Batman: Killing Time #3
Written by Tom King
Art by David Marquez
Colors by Alejandro Sanchez
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: The theft of a dangerous object will attract a new and dangerous opponent.
Riddler and Catwoman find their meet with the buyer interrupted by a dangerous assassin hired by Penguin to make them pay. Known only as “The Help”, Riddler is the first to fall, but the attack is interrupted by Batman who discovers quickly just how dangerous his new opponent actually is.
When the Help discovers what he has actually been hired to do, he decides that the terms of his employment will have to change. Batman thinks back to his training and how he came into possession of the object in the first place and Selina tries to seek help for an ailing Riddler before finally taking a look at the object that has brought so much heat down on her.
The Story: I love the non-linear way King is telling this story. There is an observational, detached tone to it that is actually riveting because you don’t know who is telling the story or what their motivations are in doing so. I love how it jumps between moments, time and eras without losing the reader or the momentum of the story and I am as curious about the stories central secret as the characters.
The Art: Marquez delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page of this issue. From the action to the character moments, the art draws you in and takes you on the emotional journey the story is creating.