large-1489939Batman #72

DC Comics

Written by Tom King

Art by Mikel Janin and Jorge Fornes

Colors by Jordie Bellaire

Letters  by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: The seeds of the ultimate betrayal have been planted and a plan years in the making will be discovered by a master detective.

The narrator of this issue has one thing that he wants to emphasize, he admires the complex plan that Bane has devised to break Batman once and for all. It’s a plan that will utilize stealth, guile and a strategy that no one has ever attempted before. Bane’s plan is intricate in its plotting and it promises to both bring the Dark Knight to his knees, but to establish who will dominate Gotham going forward.


The details of how Bane has used Bruce’s greatest fears and deepest desires to craft the plan is laid out and as the narrator reaches the finale of his analysis, he has one one question. How can he help?

The Story: Tom King gives the reader everything that we have been reading and digesting for months and with one smooth stroke, manages to surprise the audience once again in a story that those who faithfully read already know. Everything King has laid out over the course of the year begins to come to fruition in this issue and the circumstances that bring the players together is both compelling and infinitely interesting.

King is threading an intriguing and daring needle with this storyline and I continue to be interested in where it goes next.

The Art: Both Mikel Janin and Jorge Fornes bring daring and beautifully detailed visuals to this issue. There are moments of brutal beauty as well as great detailed character moments that draw the reader in.

Batman #72





  • Don

    June 5, 2019 - 7:19 am

    Why does it say Batman went with Booster to see and tell Selina about the other world without a batman when that never happened?

    • Deron Generally

      June 5, 2019 - 8:42 am

      I think it’s alluding back to Batman 46 where Booster is on a rooftop with Batman and Selina after his wedding gift disaster telling them about the blood he can’t unsee. I think they’re implying that’s how they got there

  • Don

    June 5, 2019 - 11:22 am

    It specifically says “Booster showed Batman” and then “Batman RETURNS, tells his love about his Adventure”. That is not what happened and doesn’t spell out Booster told them both about it when Booster returned. It seems as if this is fudged in because there is not real way to think that Selina would care that much about a guy (Booster) who she doesn’t really know, talking about something while also being so crazy that he is taken right to the Sanctuary after that scene. It wouldn’t make sense for that to give Selina any real doubt in my mind

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