Review – Batman #67 (DC)

Publisher: DC
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.

Highly recommended.

Rating: 4/5.


The writer of this piece was: Craig Gorman.
Craig Tweets from @Gorminator1979

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