Friday, July 15, 2011
Crazy-Dark--Flashpoint: Batman, Knight of Vengeance #2
This issue takes the story into overdrive and takes full advantage of this alternate-universe setting in ways that allow Brian Azzarello to write some incredibly dark comics, and Eduardo Risso to provide some beautiful illustrations. The clever way Azzarello twists the Batman mythos around is mystifying. Spoilers abound after the cut.
In this Universe Batman doesn't hesitate to kill, Gotham is a much darker place, and Brian Azzarello has done some fun changes to characters. For instance, we still have an Oracle in this Universe, but it is Selina Kyle (our DC Universe's Catwoman) and she is quadriplegic and wonders why Batman kills so many villains but not the Joker...
4.5 out of 5 stars.