DC Rebirth-Batman Issue 1 Review
Batman has always been the DC superhero that stands out for me. The darkness of the stories draws me in, like The Killing Joke, A Death in the Family and The Dark Knight Returns. Those are just a few of my along with Hush and the Knightfall series. The villains also draw me in, with the mystery and wonder of what makes them tick. With Joker the Prince of crime, you have no idea what crazy act he will do next. Riddler making you think about the riddles and clues he’s set. Two-faces obsession with the anything in twos. Those are just a few of the main Batman villains, even the small villains still have a dark obsession. The Mad Hatter involved with Alice in Wonderland .When DC rebirth was announced, I thought I would carry on with the Batman comic series just to see if the Dark Stories carried on, and if there would any new twists in it.
Issue 1 I am Gotham: Part one, starts off in an airplane about to Descent into Gotham. It then cuts to the GCPD rooftop with James Gordon and Batman talking about a raid on Fort Marshall, which is classified with no one knowing expect the Secretary of Defense and James. The culprits that raided the fort got three surface to air missiles. James mentions that two of the missiles were stumbled on, during a raid on a Kobra cell. One of the missiles is still in Gotham. Just as Jim says that, the plane is seen at the start and is shot with a missile.
As Batman goes to rescue the plane, Alfred informs him that the plane sustained critical damage to the vertical and rear rubber, along with losing control of the Central Hydraulic System. Alfred also gives Batman the estimated time of the class, being six minutes and is likely to come down in Gotham Square. With it being a Saturday evening, there may be a great loss. As Batman reaches the Batmobile, he talks to Duke about an angle, speed and when to jump off the Robinson Bridge. As Batman jumps reaches the angle and the speed, he ejects out the car. As Batman is going up, he tells Gordon to get the emergency crew to the gulf of Black Gate, and stage the triangle center off of Tricorner yards. So Batman can land the plane into the water.
When Batman lands on the ring of the plane, he talks to Alfred about the height of the Plaza, and that even if they stop the planes descent it will still hit one of the middle floors. They took about the distance between the Finger Tower and the Plaza, while also figuring out the length of wingspan. As Batman does this, he puts devices on both wings, then goes on top of the plane. These devices are jets activated by Alfred at hundred percent. The plane, which Alfreds says is the 747 Commercial Jetliner, becomes now the new Batplane. As Batman controls the plane, through the gap of the Finger Tower and the Plaza so it doesn’t crash.
The story cuts to a building, where the missile is seen by a dead person who’s holding it. Then it shows a black figure by the dead body watching the plane falling, while saying “Observe the Clock, Batman”. While this happening, Alfred raises the concern that its impossible to survive, even if they hit the Gulf at the right angle, the plane should absorb a great deal of impact, preserving the lives of those inside. But to precise the angle Batman has to stay in place and navigate the point of entry, resulting to Batman being exposed to the full force of the collusion. The story takes a upsetting turn, as Batman asks Alfred if his Mum and Dad would have been proud, will it be a good death. Alfred replies with that yes they would have been proud, as proud as he is. And that it is certainly a good death. As this being said, the plane slowly touches the water, the plane is lifted up. Two new characters are seen hovering, They say it’s a honor to meet Batman, and that they Gotham and Gotham Girl and that this is their city to save.
For me I am Gotham Part one was a slow start, but an issue with lots of question. Who was the shadow figure, why was the missiles stolen, why was one of them fired at the plane. And more importantly who is Gotham and Gotham girl. Are they a threat, a new set of hero. Hopefully the I am Gotham series explains more. The artwork also stood out well, making the story more darker. I rate this 6/10https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/dc-rebirth-batman-issue-1-review/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/a-35.jpg?fit=495%2C752&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/a-35.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1ComicsEntertainmentRecent PostsBatman,batman rebirthBatman has always been the DC superhero that stands out for me. The darkness of the stories draws me in, like The Killing Joke, A Death in the Family and The Dark Knight Returns. Those are just a few of my along with Hush and the Knightfall series. The villains also draw me in, with the...Anthony Dunn firstname.lastname@example.orgContributorMyFantasySportsTalk