Batman #23.3 Review


Batman #23.3
(DC Comics $2.99/$3.99 3D Sept. 18, 2013)

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Christian Duce

Starting to feel like a broken record here, man am I glad this month is almost over. This issue brings us Penguin, now I have never really been a fan of him (loved Burgess Meredith as Penguin form the ’66 Batman TV show) and nothing here changes that. As has been the par for Villains month Penguin gets a New 52 origin and a tie in to Forever Evil. Really nothing worth talking about here bar one exception his set up up the mayor (Spoiler Alert!!). Drugging a man that was your friend and framing him for murder is hardcore. Then when he goes on TV and commits suicide, it just goes to the next level. Best stuff in the issue, otherwise kinda boring. Penguin kills some guys who were ripping off his casino yada yada yada. The issue was just ok, and that has been a problem for quite a few of these issues. If you are going to do a villains month, then make those villains really shine, don’t put out mediocre issues that just suck. Not a big fan of this one so I can not in good conscience recommend it to any one.

1 Star

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