Batman #145

DC Comics

Written by Chip Zdarsky

Art by Jorge Jimenez

Colors by Tomeu Morey

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Batman returns to protect Gotham, but it’s not the Batman everyone knows.

Bruce wakes up in a cell at the bottom of Blackgate with a dangerous cellmate, Joker. As Bruce looks for an escape among the increasing taunts of Joker, Failsafe takes to the streets as the new Dark Knight and unleashes his own form of justice on the city.

After being confronted by Jason, he gives him and the others a warning about standing against him. After delivering a message to the entire city, Failsafe decides to make his first example of the new justice in the city by quickly taking down one of Batman’s most difficult foes.

The Story: Zdarsky continues to craft an interesting and engaging story in this issue. The arc continues to be intriguing in its execution and does a great job of setting up failsafe as a dangerous villain and threat to everything Batman stands for. I still bristle at the idea of forming Joker into a mirror for Batman because it takes away from the mystery of the character by giving him a motivation that links him directly to Batman. Other than that, I continue to be intrigued by the story.

The Art: Jimenez delivers beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The thrilling action and character interactions are brought to life brilliantly on the page.

Batman #145



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