Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #6 Review

Writer: Liam Sharp
Artist: Liam Sharp
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: July 18, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
Review by: Matches Balone

It's an epic battle for Tir Na Nóg in this finale, as King Elatha has opened its Causeways and both Fomorian and Dé Denann creatures are spilling into our own realm! Batman must go back to Gotham City to try to close the Causeways from the inside, while Wonder Woman will fight alongside King Elatha against his once-banished brother, Balor Evil Eye! Who will take the crown and rule Tir Na Nóg for eternity?

Here we are, we finally made it to the final issue of a six-part epic and I am severely disappointed. Last month's issues didn't have a whole lot going on, but It did accomplish one thing... hype for an epic battle. This issue did not deliver. It was filled with quick images and narrations of a raging war, but It never felt that way.

There were a few major deaths, but since they were so sudden you really couldn't care if the character had died. The big fight with Balor was anti-climatic especially since Wonder Woman defeated him with a single punch. Batman and Gotham were nothing more than side fluff and the wrap up at the end was garbage.

Honestly, I'm having a hard time looking for words for this review, because I really feel like I didn't read anything at all. The only redeeming quality of this issue was the art, but given the fact this was the "Big Finally" that's not good enough. This last issue just makes the whole run pointless and forgettable.

Bits and Pieces:

This might read better in trade, but reading the story in individual issues or a collective trade won't change the fact that it was a lot of build up with no reward and a rushed ending. I hope this isn't the end for "The Brave and The Bold" title and we can move on to other superhero pairings.


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