A New Villain is Planting Seeds Throughout Gotham in Batman #42


Scott Snyder delivers edge-of-your-seat thrills as he introduces what could be new Dark Knight Jim Gordon’s first arch nemesis in Batman #42. Artists Greg Capullo and Danny Miki give the acclaimed writer’s words the visual flare we’ve come to expect from what has become a favorite story arc of mine.

It appears there’s a new villain in town in Batman #42. Criminals begin to spring up across Gotham City, each possessing a super power that gives a suited up Jim Gordon more trouble than he bargained for when he took on the role of the Caped Crusader. Can a new Bat-Tank assist in his battle against these augmented rogues, or will all his efforts and weapons fail him?

Batman #42 is rated T for Teens. It contains violence, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes. There’s really nothing out of the ordinary in the way of content. All that can be found really is just comic book action and drama for youth and adults.

I found myself haunted by a sense of guilt and disappointment at the return of a certain character towards the end of Batman #42. I’m so torn as a life-long fan of the Dark Knight. However, Jim Gordon as Batman is providing a breath of fresh air to the monthly series I want to continue seeing and reading in the future. I really hope (and believe) DC and Scott Snyder will keep the ball rolling in the right direction at the same momentum they have been in the past few issues.

Batman #42 is available now in print and Kindle editions.