Batman #1 Review

SPOILER  ALERT!! Batman #1 Review

The first issue begins of the new Batman run written by Tom King, whose work you’ll recognize from Vision, Grayson, and Omega Men. Now he helms DC’s poster boy, which is not an easy task considering the previous writers run by Scott Snyder is consider the best Batman run since Grant Morrison. But with this issue Tom King is taking the Caped Crusader into a new and interesting direction.

The book starts with a plane going to crash and the Justice League is either off the planet or fighting a monster, so Batman has to save his fellow Gothamites. It’s here that Batman goes through some defying stunts that would make Evel Knieval second guess his actions. Bruce ejects himself from the Batmobile at rocket speed to land on top of the plane and tries to steer it into the water. The only problem is that the shock waves from the landing will, without a doubt, kill him. Batman thanks Alfred for everything and before the plane is about to land two new heroes come in and save the day. The two are called Gotham and Gotham Girl and they are here to save Gotham City from Batman.

I like how Batman has to, for once, save the city from a disaster instead of a colorful super villain. It was a nice change of pace and it was interesting to see how he has to deal with a situation like this since it was something usually Superman would do. I also liked how Batman is willing to put everything on the line to save people doing some of the most dangerous moves which truly shows how much he cares about the people of Gotham. And this first issue shows us some interesting new characters that I’m 99% positive they are more than what they seem. David Finch’s art is also the perfect match for the book. Finch is one of those artist that are meant for Batman because he captures the tone of how a Batman story should look.

Overall I see great things to come in this new series.

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