Batman # 38 Review
Here’s my Batman # 38 review by Tom King and Travis Moore from DC Comics
This issue of Batman hypes up the story of the Origin of “Bruce Wayne” and let me tell you right off the bat (pun intended) that its both right and wrong.
Tom King here has given us a one-and-done story which could lead to future storylines. He has effectively given us a supervillain that at the moment needs to ripen up and grow. It’s like giving us a piece of a great cake then taking that cake and putting back to the fridge.
Without spoiling the story in full, Batman and Bruce Wayne get involved in a murder mystery involving a young rich boy who just lost his parents after being murdered. The story then ties in various Batman villains including Two-Face and Mr. Zsasz (who I often misspell as Zsazsa sorry).
Going back to that sweet, sweet cake; it tastes as good as that unforgettable cake you had but it has something different in it. Something terrible.
That’s the same thing here with the characters in this issue.
I know cake isn’t a good analogy to use to describe a story with murder and a surprise twist but that’s how I feel would be a good way to explain what makes this Batman # 38 review post such a great story.
Let me also add in the fact that the art for this story is just damn beautiful. Travis Moore did a great job depicting both the melodrama and the murder that’s loaded in this story. The colors are rich and intuitive, definitely worked well with how each scene was designed. So good job to the rest of the Batman # 38 creative team namely Guilia Brusco who did colors for the issue and Clayton Cowles for letters.
Gotta also take a segment of this Batman # 38 review to credit Tim Sale for his art as well as Olivier Coipel (who I am still waiting to become a regular artist for the title).