Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Jorge Jimenez
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Batman declares war on Catwoman’s new criminal empire and his mission takes some dark turns.
In the aftermath of one of Catwoman’s new acolytes ending up dead in the streets, Batman declares war on her new criminal enterprise. A war that will see him take down almost every thief she sends out into the streets and causes Selina to reach out to Jason.
When Jason attempts to set a trap for Bruce, he and the rest of the Bat-Family discover too late that it won’t be that easy as Batman goes after Selina’s training compound itself. A move that will cause an escalation that will hit Batman close to home.
The Story: Zdarsky is crafting something interesting with this new arc. The story is filled with great action and thrills and I love the tension throughout the plot. I like that Zdarsky is exploring Batman’s mortality and mission in a story that challenges them both. This challenge to the Dark Knight takes some unexpected and difficult turns for him and I look forward to seeing how dark and twisted this story gets.
The Art: Jimenez delivers some beautifully detailed and brilliant art throughout the issue. The visuals are fantastic and just as thrilling as the story.