I Am Batman #6

DC Comics

Written by John Ridley

Art by Ken Lashley

Colors by Rex Lokus

Letters by Troy Peteri

The Rundown: Batman’s arrival produces a variety of reactions among the political leaders and police force of NYC. Meanwhile, Jace works on a way to establish himself in a new surrounding.

The story opens with a violent act. Afterwards, Batman’s appearance in New York City is discussed by Mayor Villanueva and his associates. Soon Detective Chubb is approached by the deputy mayor to form an alliance with someone unusual. She then makes a call to an old friend. Later, Members of NYC’s political structure form an alliance and Chubb discovers something horrific.

Elsewhere, Jace and Tanya Fox discuss their new home and it’s Manhattan location. Then, in Brooklyn, Batman makes his presence known to both police and criminals. Later on, Jace meets with Vol to resume their activities. When they receive a notice from the mayor, Batman goes out to meet him and is offered an interesting choice.

The Story: This is the perfect entry point for reader’s new to this series. Batman’s move to New York City is set to provide some interesting conflicts between city officials, criminals, and the police. I appreciate how this narrative takes into account the events from Gotham’s Fear State as well as the Dark Knight’s racial background. It makes the actions of the mayor, and his associates feel very realistic and grounded. I am also interested in how Detective Chubb will handle dealing with both Batman and the new type of crime her role will involve. I’m excited for this new plotline and can’t wait for the next chapter.

The Art: The mood of this issue is darker in tone than the previous editions and contains scenes of gore. There are also some interesting action scenes that take place. The attention to detail and varying color schemes does a nice job of emotionally connecting the reader to the different points of view provided.

I Am Batman #6



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