From The Shoulders Of Tyrants (Batman #58 Review)

Writers Tom King

Artist & Cover Mikel Janin

Color Artist Jordie Bellaire

Letterer Clayton Cowles

Variant Cover Francesco Mattina

Associate Editor Britany Holzherr

Editor Jamie S. Rich

Last Issue

Batman tracked KGBeast down to a snowy mountaintop. After killing his father in an attempt to cover his tracks, KGBeast realized he was too late when Bruce arrived soon after that. Being the culprit of an assassination attempt on Dick Grayson, Beast knew a fight was about to ensue. Bringing the skills ready for this moment, he gains an upper hand. Suddenly, Batman shoots him in the chin with his grapnel hook, breaking Beast’s neck. Beast tries to barter for his life with the information of who hired him. Being the world’s greatest detective, Bruce refuses to help Beast vowing to find out the owner of the contract himself.

This Issue

With the last arc being wrapped up, the plot starts fresh with a view of Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin, receiving the news about his wife, Penny, having been killed. Left on the front doorstep of the Iceberg Lounge with a slit throat. As soon as he finds out, Cobblepot decides to take on the bat. Not because Bruce did, but to be sent to Arkham. There’s a very important meeting in the asylum. One that puts a hit out on Alfred Pennyworth.

Thoughts

Finally, some over-arching plot information. I have been seriously groaning over the lack of follow up to Batman #50 and because of that, I have to keep my thoughts short. The issue is great, the artwork has a very clean but dark feeling to it. Like Gotham is in shadow but things are clear.

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
PICK THIS ISSUE UP, I am beyond hyped to see what comes of this arc. ITS ABOUT TIME TOM.
Good
  • Compelling
  • Great use of Motifs
  • Beautifly Written
  • Leaves You Excited For More
Bad
  • I Can Only Be Impacted By This Once
8.5
Great
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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