’m just a diva? In any case, this issue was all around okay. I’m just not sure I like the direction we are going in this arc, feels like either lazy or choppy narrative structure. When Bruce deserves better.