Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Knowledge is a Curse in Darkseid War: Batman #1


After five years immersed in the industry, it’s become obvious that reinvention and grandiose events are what keeps a comic book publisher alive. You either create a constant splash or you give into the murky depths and sink into oblivion (my, that was dramatic). DC Comics stays afloat with their latest Universe-shattering Darkseid War. Writer Peter J. Tomasi and Artist Fernando Pasarin take Batman on a very personal journey as he sits upon his throne as a New God doling out justice in Gotham City.

The battle rages on in Justice League: The Darkseid War: Batman #1. Our super hero’s role in Gotham City - and the world - is altered drastically as he’s forced to accept his new role as a God of Knowledge.

Justice League: The Darkseid War: Batman #1 is rated T for Teens. It contains violence, gore, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes. Things get very dark when we’re taken to the scene of the crime as Bruce Wayne’s parents are murdered in front of our eyes… AGAIN.

I have to say that as ridiculous as I might have thought the idea of the Justice League members becoming New Gods, Tomasi actually made it work within the framework of Justice League: The Darkseid War: Batman #1. It was a pleasure to see the Dark Knight come face-to-face with the architect of his tragic destiny. Any longtime fan of the Caped Crusader will experience a sick tinge of pleasure when a certain unnamed scumbag from the past is bullied by our hero.

Justice League: The Darkseid War: Batman #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.

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