Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #1

“But Uel,” you say, “I’m not a fan of event books.” Who is? “These crossovers are just an attempt to separate me from my money.” Maybe, but to get Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso to write and draw a Batman book, even if not in continuity, is pretty special. Though there is some redemption on Azzarello’s part when concerning his role on Batman: Broken City, that doesn’t change the fact that this is a good read.

To start, the artwork is Risso brilliance. If you are a fan of his style, then you won’t be let down. The scene where Bats is in the sewer and Killer Croc is just peering from out of the murk. Just that scene is worth the cost of admission.

The story is hard to gauge since it is the first of three. Suffice it to say that Thomas Wayne is the Batman and he has to rescue Harvey Dent’s twin kids. See what they’ve done here?

The feel of the book isn’t unlike that of 100 Bullets, the series that these two creators are best known for, it just has the Batman in it. If I had to buy a Flashpoint crossover issue or if I’m a Batman fan then I wouldn’t hesitate to pick this one up.  Pretty solid.

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