This week will be focusing entirely on DC. To kick it off we will talk about Batman #29. This issue once again proves that Tom King is one of the best in the business. This issue is all about a dinner set up by Bruce Wayne to make peace between Joker and Riddler, and it is magnificent! The way that Riddler cuts to the heart of who the Joker is stuns me! He determines that Joker has no true pain in his life that made him how he was, but is just the way he is because he wants to be. This is echoed by the way Joker just doesn’t care; cause all he wants is to kill Batman. This issue has Bruce Wayne acting as a mediator and promising 1 billion dollars to the person he deems can kill the bat. This is actually how Batman decides who he will support in this war. What makes Tom Kings words really pop is the artwork by Mikel Janin. This is breathtaking, he has a few two-page spreads that made me stop and marvel at them, they were just so amazing! This issue is once again one of the most amazing Batman issues I have read.
Now moving onto Dark Nights: Metal, DC’s latest crossover event. This kicked off this week with its first main issue and it is a doozy! This issue features a megazord made up of the Justice League robots. It has the return of Red tornado, Hawkgirl (without her wings), the Blackhawks, and The Challengers of the Unknown, Multiversity and Sandman. This issue is so jammed packed full of DC comics hints and easter eggs that it hits you like a storm. This is without evening touching the great story that this is weaving. It is something that we have never seen before and will be establishing a new status quo for DC for the next 50 years. It is hard to tell if Batman is the hero of the villain, but I can tell that things are about to go very bad for everyone.
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