The Next Batman: Second Son #12
Written by John Ridley
Pencils by Travel Foreman
Inks by Norm Rapmund
Colors by Rex Lokus
Letters by Deron Bennett
The Rundown: The Foxes deal with the aftermath of the Joker Wars. Jace discovers a family secret.
Three members of the Fox family discuss Jace’s recent injury and conflict arises. Later, Jace and Vol discuss a previous mission. Further research into their findings reveals something shocking. Meanwhile, Lucas Fox meets with someone that may change the future of Gotham City.
The finale of this 12 part series ends in a manner that leaves you wanting more of the Fox family saga. There are some interesting twists that I would enjoy seeing fleshed out more. The mantle of Batman is an interesting one to be sure. And while I will definitely miss this weekly run, the conclusion felt more like: “Until next time.”
Minimalist drawings and intense character expressions are combined with a cool toned palate in this issue. The combination is attractive and compliments the overall tone of the episode. The artwork is really engaging and drew me further into the story.