I very much appreciate the situation that writer Robert Venditti has setup, because even if the GLC is successful, Hal Jordan—for reasons that you’ll learn in picking this comic up—is going to have some serious explaining to do after taking responsibility for his actions.
Batman #20, just like the rest of the issues in the ‘I am Bane’ arc, is a stunning representation of what a modern comic book can be if the stars align, and every member of the creative team puts forward their best efforts. Batman #20 is the type of comic that long-time Batman fans deserve.
I honestly don't even know where to begin. Comics like Superman #23 are the reason I love doing what I do. I've never had a job where the work itself was a reward. My biggest reward has to be this series. I jumped in just after "Superman Reborn" and every issue since has pulled me in deeper. Each time adding a new type of creepiness. This time it's of the A Clockwork Orange variety.
Batman #23 is a great issue that provides readers with an entertaining break between story arcs. The pacing of this issue is somewhat faster than what has become typical for comic books with plots that span multiple issues. The issue certainly benefits from this quickened pace and ends up being a solid page-turner.
THE BUTTON’ part three! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall.
Only two issues in, this current arc is building nicely, and now that I’ve seen the face of the enemy, and have gotten a small taste of the power it wields (thanks to the final pages of this issue) I’m convinced that the final showdown is going to be quite entertaining
Writing this review without spoiling the book is terribly difficult, so all I will say is that this book is one that fans new and old MUST READ. I think that this crossover event was amazing, and that thanks to The Button, DC’s Rebirth, and the impending Doomsday Clock storyline, we may be entering a new era of comics. God, I am happy to be alive.