Batman #15

by Ryan.L on January 18, 2017

Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads
Colorist: Mitch Gerads
Publisher: DC Comics

Batman has been on a crazy journey taking down Bane with the help of Catwoman. Now they are in somewhat of a dance on the rooftops of Gotham. Catwoman is to be taken to Blackgate prison, but she wants one last night.

This issue we get to see Catwoman and Batman reminisce over how they met. Batman still believes Catwoman to be innocent of the 237 deaths she is convicted of but in true Catwoman style, she keeps Batman on his toes with her unpredictability. 

I really enjoyed this issue a lot. The flashbacks of how these two initially met was done so well. Even Mitch Gerads artwork reflects in the conflicting origin of this couple. There is the 1940s version of how Batman recalls it and then there is the Catwoman: Year One version of how she remembers it. Gerads art perfectly reflects each time period of both versions. Tom King delivers such a beautiful intimate moment between these two characters.  

This is a side of Batman that we don't get to see very often. King has built up this moment over the last several issue resulting in Batman almost losing his edge. Being blinded by love, and the desperation to save her is almost overwhelming for him. I loved how you really get to see the conenction these two have and as much as Catwoman really looks out for herself, when push comes to shove she will stick her neck out for the ones she loves.

This is one of the best Batman stories I have read in a very long time. It's so different from anything we have been given in the past. I highly recommend you pick up the six issues in I Am Suicide arc and then Rooftops part one and this issue Rooftops part two. This story is the perfect example why Batman is one of the top selling books on the market.


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