Life After Death is the second Batman arc following the great Long Shadows wherein Dick Grayson takes up the cowl after Bruce Wayne's death. Life After Death is a direct sequel to Battle for the Cowl, which introduced a new Black Mask who quickly outmaneuvered Two Face and Penguin in a fight to control Gotham's underworld. This story sees Dick and Damien racing against time to take down the new Black Mask before Gotham is consumed in chaos. With the National Guard sending in troops to topple Gotham's underworld, the clock is ticking.
The only real downside to the story, in my opinion, is how fast the tables seem to have turned against Black Mask. For being such a strategic genius in Battle for the Cowl, the crime lord starts this arc backed into a corner and pretty much stays that way for the whole story. The return of classic villains like Reaper and Doctor Death are fun additions and you definitely get the feeling that the new pretender is being driven insane by the mantle of Black Mask, but it is a big about face from being so in control of the situation a short time ago.
- Hardcover: 166 pages
- Publisher: Dc Comics (19 October 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401228348
- ISBN-13: 978-1401228347
- Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 1.4 x 26.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
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