Out with the Old, In with the Wacky-in-the-Wikky-Woo While the Battle for the Cowl rages among Batmanâ€™s children (frankly, Iâ€™m pulling for Cassandra to become the new Batman), the house of cards that is Arkham Asylum has fallen down again, but this time it looks permanent.Â The big names have escaped and are running amuck with Black Mask, but what of those inmates hidden deep within the bowels of the Asylum?Â Oh yeah, you didnâ€™t know about those guys, did you?
I literally feel that I cannot say enough good things about Batman Confidential at the moment. I picked it up for the first time 5 issues ago, with the beginning of â€˜The Bat & The Catâ€™ storyline (because for nothing else, I love Barbara Gordon) and I honestly wonder if Iâ€™ll be able to put it down again. With this, the final issue in the 5-issue arc, I once again have trouble finding any fault with the book.
Issue #20 of Batman Confidential continues â€˜The Bat and the Catâ€™ storyline by adding another Bat to the mix, in the fourth part of this five part series. Seeing as the review for #19 is probably not far away from this sentence, I wonâ€™t bother reviewing what has happened, except to say that it is awesome!
Set relatively soon after Bruce Wayne took up the mantle of the Batman, Batman Confidential tells the stories of Batmanâ€™s early outings.Â I first jumped on to the book at issue 17, because of the Batgirl/Barbara Gordon story being told. I am so glad that I did, and look forward to getting my hands on a TPB of the earlier issues. Batman Confidential #17 and #18 tell the story of Batgirlâ€™s first encounter with Catwoman. There isnâ€™t a Batman to be found in these issues, and when weâ€™re dealing with one of my favorite characters, Batgirl, the less Batman the
“Girl, Youâ€™ll Be a Woman Soon” – Like by the end of the issue Even though Mark Waid said returning to the Flash after his long run was a huge mistake, there is one thing you have to give him credit for; adding the children as a plot device that would have repercussions down the road – hey, just in time for a new crisis!
DONâ€™T LOOK AT THE COVER! Issue #25 concludes a huge story arc that begin two years ago when Jamie Reyes became the latest in a growing list of heroes who would be the Blue Beetle. And oh, what an adventure it has been! From the opening page of issue #1 to the closing page of issue #25, Blue Beetle has proven itself to be one of the best titles coming out of DC. But damn it if the story isnâ€™t potentially ruined by the cover.