Thursday, June 9, 2011
Flashpoint: Batman, Knight Of Vengeance AKA The Only Tie-In Of The Countless I'm Getting
This is the only Flashpoint tie-in of the numerous ones I am getting, and I am happy I made the exception of getting it because this is some really good stuff!
If you don't know the big twist about who Batman is in the Flashpoint Universe by now you must not care if it's spoiled so I'm going to tell it, as you have to know in order to review this comic--it's Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne's father. He survived the shooting and it seems Bruce and maybe Martha died. So, we've got a much older Batman in a noir-type tale written by Brian Azzarello with art by the great Eduardo Risso, whom you might also know as a good team when they come together from former long-time collaboration on 100 bullets. Well, things work pretty snazzily here too, with new takes on certain characters and some being surprisingly similar (he may not be a Commissioner, but Gordon is still all about the law). Plus, Risso's unique style makes everything just look incredible whether it is people talking or a fight scene in the sewer.
4.5 out of 5 stars.