Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bane: Conquest #7 Review and *SPOILERS*

Snake-Baby's Day Out

Written By: Chuck Dixon
Art By: Graham Nolan, Gregory Wright, Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 1, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

In the previous issue it seemed that we were finally going to get some direction in this maxi-series when Bane started going after the Naja-Naja, who is the leader of Kobra and was going to use that leader as a way to bring the cult organization crumbling down by making it leaderless......  Too bad that Kobra is one tough ambre of an organization and it seemed like our venom-ed up main character may have bit off more than he could chew.  Let's jump into this issue and see if the Naja-Naja slithers out of Bane's hands or if he completes his task and successfully cuts the head off of the snake.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Bane's boat getting up on top of Kobra's submarine as the cult tries to reclaim their leader and after Bane realizes that he may not have enough bullets to keep his prey, he dives off and heads for his getaway plane, frustrated because of his failure, but this part of the book is probably the best part because not only is it funny as hell, but it shows up before Bane starts looking like a punk in his own series.  So yeah, the Naja-Naja is secured by his people and while she should be safe, in his rage of almost getting taken by Bane, he slips on the ladder going into the sub and ends up breaking his neck right there........... It really is funny as hell and even though it seemed that Dionysus needed the Naja-Naja alive for awhile while his data crunching could determine where the next leader would be born after the current one's death, this doesn't really seem to be a problem and our team figure out three potential candidates that they can go and try to baby-nap.

Too bad that it seems that whoever the new Naja-Naja is, they were recorded as being born in a hospital and it actually is because of a piece of shit grandma that either Bane or Kobra catch wind of this special baby because the picture of its snake birthmark finds its way onto DC's version of twitter, making it a race to see who can get to the newborn first.

In the end, Kobra sends out one of its elite to secure the child, but with Bane's venom pumping him up to max, she doesn't stand much of a chance.  It's when she starts acting motherly and talking about who will care for the child that Bane goes and lets his guard down like he did with Catwoman a few issues back that things go sideways for him because with his hesitation, this allowed the Kobra soldiers to make their way to the child............. and at the end of the day with the way that Bane's acting towards this woman and the way he did with Catwoman that I'm thinking that Bane's just out and about looking for someone to love.

That's it for this issue of Bane: Conquest and while it wasn't a great as the previous issue, where we finally seemed to get some direction in this book, this issue isn't bad either.  The biggest problems that I have here........ and with a lot of the series is that Chuck Dixon seems to want to take Bane's intelligence away from him because he just keeps acting like a dope and letting people get the better of him in stupid situations.  Yeah, the art's still great as it always is and I'm happy with where it looks like we're heading for the rest of the series, but I seriously need Bane to stop acting like a doofus whenever a lady shows up that acts nice to him.  I do have to give it up to the death of the Naja-Naja scene though because I never saw it coming and I haven't been as happy about something so silly in a long time and I really appreciated it.

Bits and Pieces:

While this issue isn't as great as the previous one was, what with us finally getting a direction with the book, it did manage to continue our story's progress in a fun way and besides for Bane being a dope, which really sucks, I still continue to look forward to series.



  1. "and at the end of the day with the way that Bane's acting towards this woman and the way he did with Catwoman that I'm thinking that Bane's just out and about looking for someone to love." I don't think he's looking for "someone to love" so much as it is some form of transference; I think in some way or another he sees his mother and is projecting those feelings onto said-women.