Comic Review: Batman #8 (DC Comics)

Night of the Monstermen part 4! If you have been keeping up with this Bat Family crossover that started in Batman #7, Nightwing #5, Detective Comics # 941 continues with […]

Night of the Monstermen part 4!

If you have been keeping up with this Bat Family crossover that started in Batman #7, Nightwing #5, Detective Comics # 941 continues with Batman #8 the 4th chapter of the Monster Men arc. It is revealed that Hugo Strange has been collaborating with Bane utilizing the Venom serum for his own monstrous deeds. Apparently Psycho Pirate seems to be an occurring character that is often referred to a lot in within the main Bat book since the I am Gotham arc. But what does Bane want with the pirate? Those questions won’t be answered yet due to all the monstrous chaos that wreaks havoc all over Gotham. Batman and his team attempt to tackle these monsters while simultaneously seeking out Strange and seeking a cure for their allies Nightwing and Gotham Girl from the Venom that turned them into monsters.

This arc is actually a pretty fun read. It primarily focuses on Duke stepping up to the plate in the midst of this monstrous fiasco. Spoiler and Cassie Cain (Orphan) hold their own against the monster horde, but the main focus is on Batman, Batwoman, and Duke. What I enjoyed most in this issue is Batman utilizing Clayface in such a creative way that the only way for you to find out is if you read this issue.

Tom King and Steve Orlando manage to keep this story fun utilizing the Bat Family in a dynamic way. The next chapter of this arc will continue in Nightwing issue 6. The art by Riley Rossmo is great and consistent since the issue prior. There are no complaints other than the fact that readers would have to read Nightwing to see what happens next instead of exclusively reading the main Bat-book. Then again, that’s just me. Either way, it’s a fun read, go check it out if you haven’t already.

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