SCHHHWAAAAAY. This comic book just keeps getting better and better. I am in awe of what Jurgens has done with it and I applaud him for such a good story, that and the creative team for really capturing the essence of what it is to write a good comic book and the art to back it up. I can’t even imagine what part four has in store for us, but let’s get right to it. We obviously know that Terry is still alive and up to this point, nobody has a clue of that… yet. I’m attempting to wrap my head over the showdown that’s going to be taking place in the next issue, but I am honestly just way too excited to see how it’s going to play out. It starts off with Tim and Matt are having a personal conversation about the events that led up to where they are at now in the present; We have Rewire 2.0 causing some problems, but not on purpose (other than the fact that he’s trying to kill Batman in the middle of all of this.)
If there is one thing that Jurgens does so perfectly well, is creating the backstory to the present. The story shifts from present to past and past to present, in the most creative way. We have this touching conversation between these two major characters and then switch to an insightful memory that shapes the way we see Terry as a brother and Batman. I absolutely love how the colors are reflecting the urgency of them getting to their destination (which is the batcave), but also having this slow-paced talk about Matt meeting Batman for the first time and finding out that his brother was Batman.
Damn, this scene. The rubble everywhere, the concern on Batman’s face, Matt’s lifeless body, and the blue hues in this background. IT’S TOO MUCH. Nah, but really. This is what a good story looks like. He’s speaking to Bruce about Matt’s conditions AND THEN Matt states “And that’s how I met Batman.” That was perfect.
I felt like my emotions were on a rollercoaster with this issue. Matt is telling his story about having being told that he met Batman and then found out it was Terry. Terry is blaming himself for the entire ordeal of Matt getting hurt while fighting “that Shriek guy” (Matt’s word, ha) and then Brother Eye decides to take over the planet. I can’t even imagine being put in that situation. I’m no Batman, but seriously. Not seeing your brother again. I can’t wait to see the reaction on his face when they finally find out that he’s Rewire.
As you can see. This is CRAZY. Terry believes that first, he’s Davis Dusk (from what I gathered) and second, that he needs to kill Batman. All this time, I really thought she was an innocent, old lady. That’s how they get you, ha. Now I don’t blame him for acting the way he has been acting. Not that it mattered anyway, because he even stated in the last issue that he was only trying to save himself (he needs to continue obtaining strong battery packs to stay alive or else his heart suffers.)
THE GOOD: There is way too much good for me to even point out, but here it goes. I am still going to continue saying how amazing Jurgens’ writing is in this comic book. I want to say that this is my favorite so far, but I’m not sure how I’m going to feel by part four. In all seriousness, the artwork is downright beautiful; the color hues in each background, the carefully placed destruction around them, and bringing up memories from the past is working great for this comic book and has been. I feel everything that these characters are experiencing and it’s one of those books that you have your eyes glued to the pages and can’t let go.
THE BAD: This is me nitpicking, but I would love to find out more about Terry coming back to this earth. He went back in time to save the world, but it’s still a mystery of how he precisely came and managed to be in Rewire’s suit.
- You can appreciate good writing and amazing artwork.
- You want to be mind-blown in any way possible.
- You want to read a great comic book and hate the fact that you have to wait another month to read the next issue. It’s so goooood.
Still in awe of how awesome of a comic book this is. It’s so funny, because truthfully, this comic book was one that I was “Awe man, gotta read it and see what’s going on now” – We are waaaay past that though. I think other readers had even mentioned this in the past, but I am so glad that I continued to be invested in this comic book. With Brother Eye in the beginning, we kept asking for something more. There was obviously other issues that happened after Brother Eye, but I am completely content with what we are getting from this comic book now. Rewire came into the picture and I was unsure of how they were going to use this character, but then they totally dropped that bomb onto us that it’s Terry. Imagine that. Then, they continue to place these past memories in the perfect frames, to give us a hint at what’s to come. If you’re not reading this, you need to.
SCORE: 9.5 / 10