Batman: Dark Age #1

DC Comics

Written by Mark Russell

Art by Michael Allred

Colors by Laura Allred

Letters by Dave Sharpe

The Rundown: Bruce Wayne deals with internal strife as he begins his journey to becoming Batman.

Bruce Wayne grows up under the shadow of his father’s vision for the future of Gotham City. Unfortunately, his death leaves his young son to pick up his legacy. A legacy young Bruce doesn’t understand and refuses to embrace.

As he rebels against the butler who takes care of him and ventures into the dark crime ridden streets of Gotham, a dark conspiracy develops under his nose. A conspiracy with a link directly to both the death of Bruce’s parents and the company he created.

The Story: Russell offers an interesting take on the origin of the Dark Knight in this first issue. The story takes some intriguing twists and turns with Bruce’s origin story including his relationship to both the city and Alfred. There are some unique interactions throughout the story that have the potential to create a new and engaging Batman story.

The Art: Allred delivers some beautiful art in the story. I enjoy the unique visual style and how it interprets both the characters and their world.

Batman: Dark Age #1



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