Review by: Metamorphic

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Avg Rating: 4.7
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Story by Scott Snyder
Backup story by Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV
Art by Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion
Backup art by Rafael Albuquerque
Colors by FCO Plascencia
Backup colors by Dave McCaig
Letters by Richard Starkings, & Jimmy Betancourt
Backup letters by Dezi Sienty
Cover by Greg Capullo, FCO Plascencia, & Rafael Albuquerque

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

Wow! Just… wow!

This issue will likely cause a mix of astonishment and outrage among fans. I fall into the astonishment camp.

Snyder has woven a true Batman epic – one that changes the mythos in dramtic, jaw-dropping fashion, all rendered to perfection by Capullo and Glapion. And the back up (with co-writer James Tynion IV and artist Rafael Albuquerque) just seals the deal by fleshing things out in a natural and hauntingly creepy manner.

This was the first book I picked up, so it’s too early to proclaim it as my Pick of the Week. But it sets the bar unbelievably high and does so with a relative lack of fanfare. It just relies on being a good book. Scratch that: a GREAT book.

Some will hate the reveal. There’s no question. But I love that it changes nothing and everything at the same time. That is all I will say… and it almost feels like I’ve ssaid too much already.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. I to fell into the astonishement camp

  2. Another in the astonishment camp. I get why some people may dislike the retcon or the use of what is normally a tired plot device. But Snyder’s storytelling here is so masterful that both the retcon and the device felt like perfect fits, once I picked my jaw up off the floor.

  3. I have loved Snyder’s run and I’m willing to see how this develops. But while I was reading the conclusion I found myself rolling my eyes and groaning at the idea of a long lost brother. But- in willing to see where this goes

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