Batman: Last Knight on Earth Review #1

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Writer: Scott Snyder / Artist: Greg Capullo / DC

Ok, when I first dove into Batman: Last Knight on Earth, I wasn’t sure if Scott Snyder could deliver yet ANOTHER Batman book but good GAWD did he deliver! It took a little while for me to get my bearings but luckily, Snyder digs barbed hooks into your cranium with a gripping introduction and once you understand where this story is going, you’re being blessed with phenomenal shots of Bruce Wayne himself in an Arkham Asylum Batsuit looking like a straight up menace!

This is such an ambitious tale. Capullo infuses classic Batman paranoia, Joker wackiness, and undeniable Alfred loyalty with an edgy apocalyptic Gotham angle that also touches on the brimming new possibilities of Gemworld. Every DC character receives an appropriate introduction and immediately becomes a part of Bruce’s mission and aids in his understanding of how he wound up in Arkham as a young man and why the world has gone to hell. Small tidbits of information are littered throughout the pages and by the end of this hearty read, but we find out all available info about the looming enemy that could finally push Bruce to the breaking point.

His journey is the stuff of cinematic legend. He punches his hand through the sand so we can all be blessed with that iconic shot of him walking through the desert. His lone companion is the severed talking head of his greatest enemy. Speed Force storms threaten livelihoods on each given day. Former Justice League powers fall into the wrong hands. It’s all so beautifully dark and awe inspiring.

Throughout the 50+ page book, I was genuinely impressed with the direction of Last Knight on Earth’s writing and the phenomenal artwork that is paired with this wild story. Capullo’s Batman running mate has been bringing us tales of the Cape Crusader for nearly a decade, with Greg joining Scott in recent years when they brought us the insanity that was Dark Knights: Metal. Now, they’re ready to bring an end to their illustrious run. An honorable death, if you will. And what better way to go out than presenting us with Batman: The Last Knight on Earth?

9 Mutant Babies of Will out of 10

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  • Ja-Quan is a NYC teacher and artist holding a B.A. in Sociology and History from SUNY New Paltz. On his journey to become Hokage, the Lord of The Speed Force and Protector of the Recaps can be found North of The Wall, chopping it up on Twitter @OGquankinobi

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