Review: Batman #56

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Batman #56
Publisher: DC Comics
Released: October 3rd 2018
Rating:  4 Star

So…for sake of honestly I should tell you that for a quick minute there I forgot how the last issue ended. I know that sounds crazy, because of the climatic conclusion…but I think it didn’t really strike me as hard as it could of, since the character affected wasn’t in his main series, and I usually assume that permanent character deaths won’t happen outside of their series (and let’s be honest, he’s not staying dead).

I may have laughed out loud when I saw the antagonist introduced here, but not for the reasons you’d think. Seeing him just made me think of his introduction (and exit) from the Assault on Arkham movie (which was fantastic by the way, so if you haven’t seen it please take some time to watch it). I think his appearance in that movie forever changed my opinion of him, for better or worse.

They did a good job with the buildup for this issue. I love it when they don’t rush things, but also focus on the antagonist as a way of building the tension of the plot. Plus it was nice to learn a bit more about this guy, before Batman presumably beats his face in.

I really enjoyed the artwork for this issue as well. It wasn’t overstated, though the colors were wonderfully done.

 

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