Saturday, January 2, 2016

Comic Book Review: Batman #47 - DC Comics (2015)

Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo

Batman, well the Gotham City Police Department's version of him anyway, is in the midst of battle with Mr. Bloom.  Duke, one of the "Robins," makes a narrow escape and is found by Bruce Wayne.  Duke makes an attempt to jar Bruce's memory.

Batman #47 has been my favorite issue of the Jim Gordon as Batman era.  Starting off the issue by explaining a poker game played by Gotham's police department and how it is different than any other card game was an interesting way to go.  It came full circle at the end when they explain how everything can change.  We are met with revelations about Bloom, Bruce and the possibility of another return.

I've made it no secret that this has not been my favorite era of Batman.  I do like what Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have done thus far and have, for the most part, trusted their vision.  The introduction of Mr. Bloom has been excellent as I really thought by starting the DC universe over in 2011 with the New 52, we would get a bunch of re-hashed stories of the known villains.

Catch up on Batman if you haven't been keeping up.  There's a lot that's going to be happening in the next few issues.  Mr/ Bloom is much more than we thought and I don't see Jim Gordon and his team being enough to save Gotham.

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