Knight Terrors: Batman #2
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Guillem March
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Troy Peteri
The Rundown: Bruce confronts the darkest part of his past as he fights to regain control from Deadman.
Boston is still using Bruce’s body to fight Insomnia and his forces. At the same time, Bruce is fighting his own nightmares in order to find a way to regain his consciousness. A fight that will lead him to confront a dark aspect of his persona that he doesn’t want to deal with.
As Batman fights his inner demons, he remembers that there is a place in his mind that he can go to that is closed off from both Deadman and Insomnia. A place that will force him to confront something he should have dealt with long ago.
The Story: I was impressed with the premise of the story and its execution as a fan of the characters and the storyline. I think Williams does a really good job with Batman’s part of the bigger story, but the existential aspect of the story feels too familiar. It lacks the emotional punch that I think the story is going for and doesn’t really land the character anywhere. I can see where Williamson was trying to take the character, but it just never gets there.
The Art: March always finds a way of making a story compelling visually. The art is beautifully designed and detailed.