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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Batman #30

April 21st, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Scott Snyder

Artist: Greg Capullo

Published by DC Comics

And here, we open to a Gotham run by the Riddler, and it’s not exactly in the best shape it’s ever been in.

It’s a lot to take, this new Gotham, and I think Snyder did a pretty good job of helping the reader understand what was going on through Bruce’s perspective. I also found Jim Gordon’s section pretty sweet (especially that last page) but I think my favorite part has to be how Snyder wrote the Riddler. He’s equal parts sassy and arrogant, but above all, he’s CLEVER. And boy do I love when my favorite characters are clever.

While the story was okay, it was a little slow and slightly wordy. But once again, my favorite part has to be the art. Capullo and his minions are doing an absolutely phenomenal job. Fco Plascencia is a man on fire in these issues and I think he’s the one who truly sets the tone of these Zero Year chapters.

The dream team of Batman and Jim Gordon has been reunited in this mess, finally! But are they going to be able to beat the Riddler all on their lonesome? My money is on probably, eventually!

4 out of 5 nerds

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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.