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