Tom King's Batman work is the negative mark on an otherwise stellar comic writing resume. We get three issues here of the Bane story. Instead of narration, King uses some poetry to tell the tale. I appreciate the effort, but it falls flat. It's too forced. The concept is decent, but the story falls short. It's just not very compelling. Additionally, there is a rift between Gordon and Batman. That just doesn't happen. It's conflict for conflict's sake.
There are a bunch of short stories, most of which miss the mark. There is a millenial Batman who doesn't like himself. There is a fun Tom Taylor piece about Bobo, the world's greatest detective. And the annual is an homage to the Alfred-Bruce relationship, which has been done dozens and dozens of times.
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics (26 March 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401288448
- ISBN-13: 978-1401288440
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 25.7 x 1.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 249 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)