Welcome back. It’s been awhile since we’ve done some reviews and we wanted to get caught up. Today, Rek is going to be reviewing DC’s Event Leviathan issue #2, written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Alex Maleev.
So, this is DC’s new event that is a six issue mystery following a team of the Universe’s greatest detectives. The biggest secret organizations around the world, like Argus, the DEO, Spyral, have all been eliminated by this new villain, Leviathan. It’s an awesome start to an event, hinging on the question of who is Leviathan?
Bendis does an amazing job at setting this team in motion as they try to uncover clues as to who he is and how they could possibly stop him. The comic has you on the edge of your seat, writing down clues on a notepad just like the World’s greatest detective.
Not to mention, Maleev’s art takes the reader to the more noir side of the DC Universe. It makes you feel like you are in the dark corner of a crime scene, waiting for someone to find a new piece of evidence. Whenever Bendis and Maleev team up, its usually a hit for us!
Now, onto the issue at hand. There may be some spoilers if you aren’t aware of the story so far. In which case, read the first issue already!
So, most of the issue is Batman confronting Jason Todd to see if he’s had any involvement with Leviathan. The two chat it out and, at the same time, you feel bad for Jason because you remember that Damian suspected him to be Leviathan. It sucks to see Red Hood feel like Batman’s finally trusted him with such a big case, only to realize in the end that the team of detectives believe he is the worldwide terrorist.
Now, I don’t think that Jason is Leviathan at all, but I’m not so certain about the rest of the Batfamily…
I’m going to stop there and let you guys think it over. Maybe through some suggestions in the comments below of who you think Leviathan is!
(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 / 20