Batman #14

by Alan Rapp on January 12, 2017

in Comics

Batman #14 comic reviewDC Comics notorious New 52 issue Catwoman #1 offered up one of the dumbest issues in the comic company’s history with Batman and Catwoman hate-fucking on a rooftop. Although Batman #14 ends in a similar manner, writer Tom King at least attempts to make the act have meaning this time around. He’s only partially successful.

Catwoman’s short stint with the Suicide Squad is done and Batman is prepared to return Selena to prison by the end of the night, at least until Catwoman convinces the Dark Knight Detective to have a little fun which includes beating up a large number of Bat-villains and even robbing her own house. Had the comic ended there, or even just a few panels later with a wistful goodbye, “Rooftops, Part 1” would be effective.

Despite giving their act some meaning, the act itself still seems off (not laughably bad this time, but still off). I just can’t buy Batman letting his guard (and pants) down in public, especially with a woman he admits he can never fully trust. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $2.99]

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