Comic Review: Batman Black and White #5 (DC Comics)

Issue five of DC Comics’ Batman Black and White (2021 volume) continues in its established approach of presenting several short stories, illustrated in black and white. There are five stories […]

Issue five of DC Comics’ Batman Black and White (2021 volume) continues in its established approach of presenting several short stories, illustrated in black and white.

There are five stories in the issue, plus variant covers and pin-up pages.

Without describing all the stories, their writers, and artists, I’ll sum it all up with a list of creators in the issue, as some readers are attracted by certain creators: Jorge Jimenez, Mariko Tamaki, Lee Weeks, Kieron Gillen, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jamie McKelvie, Jenny Frison, Gary Frank, Wade Von Grawbadger, Jamal Campbell, Amy Reeder.

A nice lineup, and a real hodge-podge of story ideas. Most of the stories make interesting reading, moody meanderings on the meaning of being a Bat-whatever, Jim Gordon’s undercover adventures, and a look at the inner workings of criminal gangs.

Second last issue of the series. All in all, it’s an assortment of moods, looks, and voices.

DC Comics, Batman Black and White #5, $5.99 for 52 pages of content. Teen

Alan Spinney

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