Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Beware the Batman #3

Katana's training continues as Batman gives his protege a crash course in underwater dirty fighting tactics and turns his attention to crime boss Tobias Whale and the sunken cargo ship of weapons the Dark Knight left at the bottom of Gotham Harbor.

Unwilling to let Whale's salvage operation be successful, Batman and Katana set out to stop the criminal from reclaiming, and flooding the streets of Gotham, with his firearms. Batman even goes so far as to rely on Lt. Gordon (who seems a little more chummy with the vigilante in the comics than the TV-show that spawned them), even if he does so by giving the police detective an exploding Bat-phone.

Although Whale isn't the most interesting of villains, the underwater setting works well and the legitmate threat of weapons hitting Gotham's streets is incentive enough for our heroes to act. Katana is still in training, but it's obvious from Batman's relationship with Gordon the comic is taking place at least a few months down the line from the last episodes to air (although if the episodes hadn't been prematurely pulled the gap might not be so noticeable). Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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