Welcome back, sorry that I have missed a few, but we are back to reviewing comics every day! Today, Seppin is going to be reviewing Batman #54 written by Tom King and art by Matt Wagner.
Tom King’s run on Batman has been really good. I love how Tom King writes Bruce Wayne and Batman. I also like what he has done recently showing Bruce’s anger and disappointment and how it is affecting him as Batman. It’s realistic and I love seeing this more brash Batman.
In this issue, we get Dick Grayson showing up to finally console Bruce after the failed wedding. It is reminiscent to the old days of Batman and Robin teaming up. This issue seems very light-hearted considering what Bruce has been through, but I like it in that sense. The only issue that I have with this story is that it seems to come out of right field. It feels very much like a tie-in story that is being used for the big Nightwing plot twist that Benjamin Percy is writing in. I don’t see why it necessarily needed to be in the main Batman title. Sorry, Tom King, but this book is going to sadly lose some points for importance.
Overall, it is a fun and logical story, but I don’t see how it is important for Batman.
(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: 15.5 / 20