Batman #104

DC Comics

Written by James Tynion IV

Art by Ryan Benjamin, Danny Miki, Bengal, Guillem March

Colors by David Baron

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Batgirl will learn more about Ghost-Maker as Gotham’s newest savior takes Batman to where he feels he belongs.

Bruce wakes up in an underground layer and after speaking with Ghost-Maker, knows exactly where he has been taken. Strapped to a gurney along with Harley Quinn, Bruce knows that Ghost-Maker is setting up a trap designed to force Bruce to make a choice he refuses to make. At the same time, Clownhunter finds himself free from his bonds, armed and in the presence of his target, Harley Quinn.

Upon hearing the news that Batman is missing, Nightwing decides to head to Gotham. As he talks to Barbara about where the rest of the family is, he reveals that he knows about Ghost-Maker and tells Barbara the tragic story.

The Story: James Tynion IV takes the time to give the reader the history of Bruce’s relationship with Ghost-Maker and give their conflict more meaning as the plot progresses. The story moves well and the contrast between what is happening to Bruce and Dick’s memories is a great narrative touch. This is an interesting story that moves the bigger plot along really well.

The Art: All of the artists do a great job with the art in the issue. The contrast is styles works, but the story doesn’t really call for a lot of action so the multiple artists are hampered by the story they’re trying to tell.

Batman #104

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9.0/10

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