Comic Review: Batman #38 (DC Comics)

Wow! A total 180 from the past few issues. Those were superb because they were so lighthearted and showed a normalcy to Batman you don’t always see. This issue is […]

Wow! A total 180 from the past few issues.

Those were superb because they were so lighthearted and showed a normalcy to Batman you don’t always see. This issue is superb because of its a return to Batman: The Worlds Greatest Detective and its dark, oh yes how its dark.

This is like the Batman that could have been had he went down the wrong path. You see the obsession that grips Batman when he is on a case and his thought process that makes him the worlds greatest detective. The twists and turns are easy to follow but still come out of nowhere for the result in a brilliantly written story.

This issue continues the theme of the relationships Bruce Wayne has in his life, the past few have been highlighting Clark and Selina while this issue brings in Alfred without overtly making it about Alfred.  I think its darker because that’s Alfred’s role in Bruce’s life he is the anchor that stops Bruce from succumbing to the darkness without Alfred Bruce may have ended up being someone or something completely different.

This continues to be a brilliant run and definitely one of my favourites to read

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement