Written by Tom King
Art by Tony S Daniel
Inks by Daniel, Sandu Florea and Norm Rapmund
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: In a Gotham City ruled by Bane, both heroes and villains find themselves in the crosshairs of the city’s newest protectors.
In the skies above Gotham, Captain Atom finds himself in a one sided battle with Gotham Girl. A battle that will leave the hero battered and in fear as he recounts his story to Tim. With Alfred’s life in the balance, Tim and Damien know there is little they can do and that reality upsets them more than the fact that Batman is missing.
At the same time, criminals find themselves with a new fear as the new Batman continues to dispense his own brand of justice to those who either won’t come over willingly or haven’t been taken to Psycho Pirate. Kite Man and Scarecrow find themselves being hunted as they resist the new regime. Meanwhile, Selina returns to her place with a new piece of art to fence as she desperately tries to waken a comatose Bruce Wayne.
The Story: Tom King is diving deeper in to the City of Bane storyline in this issue and it is getting more exciting. The Gotham Girl/Captain Atom interaction was tense and menacing. Finally getting to see the Bat-Family and how they are dealing with events was worth the wait and one of the best things about this storyline so far is that King is holding back both Bruce Wayne and Bane to let the story focus on the bigger picture before it plunges into the struggle between the two of them.
The Art: Tony S Daniel delivers some stunningly beautiful art in this issue. From the characters to the highly detailed backgrounds, everything look great, especially the action.