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Batman Vol. 2: I Am Suicide (Rebirth) Paperback – April 18, 2017
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But that's not where his enlistement ends. The Dark Knight must journey deep into the bowels of Santa Prisca prison—the place that birthed his most lethal foe, Bane. In order to get there, the Bat must align himself with some of his most questionable allies and foes... including Catwoman.
Breakout writer and former CIA analyst, Tom King (Grayson, The Sheriff of Babylon) is paired with artists Riley Rossmo and Mikel janin in this knock-down, drag-out superhero story! Collects Batman #9-15.
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“The creative fusion between tom King and Mikel Janin is a joy to behold.” —IGN
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- ASIN : 1401268544
- Publisher : DC Comics; Illustrated edition (April 18, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 168 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781401268541
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401268541
- Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #151,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I love Bane but Bane is always at his least threatening when he's on Venom. Bane without Venom is able to beat the hell out of Batman in a one-on-one fight. Bane on Venom has his Venom hose cut and immediately falls apart. It's a shame because he's a wonderfully nuanced character when not addicted to drugs and nothing more than a walking addiction metaphor otherwise. He's also apparently once more taken over his home island that consists of a prison and nothing else.
I gotta say this is a ridiculous frigging book as I'm trying to figure out in what universe does Batman need the help of the Ventriloquist, Punch and Jewlee, the Bronze Tiger (okay he's not bad), and Catwoman to get into Bane's island. Okay, I'm mostly just objecting to Punchee and Jewelee who have become the discount Joker and Harley Quinn since that pairing is dead as well as done. It's more the Jared Leto and Margot Robbie version anyway where they're actually in love too.
There's the bizarre plot where, apparently, Catwoman has killed 200 terrorists like she's Jack frigging Baur or Bryan Mills. She has a particular set of skills and apparently has gone from being a cat burglar to Public Enemy No. 1#. Okay, this is ridiculous but in what universe does anyone object to vigilantes killing terrorists? Maybe this would fly in Star Trek but they'd have been giving her a medal for it in our world let alone DC. The "twist" also doesn't make sense because, again, no one would be upset with her.
It's...okay...but just a weird bunch of issues all round. There's a decent bit at the end where Batman and Catwoman discuss their relationship a bit (as well as the fact Bruce is willing to overlook the fact she's a criminal for one night--which he knows she'll take advantage of). Holly Robinson a.k.a Catwoman's sidekick is also brought back into continuity, which I admit I didn't know she'd ever been OUT OF, but not in a way I approve of.
He gets the Ventriloquist, the Bronze Tiger, Jewelee, Punch, and Catwoman, promising them new terms to their imprisonment.
They visit Bane in his new “Country”, and the plan plays out with a good amount of plot twists. Ultimately this is a love story between the Bat and the Cat, and it's really well done.
I'm not sure when Batman developed powers that allowed him to fight an entire army at once without being injured nor how he managed to fix his broken back. Still, it was interesting.
The artwork is beautiful, and what you'd expect
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The 2nd volume of re-birth's batman series, it follows on (and in my opinion improves) from volume 1.
In particular, if you are a big fan of catwoman, you'll enjoy this as it explores their relationship well.
So, the story then - its good. It's not mind blowing and it isn't going to set the DC world on fire, but it's a nice story using characters (some I hadn't heard of before) well.
The artwork. It's a mixed bag... It's never poor, but sometimes it is just okay. But there are some panels where it is FANTASTIC. It's hard to rate because of that, mixing some slightly underwhelming bits with some absolutely magnificent bits.
Overall, I'm going to give this 4 stars. A good batman comic, but really seems to have potential to be even better.
Sorry, but this is not Batman's finest hour.