Writer: Tom King
Artist: Lee Weeks, Jorge Fornes
Colours: Lovern Kindzierski
Lettering: Clayton Cowles
Release Date:20th March 2019
Ahh, Tom King. I really should have known better.
At first glance, I thought this would be a filler issue.
At first glance, I thought this would be a flimsy read.
At first glance, I thought this would do nothing to further the “Knightmare” storyline.
Tuns out, I was dead wrong. Instead, King has created a fast moving, tight, done-in-one tale which harkens back to the past paced, kinetic style of Chuck Dixon’s Detective Comics. This is a story so deceptive, much like his iconic run so far, that demands to be re-read. Not because there are subtle points which can be missed, but because once the conclusion plays out, it casts the whole story in a brand new light.
Lee Weeks and Jorge Fornes are simply the art team to beat in the Bat Books. A mix of Mazzuchelli and Toth, their clean and stripped-down lines do wonders for King’s scripts. The days of my moaning about artists not fitting his style are long gone. Batman is simply a beautiful book to look at.
This is just a really fun, entertaining and absorbing comic. The main Batman title has not been this good since the Alan Grant/Norm Breyfogle days. Grab a beer, a comfy seat and be prepared to be entertained.
I cannot let this review wander further, the comic is lean, sparse and tight. Do not go looking for spoilers, the last couple of pages promise much.
The writer of this piece was: Craig Gorman.
Craig Tweets from @Gorminator1979