Review: Batman #45

Batman #45 CoverWhen Batman almost gets taken out by a new threat, Jim Gordon might have to reevaluate what it means to wear the cowl before it’s too late for Gotham City!

After Batman #44, where do writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo go? We now know with Batman #45 which takes a lot of the themes brought up in the previous issue and expands upon then, especially Bruce Wayne’s roll in making Gotham a better city.

Snyder keeps up with the themes, but he does so subtlety. Between Bruce talking about the destruction after Joker’s Endgame and what he wants to do for the kids at his rec center, and Jim Gordon dealing with his role as Batman, how to best go about helping Gotham is at the center of the issue. It’s a different take, and one that’s fascinating in that its never been handled this way. Snyder seems to be making all of this the center of the current arc. He also lays the groundwork to logically have Bruce return as Batman.

Capullo’s art is awesome as usually. He pulls off action and quiet discussion, both with a style that has you glued to the page. What’s also nice is the difference between the OG-Batman and Gordon’s new Batman. Each has their own style in body type.

Snyder and Capullo continue to make Batman a must read and consistently the best comic DC is putting out right now. Awesome with every issue.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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