Monday, November 20, 2017

Batman #35

I've missed the last couple of issues so I'll admit being a bit confused as to why Batman is bleeding in a cave watching Catwoman and Talia al Ghul swordfight through ruins while Robin and Nightwing sit outside at campfire discussing Bruce's plans to marry Selina. And what the hell Selina's old BFF Holly is doing in the middle of it all?

Even if the rationale for such a set-up is lost on me, I'll admit the story still works. Talia's motives for fighting the woman who would dare marry her beloved are obvious. Not thinking much of Catwoman at the beginning of the duel, Selina does grudgingly earn a bit of respect by the end by more than holding her own against the daughter of the demon.

While the two women squaring off provides the action, and why Selina is so willing to fight for the man she loves, the conversation between Dick and Damian provides some insight into Bruce and where this proposal may have come from (and the opportunity for Dick to enjoy playing big brother). Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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