Batman: Killing Time #4
Written by Tom King
Art by David Marquez
Colors by Alejandro Sanchez
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: The hunt for a powerful object continues as Batman takes on an unlikely partner.
The origins of a powerful and ancient object continue to unfold as the criminals of Gotham, the Dark Knight and other parties vie to possess it. An object so powerful that The Help abandons his employer to possess it for himself while Riddler and Catwoman have a violent meeting from a powerful potential buyer.
At the same time, Penguin leaves the hospital and seeks an alliance with another member of the Gotham underworld. Batman continues to hunt the criminals and finds himself teaming with a rival to locate the object before it falls into the wrong hands.
The Story: King continues to craft an intriguing, engaging and complicated story in this issue. I continue to be intrigued by the different storylines, how they converge and who the narrator is. I love the way the story is unfolding and all of the unexpected twists and turns that it takes. It’s brilliantly complex and layered.
The Art: Marquez delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page of the issue. The visual style of every moment draws the eye.