Monday, July 15, 2013

Batman #22

For the second issue of the "Zero Year" story, we have another issue of Batman with no Batman.

That's because this story takes place (mostly) during the slender period of time between Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham and his inspiration to become the Dark Knight.

It's interesting to see Wayne as a fallible hero, trying to tackle a major crime wave (the Red Hoods) and finding himself outmanned and outgunned.

As always, Greg Capullo provides compelling art, with some clever layout designs (including one that focuses on a certain longtime villain's method of operation) and great character designs.

And... there's not much else to say about this one without giving away key story points.

This continues to be one of the best of the New 52 comics (is it still "New" after almost two years?). But it does need more Batman.
Grade: A-


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