Oh sh*t, that mangy villain is at it again! Why doesn't he go bother someone like Ben-10? He looks easy to defeat. He does not have big feet. Plus he doesn't partner up with a kid called Ro-ben. True. But fair. Just like Writer: Gregg Hurwitz; Artist: David Finch; and Publisher: DC Comics in May 2012. Let's get ready to humble!!!!!!

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
Now if Hollywood would ever devise a cross-over between 'The Thin Man' detective stories and 'Hellraiser', I am sure that it would come across a lot like this issue of 'The Dark Knight', entitled 'Hollow Man'.

  • You see, not only does Bruce Wayne have problems at home with his new pianist lover, Natalya. But in addition to this, some nutter is swiping children off of the street and then scaring them sh*tless.
  • Oh! And do you want to know what makes this situation even more dire? Commissioner Gordon is his next victim.
  • Let's hope Batman can appease his girl-pal and beat-up whoever he comes across in time, huh?

To be continued just as soon as a familiar face rears his hooded-head. Boo!

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I found Natalya closing remarks to Bruce very revealing in a shoddy sort of a way...

'The daily stuff is not trivial. That's what life is. Making sure we take care of each other -- that we don't feel alone. Ordering take out and, I don't know, watching some movie on television. You're always somewhere else. On to the next thing. I hate to be that girlfriend -- I'm not that girlfriend -- but it gets lonely out here, and boring'.

Wow! Looks like Bruce has to do on-line dating, doesn't it?

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
Everything about this issue screams class to me. For a start, I loved that this story told an actual story. And that it wasn't a cameo ridden tale as well have seen before. Also, I was very happy to see both Gregg Hurwitz and David Finch working so well together; and synergising this issue in such a complementary manner. Greg with his words and David with his pictures. Marvellous.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
There wasn't anything about this issue I did not like. The whole package was just wonderful to plough through. However, maybe the scene with Damien in it seemed a bit disjoined. But not that much.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: There were two story aspects that I found to be very creative in this issue. Firstly, the addition to Natalya was a very nice touch I thought; because she grounded this tale in some-sort of reality. And I have to say that the 'Gordon in jeopardy' tail-end of this tale was very revealing in its execution too.

ART: One of my most favourite scenes in this tale was the one were Batman approaches that scared girl for some information on her kidnappers. It didn't need words, did it? All was said in David's art. Good on you buddy -- keep it up. 

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
NATALYA: Now not only is 'Quantum of Solace' stunner, Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian model. But I am sure that she is good with her hands too. She fixed my sink last week. And she did not charge much either. Bless her.  

ABUSED LITTLE GIRL: Poor Sophia Amber Moore. It's bad enough that she has to play Sarah Sugden in farm-soap, 'Emmerdale'. But on top of that, this blonde haired angle is the spit of this victim as well.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Is There Any Creativity In Beating Up Bad-Guys? Or Maybe It's All A Load Of Thump-A-Dump-Dump? Vote Tyson.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
OK, so in this issue there is a lonely girl, a grotesque serial-killer, and a police-man in danger. So what about comparing it to the film 'Se7en', huh? It fits on a certain level.

FINAL thoughts...
I was seriously thinking about dropping this title an issue or two ago, because I was not sure if this new guy, Gregg Hurwitz, would be able to turn it all around. He did. He turned it around and threw it into the hemisphere like spaceship on speed.

So pass on the message guys! 'The Dark Knight' is now a great comic book like its movie counterpart. Viva the revolution! Viva La Gregg and David.

MARKS out of 10? 9

THE DARK KNIGHT #10 THE DARK KNIGHT #10 Reviewed by David Andrews on July 11, 2012 Rating: 5
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