Here’s Why Batman # 36 is in the Running for Best Single of 2017
Today’s the release of Batman # 36 by Tom King and Clay Mann and people cannot stop talking about it. It’s really such a well done story. Here’s why this is in the running for the best single issue story for 2017.
Last week’s issue of Batman proves that a comic book that has a feel good ending, a satisfying amount of action, adventure and humor with a study on what makes the important characters ummm… important and then also moves the general story into one specific direction EXISTS. Tom King packs everything from the bygone years of comics (particularly DC Comics) and packs it into this issue without confusing readers of making it feel like its got so many things going on in different directions.
For starters you gotta love how bout Superman and Batman’s significant others are forcing the two to “talk” about Bruce Wayne’s impending marriage to Selina Kyle.
Then as the banter between the two partners continue (not to mention Catwoman casually revealing that she knows Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same) they also do separate investigations on case that spans both Gotham City and Metropolis.
So while Batman and Superman don’t .follow what their wives want them to do, their sense of justice brings them together (also joined by their SOs) in a mission. All the while several pages have been divided in two to give us a side-by-side view of the dialogue between Lois Lane and Superman as well as Batman and Selina Kyle (which was spot on wicked thanks to layouts by Clay Mann).
And I loved that they used B-lister Doctor Double X as the villain for this issue. I certainly can’t forget that episode of The Brave and the Bold where he’s the main villain for the story (i think it was the episode where there were several Batmen that have different personalities).