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Batman #695


By Hervé St-Louis
January 24, 2010 - 10:45

Batman wants to avenge the death of a child last issue but the Reaper, the old Batman villain from way back returns to cause mischief in Gotham City. Meanwhile, the Huntress is trying to assist Batman against the Falcone crime family but to no avail. What has to be done to make the streets of Gotham safe again?

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I like Richard Grayson as Batman. This is not a super Batman that has a response to everything, as we have been accustomed to reading over the years. He’s still human and every time he goes on a mission, one can expect the worse outcome. I like how he interrogated the Doctor at the beginning of the issue. That was vicious and not something I expected from him. This is what I like about this series. How everything is new again and Batman does not always have to come up on top. In fact this is a non storyline as Batman continues to investigate month after month and there is no clear ending or indication of what will happen next. It’s good to be entertained again.

I already wrote about how I like Tony Daniel on this series. He’s different storywise and brings another energy visually. It’s the first time in years, I believe, since the days of John Byrne that Batman has been written and drawn by one single artist (outside of Legends of the Batman and special oneshots and mini-series, of course). There is as much energy in the visuals as a Jim Lee comic book. There is also a lot of mood and brooding. It’s a perfect mix.

Rating: 8.5 /10


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