Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #4

"The Muscle" introduces a new mercenary to Gotham City. The Muscle arrives in Gotham Harbor, silencing a witness and destroying a yacht for his latest client, before setting his sights on his next target: Detective Renee Montoya.

The first attempt from a rooftop sniper's perch is broken up by the timely arrival of Detective Harvey Bullock. And Bruce Wayne manages to thwart the second attempt after a fundraiser, earning him an overnight hospital stay for his trouble. 

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #4 offers an enjoyable single-issue tale featuring a mysterious new villain and some terrific artwork by Jordan Gibson whose style meshes wonderfully with that of the show and knows just how to use shadow to frame the characters.

It's an interesting choice to make Renee not a fan of Batman (which seems to conflict a bit with established continuity on the show). But when the Muscle kidnaps Montoya's girlfriend, and leads Renee into a death trap, the detective will need all the help she can get.

[DC, $3.99]

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