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Preview: Bane Conquest #12

Bane Conquest #12

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
In Shops: Jun 27, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Bane! Batman! Their eternal feud continues in the heart of a Kobra stronghold! Who will live and who will die? And who will triumph in the end as this crime epic races on to its shocking conclusion, Bane co-creators Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan bring their yearlong saga, the latest chapter in the life of the Man Who Broke the Bat, to a climax that you’ll never see coming!

Preview: Bane Conquest #11

Bane Conquest #11

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The penultimate issue of this year-long event starts and ends with action, as Bane and his company of villains invade Kobra’s mountain stronghold with the aim of kidnapping the infant Naja-Naja. But one of Bane’s newfound allies is actually his oldest enemy: Batman! The globe-spanning, universe-rocking gangster epic begins its climax here! Who will live? Who will die? And what will happen when the wrath of Kobra falls on the man who broke the Bat?

Preview: Bane Conquest #9

Bane Conquest #9

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
In Shops: Feb 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Bane is going to war! And to take down Kobra in their lair, he’s going to need an army. Travel around the world with the Man Who Broke The Bat as he assembles his own dirty half-dozen of faces familiar and new. Who has the stuff and who can he trust? The breakneck pace continues as co-creators Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan raise the stakes for Bane and his new crew! Come in for the kill!

Preview: Bane Conquest #8

Bane Conquest #8

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

By trying to abduct the infant Naja-Naja, Bane has made an enemy of Kobra. And the cult won’t stop until he’s dead. A global manhunt for the Man Who Broke the Bat begins but he’s not one to run or hide. With his trusted comrades Bird, Trogg and Zombie he plots a strategy to take the fight to the underworld empire run by Valentina. Bane’s original creators continue their epic tale of mayhem, revenge…and conquest!

Preview: Bane Conquest #6

Bane Conquest #6

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 04, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Why did it have to be snakes? If you’re setting out to build a global criminal empire, you’re bound to cross paths with Kobra eventually!

Preview: Bane Conquest #5

Bane Conquest #5

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

It’s Bane vs. Catwoman-the rematch! Sure, they’ve got a common enemy, and they might be better off working together…but nothing gets under Bane’s skin quite like Catwoman’s claws.

Exclusive Preview: Bane Conquest #4

Bane Conquest #4

Written by: Chuck Dixon
Art by: Graham Nolan
Cover by: Graham Nolan
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: August 2, 2017

Bane has set his sights on crushing the Vor, a network of Eastern European thieves who are among the deadliest in the world…but somehow, it’s less than surprising that where you find a collection of thieves, you find Catwoman! Will she derail Bane’s plans? Or is there an opportunity for a deal here?

Preview: Bane Conquest #2

Bane Conquest #2

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
RATED T+
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Bane’s been captured by the charismatic cult leader Damocles, the man building a criminal empire to rival his own! But just ask anyone from his childhood home of Peña Duro…trying to keep Bane in a prison rarely ends well!

Preview: Bane Conquest #1

Bane Conquest #1

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
RATED T+
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won’t stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it’s all about CONQUEST.

Review: Bane Conquest #1

The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won’t stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it’s all about CONQUEST.

Reading Bane Conquest #1, I really wanted to enjoy the first issue, but the story and art feel like they’re out of another era giving us a Bane of old and one that’s not all that’s interesting.

Put together by Bane’s co-creators, writer Chuck Dixon and artist Graham Nolan, this first issue of the maxi-series doesn’t give us much new and if anything regresses to early incarnations of the character whose motivations were purely domination and presenting himself as the alpha of the bunch. This isn’t Bane of Secret Six or even Bane of the recent “I Am Bane” or “I Am Suicide” storylines in Batman. Instead, we get what feels like a very one-dimensional character. Remembering Bane’s debut, he felt like a real challenge for Batman, but since then other creators have added the depth the character needed. Here, that depth is void and gone giving us a cookie cutter story.

The art too feels like it’s a little bit of a throwback on the character with a metal “neck brace” design and a head and face that looks like The Walking Dead‘s Negan. Again, as we’ve seen with recent incarnations, there’s a bit more that can be done. Not to mention some of the contortion of the character in his fighting is… off. The art isn’t bad, it just feels like something I’d find in the 80s and 90s.

I really looked forward to this series, but this first issue just didn’t sell me enough. I’ll read the next to see if there’s improvement, but the comic feels like a throwback and not in a good way.

Story: Chuck Dixon Art: Graham Nolan
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

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