Snyder and company take a break from the current Year Zero saga for this "Batman Eternal" interlude story.
Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV
Artist: Dustin Nguyen
It's an all too familiar picture of Gotham, grim and defeated, in this glimpse of the future of the city and it's citizens. You have to wonder what hope others have against the forces of evil and the underworld, when Batman himself comes up short like this as depicted here in the long run. All those years of struggle against crime and unfortunately it didn't seem to help Batman's cause. All is not lost though as Snyder and Tynion pull a great surprise at the end. The key antagonist of the story just happens to Catwoman herself who is portrayed in a different light. I've never been fond of the light relationship and mindgames these two have always played with each other over the years. At first Snyder and Tynion seem to throw away that history midstory but as we discover near the end, Selina still has a place in there for Bruce. The banter between Selina and Bruce is definitely the highlight of this issue, beyond whatever surprises are in store.
|Dark times for Gotham!|
Final Verdict: 8/10
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