Well, here we are. A Batman weekly series to celebrate his 75th anniversary. And boy, did things get off to an intense start.
Professor Pyg is as whacky as ever, the ending is morbid, and Gotham gets wrecked right from the start. We see that there still is some corruption in the GCPD. And the Commisioner gets into some big trouble. Logically, the way it goes down, doesn't make sense, and I don't expect for it to hold up. But if the GCPD is more corrupt than we think, then I could see why this could be a problem for Gordon. It was nice seeing Gordon and Batman's friendship on display here, as we haven't got to see this much since the relaunch. And Jason Bard makes his new 52 appearance, and he is a very likable character. Strong, yet inexperienced. The dude just needs a nice stache, and he'll be a younger Jim Gordon. Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of him soon.
Fabok's art here is strong. The dude was born to draw Batman. I was very impressed that he never used the same panel layout for any of his pages. The dude's a beast. The story was high octane, grabbing your attention, but like I said, the story doesn't make sense as of yet. I'll wait, and see how it folds out.
Batman: Eternal #1
Reviewed by Corbin Pool