[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: James T Tynion IV
Artists: Eber Ferrera and Eddy Barrows
“A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” finale! Tim Drake is back on Earth — but if the deadly threat he brought back with him from outside of time has its way, it won’t be for long…and this shadowy figure wants to take one of Batman’s team down with him, too! Everything Tim died for the first time is at risk, if he can’t survive this attack!
The skirmish in the first few pages between the two sides of the “Bat Family”, is both a pain to watch but also intriguing, as our idea of good and bad gets challenged. Tim Drake in this story plays on Bruce Wayne’s guilt for all the losses he may be responsible including Drake himself. Tynion uses Drake as a vessel for character exploration, examining Drake’s relationships with each team member. The conclusion, to this arc is very satisfying, although serendipitous , as the “Bat Family” will never be the same again.
There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.
Buy, as the creative team behind this book more than prove they can tell exquisite stories within sequential art.