Friday, October 20, 2017

The Rules of Engagement are Disclosed in Batman #33

After cracking open issue #33 of the Batman title, I breathed a breath of fresh air and excitement. Writer Tom King has found a great way to dig deeper into the relationships between the different Robins while giving readers some adventure as Batman and Catwoman embark on a journey that takes them to the other side of the world. You get a genuine feeling of family and loving loyalty as we see the lengths Batman will go to for love.

Following his marriage proposal to Catwoman, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family — each disturbed by Batman’s journey, each ready to stand in his way, each ready to push back against Batman’s stubborn determination to evolve into something better than a superhero.

Artist Joรซlle Jones gives Batman #33 a depth I haven't felt before by visually finding a way to individualize and age each of the Dark Knight's sidekicks to set them apart from each other. She has a unique drawing style that gives the book that little extra flare and pushes it beyond the norm. It wonderfully accents the words of Tom King and the atmosphere he set with his script.

Batman #33 is rated "T" for Teen. It contains violence, adult situations, and frightening and intense scenes. It's really just the usual comic book violence we see here. The conclusion of the issue does insinuate that the featured character is in a harem, but nothing graphic is shown.

Tom King wrote "Batman #33." Artwork was provided by Joelle Jones. It was released on October 18th through DC Comics.

"Batman #33" is available now in print and digital editions.

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