Batman #27 Review

by @mikebiyad on Jan 22, 2014

Zero year continues as the story starts to all get put together

The Good

Scott Snyder is a great writer, and that alone makes his Batman run as great as it is. There have been many writers who have had their takes on Batman, some who were great, and others who were just awful. Snyder is one of those great Batman writers who will definitely go down in comic book history for his Batman run. With that being said, Issue 27 does not disappoint. This issue starts off with Batman being set up by the police, with Commissioner Loeb and his officers trying to take Batman down. Just as we begin to think that theres no hope left, Jim Gordon comes and saves Batman. This has probably been one of my favorite moments throughout Snyder's run so far. It's a nice enjoyable read with a lot of dialogue, however you never lose interest in what's going on, and it's nice to see how Batman and Jim Gordon begin working together for the first time in The New 52. We also get some nice Scenes with Alfred and Bruce, as well as a great plot twist at the end that will have every reader waiting for more Batman.

The art in this book is great, as usual Capullo does a great job. The colors in this issue stand out more than usual. I really enjoy the vintage feel that they're going for, with Batman's origin story being told.

The Not So Good

The only thing that really took away from the strength of this issue was the fact that they were jumping around a little bit too much. Although this does not take away from the enjoyment of reading this book, it does make it a bit more confusing, especially when you have a month in between and may not remember everything.

The Bottom Line

Overall, Snyder and Capullo did it again, with a great issue to continue a long with Zero Year. I recommend this series as a whole, however Zero Year is a great place to start off. If you're reading Zero Year you won't be disappointed with Issue 27, if you aren't reading Zero Year, well, you should just be disappointed with yourself. I'm giving Batman #27 a 4.8/5

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Batman #27
Released January 22, 2014
Writer Scott Snyder
Artist Greg Capullo
Cover Artist Greg Capullo

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