Thursday, May 27, 2010

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 (of 6)

We can be grateful that this comic isn't a straightforward time travel story (of course, writer Grant Morrison rarely tells ordinary stories, happily enough).

For the second issue in the Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne series, we find Bruce mysteriously transported from prehistoric times to America's early days, where he finds himself embroiled in a witch hunt.

Of course, there are other twists and turns in the story, which also takes us to the end of time and some unexpected revelations about the nature of Bruce's time-traveling problems.

It's a clever puzzle Morrison has set for us, and there are more mysteries to unravel. Who better to solve it than the world's greatest detective?

Providing the art is Frazer Irving, who will soon take over the chores on the Batman and Robin title. I like the art here a lot - it's a dark and painted view of the past, and aside from one panel that's too murky to decipher, it's outstanding work.

So far this story is a good challenge for the reader (without being completely indecipherable, if you get my drift). *cough* R.I.P.*cough*

More, please.

Grade: A-

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