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?
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.
Few villains have made as much of an impact on the lives of their respective heroes as the Joker has in the life of Batman. He draws much of his enjoyment from throwing chaos into Batman’s life, having killed the second Robin and paralyzed Barbara Gordon (although that was later written out of continuity). This time the attack gets even more personal, which is why issue 13 starts a storyarch aptly titled “Death of the Family.”
At the end of Batman #11, Snyder had finished an unbelievably epic Batman storyarch with a completely original villain. That left a lot of expectations for his next move. Unfortunately, his next move was an immediately disappointing promotion of the gay agenda in an issue which barely sees Batman at all.
In Snyder’s epic tale of the Court of Owls, Batman has faced one of the most formidable enemies of his crime-fighting career. But how will he fare against the man that claims to be his brother?
The two-volume tale of the Court of Owls has been an incredible journey. But this might just be the best issue in the tale yet.