[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Writer: Tom King
Pencils: Mikel Janin
The war between Joker and Riddler has finally reached its conclusion! Standing inside of the Joker’s tower, all that remains is Batman, Joker and Riddler!
This book was full of action and I enjoyed the ride that King has placed us on in these last few issues. Before the story starts, King shows us a page filled with pictures of Gotham victims, those killed by both Joker, Riddler and their armies. Batman remembers each and every one of their names and it haunts him that he couldn’t save their lives. King also gives us a personal Bruce Wayne as he recounts his story to Selina while laying in bed. Bruce has plenty of secrets–and it appears he plans to share them all with Selina.
I really have no negatives about this book. It’s well written, full of action, great art that places true emotion within it’s characters and we see a vulnerable Bruce Wayne. Not to reveal too much of the ending, but Bruce is telling Selina all of this for a reason, and when she finds out what, it’s shocking! I’m definitely looking forward to the next issue!
Overall I thought Batman #32 was a great read! The showdown between Batman, Joker and Riddler is epic and the emotions that Batman deal with are hard earned and felt. Tom King really puts us in Bruce Wayne’s eyes in this issue as he ends it with Bruce making a landmark statement to Selina Kyle about his love for her and what it means to him. Hopefully this makes a huge change in Bruce’s outlook of love as he and Selina share so much in common. King and Janin have continued to amaze me with this series, so I expect the next issue to be no different!