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 #55 written by Tom King and art by Tony S. Daniel.
I have already discussed what I think about this story arc, but in case you haven’t been reading, I will reiterate. I feel like this story doesn’t fit into the main Batman book too well. I would have much preferred it if it was in the Nightwing title instead. After all, this story is just so that we can see Benjamin Percy’s plot twist. A plot twist, that Rek doesn’t really like all that much. So I don’t think that it should be apart of the main Batman book. It was okay when Dick was only there to console with Bruce, but this is different.
In this issue, Bruce seems fine… well not fine. I don’t think that Bruce will ever be “fine”. But I think that Bruce is finally going back to being a bit lighter and brighter like Tom King has been writing him. The story has a cool villain, I believe it is KGBeast. Sorry, but I read this book like a week ago, so I don’t remember it too well. Tom King writes him perfectly with a realistic vibe that only an ex-CIA member could write. Then we get the big plot twist that Benjamin Percy has been leading towards and the book ends. Just like that, we don’t get anything but a lousy cliffhanger. It feels a little forced into Tom King’s story arc that he had planned out.
Overall, it is an okay book, but it doesn’t really work into Tom King’s story at all.
(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: 10 / 20