Batman #51

by Batmanaruto on July 18, 2018

Writer: Tom King
Artist: Lee Weeks
Colorist: Elizabeth Breitweiser
Publisher: DC Comics

When I read Batman #50 I found it to be really disappointing. I found even how the book was put together with minimal story pages and lots of beautifully drawn pin-up pages to be poor. The outcome of the marriage was also disappointing as the reason for them not getting married felt it was something that was already addressed.

Even though I didn’t enjoy Batman #50 I was interested in how Tom King would handle his run on Batman post the wedding issue. I have to say that I really enjoyed this issue and it was one of my favorite batman issues of his run in a while. 

In this issue, there is a trial in which Bruce Wayne was on the jury bench. This was an interesting idea as he was intrinsically involved in the trial as both Bruce Wayne and Batman. Tom King uses this issue to show how Batman is dealing with being left at the altar, and it shows that he has been getting increasingly violent. The main confrontation of the issue is that whilst everyone thinks that Batman is right, Bruce Wayne realizes that he isn’t right.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this issue and if this is all playing into King’s 100 issue spectacular then perhaps the run would be improving now that it has moved away from the marriage. Lee Weeks art was phenomenal, but it is what we have come to expect from his art. It should be interesting how Bruce would have to prove Batman wrong without revealing that he is Batman.

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