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.
Chock-full of Batman lore, laugh-out-loud absurdity, and even some compelling tender moments, The Lego Batman Movie is probably better than most Batman films.
Bad sequels and one slapstick spin-off comprise this opening weekend, and the choice, if one is to be chosen at all, is rather clear.
“To what degree” you ask? Good question. Is it only partially, or is it absolute obsession? I can’t say for certain. But in my view…I love Batman.