By Philip Schweier
September 27, 2017 - 09:37
Bringing the two together may seem like an obvious team-up, but I would disagree. Finding common ground for them in this series required a villain manufactured for the occasion to offset the Joker’s lunacy. Teaming the heroes to battle a union of villains is what I consider low-hanging fruit. To add other layers of cliché to the mix, why not have them exchange villains, or sidekicks?
Overall, Batman The Shadow is a very broad interpretation, created for Batman fans that would like to see him partner up with The Shadow as they believe him to be. None of the six issues were the least bit satisfying as the single storyline published back in Batman #253. The artwork was also highly-stylized, which I don’t mind in general. I like Rossmo’s style, but this may not have been the best project for it.
Forthcoming – this week, in fact – Scott Snyder also pens a Shadow/Batman series for Dynamite (current publisher of The Shadow comics). Here is a review of the first issue.