|[ WHY SO GLUM CHUM? ]|
It’s annoying when you can’t find something, right? You cannot help but ponder where you could have lost ‘it’ – who could have taken ‘it’ – or why ‘it’ isn't where ‘it’ was supposed to be. Alternately though, you can just sit back and relax, and wait for ‘it’ to turn up while you read this issue of Batman – one Written by Tony Daniel; Drawn by Steve Scott; and Published by DC Comics in June 2011.
Now this is a bit more like it. With a little help from artist, Steve Scott, writer – Tony Daniel – has stepped up a notch in this ‘Pieces’ story arc. OK, I have to admit, that the ending did save it for me, as it has reintroduced a character from yesteryear – Gilda – thus giving this storyline a touch more gravitas.
Now for those of you who do not know who this ‘Gilda’ is, she was the one time wife of Harvey (Two Face) Dent. She was used rather judiciously back in the day, always aiding Batman & Robin – one way or another – to bring
back from the brink of madness. In the forties and fifties, Gilda was a ‘wallflower’ figure – constantly with a demure stance and pining for her deranged husband. From the sixties to the eighties, Gilda had a much more pertinent role in the Bat-mythos – and used more of as a character in her own right. But then came along ‘The Long Halloween’, a twelve issue miniseries that changed Gilda’s life forever. Now not to give the ending away of this great epic Bat-adventure – but Gilda had a rather predominant role in this book, one which shaped her future forever. And now she is back – hmmm? Things should be a lot more interesting. Harvey
Anyway, back to this issue Batman. Personally speaking – I kind of liked it. Granted, it was not the best thing I have read recently, but it is far from being the worst. I especially liked Scott’s contribution to the book – as he has injected a new spirit that seems to adder very well with Daniels new story. My worst part of this particular issue however, was the whole Kitrina segment – and as soon as DC dumps her, the better it will be. Nice new arc though, which seem to be paving the way for an exciting new future.
THE RATING: A-