[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Writer: Tom King
Pencils: Joelle Jones
Batman is in the dirt, bleeding and beaten while Catwoman and Talia Al Ghul fight to the death! Who will be left standing between them?
This entire book is one sword swinging fight from beginning to end and I enjoyed every minute of it! Tom King did an amazing job of showing the differences between Selina and Talia. While fighting, Talia remarks that as soon as she learned to walk, Ra’s Al Ghul gave her a sword and began her training. Selina however replies that nothing at all was given to her–not even a sword. The differences between the two are well told by King, however the women do share one thing in common–they both love Batman.
I have no negatives about this book. The story is well told and full of action while having emotional elements as well. One scene that sticks out is a moment between Dick and Damian where Dick points out Bruce’s true desire to be happy, and that he’s trying to find some piece of that by marrying Selina.
Batman #35 was a great read and I’m looking forward to Selina meeting the rest of the family with the news of the engagement, thanks to Alfred. The conclusion is pretty funny with the brief conversation between Selina and Damian as well and I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of them interact with her in future issues.