Friday, May 30, 2014

Batman #31

   As the Zero Hour story rolls on, we finally get a story where Batman acts like Batman!

   He's facing overwhelming odds in a Gotham City that is completely under the control of The Riddler - and the only way to stop him is to come up with a riddle that can't be answered!

   Batman is forced to fight without his usual gadgets, so he's forced to improvise - to find a way to keep The Riddler occupied while his allies try to bring an end to the reign of terror.

   Here writer Scott Snyder gives us an intelligent, capable Dark Knight - and also one who can also solve problems with his physical prowess.

   So, lots of tension, lots of action - and an interesting battle of wits between intelligent opponents. What's not to like?

   The art by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki is excellent, creating tension in the quiet moments, and crafting cracking good action sequences as well.

   Good to see this series getting back to its strengths!

Grade: A-


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