[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Sebastian Fiumara
“The Cursing of Gotham City!” The abduction of a child by a strange, militant, religious sect of Gotham’s homeless takes Batman into the city’s darkest subterranean tunnels… and into the upside-down world of the vicious spirit Deacon Blackfire!
Moreci starts his tenure unfolding like an episode of Tales from The Crypt, as the first few panels reveal a terrifying new look at our favorite Detective. This new story arc also takes a supernatural turn with the emergence of Deacon Blackfire, seeming otherworldly but as the narration states he might be a metahuman.
The world he gets thrown into seems like a dystopian future where only nightmares live, as this book gives fans of the one shot, The Batman Who Laughs, some of the same chills and shivers. Lastly, the art by Fiumara more than complements the story. It feels at home here, as if he always needed to draw a horror comic book.
There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.
This book starts off with a blast and never lets the foot off the pedal. It’s a definite buy from me, and if you haven’t been reading this series, do yourself a favor and start.