Mr. Lonely (The Batman’s Grave #2 Review)

Writer Warren Ellis

Art Bryan Hitch

Colors Alex Sinclair

Letters Richard Starkings

Cover Hitch & Sinclair

Variant Cover Jeeyung Lee

Last Issue

After saving a couple from muggers. Bruce finds himself in an apartment rented by a Vincent William Stannik. A man recently murdered in cold blood in his own home. Upon investigating the home, Bruce finds a clean crime scene with little to no leads or evidence. So he scans the scene and goes back to the cave. There, Alfred ponders aloud if Bruce’s efforts would better serve if he did them as Bruce with his money. Rather than beating on the poor population night after night. Bruce then goes back to the cave to stew over this crime scene. There he has a breakthrough.

This Issue

Upon returning to the real crime scene. Bruce is ambushed by a man with sharpened teeth and a funny suit. The man puts up a rather significant struggle, after some back and forth and a struggle Bruce subdues the murderer. Who apparently ate some of the victim’s face before hiding in the floorboards for 3 days. When he brings the perp to the local authorities they almost draw down on him. Back at the cave, Alfred ponders how much easier the police’s job would be if Bruce gave his tech to them.

Thoughts

Ellis is bringing it this series. It’s only issue two and we have another huge question about Bruce’s efficacy. If his tech was in the hands of the authorities, how much more effective would he be in comparison to his current methods? It’s quite an honest question, with Bruce’s constant war on crime. His life’s work has to lead him back to smaller crime levels considering how often he’s locking up the major players.

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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 series is gearing to be very cerebral. I have a soft spot for thought provocation. Ellis is pulling no punches and I am here for this run.
Good
  • Thought Provoking
  • Detective Work
  • Twists and Turns
Bad
  • Slow Read
8
Great
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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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