The only one thing more terrifying than the madness currently gripping Gotham City is the method behind it. Gang wars. Viral outbreaks. Riots. Hauntings. Terrorist strikes. Batman and his army of allies have battled them all one by one, taking casualties at every turn. And in the eye of this vortex of chaos stands one man. His face is wrapped in darkness. His name is spoken only in whispers. He is Hush. And he is the Dark Knight’s darkest nightmare. Once Bruce Wayne’s best friend, this maniacal mastermind is out to prove that he is the Batman’s better in every way. To do it, he will burn Gotham City to the ground and crown himself king of the ashes. Distrust and disaster have torn them apart, but now Batman and his family of crimefighters must join closer than they ever have before. Only then can they stop Hush from sinking the city into the silence of the grave… Superstar BATMAN writer Scott Snyder leads an all-star team of creators - including James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley, Jason Fabok, Fernando Pasarin, R.M. Guéra, and more - in BATMAN ETERNAL VOL. 2, the second landmark chapter in the unprecedented weekly Batman series! Collects issues #22-34.
The art is unpredictable in this collection of the first 21 issues of DC's weekly Batman Eternal series. The effect may be less intense in the individual weekly issues, but the collision of all this varied talent in a single edition is jarring. While the excellent Jason Fabok launches an ambitious follow-up to the kick-ass Forever Evil series, Ian Bertram, a wonderful artist whose kitschy work evokes some classic Corben, conveys a Liberace-meets-Fabio vibe that is uniquely unsuitable to Batman. As for the story line, it seemed promising at first: Commissioner Gordon is thrown in jail for unwittingly causing the deaths of a slew of subway riders, and Batman must try to regulate the gang war that subsequently erupts, pitting a predictably psychopathic Penguin against the ruthless Carmine Falcone. So far so good. It's all the ancillary plot lines that subsequently cloud the story, however, that make the narrative completely impenetrable at times. This book is probably best read in increments of no more than two issues at a time.
Cost 10 dollars more than other 2