Saturday, May 11, 2013

Batman #20

For most of the first 20 issues of the "New 52" version of Batman, we've been enjoying some epic stories.

But the latest storyline is a bit more compact - only two issues long - and it has a nice Silver Age feel (at least on the cover), as Batman fights Bruce Wayne.

It's all part of a sinister plot by Clayface (which one? That would be telling), as Batman learns how difficult it is to fight himself.

As always, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki provide some excellent artwork, with expressive characters and strong layouts.

Scott Snyder's been doing great work writing this title, although this Clayface adventure didn't quite come together for me - mostly because I've got a low tolerance for the whole "will the bad guy discover the good guy's secret identity" stories.

Still, a decent issue and a good run on the series by the creative team, who will also be guiding things through the upcoming "Year One" story.

Here's hoping the title will get back to its former heights with that epic adventure.

Grade: B+


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