Batman One Bad Day: Bane #1
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Howard Porter
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Steve Wands
The Rundown: Bane goes on the hunt for the last remaining samples of venom.
Years in the future, Bane is making a living as a professional wrestler reliving the one defining day of his life, breaking the Batman. When a young man arrives at his home to tempt him with a stolen vial of venom, Bane violently rejects it and proceeds to tell the young man of his hunt with the Batman to destroy all traces of the drug.
Determined to end venom once and for all, he teams with the young man to travel to the lab making the substance. A lab staffed by a familiar face who will tempt the older Bane with the power he gave up.
The Story: An entertaining and often engaging story from Williamson. It takes an interesting journey with the character and allows for the character to evolve in an interesting way. I like how Batman is utilized in the story as well as how his connection to Bane has evolved. Definitely an engrossing read that made me appreciate the character more.
The Art: Porter delivers some beautifully detailed art in the issue. There is a lot of action in the story and Porter is able to give both the personal story and the action a great, unique look.