How Batman #50 Should Have Ended (Batman #63 Comic Review)

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

Last Issue

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.

This Issue

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.

Thoughts

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.

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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
Maybe read this issue in the store while you pick up your copy of Justice League. It's meh all around in my book, I'm sure it will be in yours too. Too much emotional haze and not nearly enough answers to even want to deal with more and different tension.
Good
  • Great use of Motifs
  • Attention To Detail
  • Pays close attetion to plot
Bad
  • DRAGS
  • Slow Read
  • Boring writing
  • Cliche
5
Average
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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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