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 theatrics of comics usually rely on the willing suspension of disbelief. Indeed, they rely on that a great deal more than other art forms, celebrating the impossible. Scott Snyder has done that more than most with his tale of the Court of Owls. Even in Batman’s gruesome battle with The Talon, he couldn’t resist throwing in pseudoscience—the impossible. And that’s why this issue kicks into gear with dozens of resurrected talons surrounding the Wayne Manor, intent on executing Bruce Wayne.