Comic Review: Mother Panic/Batman Special #1 (DC Comics)

Mother Panic/Batman #1, from Young Animals imprint of DC, is the midst issue of a continuing crossover. You see, it is “Milk Wars Part Two”, (who knew?) coming at us […]

Mother Panic/Batman #1, from Young Animals imprint of DC, is the midst issue of a continuing crossover. You see, it is “Milk Wars Part Two”, (who knew?) coming at us in a separate title (Mother Panic/Batman) from somewhere else, and then leading to Doom Patrol/JLA.

Okay, so in this portion (pint, quart, glass, etc) Mother Panic’s mother, the semi-insane but spiritually-connected resident of a special care home, warns Panic of the rebuilding of the former child residence where Panic was raised. Bad thing, that.

It seems that Batman has become the ambassador of a Milk-based religion, (yes), which is attracting and entrancing young people. Well, many many references to milk later, all heck breaks loose, and everyone begins fighting and crying over spilled… you know what.

A far-fetched tale from Jody Houser to be sure, but ably and admirably illustrated by Ty Templeton, and colored by Keiren Smith. Templeton is one of the best visual storytellers in the comics biz. His drawings are clean and clear, his characters recognizable. His panels lead the eye along through the story in the most efficient manner possible. The gentleman with the pen!

Check out this serving of the Milk Wars saga, then leap across to the continuation, as mentioned above. And cheers to your: skim, 2% or whole enjoyment of the tale!

DC Young Animals, Mother Panic/Batman #1, $4.99 for 37 pages main story, plus 2-page bonus reprint. Teen +

Alan Spinney

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