The Next Batman: Second Son #4

DC Comics

Written by John Ridley

Pencil by Travel Foreman

Ink by Mark Morales and John Livesay

Color by Rex Lokus

Letters by Deron Bennett

The Rundown: As the Fox family deals with a tragedy, Jace goes on a mission. Also, Commissioner Montoya works to update the GCPD.

Tamara Fox falls ill and the members of the Fox family quickly find different subjects to blame. But, a conversation between Tiffany and Luke leads to a new resolve. Meanwhile, the new police commissioner makes several changes to the force. Elsewhere, Jace receives an assignment from his previous employer, and must find a way to obtain valuable information.

The Story: Family dynamics are at the forefront of this issue. However, John Ridley adds in some interesting plot developments that are definitely exciting. I am anxious to know more about Jace’s time outside the mask, as well as the happenings at the Gotham City Police Department.

The Art: Blue and Green palates are used to frame the drawings of Travel Foreman. The color work shifts with time frame and scene intensity. The use of facial expression elicits an emotional response that puts you in the mindset of the characters highlighted.

The Next Batman: Second Son #4

8.5

8.5/10

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