I don’t remember the last time I picked up a Batman comic. That’s insane to me given how much of the Dark Knight Detective’s adventures I’ve read over the years but, like much of the New 52, I soured on this version of the character. Not surprisingly, I found myself a bit lost in a series where Batman has been largely absent for a year and Jim Gordon has stepped into a Batsuit to help keep the city safe.
Next month’s Batman #51 is the final one from the creative team which has helmed the book since the launch of the New 52 back in 2011 heading into this summer’s new reboot of the DCU. It’s not surprising to meet that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo who decide to put Jim Gordon under the cowl (even though such a choice makes my brain explode with continuity issues) given the fact that the New 52 version of Batman is but a shadow of his former self.
As to the storyline concerning the fall of Gotham (again) by a completely forgettable villain, honestly there wasn’t anything here that made me regret giving the title such a wide berth for so long. Hit-and-Miss.