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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Batman & Frankenstein #31

May 28th, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi

Artist: Doug Mahnke

Published by DC Comics

Bruce is getting closer and closer to finding his son’s body and stopping Ra’s from resurrecting him, right? Well, probably not. But we can pretend! And even if he was, he has a tiny little problem to deal with from, like, a year ago. Remember the weird stuff you did to Frankenstein, Bruce? No? Well, he does.

I really enjoyed Tomasi’s take on Frankenstein in this one. I liked how he acted as a foil to Batman, and sometimes as a voice of reason. Even though this one was mostly action, with only a few important bits thrown in, I found it a good break and a good opportunity to break into Bruce’s mind and see what and how he’s doing.

As for that last page, I’m not even going to guess what Bats and Frankie are looking at. I want nothing more out of comics right now than a glorious Damian Wayne resurrection, but I would be silly to think we’d actually get it. My guess is, in this issue, Ra’s dipped Talia’s sarcophagus first. But I’m not giving up all my hope just yet!

Mahnke did fantastic as guest artist on this issue. I loved his Frankie, I loved his Bat-vehicle designs, but mostly, I loved his Titus! He and the team did great, and I hope to see them guest on this title again sometime soon.

So, someone who was dead is now not…right? Only time will tell!

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.