Review: Batman #685

Batman #685

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Things I Like: Though this is really the second part of a story, both this issue and last can be read as singular stories. Good for you, Dini. Both this issue and the last Detective have embraced the Faces of Evil format. These villains are actually the main character. Again, that’s very awesome. This issue also mentioned the Black Glove and Batman’s imprisonment in Final Crisis. This is the only Last Rites book that has mentioned Morrison’s work. There’s a bit of a twist in this issue and it was very pleasing.

Things I Didn’t Like: I’m not a fan of Nguyen’s art. Though it certainly gets the job done, it is merely passable to me. While this issue did mention some Morrison-continuity, it also spoke of Bruce as if he was missing. There is no way in hell he would be thought of as missing after the way his death looked in Final Crisis. I blame DC for this, not Dini. “Enjoy it while you can, Kyle. It won’t be long before I show you there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” That’s straight from this issue. That is horribly bad writing!

Final Verdict: A decent but ultimately forgettable tale. Only recommended if you’re looking for a quick and fun read.

3 thoughts on “Review: Batman #685

  1. Looked at Dini’s Faces of Evil stuff, but didn’t pick it up. It just didn’t look terribly impressive, and Hush isn’t a really compelling villain.

    Still… next up, Gaiman’s issues. Here’s to hoping!

  2. Yeah, you were right to skip these. And Hush…was drawn pretty in that one story.

    Ah yes, it seems like just yesterday we were talking about the Gaiman issues coming up. Tomorrow is the day! For part one at least. Did you hear about part two being pushed back? It was supposed to come out at the end of the month and now it won’t be released until after Battle for the Cowl #1. That’s pretty crappy.

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