Thursday, January 30, 2014

Damian: Son of Batman #4 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Andy Kubert
Art By: Andy Kubert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 29, 2014

Who Knows What's Going On?

Last issue we found out that the priest Damian has been talking to about his problems isn't what he seems, Bruce was kidnapped by the new Joker, and Damian is forced to walk into a trap to save him.  Oh yeah Alfred died, and is now in the body of a cat.  That or Damian has brain damage, I'm not sure.  So we'll dive into the last issue of Damian: Son of Batman, and hope we get some answers to this very strange story.

Explain It!:

The story begins with Damian getting his ass kicked by the ape faced gang that the new Joker has put together as a trap for Batman.  Apparently the jackanapes don't like his jerk off face, and want to rearrange it a little.  Eventually Damian finds the strength to overcome, mostly by not wanting to let Bruce down, and takes out all the goons around him.  

But the new Joker isn't done playing yet.  He plans on making a name for himself by killing Bruce Wayne, and also intends on killing Batman to double the score.  Damian stops him, and it looks like he rips the new Joker's chest open.  Which is very odd since he has this whole new plan not to kill, but old habits die hard, and apparently so does the new Joker, because after Damian gets Bruce out of the warehouse the new Joker laughs about not being dead.  The laughter is short lived though as the OG Joker shoots him in the head, and declares he's out of retirement. 

In the end Damian is convinced that someone else was involved in the death of Dick Grayson, and plans on hunting them down.  Damian suits up and goes out on patrol to a city in turmoil, since the OG Joker has come back, and told everyone how Batman is back to the no killing rule.  The End.  

Wait wait wait.  What the hell was that?  Who the hell was the mysterious priest?  Why is Alfred a talking cat?  Who the hell was that fucked up nurse taking care of Bruce Wayne a couple issues ago?  The entire mini series was just Damian being an asshole, and then him getting his ass kicked.  Who was the new Joker? Come on, it can't end with so many things unresolved.  Hopefully we'll get a sequel that will have some answers, but most likely we'll just get a story that has more questions.  Now I'm depressed.  So long Damian, hope we see you soon.

Bits and Pieces:

This was a very disappointing ending to this series, which I thought started out really strong and had high hopes for.  Each issue seemed to decline to the point where we're left with so many unanswered questions in this issue, I don't know what to make of the story.  This was four issues of Damian getting his ass kicked, and possibly being the worst example of a Batman.  If this series had continued I wouldn't be surprised if Damian was dead within two issues.  But all bitching aside, Kubert sure can draw a hell of a comic, and I hope he continues doing more in the DCU.  


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