Thursday, April 27, 2017

Batman #21

It's been almost a years since DC Rebirth #1 relaunched the DCU, retconned a big chunk of the New 52 as the work of a super-villain, and teased a connection behind the entire chain of events to one of the best comic series ever written. Since then DC's been pretty quiet on the subject for the most part, at least until now. It seems it's time for the Dark Knight Detective and the Scarlet Speedster to search for the truth.

Batman #21 picks up the breadcrumb of the Watchmen button left in the Batcave. When the unexplained artifact gets too close to the Psycho-Pirate's mask things take an unexpected turn with the sudden appearance of the Reverse-Flash. You might expect the Flash's arch-nemesis to stick around to cause more trouble, but he too is drawn into the mystery of the button. You know what they say about curiosity, right?

Centering mostly on Batman's fight with the world's most evil speedster, Batman #21 opens the door to the mystery of the reconstructed DCU but doesn't shine much light in. What we do know, based on the Reverse-Flash's curiosity, is curiosity can be very deadly indeed. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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