Comic Review: Batman #127 (DC Comics)

Failsafe is on Batman’s trail, leaving a slew of beaten and battered heroes in his wake as he hunts the caped crusader. Little does he nor Batman know what Batman […]

Failsafe is on Batman’s trail, leaving a slew of beaten and battered heroes in his wake as he hunts the caped crusader.

Little does he nor Batman know what Batman has in store for himself and everyone else involved. In order to solve this threat, Batman will have to think outside of the box, and outside of his mind in order to survive the night. What will Batman discover? Who or what is Failsafe?

Zdarsky goes deep with some of the Batman mythos in ways that one wouldn’t have thought to have seen return nor be utilized in a way that compliments the story that is unfolding. Sure it could have easily been purely member berries but, thankfully every little callback is in service to the story that Zdarsky writes that helps to contextualize everything in refreshing ways that justify such plot elements. There is a great series of moments in this issue that show that Batman needs to have a balance between his identities and that he can never truly be just one sole identity as a multifaceted individual that wages war on crime while also trying to maintain his interpersonal relationships that truly give him purpose as a person more than his vow. There’s a certain sense of irony in Batman’s thought process that is fulfilling to read as he struggles against his own machinations that were caused by his own hands. The distinction of the entire cast’s voices rings through and seeing Zdarsky juggle these cast of characters as they serve their part of the story is satisfying to read.

Jorge Jimenez is on fire with his illustration work. From his recreation of key moments in Batman’s mythos, panel layout choices, dynamic action, and figure work. It’s emotive, kinetic, and stylistically sleek, that it’s enough to glaze your eyes across the page repeatedly just to soak it all in. Tomeu Morey is another culprit to blame for the repetition of gazing upon Jimenez’s art because the colors applied to his work just make the book pop, making everything jump off the page with a sense of enthusiasm and excitement that should always be displayed in a book such as this. Clayton Cowels does a fantastic job with the lettering choices, and how it’s applied on the page in accompaniment to and in conjunction with the art. Another solid installment of this Batman book that is worth adding to your pull list for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

About Anthony Andujar Jr.

Anthony Andujar Jr. is an NYC cartoonist and lover of comics and music. So much so that it led him to writing comic book reviews in between it all.