Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Guillem March
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Someone is playing a very dangerous game with the Dark Knight and they are using his own city to do it.
After taking a cadre of assassins into custody and delivering them to a new holding facility built by Wayne Enterprises, Batman still finds himself uneasy with the situation. Deathstroke seems too at ease with his capture and something is not right. When Batman discovers that Cheshire is a decoy, he takes to the skies with Lucius guiding him to hunt down the assassin with the help of some new high tech toys.
At the same time, Catwoman is worried in the aftermath of her mark’s death and doesn’t want to tell Batman exactly what she’s worried about.
While the inmates stage a jailbreak and Batman hunts down Cheshire, the Penguin and Riddler prepare to make their stand against the entity behind it all.
The Story: This new issue is filled with energy and excitement. James Tynion IV picks up the pace of the story and gives a sense of immediacy to the action and story with the dialogue. I like the fact that the force behind this mystery has yet to be revealed and that Bruce’s plans for the city are in jeopardy. It’s fun seeing characters like Penguin and Riddler on edge and I am interested in seeing not only where this story goes next, but who is behind it all.
The Art: Guillem March brings beauty and brutality to the art in this issue. From Penguin taking out his inner circle to the palpable fear captured on Riddler’s face, there is tension throughout this issue brought to life with the art.