Batman and Catwoman’s trek in a desert continues this week, and they finally confront Talia al Ghul. Being not only Bruce’s ex, but the mother of his child, the confrontation was interesting to say the least. This story has brought some great action, fun, and humor to the series, now let’s see if this issue continued the same quality and theme.
Part two of the three part story is here and I’m liking it so far. The first page is riddled with fantastic dialogue between Catwoman and Batman, highlighting the duo’s great chemistry. It’s funny and serious at the same time, something I think writer Tom King pulled off marvelously here. The action is fun to look at, the does wonders to make you immersed into every scene. The style isn’t one I normally gravitate to, but I found myself really enjoying it.
Midway through we find out why they are where Talia has been hiding out, and it’s to find the person who did the crime that Catwoman was framed for. The reveal was well handled and I genuinely didn’t see it coming (I should’ve to be honest). It makes sense that Bruce’s first plan after being engaged is clearing his fiancée’s name. Because getting married with someone wanted for hundreds of murders is something you have to take care of before hand.
A small part of the issue is devoted to telling part of the Wayne family’s view of things, specifically Damian and Dick. Damian is worried about the whole ordeal, especially since Bruce and Selina are confronting his mother Talia. Superman makes a cool cameo, being his usual epic self. The scene is short but endearing and you feel for both. It’s a nice moment between Damian and Dick,two members of the Batfamily being close is good to see from time to time.
My main problem, and pretty much only one, is the fact that this issue was rather short. It feels like he story is being stretched a bit thin, even for a three parter. At the end of the day though, it didn’t really bother me that much as the positive heavily outweighed the negative.
This was not only a very fun issue, it also had some awesome action. The art is brilliant as always and the character leap from the panels. Everything look right, from the people to the scenery. This 3 part story might be a bit drawn out, but I can’t deny I’m having a lot of fun with it.
Rating: 9.5/10 Fantastic