Title: Batman (2016-) #67
Words: Tom King
Art: Lee Weeks
Published: March 20, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: The “Knightmares” continue as Batman chases a new foe in an impossible race. Over rooftops, across alleyways, up and down the streets of Gotham City, this lightning-fast crook outsmarts the Dark Knight at every turn. Is that because the man under the mask is someone more familiar than he knows? Artist Lee Weeks returns to BATMAN for an all-out action issue unlike any you’ve seen before.
In a nearly wordless issue, Batman chases a masked criminal–a murderer–along rooftops and through alleyways, eventually ending in Gotham’s labyrinthian sewer system.
Reading through this issue provides an entertainment experience that is similar to watching Wile E. Coyote chase the Road Runner, but I think that’s what they’re going for…right? This game of cat and mouse is well-paced and somewhat entertaining, but it falls short of expectations, delivering a reading experience that is exciting and visually impressive, but pointless nonetheless.
Lee Weeks’ illustrations are impressive, but he isn’t given much to work with here; sure, the art has to carry an issue like this, and it does, but still, Weeks doesn’t have the room or opportunity to shine, and it’s a shame.
The Bottom Line
Another Knightmare, another issue worth skipping.