Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King
5 Stars , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / May 29, 2018

About: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King (illustrated by Joëlle Jones) continues the Batman Rebirth story-line. This graphic novel collects Batman #33-37 as well as Batman Annual #2. 160 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401277314 My rating for Batman Vol 5: Rules of Engagement – 5 Buy Batman Vol 5: Rules of Engagement from Amazon.com* More Books by Tom King Thoughts: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King (illustrated by Joëlle Jones) is another solid entry in the Rebirth series. I must admit that this run is absolutely incredible, all five issues so far hit it out of the park. In this volume Mr. King continues to explore Batman and Catwoman’s complex relationship through words and deeds (read: action). This is a very humane book, even though the hero and sometimes heroine spend a fair amount of time beating on the baddies. I loved the spin this volume put on the banal things one has to do when remarrying (meet the ex, talk to the kids, tell friends, etc.), only that Bruce Wayne doesn’t do anything “simple” and Selina Kyle is anything but “banal”. These tasks take on a new meaning in this book, brilliantly told while exploring the relationships of…

Graphic Novel Review: Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) by Tom King
5 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / April 23, 2018

About: Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) by Tom King (illustrated by David Finch) finishes up the Bane story in the Batman Rebirth line. This graphic novel collects Batman #16-20, 23-24, and Annual #1 Story. 176 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401271316 My rating for Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane – 5 Buy Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane from Amazon.com* More Books by Tom King Thoughts: The graphic novel Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) by Tom King (illustrated by David Finch) brings the storyline to an exciting end when Bane launches an all out assault on Gotham. Tom King is quickly becoming one of my favorite comic book writers working today. The story is easy to follow, exciting, and the art work is solid, making the whole cast looking remarkable throughout. There is a stylistic break during the Swamp Thing story, but it fits very well and I didn’t mind it. Tom King is making his own Batman, taking advantage of the character’s history, weaknesses, flaws and, of course, his strength. He handles Bane very well, making him a villain which resides on the same side of the coin of the hero he is fighting. Mr. King enjoys elevating Batman…

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