Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Fco Plascencia
This is the second Batman title that I am reading from the DCnU, and it will probably be my last. So far, I have not found the Batman family of books to be that interesting, and I definitely have no nterested in continuing to read Detective Comics. This is a different Batman story, from a different writer, so I figured it was worth giving it a try.
The art for this book was quite enjoyable, except for the height differences in the different characters. Specifically, Bruce Wayne towers over Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, and Damian Wayne, yet at his party he is short compared to Lincoln March. Dick Grayson, and Tim Drake also seem to be around the same age when looking at them together in this book, as opposed to Dick Grayson being a bit older than Tim. Other than that small annoyance, the art was very enjoyable and dark. Perfect for a Batman book. (3.5 out of 5)
Scott did a very good job in this first installment of Batman. I was completely engaged throughout the entire book as I watched the master detective do his work. This is definitely a book I will continue to read, as the end of the story introduces a cliffhanger that I never expected to see in a Batman book. I will not be waiting for the trade on this book, as it was very engaging, and left me wanting more. (4.5 out of 5)
Overall (not an average)