Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Batman: Eternal #9 Review

Written by: John Layman
Art by: Guillem March
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 4, 2014

Bullocks...Fish and Chips...Bloody Hell

This week's Eternal heads to the Far East.  Batman is in Hong Kong and that means the Batman of...Japan?  Here at Weird Science it's no secret that I love Batman of Japan.  Jiro and Canary for life, I always say.  Yea, it's a bit weird that China doesn't have their own Batman, but maybe those commies just don't trust Batman and his cronies.  Whatever the case may be, I love Jiro and will take any opportunity to see him again.  Mix in the appropriately themed Chinese Batcave and we have a winner.

The rest of the issue is pretty darned good as well.  John Layman shows who Falcone is set on destroying.  A little hint, it's not Batman.  Meanwhile, we get to see the gal who looked a bit like Catwoman at the end of last issue.  Layman really makes her lay on the British phrases so I'm pretty sure she isn't from Texas.  In fact, the end reveal shows she has some strong ties to Batman.

Back with Batman, he finds out that Falcone is in it to win it and is willing to play games from the shadows in Hong Kong just like in Gotham.  It's not a shocking reveal, but solidifies Falcone's intelligence and seediness.

While there is plenty of setup this week, I like what Layman gives us.  We get to see who Falcone is after right now, see Batman doing some hard hitting detective work and get a new character to boot.

The only real problem I have is Batman taking the new British gal back to Gotham.  Won't someone miss her?

I really like Guillem March's art this week.  Everything looks great from the fast paced action to the quieter moments.  Huge kudos to the Hong Kong Batcave.  It's awesome.

Bits and Pieces:

Batman Eternal #9 is another good issue from John Layman.  Any issue with the Batman from Japan is a winner for me and the rest lives up to it/  Interesting setup and great art by Guillem March has me looking forward to continuing what we get here.  Recommended.


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