Comic Review: Batman/Catwoman #2 (DC Comics)

With Batman and Catwoman written by Tom King, we kind of know what’s in store: and DC Future State Batman and Catwoman #2 provides us with rooftop solace: things are […]

With Batman and Catwoman written by Tom King, we kind of know what’s in store: and DC Future State Batman and Catwoman #2 provides us with rooftop solace: things are just as they seem.

It seems likely that we will be time-shifting along with the oldies, with ‘what if’ futures envisioned even within the formula of the Future State circumstances. And we will be bewitched with the conversational, intimate, detailed dialogue between our characters. The kind that kind of take us aback, the words and situations so every day, yet seeming as if we are truly eavesdropping on Batman’s moments with Catwoman. Their time alone on rooftops no longer their own, rather written for us all to read at leisure. The time seesaw, its gyrations, its moments compartmentalized.

It’s Black Label but no matter, it’s dark, it’s ‘what if’, it’s mesmerizing. Tom King on story, Clay Mann on art with Tomeu Morey on colours, Clayton Cowles on letters. The team is so solid, there are no false moves, no silly meandering, each panel taut and rendered in almost awe-inspiring manner. This is a graceful exhibition of mastery, no doubts. The environments, the visual statements, the figures, angles, and expressions. The pacing, the colour, the heavenly halo of excellence. This is a highly recommended comic; no need to explain further.

DC Comics Future State Batman Catwoman 2, $4.99 for 26 pages of content. Mature

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!