It’s the final
showdown between Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, and the Arkham Knight. She
is determined to expose Batman as the curse to Gotham she believes him to be.
Her strategy is to remove that in which he thrives – the darkness. And to help
her, she’s recruited some of Arkham’s lesser inmates.
But Batman is not without
allies of his own. Robin proves himself to be the deserving partner of the Dark
Knight. Not just an heir (apparently), but an equal shareholder in the
Bat-franchise. I must admit, Damian always struck me as the latest in a string
of Boy Hostage roles, but he aquits himself admirably, as well as Dick Grayson
Walker, Hennessy and
Fairbairn turn in some of the best art of this entire story arc. It’s dynamic,
it’s tricky, and overall effective in conveying the terror, the challenge and
the victory of our heroes. I’m usually skeptical when new villains are
introduced, but Arkham Knight was provided a pretty substantial stage on which
to maker her debut.
But, in typical comic book
fashion, any ending is just a new beginning. I look forward to what comes next
from our creative team. I hope they stick around for a while. They’ve certainly
got the next 1,000 issues of Detective Comics off to a great start.