Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Batman #75

Batman #75 feels very much like an Elseworlds story as we open to a Gotham City where Hugo Strange is the Police Commissioner and the Joker and Riddler are police detectives on the beat involving a double-homicide committed by Two-Face. Although there is a Batman working the streets, it's the alternate version of Thomas Wayne whose back-up isn't Robin but Gotham Girl. This is Gotham City, as designed by Bane.

I'll admit I haven't kept up to date on this Batman title recently, but piecing together what we see here it looks like Bane had used the Psycho-Pirate to take control of the city and make the various Bat-villains his stooges in keep control of things. As bizarre a concept as it is, the set-up is intriguing (even if I can't really figure out how Thomas Wayne fits into this?).

We do get moments of Bruce Wayne, far away, searching for something... and finding someone, on his first steps to returning and reclaiming the city from Bane. Worth a look.

[DC, $4.99]

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