Batman #19 review

In the last issue, King spent a considerable amount of time illustrating the similarities and differences between Bruce and Bane.  This time, there is an entirely different parallel at play, but it’s…

Detective Comics #952 review

James Tynion IV started off his run on Detective Comics with “Rise of the Batmen”/The Colony storyline and followed that up with “The Victim Syndicate” arc.  Both of those were fairly original…

Batman #18 review

I don’t like how King forces characters to fit into a mold they don’t belong in just so he can tell the story he wants to tell.  To be honest, I think…

Detective Comics #951 review

Lady Shiva. I think my work here is done.  No?  Ok then, I guess I’ll elaborate. The story opens with Lady Shiva torturing a Colony member, and for those readers not familiar…

Batman #17 review

Tom King’s work can be very polarizing, and likewise, unpredictable.  I used to be someone that could simply say, “I love Tom King’s work”.  But after the highs and lows I’ve witnessed…

Detective Comics #950 review

Welcome to the review for Detective Comics #950!  This is a special anniversary issue commemorating the milestone that Detective Comics has just crossed.  As such, the issue is extra-sized, coming in at…

Batman #16 review

What an opening!  A crash of lightning during a rain storm that back-lights the gates of Arkham Asylum.  This is some quintessential Batman iconography right here.  I was so happy I couldn’t…

Detective Comics #949 review

This is the finale to the two-part “Batwoman Begins” story, but really, it’s not a finale at all.  Pretty much everything is left hanging.  This story is really just a sampling of…