Comic Review: Batman: Killing Time #1 (DC Comics)

Batman: Killing Time #1, the first in a six-issue mini-series, features a young Batman. Writer Tom King takes the reader on a time-bouncing trip as Catwoman, Riddler and Penguin join […]

Batman: Killing Time #1, the first in a six-issue mini-series, features a young Batman.

Writer Tom King takes the reader on a time-bouncing trip as Catwoman, Riddler and Penguin join together to commit a daring robbery. We go from March 4th, and march backward to three days earlier, then back and forth to the Fourth. Then we’re back an hour, but not due to a time change. Hang on to your hat as you read this one, the mad March Hare is late, but having a Killing Time!

Once we have our bearings, it’s a good story. Tom King writes his characters from a thoughtful perspective, up close and personal. You can feel the sweat, smell the fear, sense the madness.

Artist David Marquez (colour by Alejandro Sanchez, lettering by Clayton Cowles) plans his panels, gives us the Catwoman who strolls in complete control and whips her colleagues into submission. She’s always a prowl ahead of the game. And the action, the battles, the backgrounds, the brutality are all in full force in Killing Time, and we want more. More time to enjoy the chaos, more twists of the time clock, more of the young Batman.

DC Comics, Batman: Killing Time #1 (of 6), $4.99 for 29 pages of content. Several variant covers available

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