Batman writer Tom King has an excellent grasp on what makes Batman an interesting character underneath the cowl. But what of tackling The Dark Knight’s mightiest foes?
After a brief respite from the theme of grief, Tom King returns to it in full force with his third volume in the revamped Batman series. In so doing, he analyzes the psyche of Batman as a still-grieving 10-year old boy (what comic writer hasn’t, after all), but also puts a magnifying glass on Bane in a similar light.
Although hinting at ideas such as faith and grief, volume two of the Rebirth Batman series fails to deliver on its setup.
With DC’s newest revamp, Tom King takes the reins of the Batman comic, and dives into the key piece of the Dark Knight’s psyche: grief.
The Attack on Titan series had, in its inception, a great deal of thematic depth. The titans can be seen to represent sin, and particularly with Eren’s ability to become a titan, the idea of mankind as being the very monsters they fight has a lot to say about morality and humanity. Unfortunately, by volume six, the series has started to rely on that initial setup as a crutch, and fails to add new intrigue to the story.
Since its release, the film Logan has been widely considered among consideration for the best film in the X-Men franchise. The Mark Millar comic that it was based on, Old Man Logan, deserves similar consideration.
As Attack on Titan‘s plot develops, the story becomes increasingly political, with social commentary galore. Much of that is positive, but not all of it; especially when the series touches on religion.