Welcome to something new. From now on Seppin and occasionally Rek will be reviewing the comics that appear each week. Each book that they review will get it’s own post and will have it’s own score to the book.
Now it is time for Seppin to review Batman #53 by Tom King
Tom King’s Batman run is equally, if not more, legendary than Scott Snyder’s previews run during the New 52. We’ve gotten a brighter Batman with more human stories which is completely different from the Batman that can do anything that we are used to. At the end of the day Tom King writes Batman like he is just a regular man who dresses up like a bat…
Okay, it’s a little tricky, but Tom King pulls it off. With his new story arc, Batman: Cold Days, Batman has been dealing with the fallout from Batman #50 and what it means for Bruce. We’ve gotten a great story that is going through Bruce’s feelings afterwards and his mental state.
This issue continues Bruce’s time at court. He is still trying to convince the other jurors that Mr. Freeze is innocent after Bruce missed something. The end of the comic has an amazing moment between Bruce and Alfred that leads to a costume change. As for which costume Batman will dawn, it’s his Year One suit!
Overall, this comic logically continue Bruce’s journey and is really thought-provoking.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 18.5 / 20