Batman (2016-) #80 Review

Series: Batman (2016-)
Issue: 80
Publisher: DC
Published: October 2, 2019

Words: Tom King
Pencils: John Romita Jr.
Inks: Klaus Janson
Colors: Tomeu Morey
Letters: Clayton Cowles

Publisher’s Summary: The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they’ll be reminded what justice feels like…and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane’s army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand in his way? The legendary art team of John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson join BATMAN for two action-packed issues that will rock Gotham City to its foundation.


Batman, with Catwoman at his side, has finally made his way back to Gotham City, and now that the Bat is back in town, there’s going to be hell to pay.

I’m confident in saying that I am not the only long-time Batman reader that’s been eagerly awaiting the return of the Caped Crusade. While everything isn’t right, per se, in the world of Batman now that the series’ star has returned, things are looking up.

Writer Tom King paces this issue well and leaves a great deal of room for John Romita Jr, Klaus Janson, and Tomeu Morey to collectively tell this story through images. There’s an especially impressive full-page spread featuring the Dark Knight and Kite Man, as well as a rain-soaked exchange between Batman and Hush; both of which are worth taking second and third looks at.

Bottom Line

Batman is back in Gotham City, and if it feels like it’s been too long, well, that’s because it has been…regardless, the Bat is back, ladies and gentlemen. 

Batman (2016-) #80
Batman (2016-) #80 Review
The Bottom Line
Batman is back in Gotham City, and if it feels like it's been too long, well, that's because it has been...

Charlie Chipman
Charlie Chipman
The kind of guy who almost always ends his e-mails with, "Cheers," Charlie serves as Editor-in-Chief here at The Brazen Bull where he often reviews comic books and television shows. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang‽

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