Retiring Bruce Wayne in the BATMAN LOST #1 Review
Published by DC Comics
Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Josh Williamson.
Penciled by Doug Mahnke, Yanick Paquette, Jorge Jimenez
Colors by Wil Quintana, Nathan Fairbairn, and Alejandro Sanchez
Lettering by Tom Napolitano
Bedtime for Batman
As Bruce Wayne relaxes in the family library room, little sweet Janet walks in to check on him. Now old and mostly tired, Bruce is reaping the rewards of retirement while watching his grandchildren enjoy playing games in his estate. Out of all the stories Janet wants grandpa Bruce to read, she picks one of the fondest stories of Batman’s first case. Trapped inside the Dark Multiverse, Bruce Wayne fights his way out in order to save Earth 0 before Barbatos destroys any hope. Has Barbatos finally accomplished what others have failed to do by defeating the Batman? This is my review of Dark Nights Batman: Lost #1.
Like a Norman Rockwell Christmas scene, Bruce Wayne is a senior citizen, enjoying the comfort of retirement. His days from crime-fighting seem long behind him but more importantly, he’s alive. What Batman fans would love to see this tortured soul finally enjoy what has eluded him his whole life, a family. The life of Batman has been a long struggle, short on good times, and long in disappointing relationships. The writers depicted him as a loving grandfather filled with children as a thank you for services rendered. No longer the sounds of silence live in Wayne Manor.
The scene of old grandpa Wayne sitting down with his favorite niece touches the heartstrings. How Janet’s blue eyes flicker with contentment as she wraps her arms around Bruce to listen to a good ‘ole crime story. The warm colors of this Hallmark like Christmas moment jumps quickly over to a war between two enemies in a bloodthirsty battle.Then the panels jump again through time and space never allowing Bruce Wayne get his bearings. The sketch artwork and coloring is spot on!
Never did I mention this is a Metal tie-in series. What is Barbatos doing to the mind of Bruce Wayne? The fact that Bruce can practically jump from any point in history and live his life in happiness. Sort of like the Nexus, from Star Trek Generations, it’s like joy wrapped all around you. But this seems to be the plan to stop Bruce from leaving the Dark Multiverse and prevent saving Earth 0. Hit Bruce Wayne with happiness is his Kryptonite. It’s the only thing the Batman has never been able to face – always alone. Next up Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. issue #32 currently available.
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