Batman #35 Review

What possibly could pit the Justice League against Batman? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – “Batman: Endgame” begins here!

Batman #35 variantThough I thoroughly enjoyed Zero Year I was happy to see Batman return to a more current time frame, but when it was announced that this story would take place after Batman: Eternal I was in two minds. The result however is something very gripping, with Batman getting visions of how he may die. All this whilst fighting the Justice League make this one hell of an issue, as despite the events being somewhat confusing at times, most of this is ironed out prior to the end of the issue, with a monumental twist that “put a smile on my face.”

Scott Snyder has been doing an awesome job over the last couple of years, with his work putting him firmly in the list of the greatest Batman writers. Taking the series in a new direction, Snyder really allows the reader to get immersed, with his quick paced tale of unusual proportions being very intriguing. He also doesn’t hold back with the Justice League’s attack, with the action being exciting at every corner. All this is enhanced tenfold by the final page that teases brilliant things to come. In addition to all this we get a backstory from James Tynion IV, and though it pales in comparison to the main story, it proved to be a nice addition.

Greg Capullo never fails to impress on the artwork for this series, with his dynamic style being perfectly suited for the Caped Crusader. He does however prove in this issue that he’s far from a one trick pony, with his take on the Justice League being amazing. Where Capullo excels however is in excitement, as whether it’s action, or a plain desolated area, he manages to give a very enthralling vibe, with the detail being phenomenal. There was also as ever amazing inks from Danny Miki and vivid colours FCO Plascencia, with artist Kelley Jones doing a fabulous job on the backup story.

Batman #35 is the perfect jumping on point for new readers, as though there are some confusing elements, the issue leaves us with so many intriguing questions, as well as one awesome revelation. The issue itself is also extremely exciting, with the post Eternal setting working extremely well. Highly recommended.

  • + Sensational twist at the end.
  • + Scott Snyder creates yet another fabulous concept.
  • + Greg Capullo must never leave this series!
  • - Some aspects are initially confusing.

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