Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Batman: Eternal #20 Review

Written by: Tim Seeley
Art by: Emanuel Simeoni
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: August 20, 2014

Wild Animals

I have enjoyed Tim Seeley's recent run on "Baternal" mainly because of the awesome team ups.  Of course, Batgirl, Batwoman and Red Hood is a match made in Heaven and could be a book on it's own, Killer Croc, Lt. Bard and Batman come in a close second.  Well, close enough.  This issue continues the fun and even adds another team and a big Spoiler.

Batman, Killer Croc and Bard are still in the Gotham sewers dealing with Ten Eyes.  I'll admit, I really don't care for or about Ten Eyes, but I like Croc and Batman working together.  Things take a very mystical turn (not a surprise with a guy with eyes on his fingers) and it takes the Duo working together to save little Jade.  I say "Duo" because Lt. Bard doesn't do much except act like an ass at the end of their part.  Batman doesn't seem impressed by his true nature.

Meanwhile in Brazil, Batgirl catches up with Dr. Falsario, but it's a little too late.  At least they saved a bunch of kids from a sweat shop and Jason got a bunch of Action Figures for his collection, but with Falsario dead, the truth about Jim Gordon will remain a mystery. Not so fast.  Batwoman retrieved some computer files that just might free our favorite Commissioner.

Speaking of Gordon, things aren't so peachy in Blackgate Prison, but Jim shows he is a true Hero.  He also finds out that his cellmate has his back as long as he has his teeth.  It's a cool reveal.

Speaking of reveals, the ending of the issue is something that everyone has been waiting for since issue one.  A certain girl is about to stop blogging and start taking matters into her own hands.

Tim Seeley does a good enough job tying his threads together and moving the book forward.  This issue was my least favorite of his even with a couple of cool moments that I really enjoyed.  Like the book itself, I am getting a bit tired of these plot lines and am ready to move on to the next creative team.  I guess that's the benefit of a weekly book like this.

I haven't been a big fan of any of Emanuel Simeoni's art.  I think it's just a taste thing because I can't fully put my finger on it.  I just don't like what I see.  If you are a fan, add a couple points to my score if you like.

Bits and Pieces:

Tim Seeley does a good job of pushing the Eternal story forward, but It still was my least favorite issue of his.  I just didn't have as much fun reading it and the art pulled me out of the issue.  The ending was a long time coming cliffhanger that should prove very interesting and will make a bunch of fanboys happy, but overall I can't recommend this issue.


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