Tuesday, March 23, 2010

COMIC REVIEW: Batman #697 (DC Comics)

This book wraps up the first arc since Dick Grayson stepped into the cape and cowl. It's been a bumpy road, at least for me. They finally revealed the new Black Mask's identity. It's an action packed book and as this series goes on I'm digging Dick as Batman more and more.

The reveal of Black Mask has been somewhat of a pressure builder with a little bit of a let down for me. New villains for a new Batman is a great idea but this was a little bit of a lackluster. Black mask comes off as a bit of a Scarface type character, where the mask talks to him and such. It was a bit of a let down with (spoiler) Jerimah Arkham being the Black Mask. Overall though I liked the book and will continue to get it.

Rick Alaia
Staff Reviewer

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