Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Some thoughts about Batman #22
Barry thought that the timeline he created was gone after he left but the presence of Thomas Wayne will suddenly prove him wrong.
Well, I don't know if it is because Joshua Williamson is co-writing this but this is an instant improvement over the last Batman issue.
Tom King apparently doesn't get involved in this story since he's preparing yet another (probably underwhelming) storyarc for the title and so Williamson decided to step up and finish this crossover and it works for the better so far. There's much more content to begin with, the story delivers the kind of character work that most fans were clamoring, particularly because of the interactions of the protagonists here.
I'm talking about the relationship between Bruce and Thomas Wayne. Williamson perfectly follows the set-up that Geoff Johns, and even Brian Azzarello during Batman: Knight of Vengeance, created. About how Thomas did all of this for his son and how he doesn't want Bruce to follow the same steps. Is a pretty good characterization that ends in a satisfying way.
Of course Jason Fabok makes everything beautiful thanks to his powerful style that creates great scenes and storytelling.
Good stuff, excited for the next chapter.